Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Fundraiser for Filipino Mural

Today we are kicking off a fundraiser to restore the Filipino Mural which had been destroyed in 2009. You can now support our project by purchasing one of our silkscreen Perehudoff "Bass Player" prints at the Stall Gallery. The prints were created by artist Henry van Seters as a tribute to murals by Saskatchewan artist William Perehudoff (see image of print in previous blog entries). Only 200 numbered prints were produced, with the plates destroyed after the print run. All 200 of the "Combo" print were sold out last year, with only 44 of the "Bass Player" prints remaining available. The remaining prints are 19" by 26" on archival artist paper. They sell for $140 each. They make a great Christmas gift, especially if you already have the other companion print.

The money we raise will be used to recreate the colourful 12 ft x 24 ft Filipino Mural which had been destroyed in 2009. The mural depicts Filipino traditional culture. It was important to our Filipino Community and was a valued part of our Saskatoon culture. Our plan is to use the funds from this fundraiser, together with the surplus from last year, to repaint an exact copy of the original mural and to locate it prominently and permanently downtown. The replica mural will be painted with enamel paint on aluminum panels, so it will be very durable. We have not yet determined the downtown location (suggestions welcome).

For more info please visit or call:

Stall Gallery
Hours: Wed-Fri 12pm-4pm; Sat 8am-2pm
105-120 Sonnenschein Way (Next to the Farmers Market)