Check out this work by the next generation of Burnaby artists

Burnaby Art Gallery has once again joined forces with the Burnaby school district for Arts Alive, opening on May 2

The Burnaby Art Gallery is once again showcasing the work of students from around the city.

The gallery is hosting two exhibitions of student work, running from May 3 to June 9. The main-floor gallery is hosting Arts Alive 2019: Math and Art, featuring a selection of works from elementary schools. The upper gallery, meanwhile, is playing host to Transitions, featuring artwork created by secondary school students in the gallery’s career placement program.

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An opening reception for both exhibitions is set for Thursday, May 2 at 6 p.m.

Arts Alive is an annual showcase of student works, held in collaboration with the Burnaby school district. This year marks the 37th edition of the exhibition, and it features elementary student interpretations of the theme “Math and Art.”

The Transitions exhibition, meanwhile, features the work of senior secondary school students who have taken part in the gallery’s annual artist apprenticeship program. A write-up about the show notes that the program mentors students interested in pursuing a career in the fine arts and invites them to develop and curate an exhibition of their own works. For this year’s program, participants were asked to consider a theme and to select an inspiration piece from the gallery’s permanent art collection; the exhibition features both the students’ work and their inspiration pieces from the collection.

Anyone wanting to take a closer look at the exhibitions can join in a tour on Sunday, May 5 between 1 and 3 p.m. It’s free, but you need to reserve a time slot at 604-297-4422.

The following weekend, on Sunday, May 12, families are invited to take part in the next In the BAG Family Sunday, which gives visitors a chance to check out the exhibitions and then get into the studio to make their own art project. It runs on the half-hour between 1 and 4 p.m., and it’s free to drop in.

The gallery is open Tuesdays to Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is by donation, with suggested donation of $5.

See www.burnabyartgallery.ca or call 604-297-4422 for info.

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