KURT LANGMANN PHOTO Aldergrove Secondary teachers Stephanie Martyniuk and Brooke Leary are leading an art project to capture images of the parts of the Aldergrove community that contributors feel they “love best about Aldergrove.”

School art project seeks Aldergrove’s beauty

Large-scale mural to celebrate Aldergrove Secondary’s 60th anniversary

Two teachers from Aldergrove Community Secondary School (ACSS) have undertaken an ambitious mural project that will seek dozens of contributed photos of people’s favourite scenes of the Aldergrove area.

Stephanie Martyniuk and Brooke Leary plan to take all of these images and combine them in such a way that from a distance the smaller images would combine to create larger images of the community in four side-by-side panels.

The four panels would be installed on the front outer wall of the school, which at present is a blank canvas for the art project.

Martyniuk, who teaches the photography program at ACSS, says she will be asking her students next semester to take photos on digital cameras as well as iPhones and iPads.

Leary, an ACSS history teacher, adds that parents and other members of the community will also be invited to contribute their favorite images of the community.

“The concept is our beautiful community, what people love best about Aldergrove,” says Leary. “It also celebrates the school’s 60th anniversary and each panel will be dedicated to the four decades of the school in the community.”

“We want photos that say a story about connections to this place, that speak to the culture of the school,” says Martyniuk. “At the same time we want to make it as open-ended as possible, not just photos of the school.”

Th project was kick-started by a $3,000 grant from the school’s Parents Advisory Council, and another $7,000 grant has been requested from the provincial Art Start program.

This funding will pay for the reproduction of the images on a durable weather-resistant vinyl or plexiglas that would be installed on the four panels of the school’s front facade.

Martyniuk will be processing and assembling the images using the Photoshop program, with assistance from a local artist who has expressed interest in participating over next summer.

“The smaller images will be in the school’s colours, blue and white, and the larger images will be superimposed to create the effect that can be seen from a distance,” says Martyniuk.

“We hope to hear about the grant from Art Start by May and then work on it over summer so it can be installed in time for the 2019 school year,” says Leary.

 

KURT LANGMANN PHOTO Four blank panels on the front of Aldergrove Secondary (above the parked vehicles in the photo) will be filled with a mural of contributed photos of Aldergrove.

Just Posted

Twilight Drive-In announces open season for moviegoers next Friday

Opening weekend will showcase a double feature with Aquaman at 7:15 p.m. and Glass at 9:50 p.m.

Elementary b-ball teams receive surprise game visit from ACSS Totems

Two grade 5 co-ed basketball teams were cheered on by players from the highschool Totems team.

Betty Gilbert b-ball boys defeat HD Stafford 38-28

Betty Gilbert’s grade 6 boys opened basketball season with a win against HD Stafford Tuesday.

Langley teams headed to upcoming basketball provincials

Teams from around B.C. converge on the Langley Events Centre for provincial tournaments.

Risk of ‘deadly avalanches’ leads to warning for B.C.’s south coast

Weak layer of snow on Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland could trigger an avalanche

Sell regulated heroin to curb B.C.’s overdose problem: report

B.C. Centre on Substance Use points to organized crime and money-laundering as contributing factors

5 to start your day

Australian woman dies in avalanche at Whistler, two boys OK after falling through Coquitlam lake and more

Australian woman killed in avalanche at Whistler

The woman and her partner were reportedly rescued by ski patrol, but she did not survive

B.C. legislature moving suspended staff controversy to outside review

Whale watching, Seattle Mariners trips billed as emergency preparedness, Speaker Darryl Plecas says

Trudeau tells Canadians to listen to clerk in SNC-Lavalin matter

Privy Council clerk Michael Wernick delivered a blunt assessment at the House of Commons justice

Mueller report looming, new attorney general in hot seat

Robert Mueller is required to produce a confidential report to pursue or decline prosecutions

Coquihalla closed near snowshed

Highway 5 northbound is closed, but a detour via Box Canyon Chain up area is in effect.

Regulator’s report unlikely to settle Trans Mountain pipeline expansion battle

The Trans Mountain pipeline will remain a controversial topic both in the political ring and out

B.C. woman shares story of abuse with church officials ahead of Vatican summit

Leona Huggins was the only Canadian in the gathering ahead of a historic summit at the Vatican

Most Read