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Valley Park Branch Public Art Mural

About the Winning Mural: Artist Vivian Rosas’ mural meets the competition’s goals to: celebrate the local geographic environment and HPL’s commitment to sustainability.

The mural is vibrant, full of local nature and has a feeling of discovery. It represents diverse members of the community, physical activity and promotes a healthy relationship with nature. It exemplifies a commitment to sustainability, welcomes all members of the community and has a strong visual impact from a distance and up close.

Jocelyn Reynolds headshot photo.

About Artist Vivian Rosas: Vivian Rosas is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary illustrator, dancer, and muralist. Her work explores empowerment and diversity.

“I hope my mural will greet the community with a positive and uplifting energy as they arrive at the new Valley Park Branch and that it will continue to inspire the exploration of its vibrant natural surroundings.”

 

Details:
28 artists submissions
Six contenders on the shortlist
338 votes cast by public Aug 25-Sep 8

Jury Members

  • Guiliana Casimirri, Hamilton-Wentworth Green Venture
  • Tracey-Mae Chambers, Artist
  • Penny Gumbert, Local resident
  • Drew Hauser, Director, mcCallumSather
  • Shelly Hill, Urban Indigenous Strategy Hamilton
  • Kathy Lacasse, Heritage Green Community Trust
  • Jasmine Lazdins, Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • Adam McCaughan, Architect, mcCallumSather
  • Ania Van Minnen, Hamilton Public Library, Manager of Valley Park
  • Nick Van Velzen, Hamilton Public Library Board of Directors, Chair
  • Brad Walker, City of Hamilton, Manager of District Operations

Advisors to the Jury:

  • Lorie Lee, Senior Leadership Support Manager
  • Nancy McPhee, Hamilton Public Library, Community Librarian

Non-voting attendees:

  • Dawna Wark, Director of Public Services – Branches
  • Paul Takala, Chief Librarian/ CEO

Read the Valley Park Public Art Jury Report.

For general inquiries:
Email: llee@hpl.ca

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