National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women

“Canada’s Parliament declared December 6th the “National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women”, following the murder of 14 female engineering students at l’École Polytechnique de Montreal in 1989.”

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women took place on November 25 and marked the first day of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. This ends on December 10, with International Human Rights Day.

To read about  it see The Governnment of Canada‘s page on it.

Or this page: National Day of Remembrance

To read about events scheduled for this day in Toronto check out this information on The University of Toronto site.

Artist: Shalak

For more events in Ontario, check out this page in The Society News

Artist: Wales

For Events in British Columbia check out Public Service Alliance of Canada, B.C. Region

There might be an event near you, no matter where you live in Canada, that you can attend.

Or, put it out on social media.

Artist: EGR

Does the country you live in have a day for Action on Violence Against Women?

Artists: Wales & Tensoe2

Including the header, there 14 images of women in this post, one for each of the women of Remembrance on December 6. 9 are from back alleys, 4 are in underpasses & 1 is found in a deserted industry lot.

Artist: Art Child

Pics taken by Resa – 2016 & 2017

Toronto & Winnipeg

Artists: Credited under pics, if known

 

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

Bakers Dozen

This mural, in Winnipeg, was painted in 2006.

Artist: Richard Manoakeesick

I captured it in late 2014, on a muralling expedition with Sherrie & (Bessie, the Tiburon who is gone)

Artist: Richard Manoakeesick

It covers 2 walls, 1 on each side of a parking area.

Artist: Richard Manoakeesick

One is about breads.

Artist: Richard Manoakeesick

The other is about wedding cakes.

Artist: Richard Manoakeesick
Artist: Richard Manoakeesick

Pics taken by Resa – October 27, 2014

Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Artist: Richard Manoakeesick

Artist: Richard Manoakeesick
Artist: Richard Manoakeesick

☆☆ Happy Fourth of July ☆☆

☆☆ Have a wonderful day! ☆☆

Artist: Joseph Sagaj

I learned that the rose was designated the official flower and floral emblem of the U.S.A. in 1986.

I learned that on May 9, 2016, President Obama signed the National Bison Legacy Act into law. This majestic animal joins the ranks of the Bald Eagle as the official symbol of your country.

Artist: René J. Lanthier

Pics taken by Resa, March 22, 2015 – May 9, 2014 – October 3, 2012

Toronto & Winnipeg, Canada

Courtesy: Pixaby

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)