A mix of students, faculty and staff attended the International Education Art Installation Showcase held February 28, which marked the end of Saint Mary’s first Global Month Art Installation.
“The exhibit was a platform for both celebrating internationality on campus and enabling students to express their international experience in a way that is meaningful to them,” said Lysa Appleton, Career & Employment Coach, Career Services who co-organized the initiative with Alida Campbell, Project Manager, Academic Exchanges and Field Programs.
Highlights include performances by Adam Kassim, BComm, from Uganda, who recited a spoken word poem called “Wakanda”; Sherry Ding from the Confucius Institute placed the Ehru and a piece called “Blue and White Porcelain” and a video of impressions of Halifax in the fall by June Li of the Master’s of Finance program.
The performances and artwork sparked great conversations between artists and guests during the reception that followed.
“The experience gave the students the confidence to create and publish their work,” said Campbell. “Some were surprised how well their pieces were received, so they now have the impetus to keep creating amazing work”!