Students from Cape Breton high schools and the Marconi Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College will exhibit their art works during “MIXed: a Variety Exhibit Showcasing Student Art in Cape Breton” opening Thursday, March 10, 6:30 pm to 9 pm, in the Loft at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, Charlotte Street, Sydney.
MIXed is sponsored by the Cape Breton Junior Achievement Company Program, which Jessie Jawanda, President of Fine Buy Design, A Junior Achievement Company, and an organizer of the event, explains is “basically an entrepreneurship program for youth. It gets student volunteers from a variety of schools to come together as a company. It lets us decide as a company whether we want to produce an item, provide a service or host an event for our community.”
“We also did not want to host a regular art gallery,” Jawanda explains. “We wanted to be different, we did not just want to make a profit we also wanted to make a difference. So…we have developed an event that will support, maintain and rejuvenate the art community of Cape Breton.”
“We are incorporating hair designs from the cosmetology department at the Nova Scotia Community College, metal and carpentry works from NSCC trade students as well,” Jawana notes. “Along with our visual artwork we will be having promising student musicians, Hope Scheller, the winner of Cape Breton’s Next Big Thing, Taylor Burton and Brittany Coombs playing live music throughout the night.”
The evening also features a silent auction, and all proceeds go to the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, to aid the local art community.
Attendees are asked “to sport some fancy attire but don’t get crazy”. Tickets are available for $15, at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, and Wentworth Perk.