36. Gelato Mural

House of Gelato Mural

Artist: Cristina Peori
Year: 2004
Location: 1100 Union Street Dimensions: H. 20 feet L. 100 feet
Best Viewed: Corner of Glen & Venables

 

The Gelato Mural is a panorama of Strathcona in the late 1800’s when False Creek extended as far as Clark Drive. Dominant is the first Lord Strathcona School. Featured are totem poles among the newly-cleared land, with a modern-day foreground of people which express the ethnic diversity of the city. lg approx. Acrylic on poured concrete. Five persons were employed thru Sandy MacKiergan and CETA COOP. Scaffolding, scissor lift, and paint were provided by Vancouver Graffiti Mgmnt. Sponsorship was by Strathcona Business Improvement Assn..