Jessica Molcan

Emerging Art Talent

New generation of artists take over the Waterfront Gallery

The Ladysmith Waterfront Art Gallery is getting ready to welcome the next generation of artists.

The show ‘Emerging’ will feature work done by local high school and Vancouver Island University students.

There will also be some tiles done by First Nations students that will later be displayed at the new school in the Stz’uminus First Nation.

“One of our mandates is to encourage arts at all ages,” said Kathy Holmes with the Ladysmith Arts Council.

This is the second year for their student show and Holmes noted the first show was a great success.

Holmes said fostering an artistic flair in children means they will often come back to it later in life.

The gallery will even be boasting some art from kids as young as 6.

“Their parents can come and see it hanging in the gallery.

The opening gala is set for Sept. 10 with a guest speech by educator Ed Nicholson, who is set to talk about the importance of art in education and brain development.

The work, the bulk of which is painting and the tiles, is already hanging and is ready for appreciation.

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