Gallery 1C03 hosts young minds in art education on campus

Art Gallery 1C03

Art Gallery 1C03

This week UWinnipeg’s Gallery 1C03 hosts children and youth from schools across the city in a free art education program on campus. More than 150 kids ranging from grades three to twelve will visit our campus art gallery.

Gallery 1C03’s education program has been running for more than a decade. It introduces students to exhibitions presented in the campus art gallery while making students feel welcome on UWinnipeg’s urban campus and opening their minds up to art.

“UWinnipeg’s art history students volunteer to help create the program and then lead the art education classes,” explained Jennifer Gibson, UWinnipeg Gallery 1C03 Director/Curator. “We try to get the program to connect to the students’ curricula. Students view the exhibit in Gallery 1C03, discuss what they have seen, and then create their own art in response. For the current exhibition, the students are working in teams to build a structure. Through this exercise, they gain insight into the importance of collaboration in the creative process.”

Gallery 1C03’s current exhibit is RE: BUILD THEM, a show of large paintings, small sculptural models, and a video by Winnipeg artist Ian August. The works reflect upon the effect of the Bauhaus modern style of design and architecture through a (re)imagining of its (would be) spaces and structures.

RE: BUILD THEM continues until Saturday, December 7 and is free and open to the public.

For further information, please contact: Gallery 1C03 Director/Curator, Jennifer Gibson at j.gibson@uwinnipeg.ca / 204.786.9253

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