Press Release for Cenotaph Mural Project
Bill Coedy, June 6, 2019
The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture plans to contribute to the 75th D-Day Anniversary. The RCAC Public Arts Committee has been successful in raising funds to support the Rossland Cenotaph Mural project. The mural will enhance the Cenotaph War Memorial public area near the Rossland Public Library. This area is used as a ceremonial gathering place to commemorate Remembrance Day.
The mural theme of peace and commemoration will be symbolized by a field of poppies and interspersed with wildflowers of the local West Kootenay region. The painting will exemplify Canada’s commitment to world peace while commemorating the Rosslanders who gave their lives in service during WWI, WWII and Korea. The mural will provide both an artistic enhancement to the downtown core and educational opportunity in the community of Rossland.
The mural art will be painted on 8 separate 4’x 8’ panels by local mural artist Tyler Toews. The panels will be mounted on the renovated exterior wall of the J. Van der Ham building. The project is expected to take 4 months and will be completed in time for the 2019 Remembrance Day Ceremony.
The RCAC would like to acknowledge the CBT Public Arts Fund, the Nelson District Credit Union Rossland Branch and The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #14 for their generous donations to this project.