Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park St. W, Windsor N9A 6K1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: May 24, 2016
Contact: Mike Lilley, Teacher Consultant
Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10345
GECDSB Artists Win Top Prizes
Two GECDSB student artists have won the top prizes in the Working with the Environment high school student art show. Jasmine Blanchard from Westview Freedom Academy won the Juror’s Award for her piece entitled “Unity” and Emma Ricci from Belle River District High School won the People’s Choice Award for her work “Life is Beautiful”.
Works submitted for the Juror’s Award were judged on originality and uniqueness of materials used and excellence of craft. According to the Jurors Statement, the selected works in this category “transcended borders and cultures to address a global issue.”
Over 1,500 votes were submitted for the 20 works in the People’s Choice category.
The Arts Council Windsor and Region, along with its partners Unifor local 200, WECDSB, GECDSB and CSC Providence, stage this annual exhibit that reflects on the themes of the environment and labour. This year’s exhibit ran from May 10- 13, 2016 at Artspeak Gallery.
For further information, contact Mike Lilley, Teacher Consultant.