Ladysmith High School students breathe new life into the CJCF mural

June 01, 2022

Ladysmith High School students breathe new life into the CJCF mural

The Town of Ladysmith is pleased to partner with students from Ladysmith High School to bring a vibrant new wall art design to the Frank Jameson Community Center.

The public art and youth engagement project kicked off this week along the entrance wall of the FJCC with visual arts students in grades 9-12 showing off their talents.

Inspired by the theme ‘Connection’, eight individual concept sketches created by young people were merged into a collaborative design. The mural will reflect the natural beauty of our landscape, our culture and our local people, as well as the activities that locals enjoy – keeping us ‘connected’ to where we live.

The City’s objective through the mural project is to allow young people to discover a positive way of expressing themselves and to acquire concrete skills while improving this public space.

Kathleen Hall, an art professor at LSS, mentored the students through the process of brainstorming and creating a design for this project.

Hall has 24 years of experience as an art teacher on Vancouver Island, as well as in the United States and Egypt. She holds a PhD in Arts Education from the University of Victoria. Room a worked as a volunteer educator for an NGO summer arts program for marginalized Roma, Ashkali, Egyptian (RAE) children in Kosovo.

The Ladysmith community is encouraged to stop and speak with design students and their passion for the art. Painting is being completed during the month of June and is dependent on weather conditions.

Watch the City’s social media for regular updates on the mural project.

You can also receive up-to-date information in your inbox by subscribing to the City’s newsletter.

For information:
Mike Gregoire
Communications and Engagement Specialist
[email protected]

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