Langley museum curator shocked by banner voter volume

Vibrant colours were used by children to make their banners pop, and it’s the colours combined with the creative and imaginative images used to depict life in Walnut Grove that are catching the attention of visitors to Langley Centennial Museum.

The reaction to the kids’ posters, which hang in the front entrance of the museum, have been “great,” said art and heritage curator Kobi Christian.

Seven classes of Grade 4 students from the Walnut Grove area chose to participate in a banner project that will see the best six pieces of art hung as full-sized banners along 88th Avenue later this spring.

But what has floored Christian even more than the in-person feedback to the banners in the museum entrance has been the “tremendous” online reaction.

While judges are picking five of the best banners, the public has been invited to cast their votes – through the Langley Advance website – for the PEOPLE’S CHOICE.

 Only a few days into the process, there were more than 500 votes and no sign of it slowing down.

Christian said she was pleasantly shocked to see that kind of participation. Winners will be unveiled at an artists reception with Township Mayor Jack Froese on April 5.

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