Listen Live
HomeNewsArchie Stouffer's artistic talent on display

Archie Stouffer’s artistic talent on display

Over 20 pieces of art from the students of Archie Stouffer Elementary School are officially on display at Minden’s Agnes Jamieson Gallery.

It’s the first time the school and the gallery partnered up in such a way, and Shannon Kelly, Minden’s manager of cultural services, calls it ‘absolutely wonderful’.

“The project began in October when I met with April Austin, who’s one of the parent volunteers at Archie Stouffer, and we talked about the school and gallery partnering up,” says Kelly.

Kelly says Austin then put out a call for art from the students, and they received 21 entries, which are now all on display.

- Advertisement -

The theme of the exhibit is “‘What does Minden mean to you?’.

“The best part for me is each student then wrote out a little bit about what their picture meant, and what Minden means to them and their words are included with the artwork as well. […] I think it’s really powerful and shows what the youth of Minden are thinking and how much they love their community,” says Kelly.

Awards were handed out for various categories but the people’s choice is in the running. Kelly says people attending the gallery are asked to vote on their favourite, which will then be tallied when the exhibit wraps at the end of March.

This is the first exhibit of the season and Kelly says they’re excited.

On April 4, the gallery will launch ‘ Connection in Response’ by Bruce Cull, an artist from the New Liskeard area.

- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -
- Advertisement -

Continue Reading