Aug 9, 2010

Through the Eye of the Raven mural

Through the Eye of the Raven, a mural for the west-facing wall of the renovated Orwell Hotel on Hastings Street, covers close to 8000 square feet, and is likely the largest mural in Western Canada. The collaborative mural is visible from various locations in Vancouver. Attached are some updated photos of the work in progress.

Mural artists:
Jerry Whitehead, Richard Shorty, Sharifa Marsden, Haisla Collins, with assistance by Brendan Rausenberg.
project coordinator, Richard Tetrault.

The alley view, work in progress

detail, hummingbird and pattern motifs

A mural launch, which is open to the public, will take place on August 19th at 10:30 am at 456 East Hastings. Follow the signs to the event.
This event will also profile the new gallery space that will be set up on the main floor of the Orwell Hotel, to showcase urban aboriginal artists working in Vancouver.