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Love My Life Art Gala: December 18

Love My Life Art Gala: December 18

Media and Community Invited to Drop In – Remarks at 6:15 p.m.

On Monday, December 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., the community and media partners are invited to a gala event showcasing the artwork of local youth who explored tobacco use prevention through positive self-expression.

What are you passionate about that you need your lungs for? This was the question posed to the group who participated in the Love My Life (LML) Tobacco Free workshops that ran for six weeks at the Art School of Peterborough in partnership with Peterborough Public Health.

“The Art School was privileged to be a part of the Love My Life Creative Art Series. It gave teens an opportunity to think outside the box and experience art-making in a whole new way,” said Jenni Johnston, Art School of Peterborough. “Mental, spiritual and physical health is very important to teach our younger community.”

Ms. Johnston noted that this program provided participants with valuable tools to deal with everyday obstacles, and then encourages them to convey their own message into the community about the benefits of health. With a 3D sculpture made of simple everyday objects, they learn that they can convey a message through their artwork.

“This one of my favourite programs to offer. The final artwork is breathtaking when you see all the pieces together. The student are proud of their work and it is truly amazing to see,” she said.

This free event is drop-in style and refreshments will be available. All are welcome to attend. For more information about the event, please contact Nancy Pye, Youth Development Worker, Peterborough Public Health at npye@peterboroughpublichealth.ca or 705-743-1000, ext. 321.

The Art School of Peterborough is located at 174A Charlotte St., Peterborough, ON, in the Charlotte Mews.

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For further information, please contact:

Brittany Cadence
Communications Manager
|705-743-1000, ext. 391

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