We are delighted to share the artistic work of our Grade 6 student, Ion Curea, as the youngest contributing artist in the “Create Your Own Peace” Art Show! Ion’s original drawing, entitled “Peace and War”, is his interpretation of what a world at peace and a world at war looks like. The drawing was created for the “Create Your Own Peace” Art Show: Imagining, Creating and Inspiring CHANGE; which invites visitors to see PEACE through multi-media art forms from a youth perspective. All donations made at the “Create Your Own Peace” Art Show go directly to the Canadian Red Cross West Africa Partnership Program, in support of Canadian Red Cross’ sister societies of Mali, Sierra Leone and Liberia. We would like to thank Lynda Watson, the Community Services Coordinator, Humanitarian Issues Promotion & Youth, of the Canadian Red Cross Ontario Zone; for inviting young artists like Ion to participate.
At Richland Academy, we integrate all the arts, including visual arts, music, drama and dance; into our curriculum for all our students. The benefit of the arts in education is profound, and develops fundamental skills in children, ranging from creativity to confidence.
The show opened on Wednesday February 20th, 2013 at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts and runs for a month. There is no charge for admission.
I was so proud to be sharing in this experience with Ion. He is to be commended on all his hard work, and the deep thinking that went into producing such a mature take on war and peace. I am so proud of our Grade 6 artiste!