Twelve Talented Teenagers


Cowichan Valley Arts Council (CVAC) are pleased to present the 2017/18 cohort of their Youth Outreach Program, which offers artistic mentoring and development opportunities to grade 10 -12 students from the Cowichan Valley.


These highly talented twelve students have been following their dreams of artistic excellence in a variety of genres with the help and support of the professional team at CVAC. Now it is time to show off their efforts in this year’s “Studentworks” exhibition, many students from the Youth Outreach Program go onto study their chosen medium in colleges and universities throughout Canada, some have even gone as far as Europe. Opening on Monday, Feb 19th  12 pm in Portals Art Space at the Island Savings Centre in Duncan, they will show work in oils, acrylics, graphic art, portraiture, writing, music, and dance photography. The work is the result of a rolling two-year study program so some of these youngsters have been shown here before, others are showing their work for the very first time in a professionally hung exhibition.


Opening Evening

Come along to the opening evening, Monday, February 19th from 5-7pm to meet them all and ?hear live music performed by some of the students, or visit throughout the show to see their magnificent efforts and if you know someone with artistic talent, collect an application form to apply for a position on the program beginning this September. Applications are welcome from all students studying in the valley who will be in grades 10-12 in September, regardless of whether they are in school or home educated. A small bursary is paid annually to ensure the student can afford the professional tools of their craft.

Show dates are Monday, February 19th to March 19th. Monday to Friday 12-6pm and Saturdays 12-3pm early closing at 4 pm on February 22nd and 26th. Come and meet our team!

CVAC is launching a new series of children’s art and expression workshops for this Spring. Starting on Family Day, February 12th, at the Island Saving Centre, at 12 noon for4 hrs. Children (7 -11yrs) with their parents, or custodians, can enjoy an afternoon of creative fun, entry by donation.

Submitted by Gill Riordan CVAC Youth Outreach Coordinator