One of Northern Ontario’s busiest airports is benefiting from an
exciting injection of art, thanks to a dedicated group of students, faculty and
alumni from Cambrian College’s School of Creative Arts and Design.
On Thursday, April 28, a 47 foot by 5 foot mural was unveiled in the Greater
Sudbury Airport’s baggage screening area, enhancing the space with vibrant
colours and positive energy.
“Our design is inspired by the emotional and physical experience of flight,”
explained project coordinator Johanna Westby, a professor in Cambrian
College’s School of Creative Arts and Design. “Working on the piece, we used
vibrant colours and typography to evoke feelings associated with the
experience of travel, new horizons and connections,” she added.
The mural was created by Graphic Design students Angel Charette, Maggie
Hobbs, Bianca Lefevbre, Lindsay Levesque, Danielle Provencher, and Manon
Roussel; Graphic Design graduate Joelle Beaulieu; Design and Visual Arts
students Darlene Benoit, Curtis Brownell, and Sarah Woodcock; and faculty
members Chantal Abdel-Nour and Johanna Westby.
In all, the group spent 195 hours painting the panels, which were donated by Home Depot. The
students raised funds for the paint and volunteered their time to complete
The Airport mural is the fifth philanthropic mural installation completed by
Cambrian students, faculty and alumni. Their other projects have benefitted
the Sudbury YMCA, Science North, Health Sciences North, and Cambrian
College. The group seeks out locations for their murals that will be highly
visible and will positively benefit the community.