Mural legacy for painting children

It's been more than three months in the making, but Jeremy Hook said the opportunity to make Courtenay more beautiful has been worth it.

WILLIAM LU ASSISTS painter Jeremy Hook.

It’s been more than three months in the making, but Jeremy Hook said the opportunity to make Courtenay a bit more beautiful has been worth it.

Hook is the co-ordinator for youth at the Comox Valley Child Development Association’s mural project — a project that covers the back wall of the building facing the centre’s playground.

“This gives these kids the opportunity to paint and be creative and leaves a legacy for them,” said Hook of the large, full-length mural which features a spirit bear in the centre on a forest, surrounded by giant trees. “It’s an avenue for art.”

Hook, who has designed other large art pieces and murals in town including the mural on the side of Mountain City Cycle, said the project took about 24 hours in total to complete, with youth working on it for about four hours a week over six weeks.

The mural was painted by four youth from after-school groups from the centre, and Hook added the focus of the mural was “about the process, not about the speed.”

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