With the collaboration of South Delta Secondary's Pre-AP English 10, Pre-AP English 11 and Drawing & Painting classes and the South Delta Artists' Guild came a stunning show of art and writing themed A Capella.
The struggle, as Mrs. Reimer, teacher of Pre-AP English 11, stated, for writers was to manipulate the theme into something original, whether focusing on the voice aspect or musical aspect of a capella. Then, in November, art students and artists alike began their responses to the pieces using different mediums, primarily paint, watercolour and oil pastels. Both these parts came together to present the A Capella exhibit, which held its gala opening Saturday, January 11th from 1 pm - 3 pm. Awards were announced at 2 pm with three for writers and two for artists.
The award for Creative Use of Symbolism and Imagery went to Will Shelling in Pre-AP English 11 for his short story Haunting Beauty, one of his three submissions. It tells the story of a cathedral that represents a woman. Next, Anna Sarafis from Pre-AP English 10 was called up to accept an award for Creative Use of Voice for her not-so-short story The House of Aludra which deals with the discrimination against women in the Middle East in terms of education. The judges, Mrs. Reimer, Mr. Westinghouse, Ms. Koot and other English teachers, mentioned her subject choice was very original. Lastly, Shaun Coburn from Pre-AP English 11 was called up to accept an award for his Creative Way of Developing Theme in his poem Southlands.
Next, the art awards were called up starting off with Matthew Hill, another Grade 11 student, for his response to Liam Mckinnon's Acapella. His piece, titled Race Car, won an award for Creative Colour. Then Jessica Hasker, also in Grade 11 received an award for Creative Subject for her piece The Beginning of a Rebel in response to the prose by Maya Bridger Denz from Pre-AP English 10.
The awards concluded with a draw for five gift cards. Jenah Smith in Grade 10, Keenan McConkey in Grade 11, Whitney Davis in Grade 11, Katie Williams in Grade 11 and Shaun Coburn, also in Grade 11, each received their prize for participation. The art and writing exhibit closes Sunday, January 19th at Gallery 1710, previously known as the Tsawwassen Longhouse Gallery. I would definitely suggest you check it out, especially the winners' pieces!