MEDIA RELEASE: RIVER WALL TEMPORARY MURAL

print-logo September 21, 2017

Municipality of Port Hope’s Cavan Street River Wall is Adorned with Temporary Art Installation

Mural serves as extension of upcoming Cultivate Festival and Critical Mass Mini MEGA Print Project

For Immediate Release

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - Port Hope, ON

The Municipality’s River wall at Cavan Street is being transformed this week with a temporary art installation that is being painted by Franco-Ontario artist, Dominique “Mique Michelle” Boisvenue; an initiative that is part of the upcoming Cultivate Festival and Critical Mass Mini MEGA Print Project, set to take place September 22 to 24.

“Mique’s distinctive mural of a wild salmon aims to highlight the arts and cultural activities taking place in the community this weekend, as well as the Municipality’s annual salmon migration,” explained Jim McCormack, Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture with the Municipality of Port Hope. “The downtown will be brimming with art over the next few days and this initiative helps to extend the activities to include our River.”

Fully immersed in the cultural events happening in and around Port Hope’s Memorial Park, Mique has also designed a MEGA print for Critical Mass' Steamroller Printing event, another art installation taking place on Queen Street this Saturday and Sunday. Additionally, she is facilitating an art mural at the Cultivate Festival, collaborating on a 40-foot painting of Canadian geese.

The community is welcome and encouraged to participate in the Cultivate Festival and the Mini Mega Print Project this weekend and the Municipality would like to remind residents and visitors to review the Public Notices webpage for information regarding road closures related to these dynamic events.

About the artist:
Though she is a resident of Field, Ontario, Mique’s nomadic journeys allowed her to exercise her art from northern Ontario to France, Mexico and the U.S.A. Through her travels, she has evolved as a mixed media artist and an active facilitator of the arts in Ontario. Her work can be seen in galleries, on public buildings and on outdoor venues.

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For more information, please contact:

Kate Ingram
Communications / Community Engagement Coordinator
905-885-4544 x2248
kingram@porthope.ca