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High School Art Show returns to MHC’s One on One Gallery

High School Art Exhibition 2022
February 10, 2022

 

After a year’s hiatus, creative teen talent returns to the One on One Gallery at Medicine Hat College (MHC) this month with the annual High School Art Exhibition.

Over 80 works of art – ranging from drawing, illustration, painting, and printmaking to mixed media, 2D animation and stop motion - were submitted by students from Medicine Hat High School, Crescent Heights High School, and Monsignor McCoy High School. Submissions are reviewed by MHC’s art and design faculty with first, second, and third place winners, along with two honourable mentions, selected based on a variety of criteria.

Ian Richmond, coordinator of the art and design program at MHC, was impressed by the caliber of work he saw while hanging the show and believes that, despite all the covid-related disruptions and uncertainty, these students haven’t missed a beat.

“I would argue that the pandemic has made the act of creation (art) a healthy escape, and a way to help make sense of the situation and the world today. The themes in some of the work focus on contemporary societal pressures and the scuffles one has with growing up and adolescence, so there is some powerful work on display to ponder and reflect on."

In addition to the cash prizes, award recipients will also receive guaranteed admission to the art and design program at MHC.

The High School Art Exhibition is on display in the One on One Gallery at MHC until Feb. 24, 2022 with public access on Feb. 12 and 13 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. MHC art and design faculty and students will be in attendance to answer questions about the program.