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A brush with the future of painting

How this generation can paint the future for the next.

Students with Mrs. Vanessa Waddell from Alwin Holland Elementary School had the opportunity to tour the FSJ Art Gallery and its newest exhibit, as well as a one-on-one with artist, Alison Newth.

Students were given the grand tour of the North Peace Art Galleries most recent exhibit on April 27, 2023, alongside their teacher Mrs. Waddell and Principal Mrs. Melody Braun.

Introducing the local youth to healthy and creative outlets such as art, is how this generation can paint the future for the next.

Students got to walk amongst the exhibit alongside local showcased artist Alison Newth, while discussing the creative processes that occur to produce such wonderful paintings.

After spending time observing the artwork with Newth, students were given a chance to ask the artist questions before saying goodbye.

“To give them that chance of choice,” said Mrs. Braun, responding to the importance of introducing kids to art while they're young. “It’s not all sports, and it’s not all art. If I can catch just one kid, then I’ve done my job.”

Mrs. Braun is the new Principle at Alwin Holland and is the real push behind this initiative.

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