Sunday, January 12, 2014

Casino Art

 First Nation mural

A couple of weeks ago my husband and I visited the grounds of the Great Blue Heron Casino located on land owned by the Mississagusas of Scugog Island First Nation just east of Port Perry.

This mural (and three others) is painted on an outbuilding a few yards from the casino.  I like the bright colours and the simple style, which I think suits the building the murals are on.

Samples of other murals on same outbuilding

The art has been there a while.  These days there's a fence and walkway that obstruct part of the murals, making me wonder if the artwork is appreciated as much in 2014 as when it was first created.

Apparently there's art inside the casino too, but we didn't go inside  so I didn't take any photos.
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43 comments:

Penelope Puddlisms said...

I, too, like the simplicity and storytelling aspects of the style. Oddly enough the idea of building a casino on First Nation’s land in my neck of the woods comes up every now and again. People seem to have lots of mixed feelings about it.

Sandra said...

I love the heron with the fish in his beek...

Kate said...

It's a terrific series of what appears to be an element of folk art.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

it is a very nice mural.

Pamela Gordon said...

These are beautiful murals and I like their simplicity.

rainfield61 said...

You have found a bird over here too.

catskillblogger said...

A far cry from the Casinos in Atlantic City.

TexWisGirl said...

glad they did include a heron. :) neat artwork.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

A most unusual style. I wouldn't have gone inside either - too much cigarette smoke.

Our photos said...

Nice art!

Carol L McKenna said...

Great photos of wonderful art ~ happy sunday ~
carol, xxx (A Creative Harbor)

Maggid said...

This is delightful! Thank you for posting . . I assure you it IS Cherished here . . my heart is so Happy to see it.

Beth Edwards said...

i love the tent & the kayak/canoe shots. ( :

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

It is simple, happy art ! :)

Gail Dixon said...

Interesting and colorful. Nice to see the heron with a fish in his beak.

Rose said...

These are so different to the normal mural...I love it all.

Bill Nicholls said...

Great murals

Lowell said...

Bright and cheerful! Great colors. But, in re to the first photo: shouldn't the woman be in the back seat giving directions? :)

No, actually, I'm not jealous of your winter wear. Don't know why... Oh, that's right. I do know why. I don't need it! Yea!

Karen S. said...

What a beautiful sight, such lovely artwork.

RedPat said...

I've driven past but never gone in. I like these a lot, EG!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Very nice artwork!

William Kendall said...

Fascinating art!

I've driven past the area, but never went in.

bj said...

Very interesting art. Thanks for posting about it.
Here from Mosaic Mon.

A Garden of Threads said...

It looks like folk art, but better. See you Tuesday. Jen

Michelle said...

I really like the simple nature of this artwork.

Carver said...

I like the murals so much.

Stephanie said...

Nice art and very colorful.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I like those. The Cherokee Hard Rock Casino here in Tulsa has some nice displays such as Cherokee Stickball sticks, gourds, beadwork and such on display.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Storytelling through pictures. Casino Rama has some nice artwork too but I'm always in a hurry to get to a concert inside and forget to take photos.

Randy said...

Great mural.

Linda W. said...

These are great murals. I, too like the simplicity.

LONDONLULU said...

I find these types of murals and the art very compelling. Lovely images to end the weekend!

llandudnopictures said...

Simple and cheering!

Stuart said...

Well I'd say you won big whether you went into the casino or not !

eileeninmd said...

The murals are lovely, I especially love the heron. It is a shame some of the mural is covered up.. Great shots, thanks for sharing. Have a happy week!

Karen said...

I like the style too!

Halcyon said...

I love the "naive" style of these murals. THey're so cute and friendly! Not what I'd expect to be on a casino, but as I don't go to them, I guess I don't really know what to expect!

Sylvia K said...

Fun and colorful and I, too, like the simple style!! Cute and friendly indeed and very different for a casino!! Love it!! Thanks for sharing fun, EG, as always! Have a great week!!

Photo Cache said...

beautiful murals. i don't think the indian casinos here have the same.

Indrani said...

That is a nice theme for decoration of casino. Lovely work.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Charming murals !

edenhills said...

What great paintings! I do hope they are appreciated.

Joyful said...

I like the art. I wonder who the artist is?

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