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Two-year-old Cameron Gallant checks out the Canada 150 art installation created by local artist Roxanne Chumko, which was unveiled on May 1 at the Lambtron Mall.

Chumko, a drywaller by trade, has also been an artist most of her life. The 120-square-foot acrylic on masonite is entitled, “The Jay Walk,” which Chumko described as an “ode to the freedoms and opportunities we have in Canada.” She said the piece, which took more than 80 hours to complete, was inspired by her grandmother, who emigrated from Latvia after the Second World War. It will be on display for two months, leading up to Canada’s 150th.

She said the piece, which took more than 80 hours to complete, was inspired by her grandmother, who emigrated from Latvia after the Second World War. It will be on display for two months, leading up to Canada’s 150th.

It will be on display for two months, leading up to Canada’s 150th. Visitors are encouraged to take a ‘selfie’ in front of the painting for a Canada 150 Faces of Canada contest, using the hashtag #FacesofLM.

Troy Shantz

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