Artist chosen for back alley project in Regina

Painter Sharon Olson will soon have one of her art works mounted in an unusual location, on a doorway facing an alleyway in downtown Regina.

The Regina Downtown business association put out a call for artists through Facebook to submit works that could be placed on doorways in back alleys, in an effort to beautify the downtown and to curb the blight of vandalism.

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Olson submitted a painting entitled “Confluence”, which she did as part of her exhibit, Uncommon Landscapes, it was selected to be used for the project. The exhibit was recently shown in the Allie Griffin Art Gallery in Weyburn.

Her painting will be featured in the alley for the Willoughby condominium building, located at 1839 Scarth Street.

Sharon has until May 9 to get the painting in to the project organizers, and they will host a meet-and-greet for all of the successful artists on Wednesday, June 5 in Regina.

“They’re working at beautifying the area by showing off some artistic creativity,” she said. “I like it. It’s a little bit of exposure for me, and it’s different.”