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Former Blackville Resident Rodney D’Alessio Painting Installed at Edmonton Transit Station

A painting by former Blackville resident Rodney D’Alessio has been displayed at the University Light Rail Transit Station in Edmonton, Alberta.

The artwork, entitled I Hate It Here, I Want to Go Home, is part of a series of work centred around his experience at the Dr. Roberts Hospital School in Saint John, New Brunswick where he lived as a child.

Rodney, who has been painting for a few years, created the artwork from memory.

Read more about the project below. This article originally appeared on the Edmonton Arts Council blog. Visit yegarts.tumblr.com to learn more about the Edmonton Arts Council.

Reprinted with permission.

9 Comments

  1. Trudy Underhill on November 17, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    That is wonderful Rodney! So proud of you!❤️

  2. Daphne Jardine on November 17, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    Congratulations Rodney. Well done.

  3. Wendy Brophy Astle on November 17, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    Congratulations Rodney! 🙂

  4. Colleen Underhill on November 17, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    Awesome congratulations

  5. Ryan D'Alessio on November 17, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    Great job Rodney 👍👍

  6. Elaine Walls on November 17, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    Beautiful work Rodney!

  7. Brad Hogan on November 17, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    Great job Rodney.your looking good as well long time no see.

  8. David D Barker, MVHS Vice-Principal....Retired on November 17, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    Way to go Rodney. Always enjoyed our chats when you attended MVHS. proud of your accomplishments.

  9. Don on November 18, 2021 at 10:07 am

    Congratulations, nice recognition

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