Coronavirus Murals in Vancouver, BC
A bit of news from north of the border from Subud journalist Hadani Ditmars:
(A new mural by Smokey Devil, aka James Hardy, a neighbourhood street artist who for 20 years has been documenting the ravages of drug addiction in the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood through vivid, graphic murals that are part pop art, part public service announcements.)
As coronavirus (Covid-19) hit a homeless shelter in Vancouver’s troubled Downtown Eastside, a new series of murals offer hope and important public health information to residents of Canada’s poorest postal code, still in the throes an opioid crisis.
The first mural was produced on 7 April by Smokey Devil—aka James Hardy, a neighbourhood artist who for 20 years has been documenting the ravages of drug addiction through vivid, graphic murals that are part pop art, part public service announcements. Smokey Devil is partnering with the City of Vancouver in a new initiative that is funding the painting of murals on temporary boarding on storefronts closed by coronavirus. READ MORE