|STUDENTS ARTWORK ON DISPLAY AT MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS|
MONTREAL, JUNE 14, 2017 – For the next few months, students from James Lyng High School in St. Henri will be taking part in a revolution of sorts – with their artwork on display for the duration of the Revolution exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
With the help of teacher Nathan Gage Youth Fusion coordinator Tina Carlisi, students in Secondary III spent a great part of this year designing pieces that fit the exhibit, which explores late-sixties counter-culture years through art, music, fashion and design.
To prepare for the exhibition, the class spent time researching late 1960s culture as well as created ‘mood boards’ which served as the foundation for their artwork and included ideas for lighting, colour and texture. Additionally, they wrote poetry based upon the themes of their research and worked with local photographer Nicolas Gouin to create artistic portraits that are on display as part of the exhibition.
“I really enjoyed taking pictures and creating the mood boards,” said Emma Lavis. “We got to work in teams and we talked about colour and lighting.”
“The project was really great because we got to do something other than regular school work. We got to explore the art and music of the 60’s, which I had no idea that I’d like, but I did,” added Tristan McCool. “We learned about politics, art and we learned how to organize something big.”
The class has previous experience curating art shows as they act as administrators for James Lyng High School’s Up Next Gallery, located inside the school.
The exhibition runs from June 17 until September 22.
Michael J. Cohen