Visual Perception:: Bert Church, George MacDougall, St. Martin de Porres & WH Croxford High Schools
~ March + April 2016 ~
Visual perception is the ability to translate our surrounding environment into images and as artists, to do this in a way that is innovative and that invites the viewer to see the things that surround us every day through new eyes. Traditionally this has been studied in a purely scientific manner through the research of eyes and how they perceive light rays, but in a creative person, the combination of thoughts, beliefs, experiences and feelings as well as the availability of a variety of media combine to share the visual experience in an entirely new way. For centuries artists have introduced new ways of seeing and sharing ideas. From Georgia O’Keeffe’s enlarged flowers to Pablo Picasso’s blue period, we are invited to view the world in a different light…to look closer or to connect with human struggle. The patrons and staff of the Airdrie Public Library always look forward to seeing the work of our local high school students as they travel along similar paths, to find their personal form of expression and to share that experience with us.
Please join us on March 17, 7-8pm as we host an exhibit opening complete with refreshments and live music to celebrate the talent of our budding artists.