Fine Arts Professor Completes Urban Mural for Up Here
Laura Peturson, an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Nipissing University, recently completed an urban mural for Up Here, alongside Jaymie Lathem (Executive Director of Creative Industries North Bay and an alumnus of the program).
Up Here is an independent art and music festival that brings together dozens of musicians, installation artists and muralists to transform downtown Sudbury. The festival is a project of We Live Up Here, a volunteer-run non-profit organization founded in 2012 around the simple idea that art can bring people together and can playfully reshape our community.
Laura’s mural is located on the side of a large social housing project at the busy corner of Notre Dame and Louis St. It depicts children exploring a tangle of fallen trees with the remnants of an old treehouse in the background. Laura brought an alumnus of the Fine Arts program, Jaymie Lathem, to assist with the painting, and the two completed the three-storey mural over seven days.