Premier launches student art garden initiative

Premier launches student art garden initiative - image: Roof Top by Grace Peters, Grade 11 student at Westisle Composite School

The Premier’s Office now features a new student art gallery showcasing the creativity and talent of student artists from schools across Prince Edward Island.

Launched earlier this month, the Premier’s Art Garden will feature at least one piece of student artwork from each Island school over the next year. The artwork is on display in the the reception area of the Premier’s Office and online at  Premier's Art Garden for all Islanders to enjoy.  

“Art is a powerful vehicle that sparks conversation, curiosity and enriches learning. If we want our students to feel that art is important to learning, to believe that their art is valuable, we need to provide them with an avenue to ensure they feel that way. I can think of no better way to share the inspiring work of Island students than by displaying their art in the Office of the Premier – a space that belongs to the people of Prince Edward Island.”

- Premier Dennis King

The initial collection of student artwork displayed in the Premier’s Art Garden features 16 pieces by students from École Pierre-Chiasson, Three Oaks Senior High, Bluefield High School, Westisle Composite High School and Birchwood Intermediate. 

“It is important that we support art among our youngest generations for the benefits that it offers to our students as well as for the contributions that it makes to the cultural fabric of Prince Edward Island,” added Premier Dennis King. “Thank you to all of the teachers across the province, who foster a love for art as part of our provincial learning curriculum.”

Student submissions for the Premier’s Art Garden are being coordinate through individual school art programs.

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Amanda Hamel
Executive Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Premier’s Office
(902) 368-4400 

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