One of the musicians performing during the Semester One art show gala tours amongst the art

Semester one art opening

There was a small crowd trickling through the gala opening for semester one art by Fort St. James Secondary School (FSJSS) students.

There was a small crowd trickling through the gala opening for semester one art by Fort St. James Secondary School (FSJSS) students.

Those who did come, however, were treated to snacks, drinks, live music and a visual art show of a range of mediums and artists.

There were woodworking projects, paintings, sketches and altered photographs by high school artists, with some artists receiving offers to purchase their pieces.

One painting by Hargina Birdi had three people inquiring about purchasing the piece and there was another painting by Carley Gross in progress which patrons could watch as it was being completed.

There were also photographs students had altered using Photoshop in Andrew Vogelsang’s Visual Arts: Media class.

“They’re meticulous, they don’t rush and they’re doing exactly what they want to do with it,” he said.

Live music was provided by some students under the guidance of Tyler Janzen.

One of the art instructors at FSJSS, Marnie Dinwoodie, said the hope is to be able to put on an opening every semester to showcase some of the art and create an event for the community.

“I was really impressed once it all came together what the quality of their work was,”  said Dinwoodie.

The show was kept up until Jan. 20 so people attending the piano perfomance could view it during intermission as well.


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