Every Bowen Island Community School student has been invited to submit one piece of Bowen-themed curiosity-inspired artwork to go into an art show at the gallery in the Cove, hosted by The Hearth, and also to have their artwork featured on art cards that will be sold online on a print-on-demand basis. The BICS PAC (Parent Advisory Council) is running the online sale of student art cards (and notebooks) as a school fundraiser. Stay tuned for more information on how to order.
One example of what you will see at the exhibit is artwork created by a class that was inspired to find their own stories in nature and the written word. Students went out into the forest and created environmental artworks using found-on-the-ground natural materials. Each eco-art composition was photographed and then left in place to naturally decompose and remain part of the landscape. Students wrote short stories to go with each of their artworks as part of their thoughtful exploration of ideas inspired by the book and their personal connections to Bowen Island.
The Hearth Gallery is hosting the ‘Primary Colours: Art from the Kids on the Rock’ art exhibit at the gallery and online March 25 to April 12. Visit Thehearth.ca for more information about hours and to access the show online. Mark your calendars for a new art exhibit you won’t want to miss.
This large, bright and inclusive multi-media art show will showcase youthful creativity. This new annual art show features artworks and stories from the talented and diverse group of elementary school-aged kids at BICS and their CurioStories Bowen-inspired art and stories. CurioStories is a year-long inquiry-based learning project that is fueled by student curiosity and learning experiences that explore our connections to place, self and others.