The Young at Art exhibit will be showcasing student art from now until May 26 at the Ranger Station Gallery. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Ranger Station Gallery showcases student art for Kent, Harrison

The Young at Art show will be on at the gallery until May 26

For the rest of May, the walls of the Ranger Station Gallery will be filled with artwork from students at Kent Elementary, Sts’ailes Community School, Harrison Hot Springs Elementary and Agassiz Elementary Secondary School.

The Young at Art show has been held at the Ranger Station Gallery “for years” — Patti Turner, one of the current organizers behind the event, doesn’t remember when it started, although she’s worked on it for the last three or four years. The idea behind the show is to give students a chance to show off their artwork to the broader community, and give them an opportunity to be exposed to the art world.

“Hopefully when the kids come, we can talk about how art infuses are whole lives,” Turner said. “It isn’t necessarily that you’re going to go to an art gallery and see things. But everything around us, every design, every car, every tee-shirt, whatever, it all involves art.”

As a former primary school teacher, Turner said the best part about seeing this show come together is the teaching principles behind each of the student’s artwork.

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“Even though everybody did a flower in a vase, they’re all different. They were doing a little bit of perspective in that,” she said, looking over at a collection of still life paintings on the gallery wall.

“It’s like dance,” she added. “You give them something to work with and that grows into what they then use from there.”

This year, the Young at Art show will run until Sunday, May 26, with 168 pieces of work submitted from the four schools. People who come before Thursday, May 24 will also have a chance to pick a collection of winners for the People’s Choice award.

The ballot allows art lovers to choose pieces that best represent the words imaginative, colourful, playful and dramatic for both the K-7 group and the 8-12 grades. The winners will be presented with a $25 prize at the May 26 closing reception, to be held at the gallery from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Ranger Station Gallery (98 Rockwell Drive) is open to visitors between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays, and noon and 4 p.m. on weekends.



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A painting by Ellah A., a Grade 4 student at Kent Elementary. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

A line drawing by Grade 11 AESS student Eva Solomon. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Artwork by Grade 9 AESS student Carys Bolan. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Artwork by Grade 9 AESS student Sumire Rumpelles. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Eggs decorated by Sts’ailes Community School students. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

A recycled forest made by a Grade 2 student is intended to help people learn to not litter. “It’s bad for the environment and can mess up an ecosystem of a forest,” the plaque reads. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

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