Another round of bright and colourful dumpsters are almost set to be dispersed among the back alleys and car parks of Fernie, with the 2022 ‘Out of the box dumpster painting’ session wrapping up this Wednesday.
Eight new dumpsters painted by local artists were set up in Station Square to be glowed-up, in what was the eight year of the collaboration between the Fernie Arts Station, GFL Environmental (which supplies the dumpsters), and of course, the endlessly talented artists.
One such artist this year is Jolene Miner, who painted a dumpster for the first time. Her creation, “Adventure Awaits” is a mountain scene made up of colours that invoke emotions that come with the excitement of discovery and adventure, rather than represent the environment.
“I didn’t want colours that are representational, I wanted them more related to a feeling,” she said, explaining that she had painted the dumpster in a way that incorporated darker colours and had ‘ink spots’, “so you can see evidence of the process,” she said. Miner traditionally works with paper, creating collages.
“It’s like my collages, I don’t like them to be too tidy, you’ve got to know a person made it.”
Miner said she had enjoyed having people stop by to view the art being created.
“It has just been a lovely experience, right from moving here the creative community has been so open”
The dumpsters will be delivered around town following the ‘Dumpster social’ on Wednesday August 31 at Station Square, where the completed dumpsters and a new mural will be on show at the final Wednesday social of summer ‘22.
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