Fine arts students at Fredericton High School took part in a closing reception for their work on display at the school's art gallery on Feb. 28.
"Lens of the Land: Exploring and Responding to the New Brunswick Landscape" included art work from 20 talented students who were all inspired to create following a trip to Mactaquac Provincial Park in the fall. They also visited the University of New Brunswick arts centre and attended a lecture by Grand Chief Ron Tremblay of the Wolastoq Grand Council, who shared his knowledge of First Nations World View and connection to the land. The students selected an area of interest influenced by each learning activity and began the process of creating an original work, guided by their teacher, Paul Diamond. Their art work reflected individual understandings and experiences of the New Brunswick landscape. Another public exhibition of their work will also be held at the Fredericton Public Library on March 28. The project was funded by a Canada 150 NB Proud grant, First Nations Education and with support from ASD-W. Geary Elementary School and Hartland Community School also participated in a fine arts project. Shown in the FHS photos below (left to right) Emily Czerwinski with her acrylic painting depicting a human effect on nature; an acrylic painting by Brandon Cooke in brilliant fall colours, a First Nations Tale of the Crow by Erin McKessock in watercolours, and amazing sunflowers in acrylic by Alicia Brideau.