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Art exhibit at GPRC looks at how to collectively build a more welcoming Grande Prairie

An art exhibit being hosted at the GPRC this weekend hopes to get a better understanding of how welcoming Grande Prairie is to newcomers.

The event will serve both as a way to collect information for the city, and as a research project for grad student Tymmarah Zehr, who is studying International and Intercultural Communication at Royal Roads University.

Zehr says the exhibit tells stories of newcomers integrating into the community, shown through the eyes of local artists.

“So we have a dance that’s going to be shown, a song was written, and we have a variety of visual artworks. The idea is that the community will come and experience the art show and give us their feedback on any ideas they have to help make the city more welcoming.”

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The show is free to attend on Saturday evening from 7 to 9 pm in the Collins Recital Hall at the College. Tickets do need to be reserved as seating is limited.

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