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Councillor Commissions Huge Mural to Depict Local Beauty
(Wednesday, September 17/2003)-- District Councillor Linda Mosher is hoping a new mural being painted on a wall along the Purcell's Cove Road will encourage young people to focus on the natural beauty of the area and discourage graffiti artists from leaving their mark in the area.
Using funds from the District 17 Capital Fund, Councillor Mosher commissioned local artist Kenny Head to paint the huge mural, which depicts local scenery around the North West Arm. Included is a portrait of Sir Sandford Fleming, well-known internationally as the"Father of Standard Time," and the Memorial Tower at the Dingle, which was built to commemorate the 150th anniversary of representative government in Nova Scotia. There is also a portrait of the late Bill Purcell, who operated the first ferry service from Purcell's Cove to the Halifax side of the North West Arm, beginning in 1930's when there was no transit service available from that area.
Councillor Mosher invites the media to visit the site on Friday, September 19th, at 10 a.m. to see artist Kenny Head, formerly of New Waterford, officially sign his work and to talk with him about the challenge the mural presented.
(Note: The wall where the mural is being painted has previously been the canvas for local graffiti artists. The mural is being painted on plywood sections, which can be removed if necessary. )
When: Friday, September 19, 2003
Where: On Purcell's Cove Road side of the former IPC Store Building at the forks of Purcell's Cove Road and Herring Cove Road. (Across from the Chocolate Lake Recreation Centre)
Time: 10 a.m.
Councillor Linda Mosher