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Stouffville students showcase talents in year-end show

IMAGES 2021/2022: A Shattered Symphony

Opens Virtually: Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Latcham Art Centre is thrilled to be partnering once again with the graduating class of Stouffville District Secondary School (SDSS) in the exhibition A Shattered Symphony. For more than two decades, the Grade 12 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. This year, due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this annual exhibition will be launched exclusively online through the Latcham Art Centre website on December 14, 2021.

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. On behalf of the class, artist Vanessa Simoes states, “In these times, many of us have decided or have been forced to work with what we are given. In this capacity, we have become used to not having canvas, paint brushes, 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.”

Artwork by SSDS students Vanessa Simoes and Vivian Nguyen, 2021.

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