Students thrilled at art on gallery wall

Show at Ranger Station celebrates Arts and Culture Week

Artists from here to Boston Bar have come together for this month’s featured show at the Ranger Station Art Gallery.

At least 100 pieces are lining the walls and sitting on display at the lakeside venue.

And it’s a collection that many families here won’t want to miss.

Each piece was made by a student from School District 78, from Harrison Hot Springs all the way to Boston Bar. They are on display now, and the public is invited to visit the gallery and vote for their favourites.

Kent elementary teacher Trish Fushtey says they run the gamut from paintings, drawings and pastels, to sculptural items made of paper and plasticine.

“Oh, there’s a real range,” she says.

There’s also a wide range of ages and abilities, she says. The youngest artists included are in kindergarten, and the show was open to students up to Grade 12.

The show helps to celebrate Arts and Culture Week, which runs April 10 to 16 this year. A similar show was held at the Ranger Station last year. Votes will be tallied in time for an artists reception on Sunday, April 17 (2 p.m. to 4 p.m.), where the winners will be announced.

“The art is all up now,” Fushtey says. “The kids are always really happy to see their art up. I think they really get a thrill out of seeing their stuff on the walls.”

The show is an initiative of the Kent-Harrison Arts Council, which Fushtey is involved in, and the Fraser-Cascade School District.

The Ranger Station is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. It’s located at 98 Rockwell Drive in Harrison Hot Springs.

Just Posted

Sts’ailes First Nation to vote on land code

Land Code would remove nation from 34 sections of Indian Act

KPU campuses go smoke-free starting Jan. 21 – and that includes vaping

‘We didn’t make this decision lightly’ says prez of the Surrey-based institution

Trial begins for man charged with 2010 murder of Mandy Johnson

Langley single mom was fatally shot while in vehicle in Abbotsford

Water upgrade work starts in Harrison

Participation compulsory for impacted properties

Literacy Day coming to Kent Elementary

Storytime, snacks, giveaways and a surprise guest for little readers

Find Your Fit tour comes to Agassiz

Gives students hands-on experience with career-planning tools

Bank of Canada hikes interest rate to 1.25%, cites strong economic data

The rate increase is expected to prompt Canada’s large banks to raise their prime lending rates

5 to start your day

BC Liberals staffer in court for ethnic vote scandal, friends mourn boy killed in Vancouver and more

Trump aces mental aptitude test designed by Canadian immigrant

“This is a good example, I think, that will be helpful to change views about immigration. And maybe for Mr. Trump himself to consider immigrants as contributors to advancing science, advancing our societies.”

Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

The rival Koreas took major steps toward reducing their bitter animosity

Canada, U.S. lead call for sanctions against North Korea

Foreign ministers from 20 countries are meeting in Vancouver to discuss security and stability on the Korean Peninsula

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announces engagement

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh engaged to clothing designer Gurkiran Kaur

Hijab-cutting case highlights ethical issues with putting kids in spotlight

A Toronto police investigation has concluded a girl’s hijab was not cut by a scissors-wielding man as she walked to school

Change in politics, society on sexual misconduct ‘not fast enough,’ says Trudeau

Trudeau says society still lagging behind the systemic changes he is trying to make when it comes to preventing and responding to sexual harassment

Most Read