Arts & Culture
Local youth create artwork for Langs
New facility is site of d3’s Youth Vision art installation
Cambridge On Friday, December 7th, at 4:30 p.m. the artists and youth participants of Cambridge’s d3 Artworks Inc. will unveil another installment of the United Youth Vision Cultural Artwork series of projects dating back to 2002. With previous projects unveiled in Newfoundland, Cambridge YMCA Z beside the Y, and the Galt Legion, this 32’ piece, depicting the importance of Langs to its community, adds to the team’s impressive array of public art throughout the Region.
“The process that my late-mentor John Littlejohn founded, that we have now developed into a school of thought, and our creative problem solving environment imparts vital life and a professional experience to youth who are looking for a new start in work and life,” says Rick Murphy, president of d3 Artworks. “Youth leave the program with more than a portfolio of artwork; they leave with a new understanding of themselves and their potential.”
The research for this piece started in Fall 2011, and when unveiled, will be on public display in the walking track of the new Langs facility. In addition to the art component, the journey includes lessons in budgeting, public speaking, research, problem solving skills, and group dynamics.
The youth participants posed as models for the painting, along with Langs staff and supporters to depict what Langs does for the community. This public exhibit will be on permanent display at Langs and will be accessible to the community and visitors.
The project was made possible by a partnership between Government of Canada Skills Link, d3 Artworks Inc., Lutherwood, and Langs and was completed by d3 Artworks professional artists and apprentice: Rick Murphy, Debbie Humphries, and Charlene Westover.
Community members and the media are invited to attend the unveiling at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 7th in the Langs Gym Cambridge.