Students working on shadow plays during Shadow Stories collaboration

Shadow Stories

Winter 2008

In January 2008, at the darkest time of the year, students from Mrs. Burns’ Grade 5 class and Mr. Stewart’s Grade 6 class at Marshview Middle School in Sackville, NB visited the Owens to see the exhibition Into the Night.

Into the Night featured works from the Owens Collection that explored many different views of the night. Students worked in groups, choosing artworks to inspire writing that would become the raw material for their shadow plays.

Visual elements and themes from the works in the exhibition were brought together with imagination by the students to create their shadow plays. The project culminated with a community performance night of the plays at the Owens.

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