#YouBelongInCHV Art Bench Program pairs local artists with local non-profits in the diversity and inclusion space to create a piece of functional art to live in the Crescent Heights Village, giving pedestrians a place to rest and people watch along Centre Street while creating awareness and support for the important work the non-profits do every day.
Each bench will have a QR code that points to a page on the Crescent Heights Village website that introduces the artist, explains the piece and describes the diversity and inclusion non-profit with links to donate to their causes.
New Heights School and Learning Services as partnered with a local artist Yiting at Yiting Creatives. This artist has a unique art style which is whimsical as well as eye catching. This project will debut on February 12th to February 14th, with media presence on the initial debut date. We would love to welcome the families from New Heights to see the final product of Yitings creations.
The bench is divided into 3 main sections to represent 3 of the New Heights qualities that Yiting chose and expressed:
• Journey (teachers and kids together)
• Exploration / unlimited potentials within the kids
• Blossom (teachers prepare the kids and family for their bright future)
“The bench is a whimsical piece to celebrate the exploration process and the bright future for the kids. The idea is to make a piece that gives an uplifting energy - like a box full of colours waiting to be exploded - to represent the potentials within the children waiting to be explored and discovered.
Mountains and pathways represent the teachers and kids walk together through ups and downs, they create a community together – it is where trust and love are built. Through walking together, staff prepare the children to explore their unlimited potential within themselves; the universe represents the unlimited possibilities. The children can be their own “star-catcher” to catch and discover their “potential” and go far with it. Kids dressed in animal costumes symbolize the children’s uniqueness, their interests and qualities - to be who they truly are and who they love to be cheerfully. With the guidance today, the children will be able to blossom beautifully and confidently tomorrow!”