December 2021 – June 2022
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 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. This year, due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this annual exhibition was 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.”
Participating artists: Michael Amarelo, Gillian Bedford, Emma Belo, Jaxson Black, Jess Cao, Jordan Colclough, Jessica Cowling, Megan Donaldson, Lisa Huang, Thenuga Jeyaratnam, Isabella Markos, Andrew McKinley, Vivian Nguyen, Tayla Pyke, Gillian Robinson, Laura Seeley, Isabella Silmi-Esteves, Vanessa Simoes, Imoenne Warner, Andrea Xu, Holly Zammit
Latcham Art Centre gratefully acknowledges and the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario Arts Council and the Lions Club of Stouffville for their generous support of this exhibition.