Local high school students bringing light to Canada Winter Games

By rdnewsNOW staff
February 11, 2019 - 10:10am

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 February 8, 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 in lantern walks on February 19 and 25 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,” says visual arts teacher Jonas Marchinko, St. Joseph High Schoo, in a press release. “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."

Red Deerians and visitors alike are encouraged to check out 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.

(With files from St. Joseph High School and Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools)

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