A stalk of peace

An art installation by students from the Westview Partnership of schools will be unveiled at 7pm in the Atrium of the Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts.

The installation, which is the result of the Summer Arts 2002 program, was designed by elementary and secondary students selected from the 11 schools in the Westview Partnership and is based on the story of Jack and the Bean Stalk, used as a metaphor for the students’ collective aspirations towards world peace.

“The seven distinct sculptures that surround the three-storey-high bean stalk are interwoven thematically and resonate with the idealism that children hold for the world in the post-Sept. 11 era,” said Ali Jahangir, director of Summer Arts 2002.

Now in its tenth year, the Westview Partnership links York University, the schools and their shared community through a range of programs and initiatives designed to promote equity and increase students’ access to postsecondary opportunities.