Patricia Ulmer and Janice Astawa look at pieces created during the Prince Rupert Community Art Project at the exhibit on March 21.

Art project connects Prince Rupert’s new and long-time residents

Following a series of art workshops, pieces created during the Prince Rupert Community Art Project were displayed at an exhibit on March 21.

Following a series of art workshops, pieces created during the Prince Rupert Community Art Project were displayed at an exhibit at the Lester Centre on March 21.

“Everybody did such a good job with their art I’m so impressed. The artists who led the workshops were fabulous. They were all great at leading people toward what they wanted to do with their projects,” Lynn Cociani, the project coordinator, said.

The Prince Rupert Community Art Project, funded by the North Coast Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society and Embrace B.C., aimed to foster new relationships between people who are new to Prince Rupert and long-time residents.

Five separate workshops helped participants create art revolving around a theme of diversity.

Adrienne Johnston facilitated the first, with people creating a house on fabric squares that were then  pieced together by Debra Strand to form a quilt.

Next was Joan Mostad’s workshop on collaging and painting, with participants showcasing their history through a mixed-medium piece.

A personal journey was the theme of artwork Nicole Best Rudderham facilitated, being conveyed through drawing and painting, with Mike Ambach and Arianne Loranger-Saindon leading a collaging workshop that had people tell their story through images.

Tyler Meers went into the Northwest Community College’s “English as a Second Language” course for the final workshop, teaching students a lesson on photography before helping them make a self-portrait.

Approximately 60 people participated in the series, some taking part in more than one workshop.

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