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The Students of Lakeshore Catholic High School have refurbished an old piano into a work of art laced with technology.

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Old Piano Key to Art Project

By Maryanne Firth, The Tribune - Tuesday, May 8, 2015
Piano ArtAn old piano has gone from collecting dust to being a key piece in an innovative new project.

Once stored in a random corner at Lakeshore Catholic High School, it is now being used to marry art and technology.

When art teacher Vanessa Iannantuono first laid eyes on the 1925 Heintzman and Co. upright grand, she knew it had potential.

She approached her Grade 12 portfolio class and pitched an idea — and soon they were painting nearly every square inch of the instrument with portraits, symbols and scenes representing close to 100 musicians.

“They really put their heart and soul into it,” Iannantuono said proudly, while looking over the finished piece.

But the project didn’t end there.

Lakeshore Catholic expansion taking shape

By Maryanne Firth, The Tribune - Tuesday, May 5, 2015

trib-050615Lakeshore Catholic High School’s new look is beginning to take shape.

The Port Colborne secondary school is in the midst of a $5-million, 10-classroom expansion that is scheduled for completion by September.

Construction of the addition, funded by the provincial government, will eliminate the need for portables at the Janet St. facility and will see the remodelling of the existing science and music rooms.

“It’s exciting to see the physical layout coming together,” said principal Glenn Gifford, who has been keeping a close eye on the project since it began last summer.

“The roof’s on, the stairs are in. We’re going to start to see windows and doors soon,” Gifford said.

Work will then move forward quickly to install flooring and lockers, and to paint.