The art of a new generation

A new exhibition featuring the work of young artists from the Quinte area opens this week in Belleville.

The 1000 Words student art exhibit will feature the work of students who worked on projects this summer. Quinte Arts Council executive director Janet Jarrell told Quinte News that young artists tell their own stories about the past and their hopes for the future.

She says the show will feature work from local students.

“And it gives them the opportunity to use this public space – really validates the importance of their work and the skill of many arts students locally.”

Jarrell explains: “Amber Davidson, who coordinates the exhibition, is headed to college and her goal is to get a part-time job as a gallery attendant. So when she started, we gave her the mission to host a student show here, to give her that experience from start to finish. You know how to put on a show.

Jarrell says the Arts Council is happy to give space to a new generation.

“Not just artistic disciplines but all age groups. And so all points of view. Sometimes the younger generation doesn’t always have a place to express their art. So we give them theirs for the month of August.
She notes, “It sort of aligns with our mandate as well to make sure the arts are accessible to everyone. “

The exhibition opens at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Art Gallery, 36 Bridge Street East.

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