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Newest mural a nod to skatepark ‘family’

Posted by Adam in Local News, 9/12/2019

The latest in a series of new murals in Brandon’s Downtown is complete, with artist Jerry Rugg having put the finishing touches in the early morning hours on a colourful new work on the East-facing wall on Community Futures’ building at 10th street and Princess Avenue overlooking Brandon’s Kristopher Campbell Memorial Skatepark. 

According to Rugg his latest work represents family. “Not entirely in the traditional sense but the type of family we experience in our community. Our neighbours, friends and well-wishes. It is a gentle nod to the bonds and positive relationships formed gathered around the skatepark. Not family in the traditional sense but family indeed”

The painting was done in place of a previous mural at the same location alongside a significant renovation that the building itself is currently undergoing. At 108 feet wide it’s currently the widest of the new works downtown. 

A wider look at the mural overlooking Kristopher Campbell Memorial Skatepark

Artist Jerry Rugg at work yesterday

The mural joins a handful of others commissioned by the Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation and the Brandon Downtown Development Corporation for walls on various buildings downtown over the course of spring and summer including Stay in Touch, Sun Spectrum and the Brandonite Woman and Grandmother Giver.

The wall is the last in Downtown to receive a mural this year. An additional 118 foot piece is scheduled for work on the 100 block of 10th street in the Spring. 


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