Grande Riviere Combined School loves to Hira Hira
Students at Grande Riviere Combined School (Gros Islet) got a chance to see the world famous ‘Hira Hira’ art exhibition last Monday.
The ‘Hira Hira’ is a travelling exhibition that displays art on t-shirts. Every year the exhibition portrays art: paintings and photographs, done by everyday people. Although the theme of the show changes each year, the medium – t-shirts – remains the same.
‘Hira Hira’ got its name from the Japanese word for ‘flutter’. This is because the displayed works of art tend to sway and flutter in the breeze.
This year the students were able to see twenty pictures and paintings from persons around the world in the theme of ‘People’s Smiles from all over the World’.
The exhibition was staged with the help of the teachers at Grande Riviere Combined School and guided by Ms. Sasaki Moriguchi, Education District One’s JOCV (Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers) music volunteer. The exhibition was also held as part of the JOCV St. Lucia 20th anniversary and the JOCV (worldwide) 50th anniversary. The students also contributed to the Hira Hira by displaying art they made with local materials painted in a workshop by JOCV Seiko Nagira. The sign (see picture) was made by the grade 4 students of the school.
The travelling exhibition will next appear at Vigie beach on Saturday 20th June.
Students of the Grande Riviere Combined School with
JOCV team members.