Featuring students from Bellerose, ESSMY, Paul Kane, SACHS, and Outreach.
May 5 -21, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 5, 6 – 8:30 pm
High Energy has become an annual AGSA tradition and enjoys its 21st iteration in 2016. This student-generated exhibition demonstrates the exceptional standard of visual art education provided by St. Albert high schools, commending the efforts of both students and educators.
Each year local high schools join forces to present an unpredictable array of artworks. Gallery staff members work with art teachers to curate an exhibition that blends curriculum-based artworks with new works created especially for the show. Students collaborate to produce highly creative installations that both apply their training and develop their critical and conceptual approaches to art-making. High Energy never fails to offer a feisty, capricious display, ranging from photorealistic drawings to mixed-media abstractions. Students are encouraged to practice their technical skills as well as boldly explore new methods, mediums and techniques.
This fan-favourite exhibit highlights numerous young artists in a single exhibition. A marvelous outcome of this over twenty-year tradition is that the Gallery has now begun to see students returning as established artists looking for their own exhibits. The Gallery is dedicated to fostering the artistic talent of St. Albert youths by continuing this popular annual exhibit that showcases their hard work and accomplishments.
Click here to read the St Albert Gazette’s article on High Energy 21 and the first ArtWalk of 2016!