Art attack to showcase student work

by | Mar 28, 2014 | A&E

Adam Stroud
A&E Reporter

The annual Humber Art Show is currently underway for any curious or creative Humber students.

“It’s an exciting event. Anyone is able to showcase their artistic abilities,” said Dean Johnstone, 27, a second year Public Relations Advanced Diploma student and media relations for the Humber Art Show.

Any full- or part-time student was able to submit up to two original pieces of artwork between the dates of March 19 and March 26.

This year’s show runs from March 31 to April 2 on North Campus and from April 3 to 13 in the L Space Gallery on Lakeshore Campus.

The show is divided into five categories: colour photography, monochromatic (black and white) photography, painting/drawing, three-dimensional art and mixed media. There are cash prizes awarded for first, second and third place in each category, said Johnstone.

The top five “juror’s choice” winners also get entered into the League for Innovation International Art Show Competition, said Maggie Hobbs, Humber’s director of student events and awards.

“It’s a wonderful show in that, as long as you’re a full-time or part-time student…you get to show your art for nothing in an art show, and there is a potential to win money,” Hobbs said.

The Humber Art Show has been running for about 27 years.

Each year the show has a unique theme. This year’s theme was Art Attack, based on the British children’s television show, said Amanda Soriano, 23, a second year Public Relations Advanced Diploma student and the chair of the Humber Art Show.

Another theme idea that was tossed around was The Secret Garden.

“It was too similar to last year’s theme, which was ‘The Lost City of Art,’” Soriano said.

Every year the second year Public Relations Advanced Diploma students organize the Humber Art Show. The students oversee the whole operation from organization to marketing, said Soriano.

“The whole event is a collective student effort, which is a lot of fun,” she said.

The Humber Art Show is not only a great experience for creative Humber students, but also for the whole Humber College community, Hobbs said.

“For Humber, it certainly likes to be leading-edge. It certainly likes to have innovative programs and have them displayed, and this is clearly an example of that,” she said.