On December 3rd, students in the Art & Design Foundation program opened the doors to Different Strokes, an Art & Design Exhibit in the Link Lounge Gallery. The exhibit features a broad collection of artwork submitted by members of the Quinte Arts Council. Students in the one-year Art & Design Foundation Ontario College Certificate program curated the exhibit, including artistic canoe paddles that they have created.
“This is the first of two exhibits held by the Art and Design Foundation students each year," said Jane Harrison, Dean of Media Studies. "For this exhibit they arranged the works of professional artists from the Quinte Arts Council. This made it necessary for the students to step outside their comfort zone – contacting the Quinte Arts Council, artists, arranging refreshments, advertising, contacting the media and installing the show. They did an amazing job.“
Rachel Jeffery is one of the Art & Design Foundation students. "Our program is really great. The faculty is amazing in that they give us the opportunity to work in any medium we are interested in – the creative freedom is a key draw to this program.”
“It’s an honour to be a part of this event," said Carol Bauer Artist and Member Services Officer – Quinte Arts Council. "It is a pleasure to support and inspire the students who in turn will be the professional artists of tomorrow. One of our goals as the Quinte Arts Council is to help and give guidance to new artists and students. We work from the primary level up. We have collaborated with the College on several events and it is always very rewarding.”
Robert Kranendonk – Coordinator of the Art & Design Foundation Program explained the scope of the students’ learning experience in organizing the exhibit. “This is a student run exhibition in which they learn the curatorial process. There are so many layers to that. The event looks very professional, the students did a really great job curating and setting up. And the paddles they created represent their own unique persona.”
The exhibit will be on display until Tuesday, December 11th at noon in the Link Lounge Gallery in the Kente Building.
Students of the Art and Design Foundation Program at Loyalist College curated the 2nd annual Art and Design Exhibit December 3 at the Link Lounge. The posters were designed by the students.
Robert Kranendonk, Coordinator of the Art and Design Foundation Program at Loyalist and Carol Bauer, Artist and Member Services Officer, Quinte Arts Council, pose in front of the artwork of two graduates of the program, Tiffany Jones and Ricarda Forbes.