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Art in the Library
Currently on display:
By students from Bert Church, George MacDougall, St. Martin de Porres High, and Meadow Brook Middle School
March 1 - May 5, 2014
True colour in our digital world is represented by three basic colours, red, green and blue, but for an artist, is represented through the colour wheel with the primary colours being red, yellow and blue. A person’s vision is trichromatic, which means how the colour is conveyed. Basically our eyes contain three types of colour receptors and by utilizing at least two of the cones and light the information is transferred to our brain. The average person distinguishes up to seven million colours.
With the three primary colours an artist can create a veritable rainbow…red and yellow mix to create orange, yellow and blue make green, blue and red combine to make purple. Add white and vary the amounts of colour in each mix and the colours are endless. That is what the arts teachers in our schools do…take a student, introduce them to new ideas and materials, and allow them to grow and change, to create a rainbow of thoughts and new ideas which they can take forward on their journey into their futures as contributing, creative members of our society.
We are so pleased to present the work of this year’s young artists. Please join us at the Airdrie Public Library on March 4 at 6:00 pm to listen to the beautiful voices of George MacDougall’s Georgie Girls and to hear a brief but inspiring talk by Sherry Shaw-Froggatt, AirdrieLIFE magazine’s visionary and publisher while we honour the dedication of our students and teachers.
- May 5 - July 7: "Caricatures" by Kelly Gannon
If you might be interested in displaying your work, please contact Veronica Funk.