Chinese Exchange Students Visit the WAG
Beginning July 13 a group of grade six students from the Yang Mythos school in Shenzhen, China, will be visiting Winnipeg, taking in the sights of the city, including art classes at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Their visit will culminate in an exhibition of the work of both these students and their hosts from Winnipeg’s École St. Avila which will be held at the WAG July 19 through 23.
This program began two years ago when representatives from the Yang Mythos school visited Winnipeg and met with Michael Boss, Head of the WAG’s Studio Programs. Boss was then invited to join a prearranged visit of a group of students and parents from École St. Avila to the Children’s Palace in China, an organization which provides children’s art instruction and connects children from China to children throughout the world to increase global peace and understanding.
During his second visit to China, Boss made a presentation on the WAG’s Studio Programs at the International Art Education Conference in Shenzhen which included educators and officials from China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, England, and the United States.
“This is turning into a wonderful partnership,” says Boss. “It’s terrific opportunity to build and develop an international relationship and promote good will between our cities and countries, and the WAG is honoured to be a part of it.”
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