The Moyer Recreation Centre in Josephburg presented a perfect canvas on which to celebrate local history. The west-facing side of the building lent itself nicely to a sectioned visual of days gone by.
With pride of community, three individuals collaborated to realize their dream of visually showcasing the development of the region of Strathcona County we call Josephburg. Their names are Dianne Kuhn, Althea Naundorf, and Diane Smith.
Working with Strathcona County Parks, Recreation, and Culture, a mural with the theme “The Evolution of Community, Commerce, and Agriculture in Josephburg”, began to take shape. From a pool of fourteen submitting artists, a jury chose Yuan Cheng Bi. He was supplied with many photographs and a comprehensive list of the many items that should be represented. The work, begun in 2003, upgraded in 2011, and refurbished in 2017 is located on the west-facing side of the building in the hamlet of Josephburg.JBurgMural.Write-Up.20