Arts Alive and Artist Apprenticeship Program

Stephanie Liu, Tranquility, 2022, oil pastel and graphite, Burnaby Mountain Secondary School, Grade 12

Arts Alive, Tapestry of Tales

April 29-June 5, 2022 (Lower Gallery)

Opening reception: April 28, 7-9 pm

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Arts Alive, an annual showcase of student works held in partnership with the Burnaby School District. For the momentous occasion, senior secondary students were asked to contemplate and respond to the theme Tapestry of Tales.  Our lower gallery features student portrayals of collective memories, which retain their individual self-expression. The exhibition enlists a variety of material choices such as paper, clay, wire, and acrylic, giving insight into the students’ creative processes.


April 29-June 5, 2022 (Upper Gallery)

Opening reception: April 28, 7-9 pm

Thresholds presents the work of seven Burnaby Senior Secondary students in the Artist Apprenticeship Program. This program mentors students interested in pursuing careers in fine arts and invites them to develop and curate an exhibition of their own works. For each of the students, this is the first time presenting their artwork in a gallery setting.

Representing Moscrop, Burnaby Mountain, Burnaby North and Burnaby South secondary schools, the students took part in the program during the winter and spring of 2022. Guided by professional artists, curators, and programmers, they created artwork and developed their own exhibition responding to works from the City of Burnaby Permanent Art Collection.

The Burnaby Art Gallery would like to acknowledge the time and dedication of all participating students, teachers, and career counsellors. These exhibitions are made possible through the generous support of the City of Burnaby, BC Arts Council and the Burnaby School District. 

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