Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Murals Liven up Hamilton

 MURALS LIVEN UP HAMILTON

Living in a city can be very drab with many concrete buildings.  Fortunately there are people who spice up things.  Living in Hamilton it is been pleasant to come across murals.  Below is a mishmash of murals that caught my attention.  If you can supply more details of artists, location or sponsors the information would you please let me know.

During Concrete Canvaas 2022 Scott McDonald offered a challenge to anyone interested in helping to create new art.  On the side of a parking lot on York Blvd. near James St. N he put up an outline and invited anyone to help complete the art.  Follow through to the end to see the final result.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 This past June I joined a mural walk and Lester Coloma was on hand to explain some of his work

 

 

 

 

 The tour guide David sent out request for proposals and Lester Coloma won the contract. Located at 1 West St.


 


The other side of the building--a continuation  with the Hammer represents Hamilton.  Did actual painting in 3 days.




Tree of life  by Lester Coloma, a block away at orner of Wellington and King St.





 

 

 

 


 Back side--included signs painted on wall   on right side he included plants that normally would actually be at that location

 

 

 


 Also part of tour was this section by Lester Coloma on King St. across from Ferguson St. where a train station was once located.

 


 The two artists for an African culture mural on King St.  In the sunglasses are significant dates.   One date has to do with first slaves to North America.  Another set of dates has to do with the Underground Railway that helped escaped slaves find freedom in Canada.  Another set of dates is when the Canadian government made restrictive laws against minority immigrants.



This mural was done by a crew from Walt Disney for a short movie.  It is located between King St. E and Main St. E.







Our tour guide, Liz  showed us a mural done by a friend.








Well known restaurant, the Black Forest on King St. E. and Ferguson done by Tim Nyehuis/Nine House Prouctions






By Corey Tower of Caro Restaurant





Frankie Venom     by scottanddestroy    Scott McDonald  

 

 

 

 

 

An early Lester Coloma painting on James North.  Has since disappeared.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drawn for the 2014 Supercrawl and intended only to be temporary, but is still there (Cannon and James N.) as of 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 By Mellisa General on James St. N. just north of Wilson.  Presented Supercrawl 2021

 

Another wrap around mural from Lester Coloma, this time for a dental office in Corktown.


 




Barton Street had its share of interesting murals.










At Main and Gage.  Tim Nyehuis/Nine House Production



Barton St. E. Tim Nyehuis/Nine House Production summer 2016





At Barton and Lottridge




Barton St. E., Tim Nyehuis/Nine House Production June/17









On the side of what used to be The Butcher and the Vegan on the corner of Barton St. E. and John St. N.  By Lester Coloma.



 

Travel Consultant on Dundurn S. by Tim Nyehuis/Nine house production


Locke St. S. side wall of West Town Bar & Grill Tim Nyehuis/Nine House Productions
 

Cannon St. between James N. & Hughson N. on sidewall of Burnt Tongue

on Cannon St. E. and Greenaway dated 2022  

  By Kyle Joedicke, an indigenous artist on Barton St. W.






Kyle Joedicke at Powell Park 53 Birch St.





At Powell Park 53 Birch St. behind basketball net









This one is no longer there and replaced by some commercial painting.  By Juliana LaChance.  Was at James St. N. and Murray St. E.









Another by Julia LaChance that has been there a long time.  On Cannon E and Ashley.





 

Barton St. E. Lacrosse theme







At Barton St. E and Cheever






Sponsored by the Grasshopper restaurant and Friscolanti's Funeral Home









Mural by Conrad Furey on Barton St. W on side of John Howard Society











Conrad Furey at Central Library





Conrad Furey at Hamilton Farmer's Market



On Bartton St W. Scott McDonald







Wilson St E.. near West N.by Robyn Lightwalker and Natasha Rose



Only a few blocks away from where I live.  Robert and Mary St.  Artists putting on finishing touches.









Cake and Loaf,a favorite bakery.  By Lester Coloma










At Beasley.  By Bryce Huffman.






Hess Village










Also at Hess Village






Rear view at Hess Village.



Historic train wreck at Ferguson and Kng St.









Lester Coloma at work    
Nikolai Tesla.







Lester Coloma on mural on Chatham St. on wall of Soper's








Finished product.







Famous Hamilton Ti-cat, Angelo Mosca downtown.  Scott McDonald,










Downtown  John St. S.










Dundurn St. N. near King St.W.  Toucan




Ottawa Street.







Thanks to the front line workers during the Covid-19 Pandemic.  Sherman S. and Main St.




Outside the Passport office in Jackson Square by Lester Coloma.






The Fox and the Fiddle on John Street South.









 John St. N.



Pete Fowler was a British musician invited to perform for the 2016 Supercrawl in Hamilton.  While here he did a mural on the wall behind his performing site.


During Concrete Canvass 2022 this replaced the one by Pete Fowler above. On the side of Dr. Disc.   Done by @Peru143.







On the side of what used to be a famous strip club, Hanrahan's.






Barton St. E.







Scott McDonald working on the winning choice.








The finished product.



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