You're invited to an unveiling a mural 8,000 years in the making!
WHEN: August 18, 2016 @ 5 p.m.
WHERE: Queensland Community Centre
Please join us August 18 at 5 p.m. at the Queensland Community Centre to see the results of a community-wide art collaboration!
Earlier this summer, Calgarians were invited to drop by the Queensland Community Centre to get a paintbrush wet and get to know each other better. In partnership with Studio C, Calgary Arts Development, and the City of Calgary, artist Mark Vasquez-Mackay led the creation of a large-scale mural.
After consulting residents from Queensland, Mark learned that this region of Alberta was documented in two archaeological digs with an 8,000 year history. Inspired by the original First Nations inhabitants that traveled along the Bow River and their relationship with the buffalo, Mark called on First Nations activist and artist Richard Emery Duck Chief to inform the development of the design through extensive consultation.
Students from the Alberta College of Art and Design were provided with mentorship opportunities to work under Mark to bring this vision to life over the course of a month.
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