Calling all Pembina Trails student artists! It is time to get creative and submit your artwork online for all to see.
The virtual presentation, entitled Home Work, replaces the annual Sight Unseen show normally held in June at the Forks. Pembina Trails Art Consultant, Allison Moore, came up with the online option, as she did not want students to miss an opportunity due to COVID-19.
Home Work is an opportunity to showcase the resilience and creativity of our students, as well as the power that art has to mediate the challenges and unpredictability we are all currently facing,” shared Moore.
“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.”
Students, from grades five through twelve, can share any open media project. Submissions will be featured in a gallery on our Pembina Trails website.
Moore wants to remind students to make sure they take a good picture of their artwork and send it to email@example.com along with their full name, grade and which school they attend. Submissions are due May 28, 2020. We look forward to sharing the virtual masterpieces soon.