MONTREAL, MAY 10, 2012 - Rosemount High School has facilitated its graduating class of art students to have their work displayed at the Fresh Paint Gallery in downtown Montreal, with a vernissage on May 10, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
The two Secondary V classes at RHS, were challenged by their Visual Arts teacher, Sabrina Bejba, to create a project intended to inspire their community in a positive way. The students worked collaboratively from writing proposals and artist statements, to mounting their works in the gallery.
The results were inspired by a first visit to the gallery, led by gallery manager Sterling Downey. Mr. Downey encouraged the students to take full advantage of the space, from hanging their pieces, to painting on the walls directly.
The underlying message of this school project is to show the entire student body the positive power of arts and culture, that careers in the Arts are accessible, students just have to know where to start.
"We believe that giving our students such an outstanding forum to showcase their creations will inspire them to continue to view the arts as a constructive and expressive outlet for their passions and talents," said Principal Demetra Droutsas.
The entire RHS exhibit is on display May 5 to May 13. For more information, please visit www.emsb.qc.ca/rosemount. The Fresh Paint Gallery is located at 180 St. Catherine East.