WESTMOUNT, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 – Westmount High School (4350 Ste-Catherine St. West) will be presenting an exhibition of student art work as part of the province-wide Journées de la culture, which raises awareness of the arts in one action-packed weekend.
This will take place on Friday, September 24, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the school lobby.
The visual arts students from Westmount High invite the public to the vernissage “Expression.” They will be exhibiting art works expressing their skills in drawing, charcoal, painting, sculpture, and other artistic mediums. The students will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate their creative talent and individual styles of working.
This is the first time that Westmount High will be participating in the Journées de la culture. Art teacher Silvana Anania has organized the event, featuring an impressive variety of student works. “I’m very proud to exhibit the creative talent of our students. This represents an ongoing process as they develop their own individual artistic palate,” said Ms. Anania.
School officials note that this is another example of Westmount High’s strong commitment to the arts and community involvement by its students. In November 2009, students of Westmount High School participated in an altruistic international art project, “Painting a New World,” with the goal to raise funds for art supplies sent to Africa.
In December 2009 Ms. Anania’s students produced a magnificent banner to welcome the Olympic Flame to the Westmount community. The City of Westmount chose Westmount High as the school with the best banner, beating several other private and public schools in the area. The banner was later sent to the Mayor of Whistler, Ken Melamed, a graduate of Westmount High School who hung the banner at Whistler City Hall throughout the 2010 Winter Games.
It is hoped that Westmount High’s participation in the Journées de la culture program will continue its commitment to the arts and community involvement. For more information, visit: http://www.journeesdelaculture.qc.ca/evenement.php?id=1194&lang=en.