‘Delightful’ student art featured at Surrey Art Gallery in bi-annual exhibition – Peace Arch News

Art that explores a wide range of subjects – animals, nature, war, food, systemic racism, fashion and more – is featured in this year’s ‘Art by Surrey Elementary Students’ exhibition at the Surrey Art Gallery.

The bi-annual art exhibition, organized with the Surrey School District and the Surrey Art Teachers Association, is now on view at the Bear Creek Park facility, until May 1.

Launched in 1983, the exhibition presents the work of young artists in schools located in Surrey.

This year, 51 students from 17 elementary schools were selected to show their art.

“These precocious young artists are brimming with creative energy and insight,” noted Rhys Edwards, Assistant Curator of the Surrey Art Gallery. “Every year I am amazed at the talent that comes to us from the Surrey School District. Much of the work is both pleasing to the eye and challenging. Visitors will always find something to surprise them.

A series of short videos about the artworks will be posted on the gallery’s YouTube channel, featuring “the voices of teachers and students talking in more detail about the selected artworks as well as the importance of arts education. “.

The Surrey Art Gallery is open to visitors on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free entry. For details, visit surrey.ca/artgallery or call 604-501-5566.

The gallery also currently presents the exhibitions “P. Mansaram: The Medium is the Medium is the Medium” and “Open Air,” both through March 20. At Whalley’s UrbanScreen site, ‘Body as Border’ digital art is on display until May 1.

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