Students share their zest for living through art

The annual exhibition of artwork by Grade 12 art Stouffville District Secondary School students returns to Latcham Art Centre.

For more than two decades, many young, aspiring artists have worked with Latcham’s curator to mount a professional exhibition of the art they’ve created over the course of their first semester.

These students represent the next generation of artists from the Whitchurch-Stouffville community and this exhibition provides a venue for them to share their talents and ideas with the public. In addition to creating artworks that respond to the curriculum, they are also responsible for conceiving a theme for their exhibition and taking on all the related tasks.

This year, the class has selected a celebratory theme that explores how art can bring pleasure and joy to life.  The title, Adamo, is Latin in origin and means to love truly, earnestly and deeply.

“To possess adamo is to possess a zest for living,” explains student Jahlea Henry. “To capture the staccato bursts of life that make it more than a mere trial of breathing and, instead, a brighter, passionate existence.”

The exhibition runs from Dec. 13 to Jan. 5. Come and meet the artists at the opening reception of IMAGES: Adamo from 7-9 p.m. on Dec. 13.

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Photo, from the left: Grade 12 art students Preethy Karunakumar, Tiffany Yong and Jahlea Henry.

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