Monday, 1 May 2023

Transit Hotel, Built in the middle of “Packingtown” the meat packing district


Completed in the 11th hour, on May Day

Thank you, to the half dozen or so PSAC Union & City Hall guest painters, who helped me put this painting project together for our friends at the Transit Smokehouse & BBQ. Completed May Day 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...

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

Remembering The Gainers Strike, AGA sketch.

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