Eye of the Raven Mural launch

This mural launch in East Vancouver brought together artists, the urban aboriginal community and others for celebratory songs, a cedar bough blessing, food and speeches. The finished mural can can be viewed in a dramatic, 360 degree panoramic shot at: http://www.urbanaboriginal.org/images/360/MuralShot360.html

Here are a few photos from the event. The Urban Aboriginal Art Gallery is now open throughout the week, profiling prints and paintings by the artists who worked on this mural. An event through the Heart of the City Festival will feature artists talking about the mural design, symbolism and process. This will take place on Friday October 29th from 2-4 at the gallery located below the mural site, 456 East Hastings. It will end with an evening music performance of mural artist and musician Haisla Collins and her band.

Artists who designed and painted the mural are Jerry Whitehead, Sharifa Marsden, Haisla Collins, Richard Shorty and Eric Parnell, with poetry by Nicola Campbell.
Project coordination by Richard Tetrault.

All photos by Esther Rausenberg.