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Library to feature young artists’ work

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By: Veronica Funk

  |  Posted: Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 10:43 am

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Next week, Airdrie Public Library (APL) welcomes the community to our annual High School Art Gala, an event that kicks off the True Colours art exhibit from students from Bert Church, George McDougall and St. Martin de Porres high schools, as well as Meadowbrook Middle School.

True colour in our digital world is represented by three basic colours – red, green and blue – but for an artist true colour is represented through the colour wheel, with the primary colours being red, yellow and blue. A person’s vision is trichromatic, which means how the colour is conveyed. Basically, our eyes contain three types of colour receptors and by utilizing at least two of the cones and light, the information is transferred to our brain. The average person distinguishes up to seven million colours.

With the three primary colours an artist can create a veritable rainbow… red and yellow mix to create orange, yellow and blue make green, blue and red combine to make purple. Add white and vary the amounts of colour in each mix and the combinations are endless. That is what the arts teachers in our schools do – take students, introduce them to new ideas and materials and allow them to grow and change, to create a rainbow of thoughts and new ideas, which they can take forward on their journey into their futures as contributing, creative members of our society.

APL is pleased to present the work of this year’s young artists. Please join the artists and their work at the library on March 4 from 6 to 7 p.m., to honour the dedication of our local students and teachers, listen to the beautiful voices of George McDougall’s Georgie Girls and hear a brief but inspiring talk by airdrielife magazine publisher Sherry Shaw-Froggatt.

If you can’t make the gala, please drop by the library any time during March and April to enjoy the students’ creativity and vision.

For more information on APL’s programs and services, visit or call 403-948-0600.


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