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The Third Grade Chorus II, Margaret Seelye

The Third Grade Chorus II, Margaret Seelye

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Each Thursday this December we are looking at the work of Red Deer artist Margaret Seelye via her Country School Christmas series. This week's Work of the Week is:

The Third Grade Christmas Chorus II, Margaret Seelye. Monoprint, 1993

The Third Grade Christmas Chorus II, Margaret Seelye

These works portray Margaret's fond reminiscences of the highlights of a country school Christmas, such as trimming the school Christmas tree, tuning up for the musical performance school children would have put on for their parents and neighbours, or performing in the school Christmas play. These were all important aspects of the annual Christmas Pageant each school would put on to showcase the students’ creative and cultural talents.

This series of 4 prints really does capture what it would have been like to have been involved in decorating the tree or performing in a play or musical performance!

View the other monoprints in this series:

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