Guitar teacher Brent Morton works with WLSS Grade 12 student Darwin English on some chording for Star War tunes he and the guitar class will perform as part of the art walk and show at the school on June 6.

Guitar teacher Brent Morton works with WLSS Grade 12 student Darwin English on some chording for Star War tunes he and the guitar class will perform as part of the art walk and show at the school on June 6.

WLSS hosts art walk and show next week

The Williams Lake Secondary School (WLSS) art walk and art show is coming back on June 5 and 6.

The Williams Lake Secondary School (WLSS) art walk and art show is coming back on June 5 and 6, featuring the talent and artistic expressions of students in a wide range of venues guaranteed to entertain and delight the community.

Art teacher Siobhan Wright explained this is the first time in two years the event has been held.

“We’ve been doing the art walk and show almost every year for 10 years,” she said. “We’ll have live stage performances, followed by an intermission where we will hold an art walk where you have to go and get your ‘passport’ stamped.”

There will also be performers entertaining guests during the art viewing, as well as a special ‘petting zoo’ and a stop-motion station for animation.

“When you get your passport all stamped you can enter to win a door prize,” she continued. “There will be a daytime show on June 5 for younger high school and elementary school students, and then the evening performance on Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m.”

Featured on the main stage will be four school bands directed by band teacher Laura Eilers: the Grade 8 band, the Grade 9-12 band, the jazz band and the tour band.

She said that the kids have been working hard to get ready for the performance, and that it will be an exciting event.

“There will be drop-down screens on the stage with graphic art displays during our stage performance,” she continued, adding that the school is also holding a band concert on June 11 where the community can hear all four school bands, the community band and more at 7 p.m.

One of the students eagerly anticipating the fine arts event at WLSS is Grade 11 student Kara Pare who will be the host of the show. No stranger to studio theatre, one of the roles she has played on stage is the Mad Hatter in the school’s production of Alice a Wonderland.

She is entering a truly innovative piece in the art show — one that she said reflects her love of Alice in Wonderland, zombies and Tim Burton. It includes an artfully transformed book containing the plays of George Bernard Shaw and fascinating Burton-style-zombie-renditions of Wonderland characters. “After the show I’m going to sign up for Twitter, post my piece and tag Tim Burton,” she said.

“The art walk and art show on June 6 is an important fundraiser for us,” Wright said. “We usually raise between $4,000 and $7,000 for scholarships and to support art programs at the school.”

 

Everyone is welcome at the WLSS Fine Arts Show at 7 p.m. on Thursday June 6.

 

 

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