Saturday, May 21, 2016

And the paint goes on

by Kate Bouey - CASTANET May 21, 2016 / 5:00 am
A new mural in Vernon's downtown is getting some colour. Artist James Postill is working on his creation on the east wall of the Powerhouse Theatre building, on 35th Avenue. The mural shows the history of the building, from the days when it generated power for Vernon to its transformation into a local venue for plays. “It actually used to be a power generating station for Vernon,” said Postill. “I grew up here and I never knew until I started the Powerhouse project.” Pointing to the top right-hand corner of the mural, Postill explains the scene is from the Powerhouse's version of the Mad Woman of Chaillot. It was staged for the theatre's Nov. 23rd, 1963 gala opening. This is the 25th day of painting for Postill who is being aided by artist Alexa Harwood-Jones. He said the work is expected to be completed by June 25th.

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