It is our great pleasure to have on display for the month of May and early June a collection of works by a group of art students from Shawnigan Lake School on Vancouver Island.  While our curators Rita Minichiello and Len Budiwski have faithfully organized many years of exhibitions by primarily professional artists, this opportunity to present the work of burgeoning young creatives is a delight for us all.  Len and I enjoyed getting a long look at the detail and deftness of their work as we hung the pieces one sunny evening.  That customers were interested in purchasing pieces right off the tables and ever since should be a point of pride for these high schoolers.

Special thanks for Mr. Don Rolston, Head of Curricular Fine Art, for generously taking the time to work with the students to facilitate this group show and for framing each piece in preparation.

EXHIBITION STATEMENT:  "The surrounding pieces of art are a sampling of student work from the Two Dimensional Fine Arts program at Shawnigan Lake School.  The school strongly believes in the promotion and development of the artistic skills of their students and requires that all members be involved in some form of Fine Art activity throughout the year . We hope you enjoy the art."

CONTACT:  To inquire about a piece, please contact Amanda at the Bean.