CCVS students hold art show

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By Nick Seebruch
CCVS students hold art show
Rowan Labelle, Grade 12 CCVS student with her piece "The Vortex" Mixed-Media Scratchboard. Submitted photo.

CORNWALL, Ontario – Student from Grade 7 to 12 from CCVS are being given the chance to show case their art at the Cornwall Public Library.

The display contains more than 250 pieces of art in a variety of mediums and styles. There are pieces inspired by the Group of Seven, abstract ceramic faces, African inspired masks, mixed-media works and intricate beadwork by the CCVS Mohawk language class.

“Thank you to Pierre Dufour and the Cornwall Public Library for their ongoing support of CCVS artistic endeavours.  It is a great community partnership that we hope to continue in the future. The annual Student Art Show has been held at the Cornwall Public Library for the past five years,” said Betty Carter-Edwards, Visual Arts teacher at CCVS. “The library itself is such a great venue for showcasing the visual, musical, and literary creativity within our community.”

Carter-Edwards went on to highlight the important affect a show like this can have on young artists.

“It is so important that students have the opportunity to see their work exhibited out in the community for the public to enjoy.  It gives them confidence and a sense of pride in their accomplishments,” she said. “Students help in all aspects of art show preparation from set up to take down. A show of this size cannot happen without their input and hard work.”

The CCVS Annual Student Art Show will be available for viewing at the Cornwall Public Library until Friday, June 7.

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