🦄 Cumpleaños de Aquileana 💜

🎂 Happy birthday, dear Aquileana! 🎂

We’ve shared many posts, and all are very special to me.

Other than the opening shot, I’m moving left to right.

I’ve been saving this mural for a special occasion. Wishing you a wonderful birthday, and thanking you for all the spectacular posts we’ve done together is a perfect time.

Of course, I was hoping to find some Scorpio themed street art with a Scorpion in it, but no such luck.

However, this First Nations inspired art is filled with the mystic,

much like Greek Mythology and the Tarot,

… and much like you.

🦄 HAPPY BIRTHDAY,  AQUILEANA 💜

Pics taken by Resa – October 27, 2016

Winnipeg, Canada

The Artist: Cash Akoza

🏒GO JETS 🏒 #WPGWhiteOut

The WINNIPEG JETS are in the Western Conference final. I’ve been a fan of the “Jets” since 2014. Sherrie has me all wound up!

Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen

This mural features the “Golden Jet” Bobby Hull whose slapshot was once clocked at 152.9 km/h. He was the first player in the NHL to sign a million dollar deal.

Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen

This mural also features Sherri’s fave, Teemu Selanne, inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen

Selanne Returned to Winnipeg for game six & got a standing ovation!

Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen

Bobby Hull & others have also returned to Winnipeg in the heat of the playoffs. “It’s going to be a hell of a game” says Bobby!

Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen

Pics taken by: Resa – October 3, 2012

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

I hear Burton Cummings will sing our National Anthem at the next game.

Burton, is a much loved son of Winnipeg.

 

Windows & a Balcony

I’d forgotten about these pics, but A Frank Angle reminded me, inadvertently.

Artist: Charlie Johnston (C5 Artworks)
Artist: Charlie Johnston (C5 Artworks)
Artist: Charlie Johnston (C5 Artworks)
Artist: Charlie Johnston (C5 Artworks)
Artist: Charlie Johnston (C5 Artworks)
Artist: Charlie Johnston (C5 Artworks)

Pics take by Resa – October 30, 2016

Winnipeg, Canada

 It was a post Frank did on Ordinary PeopleThat reminded me about this street art shot in a parking lot. The shot below is from Frank’s post.

Photo © A Frank Angle

Frank covers the Murals of Cincinnati on his blog. If you check out Ordinary People, you will be in his mural category, and can check out many more delightful works of art. TY, Frank!

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Artist: Charlie Johnston (C5 Artworks)

Portugal

This beautiful mural about Portugal was painted in 2002.

Artists: Mandy van Leeuwen & Johnson Pollock

It still looks fab!

Artists: Mandy van Leeuwen & Johnson Pollock
Artists: Mandy van Leeuwen & Johnson Pollock
Artists: Mandy van Leeuwen & Johnson Pollock
Artists: Mandy van Leeuwen & Johnson Pollock
Artists: Mandy van Leeuwen & Johnson Pollock
Artists: Mandy van Leeuwen & Johnson Pollock
Artists: Mandy van Leeuwen & Johnson Pollock
Artists: Mandy van Leeuwen & Johnson Pollock

Pics taken by Resa – October 30, 2016

Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Artists:

The pic below blows up nicely!

Artists: Mandy van Leeuwen & Johnson Pollock

Overcoming Adversity: Vietnamese Refugees Mural

Winnipeg’s Mural Of The Year – 2015

Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Manny Wiebe – This pic blows up, nicely.

Risking sounding insensitive; I respect the mural, however, it is not my fave from 2015. I feel it was politically judged, rather than artistically judged. I have felt this, or sometimes that the art and politics are both a recipe for winning MOY. If that is the criterion, then why did the Nellie McClung Mural not win MOY 2016? I adore the mural that won, but it has nothing on Nellie and her gals getting women the vote.

Photo © Sherrie Yager

Moving on: A truck blocked part of the left side of the mural.

Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Manny Wiebe

Here are some close-ups.

Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Manny Wiebe
Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Manny Wiebe
Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Manny Wiebe

Pics taken by Resa – October 27, 2017

Winnipeg, Manitoba

I had to go around to shoot what the truck blocked on the left of the mural.

Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Manny Wiebe

I shot the above Mountie & below, Tam Nguyen who owns the building the mural is painted on.

Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Manny Wiebe

Tam Nguyen receives his Canadian citizenship.

Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Manny Wiebe

Special Eagle

It may be on a little wall, but this eagle is a huge presence.

Artist: Cash Akoza

Thanks again to Sherrie for driving me hither and yon to collect these murals!

Artist: Cash Akoza
Artist: Cash Akoza
Artist: Cash Akoza
Artist: Cash Akoza

Pics taken by Resa – October 26, 2016

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Although unsigned, the artist is Cash Akoza

Artist: Cash Akoza
Artist: Cash Akoza

 

Jackson Beardy

Jackson Beardy – July 24, 1944 – December 8, 1984

Jackson Beardy (rendered posthumously by Jerry Johnson’s Graphics Art Class at R.B. Russell)

Raised early on by his Ojibway grandparents, Jackson was removed from his home as a child and placed in the government’s controversial “Residential Schools” program.

Jackson Beardy (rendered posthumously by Jerry Johnson’s Graphics Art Class at R.B. Russell)

In 1970, Jackson and his family were forbidden entrance to the National Arts Centre gala in Ottawa. The show, commemorating Manitoba’s centennial, featured Jackson’s work.

Jackson Beardy (rendered posthumously by Jerry Johnson’s Graphics Art Class at R.B. Russell)

In 1972 Jackson and six more native artists formed the “Professional Native Artist Association”. This has come to be known as “The Indian Group Of Seven”.

Jackson Beardy (rendered posthumously by Jerry Johnson’s Graphics Art Class at R.B. Russell)

In 1985, the year after his death, 2 murals were painted in his honor. Based on prints of Jackson’s, they have since been restored and repainted. Read all about the Jackson Beardy Mural

Jackson Beardy (rendered posthumously by Jerry Johnson’s Graphics Art Class at R.B. Russell)

You can read about Jackson’s life on the “Native Art in Canada” website.

Jackson Beardy (rendered posthumously by Jerry Johnson’s Graphics Art Class at R.B. Russell)

Pics taken by Resa, November 28, 2014

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

I would like to take an appropriate moment to thank J. Walters for the posts of hers I used for Kids’ Month. Her blog Canadian Art Junkie not only features Canadian artists, but is running a special this year featuring 150 Canadian Artists to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

J Walters also features world wide art on her blog Global Art Junkie and if you like photography, check out The Photo Junkie

Jackson Beardy (rendered posthumously by Jerry Johnson’s Graphics Art Class at R.B. Russell)