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TEENS IN SPIRIT WITH ART SHOWCASES THE ARTISTIC TALENT OF MOUNTAINVIEW SCHOOL STUDENTS

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MONTREAL, May 26, 2010 – Emotionally jarring and inspirational drawings, paintings, sculptures and poetry created by the students of Mountainview School students is on display until June 4th at the Batshaw Youth and Family Centr (5 Weredale Park) in Westmount.

Inspired by their life experiences, Mountainview students, in collaboration with Batshaw, were given the opportunity to express themselves and realize their own artistic potential through various platforms including painting, sculpture, written and multi-media.
The goal of “Teens in Spirit with Art” is to provide these young adults with the opportunity to: increase self-reliance and decision-making; self-esteem, self-confidence, social contact, and mutual support; as well as build a sense of community belonging and open their eyes to their own potential through exposure to the visual arts.

“Some of the art is very powerful, you feel what they feel. Like music that touches their heart, this project allows some of the kids to open up and some try to cope [with their personal issues] by creating some art which takes them to a better place,” said Debbie Walsh, coordinator of the project, “These kids are so resilient and tough. This project is so rewarding, absolutely the best part of my job.”

The “Teens in Spirit with Art” exhibit is open daily and can be viewed at the Batshaw Centre, 6 Weredale Park in Westmount.

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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