Alberni high school students unveil community murals

More than a dozen Alberni District Secondary School students joined Art Foundations teacher Anne Ostwald at Clutesi Haven Marina Tuesday morning to unveil four murals they produced.

ADSS art student Rebeca Clarke displays her animated fish mural

Some city locations will look a little brighter this summer thanks to the efforts of a class of Port Alberni high school art students.

More than a dozen Alberni District Secondary School students joined Art Foundations teacher Anne Ostwald at Clutesi Haven Marina Tuesday morning to unveil four murals they produced.

Three four-by-eight foot murals painted by Rachel Hoekstra, Kristen Kelly and Rebecca Clarke adorn the front of the main building at Clutesi.

The murals depict aboriginal, underwater sea life and animated fish motifs.

A fourth mural painted by Kierra Frechette depicts a red bear with white designs inside all on a black background.

The project got underway in late April and finished last week.

Murals were chosen because they are easy to produce, were not weather dependent to do and are portable should they need to be moved, Ostwald said.

The murals are only the latest project the class is involved with.

Students are also painting the sides of the Port Alberni Port Authority and Tyee Club buildings, and the Clutesi weigh station as well as the hydro box at Fishermen’s Harbour.

The class will also decorate garbage cans at Harbour Quay.

Installation of the cans is yet to be scheduled, Ostwald said.

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