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Monday, September 23, 2013

Little Mistake On Larger-Than-Life Likeness

There's a little mistake on a larger-than-life likeness of a certain famous Saint Johner hanging on Prince William Street.

The recently-unveiled portrait of silver screen star Donald Sutherland on Prince William Street tacks an extra year on to the 78 year old's age, pegging him as born in 1934 rather than the correct 1935.

Thandi Restaurant owner Holly Singh commissioned the mural. She wasn't aware of the discrepancy until CHSJ News drew it to her attention. She says it won't be a hard fix for Grand Manan artist Sarah Griffin.

There's talk of donating the old murals--which are a little worse-for-wear after hanging on the building since 1990--to Saint John High School.