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The Ball Is In Your Court, Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins, January 2019

Belonging

Belonging

This mural represents the future, not the past. The piece depicts a mother and daughter, two women of colour, floating through a Lethbridge landscape that looks familiar but otherworldly. The figures would be framed by an ornate art nouveau-style border. There would...

AJA Louden
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Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness

Part of a larger project of the same name and reflects my ongoing interest in urban wildlife. I want to represent species common to the city and have people pause and (re)consider their relationship to these animals. For example, skunks may cause fear and alarm but...

Leila Armstrong
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Untitled

Untitled

“There is a lot of looking in and out of windows, and I thought that this would make a very unique design, of an electrical box wrapped in windows, staring out onto the Southern Alberta Prairies, or into old farmhouses.” Or in this case, into the park!

Franziska Legg
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Nectar Alley

Nectar Alley

The Northern Flicker is a native species that spend all year in Lethbridge. It has a distinct call and a beautiful, alluring look that most would recognize hearing or seeing, even if they don’t know what it is. This bird is a hole-dwelling species, sometimes using...

Brendan Browne
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Frybread Man

Frybread Man

“I am familiar with the history and contemporary meaning of Galt Gardens as a social and cultural hub of Lethbridge and Indigenous community. As an educator and emerging artist, my philosophy is to create visual art as a way of storytelling that both inspires and...

Hali Heavy Shield
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Dreaming of Future Ecologies

Dreaming of Future Ecologies

This mural is a meditation on our relationship with the environment, suggesting a journey of reflection in which we examine and reimagine our relationship to the planet. This mural is 16’ high x 25’ wide Part of a pilot project with Heart of Our City and the Public...

April Matisz
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This is Home

This is Home

Each mixed media image represents important references of home. The rocks, hoodoos, beadwork, and portrait of the late Ed Heavy Shield are significant because of the Blackfoot territory and the people they represent.  

Hali Heavy Shield
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Keystone Species of the Prairie

Keystone Species of the Prairie

These designs emphasize the interconnection of all living things. It highlights the prairie dogs, the buffalo, and human beings for the integral parts they play within the status of their ecosystem’s health. They are what biology refers to as “keystone species,”...

Rudy Black Plume
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Colours Swirl

Colours Swirl

This playful photograph employs the four bold colours typical to the palette associated with children’s toys. Shot in a playground, this image is a metaphor to the feelings of Joy and Laughter that one can experience throughout our City. Evoking warm memories of...

Wayne Dwornik
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Buck

Buck

Buck combines the approaches of two artists. Hagan brings a strong sense of colour and a background in abstraction. Armstrong has a similar attraction to vibrant colours and a love of local wildlife. In this work, you see the use of organic, round and oval stone...

Leila Armstrong and Aaron Hagan
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