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WWI Arts Inquiry Showcase Events
Media Advisory
4/20/2016
WWI Arts Inquiry Showcase Events

​What:

World War I impacted people on every continent and was critical to the development of Canada as a nation.  To mark the centenary, the York Region District School Board developed a series of multidisciplinary events and activities that allow students to both create and share innovative projects that depict the diverse voices of Canadians and global history.
 
Student work will be on display at two upcoming showcase events. Teachers and students from all grades were invited to use any arts discipline to explore events and themes of the war. Students worked with and used resources from local artists, museums and historical societies to create their works. It was a great opportunity to develop works of art and performances that portrayed Canadian stories of WWI as a departure point, and which dealt with contemporary values and issues.

Where & When:

April 27, 2016 from 7:00-9:00p.m.
Showcase of the Performing Arts
300 Major Mackenzie Dr. W., Richmond Hill, ON
 
May 25, 2016 from 7:00-9:00p.m.
Showcase of the Visual Arts
17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket, ON
* Artwork will be on display from May 24-26

Who:

Hosted by the York Region District School Board’s WWI Committee, the showcase events are open to the public. Elementary and secondary students from across the YRDSB will share their work through dance, drama and music on April 27 and the visual arts on May 25.

For more information or to RSVP please contact:

Jan Emonson
Curator, YRDSB Museum & Archives
Telephone: 905-470-6119

 

 
 
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