Art Business

Mural adds a splash of colour to Welland store

Working in short bursts and with a steady hand, Mathew Vizbulis sprayed lines on the wall of a Crowland Avenue business, bringing colourful flowers to life Thursday morning. Vizbulis, an artist for most of his life, had spray can after spray can on the ground in front of him as he chose which colour he was going to use next on the south wall of Redeemed Goods , on the east side of Welland. The wall was blank before he started his work this week and he was given free rein by the business and its manager to lay out what he wanted. "I think he has a feel for Open Arms Mission and Redeemed Goods … it’s amazing to watch him work," said Pam Taylor, store manager. Redeemed Goods, at 289 Crowland Ave., is a thrift shop operated by the mission, a Christian organization that also operates a food bank and helps people in need in the community. The thrift shop sells such things as clothes, household appliances and furniture. Taylor, relatively new to the position, believes there will be a great response to Vizbulis’s work. "There’s a lot of traffic on the street and I think a […]

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