Pictured above (from left to right): Emily Senko, Chelsey Nguyen and Clair Belson will be displaying their art at the upcoming EVOLVING TALENT exhibition.
Talented student artists from Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District No. 42 will be showcasing their artwork during an upcoming exhibition at The ACT Art Gallery.
EVOLVING TALENT: District 42’s Young Artists runs from March 2 to April 7 and features approximately 65 works by grades 8-12 students from Pitt Meadows, Westview, Samuel Robertson Technical and Thomas Haney secondary schools.
District art teachers and the gallery collaborated to put together this juried exhibition “to celebrate emerging artists in the community.”
Parminder Cruikshank, an art teacher at Westview, feels that the exhibit is a wonderful opportunity for students to show the community their talent and skill.
“Many of our students see this as the beginning of their journey to a career in visual arts, or careers that incorporate visual arts. Through a show like this, students are able to experience a more personal response to their work, which has nothing to do with the curriculum or grading, but more to do with the joy or meaning it brings to individual viewers of their art,” she said.
Twelve Westview students will be displaying a total of 16 paintings at the exhibition.
“It’s really a good opportunity, and it makes me feel proud of what I’ve done,” said student Clair Belson.
The opening reception of EVOLVING TALENT takes place Saturday, March 2 from 2-4 pm. The ACT Art Gallery (at The ACT Arts Centre) is located at 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge. This is a free event.