Célébrations St-Michel – Gene Pendon – 2012

4201, boulevard Robert, Montréal Gene Pendon
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The mural St.Michel Celebration, produced by MU on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Saint‑Michel neighbourhood (1912-2012), is the creation of artist Gene Pendon (assisted by Pascal Foisy-Lapointe).

The artwork depicts characters from different cultures and ages in a joyful scenery, channelling the importance of the neighbourhood as a land of hope.The cityscape at the bottom of the mural is a testimony of St.Michel, from its beginnings until today. We can see the first church of the neighbourhood (1912-1950), original parish house from Villeray moved to St.Michel on wood logs! The cirque big top illustrates the importance of circus arts in St.Michel renewed identity. The mural embellishes the neighbourhood while engaging its residents in a vibrant tribute towards the future!

4201, boulevard Robert, Montréal


About the artist

Gene Pendon

Gene Pendon has a Bachelor degree in Fine-Arts (drawing and painting) from Concordia University. In 1998 he co-founded Heavyweight Production House (HVW8), now based in Montreal...
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