April 16, 2014

Peel students spark dialogue on social justice through visual arts

More than 20 Peel District School Board secondary schools will participate in the 13th annual Walk the Art – POWER! exhibit to spark dialogue around the distribution of power. The exhibit will showcase 60 pieces of art from April 10 to 24 at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA).

Walk the Art’s goal is to have students think critically about the role of the artist in our society and art’s ability to bring forth social change," says Franca Fuoco, a teacher at Louise Arbour Secondary School and co-organizer of the event. “Art with its rich history of holding a mirror up to society’s quandaries is the perfect venue for our students to express their thoughts on this complicated issue."

The exhibit will be on display for community viewing from April 10 to 24. Exhibit hours are:
• 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
• 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday
• 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday
• 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday

A closing reception and silent auction of artwork will be held on April 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. PAMA is located at 9 Wellington St. E. in Brampton.

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Media contact:  Hubert Brard, Instructional Co-ordinator, The Arts and Health and Physical Education, 905-890-1010 ext. 2524, [email protected]

Reference:  Kayla Tishcoff, School Communications Specialist, 905-890-1010 ext. 2239, [email protected]

Note to media:  For a list of participating schools, please contact [email protected]

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