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Surrey teens explore ideas, issues through art

This graphite drawing, called Beauty of the Tusk, by Surrey student Apaar Chahal, is among dozens of works of art by Surrey high school students currently on display at the Surrey Art Gallery. - Submitted
This graphite drawing, called Beauty of the Tusk, by Surrey student Apaar Chahal, is among dozens of works of art by Surrey high school students currently on display at the Surrey Art Gallery.
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Figurative/human studies, social commentary, and symbolism are some of the ways Surrey art students explore images, ideas, and issues that are important to them in the exhibition Art by Surrey Secondary School Students, at the Surrey Art Gallery now through to April 27.

The students have selected different forms of media to best express their ideas. Visitors will see paintings, drawings, collages, and photographs accompanied by insights into the work through artist statements, and information on the goals and objectives of art education.

The showcase of artworks, by 52 Surrey and White Rock students from Grades 8 to 12 representing 11 schools, was developed jointly by the Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey School District, and Surrey Art Teachers Association to demonstrate the value of visual arts courses. Admission to the exhibition is free.

Art by Surrey Secondary School Students is a part of the annual Fine Arts Festival des Beaux-Arts organized by the Surrey School District to recognize arts programming in its schools. Surrey Art Gallery has been presenting art by Surrey school students since 1983.

The art gallery is located at 13750 88 Ave. Call 604-501-5566 or check www.surrey.ca/artgallery

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