Home Work is an online exhibition of artwork created by students in Pembina Trails. This forum showcases the resilience and creativity of our young learners, as well as the power that art has to mediate the challenges and unpredictability we are all currently facing. Home Work, replaces our annual Sight Unseen show normally held in June at the Forks. Pembina Trails art consultant, Allison Moore, came up with the online gallery, as she did not want students to miss an opportunity due to COVID-19.
"As the title suggests, each of these pieces have been made at home with the guidance and support of our dedicated art teachers. During this time of distancing and isolating, we have been witness to the power of and human need for creative outlets. With extra time on our hands and daily routines being dismantled we search for meaning and beauty in the things we can make. Social media is full of people whipping up rustic loaves of bread, integrating a daily drawing regime, painting, knitting and writing poetry. In times that challenge us, we seek out ways to respond to and connect with our inner voice, our intuition and our creative selves. Looking at these works in this context helps to erase the physical distances we have been assigned to and brings us closer together," shared Moore.
We would like to offer a special thanks to Liam Marshall, Instructional Technology Assistant, IT Department, for his help with the online gallery. Also, thanks to our amazing art teachers and of course to all the talented and courageous students who are sharing their creations here.
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