Participating Schools: Bellerose Composite High School, École Secondaire Saint Marguerite d’Youville, École Secondaire Paul Kane High School, St. Albert Catholic High School, Outreach High School and École Alexandre-Tache School.

May 2–June 1, 2019

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 2, 6–8:30 pm

Free Exhibition Tour: Thursday May 16 at 12:05 pm

Each year local St. Albert high school students and art teachers join forces with the Gallery to present an unpredictable array of artworks. This highly energetic exhibition flaunts the exceptional standard of visual art education provided in our City.

This exceptional exhibition for budding teen artists, blends students’ coursework pieces with new artworks produced especially for the show. Images from popular culture (think: pop icons, fashion and digital media) entice students to explore narratives and ideas central to adolescence and their unique experience of the world.

This year, the annual Challenge Project for the schools is an inter-school collaborative installation. Participating students contribute a small sculptural house that expresses their personal identity, culture or background. The collaboration entitled Diversity in Structure paints a picture of the diversity and cooperation required to build a thriving community.

Visual art inspires students to flourish both inside and out of the classroom, fostering cultural awareness and diversity. The Gallery is dedicated to continuing this vibrant annual exhibition to showcase the hard work and accomplishments of St. Albert youth.

 

Image Credits (clockwise, left to right): Mary Babichuk, The Guardians, acrylic and tissue paper on canvas, 24 x 36”, 2018 (Elsa Zahar Memorial Prize winner 2018); Amy Thorn, Ballerina, mixed media sculpture, 8 x 8 x 10”, 2018; Lauren MacPherson, Untitled, mixed media, 24 x 36”, 2018; Erika Pfriem, Camilla, graphite on paper, 18.5 x 25”, 2018;