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Colourful cage will greet Port Coquitlam batters

Port Coquitlam Minor Baseball’s batting cage at Thompson Park got a lot more colourful last week.  - GARY McKENNA/THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Port Coquitlam Minor Baseball’s batting cage at Thompson Park got a lot more colourful last week.
— image credit: GARY McKENNA/THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Port Coquitlam Minor Baseball’s batting cage at Thompson Park got a lot more colourful last week.

The sports organization and the city teamed up with artist Kris Kupskay to create 2,000-sq. ft mural, blending First Nations art with images of baseball.

According to a press release from the city, the wall had been a target for vandals and was regularly hit with graffiti. PoCo Minor Baseball hopes the art work, which was created as part of the city’s ParticiPAINT program, will discourage tagging.

Kupskay is an artist with the Hidden Agenda Project and has created numerous murals in PoCo and the rest of the region, including one for Whistler’s popular Crankworx free ride mountain bike festival. The city said that his theme-based approach to spraypaint art allow for dynamic art pieces that show taggers that there are opportunities to participate in positive projects.

gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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