MacEwan art students decorate Stony Plain Road


Fine Arts instructor and Community Week event co-ordinator Agnieszka Matejko critiques plaster sculptures with her students on March 7, 2012. Photograph by Tejay Gardiner

By Tejay Gardiner

EDMONTON — Fine arts students from MacEwan’s west-end campus transported colourful wooden totem sculptures down Stony Plain Road in mid-March, installing their works where people can enjoy them.

The Community Week project is a partnership between MacEwan Fine Arts and Music programs and the Stony Plain and Area Business Revitalization Zone.

Students won accolades from instructor and event co-coordinator Agnieszka Matejko. “This group has done the best totem sculptures I have ever had done in a class.”

The week continued with musical performances at ATB Financial on 156th Street on March 13 and 14.

“I loved it,” said Diane Kereluk, executive director of the Stony Plain Road and Area Business Revitalization Zone. “It was magic.”

Watch some fine arts students set up their pieces along west Edmonton’s main thoroughfare.

This is one moment in the Day in the Life of West Edmonton, a West Edmonton Local project conducted on March 12, 2012.