Celebrations: The Young at Art

Date: 
May 30, 2012 to June 9, 2012

The full spectrum of artistic expression by local children is on display on our gallery walls for the next 9 days. Painting, drawing, collage, sculpture and beyond – a riot of colour and exuberance for our community’s viewing pleasure. Everyone is welcome to attend during regular gallery hours but all are encouraged to visit our Free Family Art Day this Saturday June 2 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Every year, local elementary schools are invited to show their students’ works during the Celebrations: The Young at Art exhibition at The Latcham Gallery. As it’s been in years past, the world in which we live – our environment, animals and our fellow humans is a recurrent theme in all the works. This year, you’ll see everything from work inspired by first nations art from students at St. Mark, Egyptian and Mayan inspired masks and glyphs from Stouffville Christian School and works inspired by modern Masters, Emily Carr, Picasso and Warhol by students at Ballantrae. On display are Japanese lanterns and an awesome 3D map of our Stouffville community from Progressive Montessori, beautiful kaleidoscope/stained glass works from St. Brigid and expressive mosaics from the students at Oscar Peterson.

This is also a great opportunity for local schools and other groups to bring their classes to the gallery to see what the town’s young people are accomplishing.

This year participating schools include:
Ballantrae Public School, Oscar Peterson Public School, The Progressive Montessori Academy,
St. Brigid Catholic Elementary School, St. Mark Catholic Elementary School and Stouffville Christian School.

The exhibition is generously supported by Raymond James, J. Paulino and Associates Wealth Management, the Ontario Arts Council and the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville.