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JOURNÉES DE LA CULTURE LIGHTS UP WESTMOUNT HIGH SCHOOL

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MONTREAL, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010 – A stirring live exhibit of students showcasing their artistic talents took centre stage in the lobby of Westmount High School recently, kicking off les Journées de la culture, an action-packed weekend meant to raise awareness of the arts.

Entitled “Expression,” the Friday vernissage put on by Westmount High School’s visual arts students showcased their talents in drawing, charcoal, painting, sculpture, and other artistic mediums. The students were also on hand to answer questions while demonstrating their creative talent and individual styles of working.

Organized by art teacher Silvana Anania, this was the first year in which Westmount High participated in les Journées de la culture.

“I’m very proud to exhibit the creative talents of our students,” said Anania. “This represents an ongoing process as they develop their own individual artistic palate.”
Les Journées de la culture is yet another example of Westmount High School’s strong commitment to the arts and community involvement. In November 2009, students participated in an altruistic international art project, “Painting a New World,” with the goal to raise funds for art supplies sent to Africa. Students also welcomed the Olympic Flame in December 2009 by producing a banner which was later won a “Gold medal” and still is on display at Whistler city hall. The banner was also on display throughout the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.


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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca