Kay D'Albertanson and Seaton mayor Peter Burrows with the newly installed art boards based on the Grizzly. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhs 9299-11-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24
Monday, March 11, 2013
Seaton Grizfest team encourage primary school children to create new community artwork
An art project, initiated by Seaton’s GrizFest team, is set to brighten up the town with a series of paintings for the whole community to enjoy.
Local artists Jess Carvill and James Hedge, of the Exeter-based ArtStorm project, have been working with Year 4 children at the resort’s primary school to create a delightful set of murals which were installed on Marshlands Walls ahead of the Grizzly weekend.
The vision for the murals was developed by Kay d’Albertanson, of the GrizFest team, who has worked with the children, the town development team, the town council, community organisations and local businesses to see the project come to fruition.
She said: “It’s been exciting to see these lovely art pieces created and I’m delighted that we’ve had so much support from the community.
“Axe Valley Runners were really pleased to see the murals as they set the course up ahead of the Grizzly race.”
The art project has been made possible through donations from Axe Valley Runners, Seaton Primary School PTA, Beviss and Beckingsale, the Grizzly Massage Team and Seaton Town Development Team.
Jackie Bennett, art co-ordinator from Seaton Primary School said: “We wanted to get involved with this project as it strengthens the school’s links with our local community. Not only have the children benefited greatly from working with experts in their field but also they have been introduced to new artistic skills and techniques. Seeing the positive impact their work can make on their town will be invaluable.”
The project has been applauded for providing a great opportunity for school children to work with experts, and has allowed them to have ownership of the work they have created which they, and their families, will be able to see as they walk around Seaton for years to come.