CURATED ART EXHIBITION MARCH 2017

“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” –Vincent Van Gogh

The first Art1st Curated Show titled ‘Storm in a Palette’ was organized at Delhi Public School, Coimbatore from 25th March ’17 to 30th March ’17, and has been a major turning point in the way art is perceived in general. The main aim of this show was to bring out art from being a mere co-curricular subject to a powerful means of self-expression and creativity.

The first Art1st Curated Show titled ‘Storm in a Palette’ was organized at Delhi Public School, Coimbatore from 25th March ’17 to 30th March ’17, and has been a major turning point in the way art is perceived in general. The main aim of this show was to bring out art from being a mere co-curricular subject to a powerful means of self-expression and creativity.

A goal without a plan is just a wish.  The wheel of the cart started rolling four months before the show. In the beginning of the workshop, the mentors presented the annual art shows that take place all over the world.

The teachers were given responsibilities to hand-pick the art works that should be mounted, selection of sites for exhibiting art works in a creative manner, citations of the show, media installation, concept notes for the show, stories for the art works and budgeting. The artists’ work were sorted out by the curators according to the criteria and mounted. They were clustered according to the notions like ‘In search of the Self’, ‘Moods of the Sky’, ‘Dreamers’ and ‘The Awaken Artist’.  A detailed planning was done under the guidance of the mentors.

The scrolls and flags made by our artists were exhibited in the foyer as well as in the courtyard separating the Senior Wing Academic Building and the Junior Wing Academic Building. It was a colourful and striking gesture to welcome our invitees. The installation of art works created by our young artists was congregated and schematized conferring to the theme ‘Underwater’. The installation of painted cartons and the underwater theme created by means of the empty poster colour bottles and caps fascinated the visitors.

The art works of the children were framed and showcased in four galleries at our school premises. The classroom Nur ‘A’ was designated as ‘Gallery 1’ which showcased the artworks, coming under the aegis of ‘ Dreamers’, Nur ‘B’ was Gallery 2, which included artworks of the genre ‘In Search of Self’, Nur ‘C’ was Gallery 3 exhibiting the artworks which had the common theme ‘Moods of the Sky’ and last but not the least was Dance Studio as ‘Gallery 4’, which had those artworks having the common theme of ‘ The Awaken Artist’.

The student volunteers from Class 5 were enlightening the parents about the theme of the display. The art show has facilitated our budding artists to exhibit their art work with confidence and it has also given a prospect for sovereignty of expression as it contributes to the progression of entities.

The school bore the look of an art gallery as the different areas were bursting out with the vibrant art works of our children. The hodge-podge of children doing the art work was exhibited in the foyer as a collage work by the Art Curators under the banner of ‘Myriad hues of Art at a glance’. They were categorized into three, as ‘Acquiring skills of the Arts’, ‘Experiential Learning of the Art Forms’ and ‘Gearing up for a Full-Fledged Event’. The media installation was set up in the art room of our school, where the videos of children creating their art works and the groundwork done by the teachers for art show were projected.

The soft boards of the Senior Wing Academic Building, on the ground floor, were used as a medium for creative expression by the children as they made artistic reliefs, and the windows were used for exhibiting more works, which gave a new dimension to the overall atmosphere.

The parents were mesmerized by the art works generated by the budding artists and they were more than happy when they were able to recognize the art work done by their own child. They penned their cherished feedbacks on colourful ‘Post It’ notes which were stuck on the soft boards, besides striking the bell as a means of appreciation.

The Art1st Curated show had unfastened the door for creativity and individuality. It has motivated the budding artists for further exploration and discovery.

Added on: 30 Mar 2017

Published by: School Admin