The SKSS Visual Arts Department believes that the quality of a student’s life is uniquely enriched in essential ways by the development of skills and values learned in the creation of artworks. Visual arts encourage the students to function on multiple intellectual, analytical, thoughtful and expressive levels.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

BOLD Identity

Each year, District 73 Secondary Art Show presents high school students with the opportunity to display their artwork for the community to see. This year, the students also acted as curators for the show.

Between February and March, students from across the district met with Fine Arts students from Thompson Rivers University to learn about organizing an art show and critiquing art; and to appreciate art from others in the community. As a group, they created a title for the show, structured a logical layout for the pieces, and finally set up the show in the Sagebrush Lobby.

This hands-on experience gave the students a chance to see another side of art while connecting with and being inspired by other artists. It was an involved process, and the final product clearly met its purpose: to illustrate the talent in SD 73. The students did not just create the art in the show;
they created the show.

Special thanks to all art teachers in SD 73 who prepared artwork and organized this group of fantastic artists. Congratulations to the following students who participated in this exciting youth curatorial project.

TRU Art Leaders: Dani Kohurst, Kathleen Chartrand, and Brenna Adkins

SD73 Student Curators:

Westsyde- Jocelyn & Devin

South Kamloops - Shannon & Sydney

Sahali – Levi & Fonda

Valleyview - Vanessa & Marleigh