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East Village Public art Project | Street Murals by Van Charles
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East Village Public art Project | Street Murals by Van Charles
East Village Public art Project | Street Murals by Van Charles
East Village Public art Project | Street Murals by Van Charles
East Village Public art Project | Street Murals by Van Charles
East Village Public art Project | Street Murals by Van Charles
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East Village Public art Project | Street Murals by Van Charles

East Village Public art Project - Street Murals

Featured In Calgary, Canada

This mural project consists of nine separate installations and pays tribute to the animals and natural spaces weaved throughout Calgary’s urban environment, its proximity to them and how this communion elevates the culture and spirit of the city's communities.

Through the series of nine paintings mixed with digital photography, I set out to create an immersive large scale representation of wildlife at play within these natural/urban landscapes announcing that true nature is not only designated to protected parks and sanctuaries hundreds of kilometers away, it exists all around us.

These murals can be seen in Calgary's East Village along the river pathways on the bridge abutments. The artwork is a temporary installation and will remain up from Fall 2016 - Summer 2019.

Item East Village Public art Project
Created by Van Charles
As seen in East Village, Calgary, Canada
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Wescover creator since 2020
Art for people who love the outdoors

Curtis Van Charles Sorensen is best known for his paintings of animals joyfully jumping above the horizon such as his mural City Foxes a temporary mural which sat under the 4th Ave bridge in East Village Calgary, AB. 2017-2019

For the past seven years Curtis has worked as a full time artist in Calgary on projects such as the set design for Alberta Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty, murals for the City of Calgary, and Disney Studios.

His deep rooted love for nature began as a child where he spent all his free time alone exploring the riverbanks near his childhood home in Saskatoon, SK. The time he spent fishing, swimming, catching crayfish and sleeping under the stars had a deep effect on him, which laid the foundation for who he is today.

His artwork references our natural surroundings as a way of exploring concepts of change, progression and interaction. Whether it's a patch of grass in the city centre or a mountain top deep in the Rockies. For him, nature is always present, and it harnesses the ability to elevate our emotional selves.