Tsawwassen Art Teacher Receives Mentor of the Arts Award

Each year, the Tsawwassen Sun Festival Society recognizes a community member representing a specific discipline of the arts for their contribution and leadership. The 2012 award recipient is Tsawwassen art teacher, Alii Wright.

Ms. Wright has taught a specialized art program at Boundary Bay Montessori House for 21 years, and is also a painter, currently the feature artist at the Upstart Crow Arts & Crafts in Ladner.

"Over the years she has influenced her students with a special blend of wisdom, humour and skill. While not all her students have gone on to careers in visual arts, most if not all will reflect fondly upon the wonderful gift of artistic appreciation that Alii has helped them to achieve," a press release stated. "A true mentor in every sense of the word, Alii Wright is a most deserving recipient from the local artistic community."

The Tsawwassen Sun Festival Society recognizes a community member representing a specific discipline of the arts for their contribution and leadership with the annual award. Past award winners include Tracy Neff, Beverley Mantovani, and Jerry Doucette.

Ms. Wright will be presented with the award on Sunday, August 5th at 2:15 p.m. at the SunFest Music Festival's Courtyard stage in the Tsawwassen Shopping Centre.

For full details about the festival, visit http://www.sunfestival.ca/

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