High school students get adventurous with art
The Tsawwassen Longhouse Gallery is launching an art show Saturday (Jan. 12) featuring work from 106 South Delta Secondary students and eight from North Delta.
The third year of this annual show will focus on artwork, poems and stories that deal with the concept of adventure.
One such piece by Grade 10 student Sarah Sawyer, called "The Journey Begins," shows a three-dimensional butterfly on a painting.
"It's just a stage of life, starting off not knowing what you're going to be and then it flourishes," she says of the symbolic metamorphosis.
Her classmate, Wyatt King, created a pencil and ink cartoon piece called "The Fourth Wall," based on the popular web comic Homestuck, a detailed story about four kids trying to save the universe.
"Originally it was only going to be black and white but I felt it didn't draw your eye around the piece so I added colour in select areas," he says.
Four students will receive prizes for their artwork and four will receive prizes for their writing and poetry.
The event is sponsored by Century Group, which will help create a book categorizing the artwork from the collection.
Adventure runs at the gallery in Tsawwassen from Jan. 10-27, and opening reception is Jan. 2 from 1-4 p.m.
For more information, visit southdeltaartistsguild.com.