2021 SPRING TULIP GARDEN POTTERY PROJECT
To help celebrate 25 years of Paint Ontario, the Pottery Program of the Grand Bend Youth Art Centre is constructing a pottery Spring Tulip Garden. The colourful exhibition of hand painted tulips will be on display at the Lambton County Museum during Paint Ontario beginning May 7th 2021.
Thank you to our local schools Huron Central PS, Stephen Central PS, Grand Bend PS, Kinwood PS, Bosanquet Central PS, North Lambton Secondary School, community members and groups for participating amidst these unprecedented ever changing times. A very special thank you to Mayor Bill and Ginger Weber for your time and support.
Our tulips will be available to purchase by donation with all proceeds going to support and purchase new equipment and materials for the Grand Bend Youth Art Centre pottery program.
The project is currently underway, creating the tulips in preparation for firing and glazing. Project leader and potter extraordinaire Judy Gerber has orchestrated a way to proceed safely – with an instructional video and kits delivered to schools and other community members (pictured below is respite).
Students at North Lambton SS are very creative! We can’t wait to see the finished tulips.
Here we have a wonderful update on our outdoor art installation from our fantastic Judy Gerber:
“Thank you everyone! It has been a very rewarding and fun project. An amazing group of volunteers have worked tirelessly along side me, in helping our community create 1500 tulips which will be part of an incredible display to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Paint Ontario. Come check it out May7th at the Lambton County Heritage Museum.”
This is truly a community effort from schools, to adult day programs, to long term care homes, and many volunteers.