September 2021 - St. Thomas ON
FIELD OF DREAMS
Meaghan Claire Kehoe is representing youth in community and the dandelions represent wishes for the future. A field of dreams. The ice cream, while tying into the Ice Box ice cream shop also stands in for the fun, vibrancy and diversity our youth represents taking us into that future they set out through their dreams and imaginings.
More Jumbo.JUMBO BEGINNING
Kayla Whitney: It is a really devastating story. I think from beginning to end the story of his life is completely tragic. That is the reason I decided to make this mural of what would have been the best moments of his life. This mural is a celebration of his time in Sudan with his mother, before she was murdered for her tusks and he was taken from his home. I think if any parts of his life should be commemorated it should be these glorious moments of peace with his mother and family before human beings intervened and caused so much suffering.
This painting depicts many significant features of St. Thomas, including City Hall, the Jumbo Monument, the Street Railway, and the Old St. Thomas Church. All of these featured locations are within walking distance of this mural.
This mural honours the many men from Elgin Regiment’s 91st Battalion, and the railways which were used to transport soldiers, weapons, and food during the World Wars.
ST. THOMAS STREET RAILWAY
ST. THOMAS STREET RAILWAY: 1906
The St. Thomas street railway opened in 1879 and spanned a 10 mile line through downtown St. Thomas. Many of the buildings seen in this mural are still standing today and can been seen along Talbot Street.
Artists SBU ONE has just added a memorable mural on panels featuring an elephant inspired by Jumbo – the design presents Jumbo in a dream-like state, perhaps a final resting place.
MAKE YOUR MARK
This mural was painted to celebrate the 50 years of art education in St. Thomas and Elgin County and to commentate the Public Art Centre’s 50th Anniversary.
ANN'S SNACK BAR
Reproduction of the famous St. Thomas artist Clark MacDougall's painting of "Ann's Snack Bar" in 1964.