The Burnaby Art Gallery exhibit features artists from the school


The work of student artists from Kindergarten to Grade 12 is on display at the Burnaby Art Gallery in two exhibitions. Inspiration for both was drawn from life through a global pandemic.

The work of student artists from Kindergarten to Grade 12 is on display at the Burnaby Art Gallery in two exhibitions.

Inspiration for both was drawn from life through a global pandemic.

Living arts
This is the 39th edition of Arts Alive, an annual exhibition organized in partnership that has helped to increase creative possibilities for students.

This year Arts Alive features work from Kindergarten to Grade 7 students from across the district, on display until June 6. The theme of artists’ inspiration is connection. Students were asked to explore how we find a connection together while we are apart. They were encouraged to experiment and collaborate with a sense of joy and playfulness using a variety of mediums ranging from felt to clay.

Artist Apprenticeship Program
Six high school students also showcase their work in the Upper Gallery as part of the Artist Apprenticeship Program. The title of the exhibition, Connecting on Unstable Ground, explores how we can connect when separation is needed.

Students who wish to pursue a career in the fine arts have the opportunity to be mentored by professional artists, curators and programmers. Exposure is one aspect of this career exploration. Students from Byrne Creek, Moscrop, Burnaby Mountain, Cariboo Hill, Central and Burnaby South high schools participated in the program during the winter and spring of 2021.

See the exhibitions
Student art can be seen at the Burnaby Art Gallery until the exhibition closes on June 6. Viewings are by appointment only, due to COVID-19. Entry is by donation. More information on opening hours, location and pandemic protocols can be found in the Gallery here.

– Article written by the Burnaby School District



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