New Mural Graces Port Coquitlam Park


Port Coquitlam Baseball Mural

Port Coquitlam is home to many beautiful murals. Recently, the city teamed up with Poco Minor Baseball and mural artist Kris Kupskay to create another. The 2000 square foot community mural at Thompson Park as part of the City’s ParticiPAINT program. Thompson Park is home to Poco Minor baseball where hundreds of kids will be participating in the Peewee AA Provincial Baseball Championships starting today and running until August 4, 2014. The batting cages and storage bin, which are property of the league, are regularly hit with illegal graffiti and have become an eye sore to participants and users of the park.

Poco Minor Baseball came up with the idea of creating a community mural in order to eliminate and deter future tagging in the area. Members from the Poco Minor Baseball club volunteered their time to assist with the mural. The mural blends in First Nations art with images of baseball.

Port Coquitlam Baseball Mural

Kris Kupskay, the artist and creator of the Hidden Agenda Projects, has created numerous murals in Port Coquitlam and neighbouring municipalities, including Whistler’s Crankworx freeride mountain bike festival. His theme based approach to spray paint art allow for dynamic art pieces that show taggers that there are opportunities to participate in positive graffiti and make a living from those art skills.

As we mentioned the community mural is part of Port Coquitlam’s ParticiPAINT program. This program is an opportunity for youth and local residents to take ownership and beautify their community, gain volunteer hours, work with a professional artist and to make a positive contribution to their community and counter negative youth stereotypes.

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