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Grade 11 students exhibit sculptures in King Station,
starting January 24

Greenwood College School’s Grade 11 visual arts students have been working on individual lamps or “lit sculptures” to put together as a collective piece, the “Toronto Lights Project.” Their first off-campus exhibit starts on Monday, January 24 at the TTC’s King Station, when staff will be setting up the display.

The official opening is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 27 at King beside the display.

This project required the students to visit a neighbourhood with which they were not familiar. In the neighbourhoods, they shot photographs, created collages and got inspiration to create an innovative and functional lamp that reflected or symbolized the neighborhood that they visited.

Some students began with a lamp they had found and recycled parts of it, while others went to a hardware store and bought what they needed to create an electrical circuit.

The idea was for students and teachers to understand and appreciate other cultures, reducing prejudice and exposing students to cultures that they knew little about.

The students that took part (and the neighbourhoods they portrayed) are: Keisha Aitchison (Church and Wellesley Village), Anna Aziz (Bloor West Village), Stefanie Csiszer (Corso Italia), Hannah Dawson (Fashion District), Alexis Green (Roncesvalles), Quinn Lowsky (Little Italy), Harry Moore (Parkdale), Sophia Puccetti (Greektown) and Tessa Thomson (Little India).

Generally, exhibits in King Station appear at the Melinda Street entrance off Commerce Court.