Artsy nights coming up at GLSS

A performance of the musical 'Grease' will be flanked by the first annual student art show

Melanie Joleun poses with her mixed-media artwork that will be on display at the GLSS art show. (Photo provided)

Great Lakes Secondary School is hosting its first annual student art show and performances of the musical “Grease” on May 11th, 12th, and 13th.

The art show will be launched with a reception on the 11th at 6 p.m. in room 308. Art teachers and students will be on hand showing off over 50 unique pieces of art. Displays include soap stone sculpture, clay sculpture, drawing, painting, embroidery, and more. This is a free event and refreshments are available.

Great Lakes Musical Theatre presents “Grease”, the rocking musical revolving around the complexities of adolescence, opening at 7 p.m. on May 11th. Other shows will take place at 7 p.m. on the 12th and 13th. Tickets are available at the GLSS main office or from any cast member; the cost is $8 for youth and $10 for adults.

“The ultimate goal is for students to take pride in their artistic accomplishments,” said Tanya McIntyre, a visual arts teacher at GLSS.

Events like the art show and musical let students show off skills they have that might be unknown.

Learning and developing new skills, taking yourself out of your comfort zone, and taking pride in what one is able to achieve is an integral part of studying the arts, said McIntyre. “Even when the creative process takes you somewhere unexpected.”

Of special interest is a mixed-media piece by GLSS senior student Melanie Joleun said a GLSS news release.

Her interest in depicting the SCITS building as the focus of her art work captures the theme of this year at GLSS – coming together and forging a strong new school community out of great past traditions, said the release.

More information can be found on the GLSS website.

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