By the Elementary Schools of St. Marys
Students from Little Falls Public School and Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic School have set out to create paintings on the theme of the Poppy.
Poppies (Papaveroldeae) have long been a subject for artists by not only lending itself to fabric design, graphic design, as well as beautiful paintings, but for many, the poppy is more than a flower that grows wild in many parts of the world, but a symbol of remembrance for those that gave of their lives in battle.
The works created by the students show a beauty and honesty only found in the works of children. Some scholars have stated that there are no ‘Child Artists’ due to their definition of an artist but there is certainly ‘Child Art’ and the exhibition at the St. Marys Station Gallery is no exception.
“The whole exhibit is about the art done by children and is incredibly honest and beautiful to look at,” says museum curator Cameron Porteous.
Forty paintings, twenty from each school, enhance the gallery walls revealing an artistic expression of each student’s interpretation of a Poppy and what it means to them.
Kids’ Poppy Art opens on October 19 to November 16, 2018. A reception at 7 pm on Oct 19 at the Station Gallery welcomes everyone to join us as we celebrate the opening of this exhibit of ‘Child Art’.