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Montgomery to Showcase Photos on National Aboriginal Day

Gananoque ISS Student Selected to Showcase
Photographs at National Aboriginal Day Celebration in Kingston

(Pictured above: Gananoque Intermediate and Secondary School student Lily Montgomery has been invited to display her photographs at this year's National Aboriginal Day celebration in Kingston.)

By Mark Calder

(Gananoque) – Her photographs bring fiery sunsets to life, capture the youthful vigour of a child at play, and the simple beauty of a solitary flower.

Now Gananoque Intermediate and Secondary School (GISS) student Lily Montgomery has been invited to showcase her work at the National Aboriginal Day celebration June 21 in Kingston.

The Grade 10 student, who is of Ojibwa and Blackfoot heritage, is excited her work was selected to be featured at the event, to take place at Market Square in the lower courtyard.

“At first I was a little overwhelmed,” she said of the honour. “But it’s a chance to gain exposure for my work ... It will also give me an opportunity to explain my photographs to others.”

She plans to take a full array of her work to the event, from beautiful images of water flowing over rocks at Niagara Falls, to the joyful energy of a young girl at play. She has also been invited to make a short, formal presentation about her work to visitors at the festival.

This is not the only highlight for the young artist this spring. She was recently awarded a $3,000 grant from the Summer Company student work program, an Ontario government initiative which funds student start-ups. She will use the money this summer to establish Coco's Photography, a student photography business specializing in inpidual and group portraits.

Posted June 10, 2016

 

 

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