Thursday, February 06, 2014

Art is Alive at ERB!

An appreciation for art and an eye for school beautification has opened up incredible opportunities for us at École Robert Browning!  It all began last year, when through the divisional Integrated Arts Program, we came to know and love the work of Dimitry, talented mosaic artist.  Our vision was to create an art piece representative of who we are at ERB and to commemorate our 50th year "Learning and Growing"!  What resulted was the amazing piece of art that adorns our front foyer, made lovingly with the ideas and hands of all our staff and students!

With this as our inspiration, we again contacted Dimitry, and this year, through our Dancing for Dollars fundraising and The Mantioba Arts Council, we have created 2 other fabulous pieces of art!  

On the main stairwell, you will find a wall to wall mosaic made by our Kindergarten,  Grade 1 & Grade 2 students depicting artistically what community means to them.  You will notice our school at the heart of the many pathways and 51 hearts, signifying our 50 years together and +1 for moving toward the future.  Notice that all hearts are different, symbolizing our diversity and beauty.  Bravo aux petits qui on t bien travaille ensemble!

On the second floor, you will find an artistically flowing maple leaf, representative of our nation and filled with the beautiful colours of the aurora borealis, or the Nothern Lights, which connect all of us. You will also see 13 silhouettes of trees which represent our 10 provinces and 3 territories.  These wonderful ideas grew from the collaboration of our Grade 3, 4, & 5 students.  Take a moment to ask any of them about this art piece, how it was created and what their part was in it!  They will be happy to tell you all about it!  Feliciations aux élèves de ces niveaux; vous avez bien représenté notre pays et vos connaissances!  Bien fait!

Be sure to take some time to enjoy the magnificent and timeless art new to our building!

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