It has been awhile since we’ve taken a walk through the downtown alleys to have a look at the new murals that have been done since our last visit there. There were several new ones and some are more than amazing to view.
History with trains
Alex Moir-Porteous was the lead artist, with a crew of Ruby Kasmito, Joy West-Collazzi and Cali Miller. Volunteers who also helped were Alonzo, Ben Jaarsma and Dawn Marie Duncan. The train has a long history in Kamloops and the Kamloops Heritage Rail still carries on the old tradition, including a hold-up by the old Billy Miner gang which originally happened in 1906.
Colorful & Bright
This cleverly uses the downward pipes as palm tree trunks. Other than a ‘Ksymbol’ at the bottom of these murals, I did not know the artist. I wish to give credit to the talents who display their work so after doing some searching, found the artist. Both of these are done by Kelly Wright.
This mural has so much in it to see. Called the “Wheel in the Sky”, starring the ‘Great Architect’ has included different names for his helpers as part of the cinema attraction. Alex Moir-Porteous is the artist who created this.
Peace and Love
Work up close
It has 90,000 brushed steel tiles, each one representing the population of Kamloops. Most of the tiles are stationary but the one wave sweeping the breadth of it has left the tiles fluttering that allows them to shimmer even more in the breeze.
We then met a couple of visitors from Australia who were enjoying a solo tour of the murals with a mural map in hand. We had a nice chat about the newest mural before we went on our way. The Tourist Centre or City of Kamloops should have the maps, as well as many who carry tourist brochures.
To view other murals I posted in 2016, click here.