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April 17, 2014: Devonshire School Art Show; Children’s art auction benefits local schools.

April 17, 2014: Devonshire School Art Show;
Children’s art auction benefits local schools.

By Summer JL Baird.

In an initiative by a local business to benefit the Hintonburg Community, and our elementary schools in particular, classes at Devonshire Public School, Devonshire’s School Age Program, and Hintonburg Community Centre were asked to create group artworks on themes of their choosing. The children readily agreed and the result was beneficial for all concerned.

Supplies where distributed to the involved schools and classes, and the pieces worked on, and collected, through the month of February. They were then displayed to the appreciation of area residents, and sold by silent auction at The Hintonburg Public House during the month of March.

Fifty percent of proceeds from the auction went to the Devonshire Public School Council to fund extras for classrooms, school trips, and help for students in need at the school.

The other fifty percent went to Connaught Public School to help set up their new Early French Immersion program to which some of the children currently at Devonshire will be moved in the fall of 2014 under the reorganization of the school zones in our area.

It was great to see the children getting excited about art and to have them come in with such proud faces, to show their families their works of art on public display. For most, this was a first, and as we might imagine, a considerable thrill for any school age child.

The sale of the children’s works raised $1020.00 and there are still a few of the community group pieces available, so do stop by and one could be yours for just $30.00.

Hintonburg Public House, the venue for the show and sale, would like to offer special thanks to Wallack’s Art Supplies for donating many of the art boards, and to a few other amazing people in the area for supplying the rest.

Thanks go also, to the teachers and staff who incorporated the idea into their lesson plans and encouraged their students to participate. It was very much appreciated and its effects will be enjoyed by many area children for some time to come.

Based on the success of this community effort, we encourage area art lovers to watch next spring for the 2015 Kids’ Art Show fundraiser at The HPH.

Wall of art above tables and chairs

Public Gallery.

Photo Caption: Children’s art adorned the walls of HPH in March to raise funds for local school programming. Photo by Summer JL Baird.

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