Welcome spring with the 2021 School Art exhibition!
Full of colour, energy and talent, let this exhibition lift your spirits after the cold dark winter. Our display that showcases the creativity and skill of Medicine Hat and region’s students, from Kindergarten to Grade 12 has been a Esplanade tradition for the last 43 years. This annual exhibition has grown from 50 works in 1978 to over 600 from 41 schools today. Paintings, drawings, collages, sculptures, ceramics, photographs, animated and live action video fill the gallery and will awe, amaze and inspire you. This year due to pandemic restrictions we asked each school to judge and select works for the exhibition, so a huge thank you to all volunteers, sponsors, participating students, school staff and teachers, award donors and others, for their continued support of this program and the promotion of visual arts in our community.
Presentation materials are courtesy of Medicine Hat School District #76.
School Art 2021 has taken over our gallery walls and for the month of May it will take over our social media walls too!
We believe in empowering young people. In giving them a platform to be seen and heard and the encouragement to succeed. Throughout the month of May, we will learn from our younger counterparts as they teach us about creativity and courage. Each week we will release a video of a student-led art lesson, and every day we will share artwork by children from across our community. Please join us in shining a spotlight on our children and youth by taking part!
Our gallery space is limited but we want to encourage and celebrate as many of our local young artists as possible. Tag @medhatesplanade on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter in photos of the budding artists in your life showing off their masterpiece! Every day these photos will appear in our stories for our community to see and will be saved to an album for future viewing.
To further celebrate our local youth we are giving away one free week of Summer Art Camp!
Participants that share a photo as outlined above will be entered to win a free week of their choosing of Summer Art Camp for one child. One entry per person. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Winner to be announced on May 31st. Camp week selection must be made by Friday, June 11th.
Share, tag, like, comment; encourage, empower and celebrate!