The finished look of the Four Seasons mural sponsored by the Cranbrook Early Childhood Development Committee

The finished look of the Four Seasons mural sponsored by the Cranbrook Early Childhood Development Committee

‘Four Seasons’ mural complete

Colourful artwork by Marisa Philips can now be seen on Cranbrook's Kootenay Child Development Centre

  • Oct. 29, 2013 2:00 p.m.

Theresa Bartraw

Artist Marisa Philips has transformed the north wall at the Kootenay Child Development Centre from a blank canvas to a whimsical landscape of the four Kootenay seasons.

The mural depicts a transition from spring to winter with familiar scenes of several Cranbrook landmarks. Steeples Range, Fisher Peak and Mount Baker are all captured in the winter season scene, a babbling mountain brook flows through the spring, and a large, majestic tree stretches its branches over summer and autumn.

The mural is a special treat for Kids Connections Preschool. The preschool holds the mural in its outside play space – an addition sure to activate the imagination of the children who fill the yard.

Paq’mi Nuq’yuk Aboriginal Early Years, School District No. 5, the Cranbrook Early Childhood Development Committee and a donation in memoriam contributed to the project to help make it a reality.

Sandor Rentals donated the use of scaffolding for the project. Paint and supplies were from The Painted Crate – Benjamin Moore.

The Cranbrook Early Childhood Development Committee wishes to thank all of the above contributors – the mural is a reality because of you!

Theresa Bartraw is a Cranbrook Early Childhood Development Coordinator