Mother Protector - Hawk and Home Mural and Virtual Reality Artwork Sessions

The City’s Artist in Residence Luke Ramsey has painted a new mural titled, “Mother Protector – Hawk and Home” on the Dallas Road turret/stairwell with Edmonton-based artist Jill Stanton and local artist Kristofer Ray, who both painted the inside stairway wall.  The stairwell is located off the pathway near Cook Street and leads down to the beach.

The mural depicts a hawk with one wing open, welcoming guests to a safe haven; the other wing is closed to protect itself from the elements. Ramsey was drawn to the shape of the structure and was enticed by the challenge of creating a mural that was not on a typical flat wall.

The painting of the mural began August 28 and was completed the first week of September.

The cost of the project is $8,500 and is part of the Artist in Residence program budget.

Virtual Reality Sessions: Create Digital Art

Saturday, September 16
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Mother Protector - Hawk and Home Mural
Dallas Road turret/stairwell near Cook Street

On Saturday, September 16 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., the community is invited to stop by to view Mother Protector - Hawk and Home mural, meet Luke Ramsey, and participate in a “virtual reality” (VR) experience.

Using technology under a tent that is designed as a watchful hawk, participants will have the opportunity to create digital art for a 5-10 minute session. The experience will be enhanced by live music performed by a local musician nearby. After the VR session, participants will be offered a 5-10 minute guided meditation. The event is free.

Learn more about Luke Ramsey.