2.3M X 3.8M (7’6” X 12’6”) South Wall, 18.3M X 3M (60’ X 10’) North Wall ,
4.9M X 1.5M (16’ X 5’ Top of Wall Chemainus +55 Activity Centre, Willow Street
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Artist: Lurene Haines
Painted in 2010-2013.
The mural is a two part ‘story’ of a typical outdoor Chemainus community gathering, with Mount Brenton in the background, set in the late 1800s. It depicts women, men and children in clothing appropriate for the time.
The mural covers two sides of the Chemainus Seniors Drop-In Centre. The first segment is on part of the south wall, facing the centre’s parking lot and downtown Chemainus. The second segment and the largest piece, on the north wall facing the lane, contains the main body of the mural. The mural is designed with the first segment featuring people traveling north toward the large, second segment wall. The orientation of the first segment figures is designed to draw the onlooker’s attention and interest toward the main body of the mural.