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June 2016

  • Mural painting to accompany London Youth Showcase

    June 21, 2016

    Mural painting to accompany London Youth Showcase


    Local artists will be showcased as part of a live-music and mural event downtown this week on Dundas Street. On Thursday, June 23, performances over the lunch hour and in the evening will take place outside Fanshawe’s Centre for Digital and Performance Arts, while across the street, graffiti artists bring a splash of colour to Fanshawe’s construction hoarding at the Downtown Phase II building. The effort is a collaboration between The London Music Office, Fanshawe College, Jack Richardson London Music Awards, and Downtown London.


    Between 12 noon and 2 p.m., local singer/songwriter Jessica Allossery will perform on Dundas Street in front of Fanshawe’s Centre for Digital and Performance Arts.


    Then from 4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., The London Youth Showcase concert will kick off with notable high school acts Ben Heffernan, Evergreen, and LifeLine will take the stage. These artist we the top scoring contestants in the Jack Richardson London Music Awards high School Battle of the Bands.


    Headlining the evening’s event will be London’s own Mountain of Wolves. During the concert, there will be ticket giveaways to see Against Me! performing Thursday night at London Music Hall.


    Throughout the day, local artist Ryan Mahy will be painting a mural on the construction hoarding in front of the former Kingsmill’s building. The mural will reflect Fanshawe’s culinary, tourism and hospitality, and IT programs moving downtown as part the new building. Much of Mahy’s previous mural work can be seen throughout the downtown and includes London’s largest mural, the Stephen Watson Memorial Mural on Dundas Street, between Richmond and Clarence Streets. Designing the mural with Mahy is Fanshawe grad Daniel Phillips, co-owner of London-based fashion and lifestyle brand Illbury and Goose. A number of other local artists will be helping paint, including former Fanshawe students Chris Seaton and Devin Ryan. 

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