‘Aritst of the Future’ kicks off Gibson Gallery 2013 exhibit season

 

By Joel Charron &

Emily DiCarlo

 

The Gibson Gallery kicked off its 2013 season with its first exhibit of the year “Artist of the Future.”

The exhibit features works of art from students from General Amherst High School and St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic High School.

The exhibit will run from March 7 to March 24, with a reception being held March 24 from 1-3pm. The artists will be in attendance at this event to answer questions about their pieces and meet local art enthusiasts.

“We’re always very impressed with the quality of work that comes to the gallery,” said Gibson Gallery administrator Bonnie Deslippe. “It’s a very colourful exhibit.”

 

The featured sculputre is one of several colourful pieces on display at the Gibson Gallery’s opening exhibit “Artist of the Future.”

The featured sculputre is one of several colourful pieces on display at the Gibson Gallery’s opening exhibit “Artist of the Future.”

Deslippe said the Gibson Gallery is excited for the upcoming season stating that the gallery has a “wide variety” of exhibits this year.

“It’s nice to kick off the season with the high school kids,” said Deslippe.”

Deslippe said the gallery had to bring in screens from storage to help hand the artwork, which is a first.

“We had to find some extra room,” said Deslippe. “This is the first year we had to bring in additional screening and that’s an exciting notion. It seems more and more students are discovering they are talented artists.”

Deslippe mentioned the Gibson gallery has attracted quite a few people in its first week.

“We’ve had a number of people through already. They noticed the open flag and decided to stop in,” she said.

Deslippe said although she enjoys all the artworks the students provide, she is always interested in what kind of sculptures the students produce.

“Students today are always so creative,” she said.

 

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