Outdoor Public Mural by Jónína Kirton and Jan Castillo
Free to the public - on permanent view
Jónína Kirton will be lending her poem, untethered, to be interpreted and illustrated by Jan Castillo for núna (now)’s collaboration with #walltowallwpg 2018!
Location of the Mural: Main + Sutherland st.
Jónína Kirton is a Red River Métis/Icelandic poet. Born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba she currently lives in the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Sḵwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh.She received the 2016 Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Award for an Emerging Artist in the Literary Arts category. She was sixty when she published her first collection of poetry with Talonbooks in 2015. Much to her delight, page as bone ~ ink as blood, has received some critical acclaim.Two years later she brought us her second collection, An Honest Woman, again with Talonbooks. The book was a finalist in the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Betsy Warland had this to say about An Honest Woman: “Kirton picks over how she was raised familially and culturally like a crime scene.” Apparently, all that dreaming about being a Nancy Drew when she grew up did come to fruition. Just not the way she thought it would as a child.
Jan Castillo is a local designer, illustrator, and craftsman currently juggling his role as a graphic designer and owner of ‘Red Herring Studio’, a small business focussed on handmade leather goods.Through self discovery and the need to constantly be creating personal projects, his design sensibility and style has flourished and his love of anything and everything hands-on has transcended into his daily life. With this experience, he has further developed his keen sense of design and has honed his skills by working on diverse projects like illustration, chalkboard art, sign painting, and leather work.Jan will be working on the following murals for #walltowallwpg 2018!* Jan will be interpreting and illustrating a poem by Jónína Kirton