Thursday 8 June 2023

Transit Hotel, Built in the Middle of “Packingtown” The Meat Packing District

2023-06-08, Painter's notes: Callum added his final artistic touch to his dad's painting, the Transit Hotel, 711, Where Pigs Fly. I shared with Callum, Mom, and Dad how when I was his age, I would spend hours drawing on my parent's basement walls and inside my grandfather’s leather-bound encyclopedias. This led to Mom and Dad keeping me in a steady supply of paper and pencils to help hone my skills in sketching as a kid. I've never stopped drawing ever since!

Thank you, to the half dozen or so PSAC Union & City Hall guest painters during May Day week, who helped me put this painting project together for our friends at the Transit Smokehouse & BBQ. Completed June 8, 2023, The Transit Hotel, 2023, 711, Where Pigs Fly.

The Transit Hotel - 711, Where Pigs Fly

Painting on the Picket Line, the Transit Hotel, 711, Where Pigs Fly. Striking PSAC members were invited over the week to add paint.

Ernie the butcher sketch. Before I started my career as a graphic arts craftsman, I worked several jobs in the food industry in Toronto that included a meat processing and packaging factory. My night job in the plant was to put away the meat from the smoke ovens and clean up the bacon and hotdog processing machines from the day shift. 

Edmonton City Hall, Natasha of E4C Alberta Seeing People, Not Poverty, adds to the Transit Hotel, 711, Where Pigs Fly.

2023-04-18, 11 AM, First Coat of Paint on Location.


The Transit Hotel, 2023, 711, Where Pigs Fly

2023-04-18, 711 Where Pigs Fly, Cook'n up some early Tuesday Morning Stovetop Transit Hotel, Fort Road & Coffee for David Egan

Edmonton's Urban heART Renewal
2023-04-17, Painter's notes: Chef and co-owner Ray Pritlove and I inside the Transit Smokehouse & BBQ, getting a feel of the place before I start my next paint project for co-owner David Egan
2023-04-15, Painter's notes, David Egan's Grocery List: Selfie of me, the painter, in front of the Walterdale Playhouse community theater, where I spent 10 years as a public relations director and stage set painter. Today’s $180. art supplies funded by David Egan, co-owner of the transit hotel, Smokehouse, BBQ. Cost only, I don’t sell my heArt.
No sale, art supplies list & receipt for 2023 taxes 

 

Painter's Additional Notes

2022, Two rose painting & song for Maria Dunn
singing for me her Troublemaker song...

In 2022, Juno award-winning folk singer Maria Dunn found the history of Edmonton's Packingtown, a meatpacking district, an artistic gold mine.


Remembering The Gainers Strike, AGA sketch.


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