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REPORTING · 28th May 2013
Walter McFarlane
The Kitimat Museum and Achieves is once again hosting artwork by Kitimat youth as a part of both their Museum in the Classroom and Insights. 2013 marks their 20th anniversary of the program.

“What we’ve done is we’ve taken examples of work done by the Secondary / Middle School and the Elementary Schools and combined them together to create a colourful and exciting display. We’ve had some interest in the First Nations Art that has been displayed in the Insight’s section,” said Angela Eastman.

20 years ago, the class rooms would come to the museum, go upstairs in the gallery and there would be tables and they would participate in workshops. Times change and due to project constraints, the schools could no longer visit.

The Museum decided instead to bring the artwork to the students. There were several artists who would give workshops but many have moved on with time, and changing careers.

“Eileen Hutson was our one steady instructor for the last 20 years and every year, she would provide our art instruction for Elementary School children in a variety of mediums such as pastel and water colour,” said Eastman.

However, times change and Hutson will be moving on this year. The Museum has some great candidates in the wings but they have not finalized anything yet. Finally, there is a farewell party for Hutson on May 30th at the Museum at 7:00.