Latcham Art Centre showcases the virtual exhibition IMAGES 2021/2022: A Shattered Symphony featuring artwork by the graduating class of Stouffville District Secondary School (SDSS).
The virtual exhibition launches on December 14 at latchamartcentre.ca. This year, due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this annual exhibition will be exclusively online.
For over two decades, the grade twelve art students from SDSS have worked with the Art Centre’s curator to mount a professional exhibition that presents the artworks they have created over the course of their first semester.
“Latcham Art Centre is thrilled to be partnering once again with the SDSS graduating class for the exhibition A Shattered Symphony,” said the centre’s curator Carolyn Hickey.
It is important to recognize that these students represent the next generation of artists from the Whitchurch-Stouffville community and this creative online platform provides them an accessible space for the community to view their talents.
In addition to creating works that respond to their senior education curriculum, students are also responsible for conceiving a curatorial theme, project title and class statement describing the exhibition.
This year, the class was inspired by modern artists, environmental art as well as their own experience and resilience as young artists during the pandemic.
“In these times, many of us have decided or have been forced to work with what we are given,” student artist Vanessa Simoes says on behalf of her class. “In this capacity, we have become used to not having canvas, paintbrushes, or paint, and because of this, we have inaugurated our own concepts of modern art. Much like modern artists, our own stylistic choices are evident when viewing this exhibition.”
Latcham Art Centre gratefully acknowledges the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario Arts Council and the Lions Club of Stouffville for their generous support of this exhibition.
Visit latchamartcentre.ca to view the IMAGES 2021/2022: A Shattered Symphony exhibit.
Image credit: Artwork by SSDS students Vanessa Simoes and Vivian Nguyen, 2021.