New artwork unveiled, rooted in pandemic resilience

Photo credit: Claus Andersen/Don Wright Faculty of Music

Quarter-note seedlings sprout from lines along the music staff. Vines and flowers dance across the canvas through green, yellow and red circles of light.

Roots of Resilience, a new mural commissioned by the Don Wright Faculty of Music, symbolizes how Western music students have persevered and blossomed throughout a trying pandemic year.

The mural, unveiled at a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, April 13, was created by award-winning London artist Hawlii Pichette, a Mushkego Cree (Treaty 9) painter and illustrator who weaves Indigenous themes and symbolism through her work.

Read full article (via Western News, April 14, 2021)

Learn more about the project, sponsored by the Don Wright Faculty of Music Undergraduate Gift Fund