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Famous Kunamokst Mural ... at the Galiano Inn!


The Kunamokst Mural is an incredible mural, designed and orchestrated by the artists of Mural Mosaic: Lewis Lavoie, Phil Alain and Paul Lavoie.

The artists of Mural Mosaic, Louis Lavoie and Phil Alain, at the opening with Mel Gibb and Conny NordinBeginnings

The Mural was initiated by the Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa, and Artists (and art ambassadors) on Galiano Island. The creative artists at Mural Mosaic were approached, and "Kunamokst, Coastal Inspirations" was born.


The Mystery

The Kunamokst Mural - how the design was createdThe Mystery? ... no one knew "the Big Picture". Each artist was given a panel, and asked to follow its colours and general outline, but they could create any art they wished, as long as it depicted the wild West Coast.
For months, suspense built, as individual panels were gradually revealed. 

Olympic Unveiling

Finally: the moment arrived for the Mystery to be revealed: it was officially unveiled during the Winter Olympics. Artists from across British Columbia were there as the excitement built to the unveiling of a beautiful Orca and her calf.



The Artists

190 artists created 231 pieces of work in the Kunamokst MuralThere were 190 artists involved from Mexico to British Columbia: internationally renowned. 

Galiano Island artist Kenna Fair was a key initiator and other Galiano artists like Tish Saunders, Keith Holmes and over 30 others were part of the creative force. First Nations artists like critically acclaimed Roy Henry Vickers and April White, and iconic Canadian artist Robert Bateman participated.

Many of the 190 artists have been featured on the world stage as well. Special guest artists include California world renowned whale muralist Wyland and California muralist Judy Baca. Kunamokst involved artists as young as 16 years old to artists over 90 years old.

Galiano Island

The Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, the Honourable Stephen L. Point unveiled the MuralThe Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, the Honourable Steven L. Point, opened the ceremonies on Galiano to unveil the mural and led the bagpipe procession to an excited crowd.

The mural is now owned by the people of Galiano, held by a society, and enjoyed by all  in its host location in the architecturally stunning Galiano Oceanfront Inn & Spa.


Kunamokst, Chinook jargon for "Together"...
represents the best of West Coast artists ... within the magic of Mural Mosaic.

Artists at the unveiling of the Kunamokst Mural at the Galiano Inn
View an interactive site about the mural at www.muralmosaic.com/kunamokst.html
Learn  more about Galiano's mural artists, and purchase your own limited edition of this beautiful painting, or an interactive "make-your-own-mural" book, visit www.kunamokstmural.com.

Kunamokst Mural panel by Kenna Fair of Galiano Island   Fabric art panel in the Kunamokst Mural by Lea Mabberley   Art panel in the Kunamokst Mural by Cedar Bowers


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