IIW welded art exhibition, 2021
WELDED ART PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION THE ARTISTIC SOUL OF WELDING
STUDENTS DEVELOPING CAREERS IN WELDING
This IIW 2021 Digital Collection Category gives two excellent examples of young people who have been inspired to take on unique projects which have helped develop their careers in welding. Pyper Phillips , a 16 year old student, became passionate about the “Little Red Dress Project” which had led to a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in Canada. The trades programme which she was undertaking at the Edward Milne Community School in Sooke, British Columbia, Canada and the Project inspired her to encourage other students to become involved. She is now enrolled in the welding programme at the college for the latter half of her Grade 12 year. The City of Lacombe commissioned Tessa Potts and Eileen Firingstoney , two students at the Mamawi Atosketan Native School (MANS) in Alberta, Canada to create an exhibit “Miweyihtowin” as part of its public art programme in 2020. This creation now stands at a key intersection in Lacombe. The objective of this project was to showcase an animal that has had a significant presence and impact in their culture. The sharp- tailed grouse is an integral part of Nehiyaw (Cree) culture and annual gatherings and Powwows continue to honour this small but important bird. Both these examples, will hopefully, be a beacon to many young people in the future.
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