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Rhythms of a Northern Town - Nathalie Parenteau

Rhythms of a Northern Town. Photo: Facebook / Nathalie Parenteau - Visual Artist.

The project is part of the City of Whitehorse's Public Art Acquisition.

As part of the City of Whitehorse's Public Art Acquisition, a new mural can be seen hanging on the outside of Takhini Arena. 

Nathalie Parenteau is the artist behind "Rhythms of a Northern Town," a 64' by 12' enamel-on-aluminum painting. She says she was motivated to offer something of the North that everyone could identify with.

Parenteau says she had a strange feeling once she completed the piece that she started working on in April. 

"I felt an emptiness because all summer long, pretty much every day I suited up and I got into the hamster wheel. I wanted to beat the cold weather and snow. There was not one day to waste."

She says she used sign painter's enamel and was quite pleased with how the paint dried.

"I had never used it before, so it was all new to me. It dried like glass. It was beautiful."

Parenteau says she is grateful for all of the compliments that she received on the piece, but she is relieved to have finished it before winter. 

"I'm very grateful for all the comments, but I'm very relieved that it's done. It took the starch of me, but I'm very grateful to the City of Whitehorse for trusting me with this project."

Hear Nathalie's full interview with RUSH News' Luke McGrath below:

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