High-school Students Art Show display at the Kelowna Art Gallery, photo taken by Laryn Gilmour/Black Press Media

Okanagan high-school students feature their work at the Kelowna Art Gallery

‘Art in Action’ will have 180 students art pieces on display all summer

High-school students artwork will be featured at the Kelowna Art Gallery until the end of summer.

The theme for 180 students from the Central Okanagan region was community, “You can really see how the students express themselves, I’ve been doing this for a long time and the art pieces have improved over the years, it’s incredible to see the work these kids can do,” said art teacher Jim Elwood.

READ MORE: Kelowna exhibit showcasing Nk’Mip children’s art ending soon

Students used artistic platforms including painting, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, drawing, film, and photography.

“I’ve always felt like I see things a little differently than others and my painting is of an eye and I was inspired because it’s like a third eye and a different way of seeing the world,” said artist Taylor Dumasq.

READ MORE: Nk’Mip children’s art presented in collaborative exhibition

“Art in Action showcases just how remarkable the art activities taking place in local classrooms are,” says Kelowna Art Gallery Executive Director, Nataley Nagy. “It is fascinating to see the thoughts, attitudes, and ideas of youth being expressed through visual art and also inspiring to see just how talented these young artists are.”

The exhibition will be open to the public to view for free until Sept. 15.

Here’s a look at what the students had to say about their artwork.


@LarynGilmour
laryn.gilmour@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Okanagan RCMP officers detain a driver in handcuffs

Penticton RCMP officers pulled over a vehicle and handcuffed the driver as they searched the car

Controversial anti-abortion film to be screened in Penticton

Unplanned will be shown at the Penticton Landmark theatre

House arrest for ‘vicious’ back-alley attack on Penticton man

Thomas Brayden Kruger-Allen was at the Mule Nightclub prior to the assault

Update: Coroner investigating after body recovered from Okanagan Lake

Penticton fire department assisted the RCMP with the recovery of a body Saturday

Backhoe ‘burned to a crisp’ in Okanagan Falls

South Okanagan fire chief said the situation could have been a lot worse

Practice makes perfect for Penticton’s Peach Classic triathlon winner

Over 300 triathletes competed in the 36th edition of the Peach City Classic Triathlon Sunday.

Crash closes Highway 1 near Tappen

The collision happened about 3:30 p.m. by James Road

VIDEO: Man found dead near B.C. teens’ truck could be linked to a double homicide

RCMP said they are looking for Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, of Port Alberni

Kelowna cab driver charged with sexual assault

RCMP received a report May 28 alleging a taxi passenger had been sexually assaulted by a cab driver

Latest plan is to fly trapped fish by helicopter over Big Bar slide

Multi-pronged plan set in motion to freesalmon blocked by landslide in the Fraser River

Okanagan-based pop star Andrew Allen is back with a new band

Singer-songwriter Andrew Allen is bringing his new band home for a concert this Friday

Family of missing B.C. senior with dementia frustrated with situation, heartened by community support

Nine days since Grace was last seen the question remains: ‘How can an 86-year-old just disappear?’

Trial delayed for West Kelowna man charged with murdering his wife

Kevin Costin’s trial is on hold until the Crown and defence work out a few kinks

UPDATE: Police say the firearm was fake

Witness says she saw a man walking down the street possibly holding a firearm

Most Read