REPORTING · 22nd June 2011
On Thursday, June 9th, the “Made in BC” and the “Dance Impressions” opened their 2nd exhibit at the City Centre Mall. Louis Avery, Curator at the Kitimat Museum and Achieves, introduced the people who made this possible, Eileen Hutson and Leah Correia who went into the schools and worked with the children.
“They got to learn how to move and Contemporary Dance, Leah Correia, is our expert and professional Dancer with Hip Hop and Stomp. The kids had a wonderful chance to explore that type of performing art and they went on to visual arts with Eileen,” said Avery.
Hutson explained the artwork was a product of dance and visual arts. Children take what they learned, pass it to other children during recess and it goes through the school. Then they convey the patterns into art workshops.
Mayor Joanne Monaghan said it was gratifying to have individuals working in the community with youth and give them the opportunity. Cake was served to the artists.
Of course, there was cake