Proud to display local student art
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This article was published 01/02/2021 (849 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
The arts bring beauty and joy into our lives and our community, especially with the challenges that we have faced in the past year.
My office has been able to partner with local St. Vital art students at Glenlawn Collegiate and Dakota Collegiate Institute to display student art pieces and show off their amazing creative abilities.
From Dakota, we have two amazing pieces from Grade 12 student Hyeonji Oh, a watercolour on paper and an acrylic on paper. A third piece by Grade 12 student Marissa Wiebe is a collection of five paintings depicting skeletons. The project was inspired by the isolation during the pandemic.
From Glenlawn, we have a beautiful three-painting trio by student Bailey Biswanger depicting trees through the seasons, as well as Yueqi Wang’s piece portraying very realistic water jars.
I am also proud to display the Wish Tree. The DCI Love Grows Wish Tree is a project whereby DCI students prepared over 300 handmade cards for seniors throughout St. Vital. In turn, folks at Seine River Residencies and members of the Rotunda Towers Seniors Group returned the favour by writing dozens of short ‘leaf’ messages for the students. Messages that despite the incredible challenges we’re facing, were filled with love and hope for a better tomorrow. The leaf messages were placed on the tree creating the Wish Tree – with the hope of brightening our community for today and into the future.
The incredible artwork, as well as the kind and uplifting work done by students at DCI to build the Love Grows Wish Tree, is not only a fantastic representation of the raw talent of so many young, aspiring artists in our community, it is also an example of their kindness.
On behalf of our community, I say thank you to all the young artists who used their gifts to create beauty and brightened the lives of hundreds here in St. Vital.
Thank you also to all the educators who facilitated and encouraged their students to learn and grow their artistic abilities. Thanks are due, as well, to the seniors who used their wisdom to spread positivity in St. Vital.
You can contact me by email at email@example.com or by phone at 204-219-5407 if you have any questions.
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Jamie Moses is the NDP MLA for St. Vital.