High Energy 22: Tracing Space
April 27 – May 26, 2017
Opening Reception and ArtWalk: Thursday, May 4, 6 – 9pm
Walkthrough tour: Thursday May 18, 12:05 – 12:45pm
High School Visual Arts programs are a vital part of ensuring students gain a well-rounded education. Visual Arts learning improves vocabulary, encourages creative thinking and problem solving, and allows students to express their point of view, personality and ambitions. Art inspires students look at the world in a new way, to learn about the past and understand the present.
High Energy is an annual AGSA tradition and enjoys its 22nd iteration in 2017. As a student-generated exhibition it demonstrates the exceptional standard of visual art education provided by St. Albert high schools. This unique exhibition for budding teen artists blends students’ coursework pieces with fresh artworks produced for the show. Students enthusiastically collaborate to produce inventive installations that apply their training and develop their critical and conceptual approaches to art-making.
This fan-favourite exhibition highlights over 100 young artists in a single exhibition and never fails to offer a feisty, innovative and unpredictable display. Works range 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.
A promising outcome of this tradition is that the Gallery has seen 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.
École Secondaire Paul Kane
École Secondaire Sainte Marguerite d’Youville
Outreach High Schools
St. Albert Catholic