The latest in a series of murals created by indigenous youth in Timmins will be the most highly visible.

Under the guidance of artist Mique Michelle, a group of 13-to-19-year-olds will spend the evenings of October 15th to 17th painting it on the side of the Porcupine Advance printing shop right across Algonquin Boulevard from City Hall.

Misiway Community Health Centre health promoter Kristin Murray notes that it’s much more visible than previous murals at the airport and the district hospital.

“Porcupine Advance has been in our city for over a hundred years,” she points out.  “So I think it’s kind of neat that we’ll be able to do a fun spin on the work that they’ve been doing for many years.”

No artistic background is needed.

“Not everyone needs to come with this idea that they’re an artist or they have special talents,” says Murray. “The indigenous teaching is we all have gifts.  So if someone feels that maybe painting isn’t their gift, maybe they can help me preparing the snacks or doing some other things, washing the brushes.  Everyone has a job, everyone has a place.”

Anyone willing to participate is asked to contact Kristin Murray at the Misiway Centre.