Friday, June 26, 2009

Silent Auction for Crosby Mural

Peter Matyas, a "nationally recognized artist" and hockey fan who has painted murals of star athletes for many years, has painted a 7 X 7 foot-square mural of Sidney Crosby that remains at Cole Harbour Place overlooking Crosby's hometown of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia. Matyas painted the mural during the intermissions of the Penguins Stanley Cup win in order to capture the magic of that event.

Cathy Burgess, general manager of Cole Harbour Place, has been in touch with the Crosby family in order for the mural to be auctioned off when Sidney brings the Cup to Cole Harbour and has requested that he sign the mural as well. The mural will become the prized-possession of the highest bidder of a silent auction during Cole Harbour's celebration of the Penguins Championship win (the date of which is still yet to be determined) and the money raised will be put towards the expansion of Cole Harbour Place.

Bidding is now open and will be closed on the night of the upcoming Cup celebration in the hopes to raise as much as $2,000 - $3,000 (quite honestly, I'm betting on their getting a whole lot more money raised than that especially if Sidney signs it!).
“I have decided to have my work do something for someone else,” he [Matyas] said. “And you have to have a vision and make it mean something. I want Cole Harbour Place to make a lot of money.”
For more information, to place a bid, and / or to keep up-to-date with the Cole Harbour Place expansion, contact / visit the following:

Cathy Burgess


PK_37 said...

I say all of us Sid fans should put money together.
I got like 3 dollars.

Unknown said...

Sounds good to me PK. I can chip in $3...although sharing custody of the mural could cause some issues. I dont think I'd want to pass it on.

Jay said...

I have some loose change floating around the bottom of my purse... could be as much as five dollars.

I wonder how much that is in Canadian dollars?

No way that thing is only going to pull in $2-3,000.