Tonight the students from the College’s Art and Design Foundation program were joined by friends, families and members of the community for the program’s third annual Art & Design exhibit, held in three different locations at the College. The highlight of this three-part exhibit, on display until April 17th, is The Written Word, a collection of artwork created by students in their final semester of the Art and Design Foundation (AADF) program. Works are inspired by a selection of short stories, poems, articles and musings, provided by members of the Quinte Arts Council. The exhibits include: The Written Word, a juried student exhibition, on the second floor of the Skills Centre, a Co-Exhibition with the Quinte Arts Council on Typography in the Link Lounge and Salon du Refusé, a non-juried student exhibition in the Pioneer Building, room P29.
One of the students, Laura Doyle from Mississauga, described the Art and Design Foundation program as phenomenal. "Taking this program was the best decision of my life. I explored many mediums, studied composition and lighting, and learned to focus on my creative strengths. I now know that I want to study graphic design. This program not only helped me to discover what’s right for me, but it’s also sending me on my way with a solid, professional portfolio – exactly what I need to apply for the next program."
“It’s wonderful to be able to connect students with professional artists who they can learn from and collaborate with,” said Carol Feeney, Executive Director of the Quinte Arts Council. "Tonight’s Typography exhibit is using the students’ creative digital media skills to showcase the words of singers, songwriters and poets. We are pleased to be able to work with Loyalist students again this year."