CSEA/SCÉA, and several young Canadian artists are well represented at Eksperimenta! 2017! ESTONIA
The CSEA/SCÉA, and several young Canadian artists are well represented at Eksperimenta! 2017, in Estonia!
“A group of talented young artists from Sisler High School will have the thrill of showcasing their work for an international audience this October.
Working in the challenging medium of soapstone, nine Sisler students submitted pieces to appear in the Tallinn, Estonia triennial art exhibition known as Eksperimenta! The student sculptures were based on the exhibition’s 2017 theme of Art and the Economy; the sculptures were later used as video subjects in an animated short that further explored that theme.
The students were originally approached by the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Education (under the leadership of Joanna Black and in association with the Winnipeg Art Gallery) to submit their work to the exhibition. The patrons’ initial instincts paid off, as the students’ work excelled in three levels of judging—regional, national and international—to be among the few pieces chosen for the exhibit. Sisler will send one student and a teacher delegate to Estonia to represent the school.
“People around the world submitted artwork for this exhibition,” Mr. Thwaites said. “These students not only have a sense of accomplishment and recognition locally, nationally and internationally…it also gives them a broader sense of an artistic community. There’s an international art scene out there that they are now a part of.”
From and more at: https://www.winnipegsd.ca/About%20WSD/NEWS/Pages/Eksperimenta!.aspx
This message was sent from Estonia by Dr. Joanna Black and Dr. Miriam Cooley: “We were given formal acknowledgement for the work by Sisler High School students Angela Anne Fernandez Aguila, Ann Kendell Maloles, Francis Novilla, Aaron Ryan V. Legaspi, Elina Q. Pe Benito, Jenna Li, John Russel Millar for their work “The Forbidden Fruit: Humankind’s Choice in the Perpetual Discord between Art and the Economy”. In particular, the Estonian jurors noted the tremendous research that went into the creation of this work.