Emily Horn from L’Ècole Sentiers-Alpins on the North Shore will be the youngest artist this year to see her image painted on a big wall. The Grade 5 student’s picture was chosen from among 100 in a contest run at her school by artist Isabelle Houde. Horn’s image was selected by the staff of the Nelson and District Credit Union, which finances the project and generously offered the wall for the mural to be painted.
“This project was amazing,” says Houde. “All the kids were really excited with the possibility of having their painting on a big wall in town. It must have been really difficult for the credit union to choose only one image, since there were so many beautiful ones. The students though will all have a chance to contribute to the mural on the second weekend of June (if weather allows), and go put their touch on the wall.
“The kids feel very proud because the mural will be in the pamphlet of the Nelson Mural Festival. Thank you to Sydney Black, the festival co-ordinator, because it gives the children a unique chance to experience what it is like to be an active artist in the community.”
Come and see the progression of the mural by the students between June 7 and 10 in the parking lot behind the Nelson Credit Union.