REPORTING · 29th September 2010
A wet fall weekend didn't seem to stop those seeking to share their creativity this past weekend, as community members put their mark on the Co-op building as part of Graffiti Fest 2010.
The event was organized by Terrace and District Arts Council and Skeena Diversity Society. For the event, the walls of the old Co-op building were open from Friday to Sunday for those to come and show their creativity.
Everything from small tags to large murals were spray painted in an effort promote diversity and inclusion through art. There was even a wall that has now been labeled the City of Terrace wall as it has the work of some of our city councillors and the mayor.
On Saturday a BBQ was put on to feed those who braved the inclement weather. Burgers, hotdogs and dessert were provided free of charge.
By the end of the weekend there was not a single wall spared. For those who have driven by and seen the murals at a glance, it may be worth your time to take a moment and go for a quick walk around the property to get the full affect.
What was once a drab building, reminding us all of a more prosperous time, has now become something a little more bright and colourful. Hopefully the brightness and its colours are a foreshadowing of brighter times for a city poised for something great.
Comment by Steve Smyth on 3rd October 2010
"brilliant and beautiful" is anothers "awful and ill-executed"
Can't come down soon enough
Brilliant and Beautiful
Comment by Marian Laval on 3rd October 2010
Pssssssst...This is the best use of this space I have seen yet. ...psssssttt... I was wonderful watching the enjoyment of the graffitists....psssssttt...Bravo to the folks ior putting on the BBQ in that cold weather....cough cough...I think you brought the sunlight back to Terrace! Ahhhhhhhh!
Comment by Jessica Lindstrom on 1st October 2010
This comment is mostly geared towards Don. That day wasn't just about experienced artists coming out to paint. It was about letting EVERYBODY, community-wide, come out to express themselves through art... whether they have experience in art or not. It doesn't come naturally for everyone and for most it was their first time. I'm sure those walls will only get better with time! Great job Terrace! Co-op is no longer an eye sore! Thank you!
I'm sorry, but...
Comment by Don MacLeod on 30th September 2010
I have to search far and wide to find evidence to equate graffitti with art. Yes, there are some few creative pieces, containing original ideas, but one has to wade through the copies, cliches, and splatters to find them. It'll take a lot of convincing to get me to accept these paint ramblings as anything more than graffitti.
Comment by Diana Penner on 30th September 2010
Way to go local artists!!!
Comment by Stacey Tyers on 30th September 2010
It was cold, it was wet and I got sick. It was absolutely worth it! It was so much fun.