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New 3D Floor at Christina Lake Welcome Centre

If you’ve been to the Welcome Centre at the Lake you can’t have missed the floor. The 3D floor that entices visitors to stand in just the right place with their camera to catch their friends and family appearing in a 3D landscape that apparently pops out of the 2D floor.

Well they have replaced that floor with a new 3D floor. This new floor covers a larger area and extends up onto the wall. The official reveal was early in the evening of Dec 10th, 2018.

The artwork is done in the style called Trompe l’oeil which means the triumph of the oil’s deception over the eye. Most widely used to ‘open up’ architectural spaces it can also be employed in 3D illusion as is done here.

The artist is Tyler Toews who does mural installations professionally through his website canadianmurals.com. The previous floor was also done by him.

Before all the people showed up for the official reveal Tyler took Director Grace McGregor on a guided tour of his creation. You can watch that below.

The official reveal took place shortly afterward. Quite a few people showed up to listen and watch the ribbon cutting.

Special Council Meeting On Murals At Stage In City Park

Last Friday, Aug 8, City council held a special meeting to decide on supporting the proposed mural project. This is a mural for each building at the stage in City Park. Each will go around 3 sides of the building. The theme is ‘A River Runs Through It’.

Initially council was leaning towards saying yes but a figure in an email caused some consternation. Were they asking for $20,000 or some other figure? This special meeting was to make a decision with up-to-date correct information in time for the project to get underway this year. It was felt making them wait until the next meeting might cause delays pushing it into the next year.

They said yes. And the figure was much less than $20,000. How much less? Watch and find out …