Looking Into The Past
The Sharp Family has owned and operated their Corner Drug Store since 1897. The Store was relocated to this building on Broad Street in 1929 after a fire demolished the previous location. The mural depicts images passing by and reflected on the “glass” of the window of the store. What wonders have these old windows seen in years gone past? The figures inside may indeed be Bev Sharp, his father and his old friend Jarvis McQuinn. Their legacy to the Town of Sussex lives on in this mural. The artists: Bonny Hill has been teaching visual arts in New Brunswick high schools for over twenty five years and was recently recognized by the Canadian Society For Education Through Art as Art Educator of the Year (secondary level, 2011). Although she has only been making and showing work seriously since 2006, she has been given four solo shows and an ArtsNB Creation grant since that time, and completed work on a second grant in 2012. Fred Harrison has been a successful mural artist for over twenty years, mainly painting in the London and Toronto Ontario areas for private homes and businesses. His last major project was in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, restoring the Roxy, a 1930 atmospheric theatre, where he was responsible for the décor and where he added two small murals to the lobby area as well. He loves the challenge that large-scale work gives him and the fact that it is constantly interacting with the public.
3 Broad Street