Caption: A student work is featured in exhibition at Norfolk Arts Centre
This year, Port Rowan Public School partnered with a local artist, Krista Reimer, to bring visual arts into the classroom in a big way.
Made possible through an arts grant which provided funds for Reimer to work regularly with each class, students have been working to create pieces reflective of Port Rowan's unique culture. Under Reimer's guidance, each student is creating five works of art, each in a different medium, over the course of this school year.
At the close of first term, six classes had completed their pieces, and the students’ work was highlighted for the month of February at an art show at the Norfolk Arts Centre.
The pieces came to life through the exhibit, titled “The Fields, The Woods, The Wetlands, The Town." Presented by Krista Reimer and the students of Port Rowan Public School, the exhibit was a resounding success, and featured a variety of student work, from collages, 3D sculpture, water colour, and papier mache sculpture highlighting the unique rural culture of the area.
For students, it was a wonderful opportunity to have their work presented in a public setting, and to enjoy the positive feedback that resulted, thanks to Reimer and the art-world experience she shared.