The City of Oshawa and TeachingCity partner Durham College (DC) are excited to announce a new public art mural installed on the retaining wall in front of City Hall on Centre Street as part of the community mural project, which installs artwork at City Hall every other year.
The theme of the vinyl mural is human rights, which augments the City’s first-ever Diversity and Inclusion Plan. Sixteen Fine Art students in DC’s School of Media, Art and Design’s Community Collaborations course – Leana Anderson, Christopher Cote, Kimberly Cuomo, Shania Dias, Devan Johnson, Amy Johnston, Tanice Laframboise, Tara Larkin, Nicole Marhong, Quinn Mcinall, Toni Mcmullen, Sonja Muskiluke, Andra Rusu, Kyle Samuel, Courtney Skovira and Viktoria Williams – designed the artwork.
“The community mural project is another amazing TeachingCity initiative that sees post-secondary students engage with the Oshawa community and learn from and work with City staff,” says Oshawa Mayor John Henry.
“This project is a perfect example of experiential learning at its best,” said Don Lovisa, president, Durham College. “Our students are able to use their extensive talents and the skills they are learning in class in a real-world setting, which is what TeachingCity epitomizes – learning, development and research for the betterment of the broader community.”