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International Threads by Rueben Hall

International Threads by Rueben Hall
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Artwork DescriptionThe front of the Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre's artworks were designed and the project coordinated by Rueben Hall and then painted by a group of students for an organization called the Children's International Summer Villages. (CISV). Over 50 children and adults were involved in the organization and painting. The mural reflects the diversity of the community, and organizers were amazed to see how many people from outside Canada stopped to check if their country's flag was represented on the mural.

About Rueben Hall

DatesSeptember 28, 1979 in Mission, BC
Artist BioRueben Hall grew up in Victoria and got into painting graffiti while at Esquimalt High. He started working for Rock Solid painting murals but left Victoria to attend university and play basketball. He continued to paint murals while at home in the summers. Hall now lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, working as a graphic designer.
Artist ResumeDiploma in Applied Arts from Malaspina University-College, 1999, Bachelor of Design from University of Alberta 2005.


Artwork TypeMural
MediumAcrylic on plywood
Unveiled dateMay 30, 2004
Reference #3785
SiteCrystal Pool and Fitness Centre, 2275 Quadra Street
Art CategoryCommunity Public Art
Selection ProcessCivic: Invitational / Commissioned
Municipality/NeighbourhoodVictoria: North Park



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