COAL HATCH ART
DAWN MAYNE, NICHOLSAS SMITH, BRANDON KILPATRICK, KELLY LANGLEY-DAVIES, CAROL HAWKINS
PHOTOGRAPHY BY PRECIOUS LAPLANTE PHOTOGRAPHY
COAL HATCH PAINTING PROJECT 2008
Local artists in PortColborne have started to paint the coal hatches in the downtown area.
Coal hatch art helps beautify the downtown
for both local resident pedestrians and out-of-town shoppers. It demonstrates pride in our heritage and our community.
The coal hatch painting project embodies the true spirit of public art since the colourfully painted coal hatches can be enjoyed by all ages and by all who visit downtown Port Colborne.
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teaches visual art at Port Colborne High School. This is a portrait of her Father John Mayne, who has been restoring the Mahaffey building since he purchased it in 2005.
The smallest hatch is dedicated to all the little people and four legged pedestrians who roll, jump or ‘click’ across the coal hatches while their
parents run errands and shop.
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NICHOLAS SMITH attends Port Colborne High School where he focusses his studies in Visual and Media Arts. Nicholas is in his final year of secondary school and works with a variety of media and subjects as he prepares his admissions portfolio for OCAD in Toronto.
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CAROL HAWKINS has
been painting with oils since
1989 but also enjoys acrylic
on mixed media such as
wood, rock and glass. She
is a former member of the
Port Colborne Art Club and
continues to paint with the
“Bethel Art Gals” every
Thursday. Carol is a
popular art teacher to
children and seniors at the
Port Colborne Library and at Portal Village Retirement
Home. Lighthouses are
Carol’s favourite subject.
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KELLY LANGLEY-DAVIES is a local artist who
operates and teaches at Small Hands Studio. Kelly works
in mixed media and acrylic paint. She also does
commissioned murals and furniture. Her trillium scene
reflects the natural landscapes along the north shore of
Lake Erie and the Niagara Escarpment.
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BRANDON KILPATRICK introduced his artwork to
the community via the walls of Studio West Café over two years ago. With a background in painting,
photography, history and
culture, Brandon’s work
depicts local scenes of past
and present. The coal hatch
painting is taken from a
postcard, obtained from the
Port Colborne Heritage
depicting the trolley circa 1910.