A new exhibit at Parkside Art Gallery features an assorted collection of images from local visual arts students.
Trending, an exhibit by Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School students, runs until May 16 in 100 Mile House.
It has been a year of transition for staff and students in the visual arts department, explains teacher Monique Corno, who returned to the school in September to resume her post in the theatre department, as well as tackle the bulk of senior and junior art classes.
John Murray added photography courses and David Henderson was able to bring a specialized French immersion art class. Angela Peters Oddy offered her popular First Nations art class.
“Students saw some new faces ‘at the helm’ and even helped to transform the art room into something unrecognizable from years past,” Corno says.
“What hasn’t changed is the continuous stream of talented young artists eager to explore new mediums and express themselves in an artful and meaningful way. “
Through lessons in basic art foundations, painting and drawing, sculpting, photography, digital media and aboriginal art, students continue to surprise their mentors and surpass expectations, Corno adds.
“A number of goals were set for this ‘year of transition’ within the department. Some being to have students get their hands on as much as we could make available within our budget and equipment limitations; have students develop their original and unique style; gain confidence in displaying their work; challenge students to discuss their intention, process and finished work; and to create ‘a buzz’ around student art within the school and our community.”