Anya Mielniczek is a Polish, Canadian-based multidisciplinary artist.
Meet the Street
We are so excited to launch the latest feature of #MeetTheStreetRD: introducing #MeetTheStreetBingo!
How it works:
- Choose activities from our Bingo card that you would like to complete.
- Take a picture of yourself or someone else completing the task.
- Share the photo on Instagram, tag us (@MeetTheStreetRD), and use the hashtag #meetthestreetrdBINGO
- Once you've completed your BINGO card, you'll be entered to win a grand prize from these amazing downtown businesses:
- Day’s Music
- Cakes and Doe
- A+ Art Gallery
- The Bra Lounge
We can't wait to see your pics!
Deadline to enter: September 30, 2021
Bareket is a Toronto-based muralist, community engaged artist and facilitator, curator, cultural producer, creative director, graphic designer, frequent collaborator and eternal optimist.
Bruno Canadien holds a Diploma in Fine Arts and Painting Major from Alberta College of Art and is a member of the Deh Gah Got’ı́é Kǫ́ę́ First Nation, a Deh Cho Region member of the Dene Nation
Caitlin McDonagh is a Canadian visual artist, illustrator, and muralist who creates intricate illustrative works that are deeply inspired by folklore, symbolism, and the natural world.
Cassie Suche is a graduate from Leeds College of Art in Yorkshire, England and has been commended internationally, showing work across North America and Europe.
Emmanuel Jarus is a Canadian-born artist and muralist inspired by the visual human experience.
Colin Farnan holds a Bachelor of Arts, with a major in Fine Arts from the University of Saskatchewan and has called Saskatoon home for the past 30 years.
Born in Manitoba and raised in central Alberta, where she still resides today.
Jessica is a Calgary-based multidisciplinary artist who recently completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Calgary, majoring in Marketing with a minor in Visual Arts.
NASARIMBA - a fictional word meaning “playful mischief” - is the name of Mikhail Miller and Rachel Ziriada’s collaborative project based in Mohkinstsis, Treaty 7 Territory in Calgary.
Ryan is a professional artist and muralist living in Red Deer, Alberta.
Sarah Slaughter is a Calgary-based visual artist whose practice is a reflection of her wide-open perspective and respect for multi-disciplinary creation.
Tyler Lemermeyer is an illustrator, muralist, and designer currently working in Calgary.
Throughout the summer, 14 original murals will be created and installed in two central alleys to further enhance the vibrancy of these spaces. These murals will contribute to the creation of community landmarks that foster civic pride, and will help to create an inspiring backdrop for a variety of downtown events.
2021 Artists and Mural Schedule
|Artist||Start Date||End Date||Address||Site Description|
|Jessica Semenoff||June 1||June 12||4925 50 Street||Housewarmings rear wall - COMPLETE|
|Cassie Suche||June 15||June 20||4929 50 Street||Town Centre Mall rear wall - COMPLETE|
|Jaimie Cooney||June 22||June 25||4919 50 Street||Chronicles Café - COMPLETE|
|Ryan Willert||June 23||mid-July||4943 50 Street||RBC rear wall - COMPLETE|
|Caitlin McDonagh||July 16||July 31||5009 50 Avenue||DBA south and west walls - COMPLETE|
|Nasarimba (Mikhail Miller & Rachel Ziriada)||August 1||August 10||4810 52 Street||Sterling Cleaners (west, north and east walls) - COMPLETE|
|Bareket Kezwer||August 11||August 17||5104 48 Avenue||Catholic Social Services - COMPLETE|
|Tyler Lemermeyer||August 11||August 20||4948 50 Street||Academic Express back wall - COMPLETE|
|Emmanuel Jarus||August 20||August 24||4929 50 Street||Town Centre Mall - west back wall - IN PROGRESS|
|Colin Farnan||August 22||September 6||4919 50 Street||Chronicles Café east wall (panels) - IN PROGRESS|
|Colin Farnan||August 22||September 6||4916 50 Street||John Howard Society rear walls ("Boxing Club") - IN PROGRESS|
|Sarah Slaughter||August 29||September 4||4928 51 Street||Vantage Community Services ("Street Ties") east wall - IN PROGRESS|
|Anya Mielniczek||August 30||September 5||4929 50 Street||Town Centre Mall rear side wall - IN PROGRESS|
|Bruno Canadien||September 3||September 3||4928C 50 Street||Velvet Olive rear wall (triptych panels) - To be installed Sept 3|
Please note this schedule may change, due to weather, equipment and other factors beyond our control. We will do our best to keep this web page updated with current information about the project. End dates are approximate. Follow @MeetTheStreetRD on Instagram for regular updates, too!
Physical improvements and visual enhancements of two central alleys (Alley 49.5 and Alley 50.5, parallel to Ross Street), including the installation of white and multi-coloured lighting and audio speakers, took place in spring 2021. These improvements, based on CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) principles, will help to deter negative activity and create a more inviting space for residents and visitors.
- The lights
The ability to control the colours of the lights contributes to the ambiance of the space, creates opportunities for unique experiences and complementing event themes, and supports events (i.e. with national or international significance, local events that positively impact local community spirit, events that build community or to welcome visiting dignitaries). White lights provide full coverage of each alley, increasing visibility and sense of safety for pedestrian traffic.
- The speakers
Bluetooth capable speakers allow music to broadcast through the spaces, which can be changed to align with event themes. Outside of events, music is broadcast at all times, which is a proven CPTED technique to deter negative gathering in urban spaces.
Thank you to our major sponsors for your generous support of this project:
- Benjamin Moore Red Deer, for providing all of the paint for the murals
- Herc Rentals, for providing lifts for the mural artists at a reduced rate
Thank you to all other contributors to helped make this project happen. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Questions about the project?
Contact us at 403-406-8820 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Red Deer and Meet the Street organizers recognize that these activities and murals are produced on the traditional Indigenous territories of Treaty 6 and 7. This land is also acknowledged as an historic Metis gathering site. It is our goal to honour and strengthen one another by providing a platform for First Nations artists to share their contemporary and/or traditional cultural expressions and histories.