Art. Some people go to faraway places to just get a glimpse of beautiful art. But in reality, there’s wonderful art right under our noses.
An art exhibition and sale is being held at Angus McKay School, 850 Woodvale Avenue in Winnipeg, on Thursday April 25th from 7:00-9:30 P.M.
New works will be unveiled at this art show and sale. Based on classroom curriculum, the art was created by the students of Angus McKay. Each grade level class has been involved in making a specific piece of art related to their study.
This special event is a result of fundraising efforts by the school’s Community School Association (CSA). The vision is to create an outdoor workspace in the school’s courtyard for the students of Angus McKay. All profits from the art exhibition and sale will be going towards this project.
Dara Maternick, a parent of two students at Angus McKay, successfully applied for a Manitoba Arts Council grant on behalf of the CSA and the school. Several other parents dedicated their time and efforts to make this fundraiser a go. The grant money went towards the purchase of art supplies and the hiring of local artist and sculptor, Alice Kulyk, to guide the students in their creations.
Students were able to experience varied media, from chalk and oil pastels to water colour paints, as Alice visited their classroom for an art class. Students were excited to create pieces for display for this event knowing that their parents will get first dibs on purchasing their art pieces for $10.
The public is welcome to join us for this special evening for adults only. Besides the art, there will be live entertainment, refreshments, desserts and a chance to win a piece of art from local artist Walter Kulyk. The cost of one ticket is $5.00 and over 200 hundred tickets have already been sold, as many take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy a night out with neighbours and friends while supporting the school at the same time.
Some people come from far away places to see beautiful art, so here is hoping you will come from wherever you are to admire the wonderful art of Angus McKay students.