Students in the area recently got a taste of what it’s like to display their artwork for all to see with the High School Art Show that was on display last week at West Wing Gallery, located in Kinetic Park. 

The doors to the gallery opened at 5:30 p.m. allowing individuals to take in the artwork, and meet the student artists, as well as their instructors. 

Kent Archer, curator at the Art Gallery of Swift Current, expressed the importance of the event. 

“I'm relatively new here, so this is the first time I've been involved in this exhibition,” he explained. “But I think it's a great initiative and kind of encourages art programs in the schools which we support, and it's great to see these young artists put their work in a gallery context, so we think it's a valuable program.” 

Students from the Swift Current Comprehensive High School, Chinook Cyber School and rural schools in the area were all able to submit their artwork. 

The programming and communications coordinator at the Art Gallery of Swift Current, Morghie Flaterud, added that it was wonderful to see people about and about in the community once again. 

“This is the first reception we've been able to have for this show in about one and a half years, so we're really glad to be back,” she stated. 

The High School Art Show was available for viewing at the West Wing Gallery until June 11, 2022.