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1787: Education’s humble beginnings

Long before New Brunswick’s first School Act was passed in 1802, there were agencies at work in Kings County, which played an important part in providing educational opportunities for the children of the Loyalists as well as the Maliseet (First Nations) children. One of these was the “Company for the Propogation of the Gospel in New England and Parts Adjacent in America”, and this company built one of three schools in New Brunswick in 1787 at Sussex Vale. It was located east of the present Trinity Church. The mural symbolizes “The Educator” who points “The Pupil” towards knowledge through education. 

The artist: Educated in Toronto at George Vanier Collegiate Institute (O.S.S.D. 1983) and the Ontario College of Art (A.O.C.A. 1988), William Lazos captures everyday life with his photorealistic style of painting, using acrylic paints on canvas and other media. With over 200 murals under his brush, he has travelled Canada extensively to paint his murals including Toronto, Montréal, Calgary, New Brunswick and other locales. William Lazos is represented by galleries in New York, Toronto, Vancouver, & London, England. http://www.williamlazos.com/

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    Sussex Corner, NB
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