Sister City student art exchange comes to Kingston

‘Tenacity,’ a watercolour piece by Hanna Seratte of Desert Mountain High School in Kingston’s Sister City, Scottsdale, Arizona, is one of the pieces that will be on display here in Kingston at the Tett Centre. Submitted image.

The City of Kingston is set to welcome a delegation from one of its sister cities, Scottsdale, AZ, this month. The cities recently kicked off their 25th anniversary of partnership with a special exhibit, the Sister City Teen Art Show, which saw artwork produced by Kingston students from the Limestone District School Board displayed at the Scottsdale Mustang Public Library.

This month, artwork made by students from Scottsdale will be on display at Kingston’s Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning. The exhibition, titled Global Citizens: Resilient Communities, opens Saturday, Jun. 29, 2019 and runs until Friday, Jul. 26, 2019. The exhibition will be located at the end of the hallway on the second floor of the Tett Centre beside the Creativity Studios. 

“We’re thrilled to welcome the delegation from Scottsdale and celebrate this exchange of student artwork,” said Danika Lochhead, manager of arts and sector development for the City of Kingston. “This initiative is a great way to, not only mark 25 years of partnership with Scottsdale, but also to support up-and-coming artists in both of our cities, giving them an international platform to showcase their talent.”

The Scottsdale delegation will be welcomed to City Hall by Mayor Paterson and community leaders on Friday, Jun. 28, 2019. They will visit the Tett Centre to view the exhibit, participate in Kingston’s Canada Day activities, and be given a guided tour of historic City Hall.

Local arts educator and founder of the Creative Arts Focus Program, Karen Peperkorn and former Kingston City Councillor and coordinator of the Kingston-Scottsdale Sister City Program, Sandy Berg, have led the recent engagement of this partnership.

Artwork by Limestone District School Board students on display in the Scottsdale Mustang Public Library in Scottsdale, Arizona. Submitted photo.

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