This is a mural which I just completed in the town of Morris, Manitoba (2018) and it took 2 months. It is located on the north-facing wall of 654 Main Street. It is painted on the side of Bigway Grocers and represents the various activities that take place during the rodeo every summer; chuck wagon races, barrel racing, bull riding, bronco busting and calf roping. It also historically depicts the building of the grandstands in 1961, logos and the clown. I would like to thank Bigway Grocers, the Town of Morris, the Government of Manitoba (Heritage Grant and Hometown Grant), Take Pride Winnipeg, Morris District Museum, Valley Agricultural Society, the RM of Morris and Dr. Manness for their financial support. Discounts were given by Home Hardware and TOC Rentals. I would also like to thank my team of apprentice artists: Mason MacIvor and Manny Wiebe for their excellent artistic ability and Jun Lei for volunteering his time. – Sincerely, Sarah Collard of Collard Creations
News clippings from Winnipeg Freepress, The Carillon, Southeast Journal, Pembina Valley Online and The Red River Valley Echo:
Located on Main Street, Morris, MB (near the post office). Thanks to Take Pride Winnipeg and Chicken Chef for sponsoring this wall. 2017
There are two sides to this Underpass mural which was commissioned in 2016. The first side is entitled ” Trillium Path” and the other side is “Morning Ride”. They are painted in an impressionistic manner utilizing pointillism and colour induction ideals popularized by George Seurat and Claude Monet. There are hints of the Group of Seven, Tom Thompson, Emily Carr and Woodland Native Artists. It hosts Ontario’s provincial flower; the Trillium, Toronto’s historical houses such as the Brick Works, the Old Mill, the log cabin and references to Evergreen. Many school children pass by this mural daily making it a treat for the young and old. 5,000 square feet. 16 ft tall. This is my breakthrough mural.