Capilano University seeks mural artists

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NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. To mark this momentous occasion, the University has teamed up with the Vancouver Mural Festival to help transform 10 prominent exterior walls on its North Vancouver campus, and one at kálax-ay, the Sunshine Coast campus, into full-colour painted murals. The murals will welcome students and the community to CapU's campuses and serve as lasting legacies of the University’s 50th anniversary.

Capilano University and Vancouver Mural Festival seek artists who can show us a portfolio of their work and are available to paint their mural in late August/early September. A connection to Capilano University would be a bonus. Selected artists will be compensated for their work. Prospective artists can apply here. Please note that only resident artists of the Sunshine Coast will be considered for the kálax-ay project. Applications are due by July 15, 2018 at 5 p.m.

About Capilano University
Capilano University is a teaching-focused university based in North Vancouver, with programming serving the Sunshine Coast and the Sea-to-Sky corridor. The University enrols more than 10,000 students each year and offers 101 programs, including bachelor's degrees in areas as diverse as film, jazz, early childhood education and tourism management. Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. Our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil'wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh) Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

For more information, or to schedule interviews, please contact:

Cheryl Rossi  
Senior Communications Officer  
Capilano University  
t: 604 983 7596  
c: 778 879 7119  
e: cherylrossi@capilanou.ca

Submitted by: Cheryl Rossi


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