The Colours of Corydon
brings art to the avenue
Winnipeg, MB –On June 18, 2015, the Colours of Corydon, presented by the Corydon Avenue BIZ, brought art to Little Italy. This “street scaping” project features eight huge abstract metal figures, painted by local artists in an artistic competition to depict a country. The finished pieces each represent one of eight countries (Argentina, France, Greece, Japan, Italy, Scotland, Spain, and Ukraine). There will be a first prize People’s Choice winner with an award of $2,500. Voters will be able to vote from July 1 through to August 29, 2015 for their favorite art piece on the Corydon Avenue Biz’s website at www.corydonbiz.com.
The Colours of Corydon was initiated in 2013 by the late Ernie Walter, a previously active member of Corydon Avenue BIZ, as a long-term project to enhance the avenue. The project stemmed from a Pittsburg, U.S. art project where tree trunks were adorned with coats of mesh metal. The BIZ project evolved from that idea to painted metal figures, which are better suited to both the avenue and Winnipeg’s weather.
The hand painted figures are 8 feet tall structures made of quarter inch steel with cement bases, which allows the BIZ to anchor the structures onto the sidewalk and remove them for storage in the winter. Please help us support and enjoy the talents of local artists including: Bibiana Vidal Curell, Hubert J. Theroux, Mary Leskiw, Angela Lillico, Genevie Henderson, Debora Cardaci, Heather Robbins, and Michel St. Hilaire.