'Every Person is a Window to a New World'
And aren't they! Our large outdoor Collective Mural focus on a variety of issues in a colorful and inviting way. Social justice, inclusion and human dignity. Throughout the pandemic many of these were highlighted and we hope as a community these changes will continue to evolve and create a world in which our differences make us unique and our perspectives of others are based in open minded curiosity and a desire to understand to see life though another's eyes and to remember that we are all more similar than different despite our cultures, sexual preference, gender identity, religion, origin or socioeconomic status.
The mural consists of the collective work of five BTS artists (Kyle Schneider, Jen Schier, Sarah Radomsky, Kaitlynn Copithorne) who create elements inspired by the theme above then our Artistic Director Kyle Schneider more formally known as Hamburger Hands compiled the designs to create a cohesive and unique design that aims to share the windows of many worlds. As a reflection of experience, the combined mural includes everything from feminism and gender roles, to racism and socioeconomic struggles, different body types, different roles of motion and inclusion.
We were so honoured to host a workshop and share the knowledge and skills required with 5 up-and-coming artists, Hartley Fiala, Joe Heindl, Monica Ila, Leana Rose, Sam Charette, Josee Palacio. Workshop instruction Ryan Smitham let a two day course with a mix on in class and hands on activities. Teaching is such an imperative responsibility of those who came before to share the skill and knowledge of the past with the new generation. We hope to have more workshops in the future! Some quotes from the participants below;