24
March
2011
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07:56 PM
America/New_York

Mohawk thanks Turkstra family for donating Conrad Furey mural

 


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(left) Carl and Kate Turkstra, Theresa Furey and Mohawk College President Rob MacIsaac pause for a photo under Conrad Furey's 11-metre mural, titled Working Together. Originally commissioned by Turkstra to celebrate the millenium, the mural hung in front of the family's Mill Street store in Dundas until it was taken down in 2009 to avoid further damage from the weather. The mural was then restored and donated to Mohawk. It now hangs in the Awarness Theatre at the College's Skilled Trades Apprenticeship Research, Resources and Training Institute in Stoney Creek.


Conrad Furey died of cancer in 2008. Founder of the Tiger Group of painters, Conrad's work can be found in important public and private collections. His murals can also be seen in the halls of Hamilton’s hospitals and the city's central library.