Students at school today may have noticed the long line of artwork on display throughout the day in the galleria. The art department, led by Ms. Masemann and Ms. Doyle, showcased some of the work produced by MGCI students in second semester art classes. Pieces from the Grade 9 and 10 visual arts courses and the Grade 11 photography class were included. Art council members and volunteers supervised the pieces throughout the day.
Projects of interest include painted self-portraits, wire sculptures, transformation drawings, and sculptures commemorating individuals who made a difference.
Due to the low level of attendees last semester, the art show was set up in the galleria this time around to attract more spectators. This also freed up the art rooms for students to work on their summative projects. Students had the opportunity to explore the art show during their spares and at lunch.
Despite the efforts of volunteers and the “Do Not Touch” signs, a couple of pieces were damaged during the day, such as a book-and-hand sculpture which was slightly torn.
Overall, the art show was very successful in showcasing the talents of Garneau students. “I saw a lot of students looking at the art, and showing their friends too,” commented Ms. Masemann.