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North side of the vehicle underpass
Somnium (the Face) Anchored by a piece by Toronto-based Bacon , this wall is another excellent exam- ple of classic graffiti. Baconmade a name for himself through his colourful works lin- ing the streets of Toronto. His Medicine Hat piece, titled Somnium (the Face), brings life to Medicine Hat’s historic Assiniboia Hotel. Tunnel Vision South Railway St. — In 1988, theWinter Olympics were held in the city of Calgary, only 300 kilometers Northwest of Medicine Hat. A legacy project of those Olympics was theWorld’s Largest Tepee, which is now on display in Medicine Hat. This mural features an artistic silhouette of the tepee during a particularly bright Medicine Hat summer sunset. This vibrant piece is a combined effert by Will Oskam , Sonz1 and California-based FASMCreative .
walls of Canada’s sunniest city. This was a collaborative effort by Australia-based artist c4m71 and local artist Will Oskam . Growing Hope in our Community The Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter and Station Coffee Company teamed up to promote a feeling of hope with this mural by Sarah Slaughter Art . “Growing Hope in Our Community” is a positivemessage that is designed as a reminder that no one should have to endure family vio- lence, and there are those who can help. Exposure Southern Alberta-based
found on page 14 to identify their locations downtown. Deer in the City
Another one of Medicine Hat’s original murals, and one of the largest in the city, this piece features young deer, which are native to Southern Alberta. Created by local artist Wendy Struck , this mural has a fitting name. As Medicine Hat’s location in the South Saskatchewan River valley means that deer are a com- mon sight, even in the downtown core. Penny Profit Easily the best and largest example of classic graffiti in Medicine Hat, this mural takes up nearly the entire back wall of the long-standing Penny Profit discount store. Themural depicts a highly styl- ized graffiti artist spraying graffiti on the
artist Josh Creighton explores dimensions between composition and complementary color configurations. His art is featured on our cover.