A lengthy hand-twisted rope of multicoloured fabric twists and turns as it meanders along the hallways and the lobby of the Vancouver School District Education Centre. The rope beckons every staff member who works at the Board office to slow down and enjoy the Artist in Residence Studio program exhibition that spans two rooms and a long hallway.
Staff are privileged to enjoy the exhibition hosted at the Vancouver School District Education Centre, and now the public can attend the virtual grand opening. Join us online for the exhibition opening of (RE) Imagining Together: Creative Connection during COVID on June 16 at 6:30pm on Youtube Streaming.
View the exhibit by booking timed tickets. Entrance to the exhibition is spaced at 20-minute intervals, beginning at 7pm. Book your timed entry tickets at: Eventbrite.
*Please note that pre-booked tickets are needed to gain entrance to view the exhibition.
The art exhibit by the Artist in Residence Studio program gives us a glimpse into the art making activities of students from 15 different schools. It allows viewers to see art’s transformative effects on building community connections and improving mental health.
On the walls of the exhibition, viewers read,
“What can art do during this unprecedented time of anxiety, social fragmentation and restricted freedom to reach across the spaces that divide us to make our sense of community visible and tangible?”
Watch a preview of the art exhibit.
The Artist in Residence Studio program works in partnership with the Vancouver School Board to create dedicated art studios within public elementary schools. It enables a local, professional artist to work collaboratively with teachers, and provides meaningful hands-on visual arts engagements for children across whole schools.
This school year, a total of 16 schools participated in the Artist in Residence Studio program.