Huron Perth secondary artists show their art in Blyth

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BLYTH, ON – The Blyth Festival Art Gallery’s Student Show 2018 will launch the Gallery’s 43rd season of exhibitions this week.

Creations by Huron and Perth County secondary school art students will fill the Bainton Gallery starting this Thursday, May 3. This annual celebration of student creativity will feature the best

Two-metre tall Flowers, mixed media, Emily Harsen, Grade 12, St. Anne’s CSS

works of art students in Grades 9 to 12. Many different artistic techniques will be featured including mixed media, sculpture, photography, drawing, painting, printmaking and digital illustration.
For more than 25 years, art teachers from the Avon Maitland District School Board and the Huron Perth Catholic School Board have encouraged student participation in the annual Student Show. Each year, the artworks are properly mounted or framed for the show, teaching the students the value of professional presentation.

Five Awards of Excellence will be presented to outstanding student artists, reinforcing the sense of their artwork being valued by both the attendance and appreciation of the viewers. The exhibition and prize winners will be featured in local press articles and social media.

The Student Show 2018 is presented by the Blyth Festival Art Gallery and sponsored by Mary Carroll in memory of Paul Carroll. Bruce Stainton will curate this exhibition of exciting art, full of youthful energy and creative ideas.

The exhibition officially opens with a celebratory reception in the Bainton Gallery (next to the Blyth Festival Box Office) at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 3. All teachers, students, parents and members of the public are invited to the reception to join in the festivities. Refreshments will be served.

Visitors wishing to purchase a piece of art will be put in touch with the student artist, with the Gallery taking no commission.

The Student Show 2018 will be open to the public during Blyth Festival Box Office hours, from May 3 to May 24, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Robert Tetu, Blyth Festival Art Gallery. Email


Top photo: We’re All Mad Here, Acrylic, Phyllicia Krainz, Grade 11, SHDHS