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Students bring light to Canada Winter Games through a special art project

The visual art students will also participate lantern walks on Feb. 19th and 25th

Visual arts students at St. Joseph High School have been invited to take part in a special art project for the upcoming Canada Winter Games.

On Feb. 8th, students participated in a full-day workshop, in which their stylized animal drawings were developed into three-dimensional lanterns using wire, reed, bamboo, rice paper, glue and LED lights. Along with project partners at École Secondaire Lindsay Thurber High School, these lanterns will be on display at the White Gallery (Sunworks on Ross Street) during the Canada Winter Games.

The visual art students will also participate lantern walks on Feb. 19th and 25th at 6:15 p.m. from the White Gallery down to City Hall Park.

“We feel privileged to have the opportunity to add to the excitement that the Canada Winter Games brings to our community. This project is a way for these students to create a meaningful memory associated both with the winter games and with their high school experience. We are especially excited to participate in the lantern walks, where we will add to the spirit of the games with our enthusiasm and our light,” said Visual Arts Teacher, Jonas Marchinko at St. Joseph High School.

Visit the White Gallery during the Winter Games to view the lanterns from both high schools and learn about the inspiration behind the artwork and the students’ creative journey.

– Submitted by Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools

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