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Mere Phantoms collaborates with Townships students on exhibit '100 miles around us'

A new exhibit by students at Alexander Galt Regional High School and the artist collective Mere Phantoms.

Lennoxville students worked with artist collective Mere Phantoms to create Township-inspired exhibit

Artist Jaimie Robson of Mere Phantoms shines a light on paper cut-outs, using shadows to create an interactive landscape. (Kate McKenna/CBC)

The product of a collaboration between a high school art class and an artist residency in Lennoxville's Alexander Galt Regional High School is now on display at the Foreman Art Gallery.

Students worked with Montreal artists Maya Ersan and Jaimie Robson — known professionally as the artist collective "Mere Phantoms" — over a six-week period to create the show. In Mere Phantoms' signature style, the work blends traditional paper cutting with shadows to create an immersive experience.

Though the art itself is only about three feet tall, people visiting the gallery are given flashlights to create shadows on the walls using the paper sculptures.

The art was inspired by landscapes you might see in the Eastern Townships. The show is called "100 miles around us." 

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      The show runs until Dec. 12 at the Foreman Art Gallery. 

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