Check out this art project, the brainchild of the Dawson Arts Society in Dawson City. A very large mural was designed on plywood — drawn but not painted or filled in. Then it was cut up into about 400 pieces. The pieces were sent to different artists (professional and ameteur) to be decorated. I think it’s a great idea. Too bad I didn’t hear about it earlier: I think Jamie or Iris would have gotten a kick out of finishing one of the pieces.
Dawson, by the way, has a new accredited school of visual fine arts, which is to open full time in the fall. People from all over the place are registering to study there. It’s the setting that is the main attraction of course, but I’m told that the instruction will be quite good as well, and its courses are transferable to other arts schools, including the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, and the Ontario College of Art and Design.