The Canada’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations Committee has announced four student art exhibits that will be displayed publicly during the City’s four-day celebration running June 29th to July 2nd.
The Committee, in partnership with the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board, has sponsored Canada themed art projects at a dozen schools across Peterborough.
The Art School of Peterborough conceptualized the exhibits and has been facilitating the art projects in local schools over the last several months. Students are busy putting the final touches on their work. Hundreds of unique Canada-themed pieces have been created and will be shown in local schools, while a selection of the works will form four public art exhibits in highly visible areas throughout Peterborough’s 150th celebrations.
“The Committee wanted to make sure we engaged students and school communities so that their voices were included in this important celebration of our country in our city,” Communications Chair Galen Eagle says. “The art exhibits will be a must-see and should give residents another great reason to Celebrate at Home.”
ART EXHIBIT DETAILS
Title: Canada Growing Strong Date: Running Thursday, June 29 – Sunday, July 2. Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily Location: West side of Silver Bean Café in Millennium Park Summary: Students from St. Catherine CES have created and colourfully painted 150 clay flowers representing provincial flowers from across Canada. Displayed together, the flowers make a powerful statement about the beauty that unites our provinces coast-to-coast.
Title: Canada-mation Date: Running Thursday, June 29 – Sunday, July 2 Location: Charlotte Mews Tunnel Summary: Students from St. Alphonsus CES, St. Paul CES Peterborough and Chemong Public School have created Canada-themed Claymation videos that will be projected on the Charlotte Mews tunnel throughout the four days of celebrations.
Title: Canada Assembled Date: Friday, June 30 Location: Hunter St. (road will be open to pedestrians only) Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Summary: Students from St. Anne CES have created large, wooden puzzle pieces that can be assembled to create the Canada 150th logo in this interactive exhibit.
Title: Canada Walking Forward Date: Sunday, July 2 Location: Along the path and stairs that connect the Peterborough Museum and Archives to the Lift Lock grounds. Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Summary: Students from St. Paul CES Peterborough and Immaculate Conception CES have created and colourfully painted 150 clay footprints. The footprints are imprints of the students’ own feet and have been decorated to answer the question, “What does Canada mean to you?”