We Support New Murals in Vernon

We Support New Murals in Vernon

Started
3 June 2022
Signatures: 1,735Next goal: 2,500
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Why this petition matters

Started by kimberly fuller

We support the proposed “Behind the Mask” murals and welcome more!  The City of Vernon and the Downtown Vernon Association put $10,000/year into the maintenance of the current downtown murals.  The subject matter of our current murals represent only one part of our story. There is so much more to tell. 

We, the residents of Vernon who support the arts, endorse the "Behind the Mask" murals because they represent a missing local perspective. The subjects in these murals are Vernon residents. During workshops put on by Turning Points Collaborative Society, these individuals created their own personalized masks. They then chose the location of their photographs. These are intimate portraits. They deserve respect. They deserve to be seen.

Katie Green, the artist behind the concept, created a series of "Behind the Mask" murals in Calgary in 2019. This project received national media attention.

We believe Vernon should welcome artists from different communities. We believe art in Vernon should reflect the diversity of our residents. We welcome alternative stories. We welcome art that challenges us. This is the time for Vernon to take public art to the next level with projects like “Behind the Mask”!

To read more about the project:

https://www.vernonpublicartgallery.com/behind-the-mask

https://www.katiegreen.art/blogs/news/tagged/murals

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Signatures: 1,735Next goal: 2,500
Support now