By Will McGuirk
Although this exhibit closes Apr 20, I didn’t want to let it pass with highlighting it here at Slowcity.ca. I took a stop in on Sunday past and was wowed by the talent on display. Really great works. These are high school students but their age is not a factor in the works on display. Unfortunately there are only a few days left, the exhibit did open Apr 4 so as the kids say , My bad!
Students from right across Durham Region, Ajax HS, Anderson CVI, Brooklin HS, D.A. Wilson SS, Dunbarton HS, Eastdle CVI, G.L. Roberts CVI, Henry Street HS, Maxwell Heights SS, O’Neill CVI, Pickering HS, Pine Ridge SS, Port Perry HS, R.S. McLaughlin CVI, Sinclair SS and Uxbridge SS are included.
Subjects are diverse but there is a concentration on portraits. An indicator perhaps of the environment these young folks are growing in, one of selfies and celebrities
I fear however I won’t see these artists develop locally. We will lose many of these young folks and their creativity to other communities because we do not have the infrastructure, either higher education opportunities or a gallery system to show and sell works, in place here in Durham Region.
We need to do more to keep them here, provide employment and educational opportunities here. Anyway pay attention to the children, they are making the future before our eyes.
Shout out too to arts faculty right across the Region, you are doing good work.