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Ladysmith Secondary students bringing new life to FJCC mural

Jun 01, 2022

Ladysmith Secondary students bringing new life to FJCC mural

The Town of Ladysmith is pleased collaborate with Ladysmith Secondary School students to complete a new vibrant art mural design at the Frank Jameson Community Centre.

The public art and youth engagement project started this week along the front wall at the FJCC with Grade 9 – 12 Visual Arts students displaying their talents.

Drawing on inspiration from the theme of ‘Connection’, eight individual concept sketches created by youth were amalgamated into a collaborative design. The mural will reflect the natural beauty of our local landscape, culture and people, as well as activities that locals enjoy – keeping us “connected” to where we live.

The Town’s objective through the mural project is for youth to discover a positive way to express themselves and gain real-world skills while enhancing this public space.

LSS art teacher Kathleen Hall has mentored the students through the brainstorming and design creation process for this project.

Hall has 24 years of experience as an art teacher on Vancouver Island, as well as in the United States and Egypt. She holds a PhD Art Education from the University of Victoria. Hall has worked as a volunteer educator for a NGO summer art program for marginalized Roma, Ashkali, Egyptian (RAE) children in Kosovo.

The Ladysmith community is encouraged to stop and speak with the students about the design and their passion for art. Painting is being completed over the month of June and is weather dependent.

Watch the Town’s social media for regular updates on the mural project.

You can also receive up-to-date information in your email inbox by subscribing to the Town’s newsletter.

For Information:
Mike Gregory
Communications and Engagement Specialist
mgregory@ladysmith.ca
250.210.1740

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