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"The Border" Coming to Winkler
Garden Valley Collegate
Winkler, Manitoba

By Cheryl, (Grade 12)

Last years' art show "Both Sides of the Border", directed by Marcel Debruil was a huge success! This year it's back again and it is supposed to be just as exciting. Students from 7 different schools are gathering at the Morden Collegiate Gymnasium to give you a taste of what they can do. The 3 day show will be held from April 29 to May 1.

Art work ranges from oil paintings, water colours, pencil sketches, pastels, colour and black and white photographs, clay sculptures, architectural drawings, old artifacts and models of house and clothes designs. The students aren't the only people who put their art work into these art shows, community members are also welcome to display any kind of artwork that they make or design themselves.

This year, there will also be entertainment in the evenings as well as the art show. Last year, an Indian dancer came to show us how a pow wow is done. This year, the directors of the art show will be coming up with a new theme, something different.

Elaine Spearman says that some of their ideas are to have a South American theme, a Pre-Columbian theme or a "Mask" theme; where all the students would create masks of the different cultures. During the art show there will also be demonstrations done by the students themselves. The entertainment in the evening will cost about $3.00 and the afternoons are free.

Spearman says, "the good thing about these art shows is that they are open from 9:00 to 9:00 so that can attract attention from the public." She also thinks that this is a good learning experience, because it helps to improve the communication between different schools.

If you are interested in submitting your art work to this year's art show please give Elaine Spearman a call at 822-6823 in Mordan, Manitoba.

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