Meadowridge students CRE-8 art

CRE-8 artwork in progress. - Contributed
CRE-8 artwork in progress.
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Meadowridge School opened an annual exhibition of paintings and sculptures Monday featuring work by its visual arts students.

This year is a special one as it will be the first time students from the school’s International Baccalaureate diploma program have their entire body of work on display.

Titled “CRE-8”, the exhibition is a culmination of two years of independent investigation, effort and creativity from eight graduating students. The school says the focus of the two year program was to develop a strong understanding of the processes of art creation, the pursuit of artistic excellence and the development of artistic independence.

Students were required to work like artists, moving beyond teacher-directed work and explore their own interests and strengths. The creation of more conceptual pieces was encouraged, and students challenged themselves to stretch artistically to develop more depth and breadth in their artwork.  Some of the pieces may seem familiar and comfortable; however many are more experimental as students took risks to push beyond their artistic comfort zones.

The exhibition features work by Thomas Laurie, Aidan Waugh, Andrew Im, Arpan Brar, Malone Chen, Helena Parewyck, Victoria Horne and Kimberly Dyer.

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