Comox Valley students featured in province’s inaugural arts festival

Comox Valley students featured in province’s inaugural arts festival

Photography-based artwork of four Georges P. Vanier Secondary students was displayed at a premier art exhibition in Vancouver in April.

The best works of Kenisha Anderson, Allie Desmet, Desirée De Koninck, and Nula Power were featured in the Cut and Paste themed-exhibit, which ran from April 23 to 28 at the Roundhouse Community Arts Centre, Vancouver.

The student program is known as Flash Forward Incubator and was part of the month-long Capture Photography Festival. The Incubator program is the first of its kind for the province of British Columbia.

Capture partnered with the Magenta Foundation, Canada’s pioneering charitable arts-publishing house based in Toronto and the founder of the Flash Forward Incubator, to bring this premier exhibit to B.C.

The Flash Forward Incubator Program is dedicated to supporting emerging artists within the high school setting to help prepare students for their transition from secondary education into the next phases of their artistic careers. With the additional support of the Vancouver Foundation, Capture will be able to run Flash Forward Incubator for the next two years.

G.P. Vanier is among seven participating B.C. schools in the 2018 Flash Forward Incubator Program, and the only one from Vancouver Island.

GidG̱alang Ḵuuyas Naay Secondary on Haida Gwaii was the only other non-Vancouver-based high school involved.

The photography work of each participant was professionally printed, framed and made available for purchase at a Silent Auction held on April 29. Sales of the artwork raised $200, which goes back into GP Vanier’s photograph programs.

Anderson’s image is featured on the Capture Photography Festival website and is published in this year’s Capture Photography Festival magazine.


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