WAG Displays Youth Art in Annual Exhibition

Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 2, 2015: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is once again mounting its annual exhibition of work by young artists enrolled in WAG Studio programs. Through the Eyes of a Child is currently on view and runs until May 10. Ranging from age 5 to 17, the artists come from all across the city.

“It’s always fascinating to see just how unique the products of individual imaginations can be,” says Diane Lafournaise, Head of WAG Studio. “Staff, instructors, members of the arts community, and, of course, proud parents are invariably delighted by the outpouring of energy, skill, and imagination in Through the Eyes of a Child. For many of the young artists, this is the first time their work has ever been presented in a public forum, adding even more to the excitement.”

Each fall and winter hundreds of children and teens enjoy the challenge and delight of creating art through WAG Studio programs. In spring, the Gallery presents an exhibition of their colourful and exuberant solo or group work—several hundred talented youth are represented in a wide range of media.

Registration is now open for child and adult summer art classes and summer art camps for kids. This year’s art camps are inspired by the historic exhibition Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin. Campers will see and learn about the art, create masterpieces with professional artists, go on exciting field trips, and stage their own mini-exhibition at the end of the week. Visit wag.ca for more information or call 204.789.1766.

Through the Eyes of a Child is sponsored by Great-West Life, and supported by the Volunteer Associates of the Winnipeg Art Gallery and Winnipeg School Division.

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Catherine Maksymiuk
Manager, Media & Marketing
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Tammy Sawatzky
Public Relations Coordinator
Winnipeg Art Gallery

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is a cultural advocate – a lens and forum – helping people see and experience more through art. Playing a vital role in the community, engaging and enriching people of all ages and backgrounds through art and culture, the Winnipeg Art Gallery thrives as a creative, innovative, and accessible place for learning, discovery and inspiration.



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