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"Kitchener Christmas Past" - acrylic on hardboard - by Lance Russwurm

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For fifty years the old city hall in Kitchener, Ontario stood proudly as the focal point of the entire area. Its neo-classical ambiance was especially magical at Christmastime. Bedecked with colored lights, it served as a perfect backdrop to throngs of holiday shoppers, smiling as they braved downtown swirls of snow - long before the malls, long before someone decided that so-called urban renewal was necessary....

The building was demolished in 1973, the first blow to a downtown that has never really recovered.

A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this print were donated to a fund to rebuild the clock tower (it had escaped the wreckers in '73) in Kitchener's Victoria Park. Today it proudly stands as a reminder of our past.

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I have been an artist/illustrator working out of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario for many years. I tend to specialize in historical and mechanical subject  matter, but I also enjoy doing portraits, murals, airbrush jobs or anything else that comes up. I work mostly in acrylics, oils, watercolours, graphite and ink. I can  take a photo if I have to, and can also do a bit of photo-retouching...but, mostly, I do things the traditional way.

 


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email: lancerusswurm@rogers.com

All work shown is copyright © 2012 by Lance Russwurm