Community mosaic unveiled at Orangeville’s Town Hall

October 29, 2021   ·   0 Comments

By August Bettinelli

A virtual ceremony held earlier in the week revealed a new addition to the Orangeville Town Hall: an 8×12 foot mosaic.

The collaborative project was unveiled on Monday (Oct. 25) and is made up of 500 4×4 inch tiles, submitted by Orangeville residents and artists from June 28 to July 9. The project was launched as part of this year’s Canada Day celebration, and seen as a way of connecting the community together safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Art has the power to bring people together. The Orangeville Mural is a legacy of our community’s resilience during these challenging times, and is a clear illustration that we are stronger together,” says Mayor Sandy Brown.

Each participant chose a colour scheme, and the completed piece was assembled by Mosaic Mural, an Edmonton based art group.

“I want to thank the community for coming together with artistic talent and being a part of our community’s cultural fabric,” says Lisa Post, Orangeville Councillor. “I think this is an absolutely great indication of who we are as a community, so thank you for all your hard work. It’s gorgeous.”

The project was made possible through a grant of $11,200 from Canada Heritage through the Celebrate Canada Fund.

This initiative served as a way to maintain connections throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and quite literally, illustrate how many different pieces coming together can create something much bigger than themselves.

Those wishing to visit the mural can take a trip to town hall during regular business hours, and anyone who wants to view the unveiling ceremony can do so on the Town of Orangeville’s Facebook page.

“On behalf of town council. I want to thank all of the artists who participated in this creative venture. I would also like to thank the community services department for leading this project and Canada Heritage for their grant of $11,200 to complete the project through the Celebrate Canada Grant,” said Mayor Brown.

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