Graduating Students Look Ahead

With the school year quickly coming to a close, graduating high school students at the District School Board of Niagara are coming together for one final celebration of the arts. Until June 2, the Education Centre in St. Catharines will be home to the 2014 Graduate Art Show, featuring student works such as paintings, photos, sculpture and more.

“Graduating high school is a very significant event in a student’s life. It is also a time when students are considering the different directions in which their lives make take; either to post-secondary education or the world of work. Major life changes such as this have a profound effect on the way we view the world and that influence is often expressed through art,” says Gerda Klassen, DSBN Arts Consultant.

The exhibition, which showcases the best pieces done by talented graduating secondary school students from across the DSBN, will be adjudicated by Peter Vietgen, professor of Visual Art at the Faculty of Education, Brock University and Mori McCrae with the Jordan Art Gallery Collective. Awards will be handed out for Best in Show and six other categories. The Graduate Art Show is the only adjudicated art show at the DSBN. The winners will be announced at the show’s opening event on May 13.

Visitors are encouraged to attend the free show from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Education Centre is located at 191 Carlton Street in St. Catharines.

Event Details:

Show Dates: May 13 – June 2

Opening Event: Tuesday, May 13, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Location: DSBN Education Centre, 191 Carlton Street, St. Catharines