Celebrate Emerging Artists at NIC’s Art Event

Celebrate emerging artists this Friday February 17 at NIC’s semi-annual art event, as NIC and Emily Carr University of Art and Design students transform the Shadbolt Studios and Raven Hall Gallery into a mad hatter-themed venue.

The 2017 student art event features live entertainment, diverse artwork, a silent auction and an opportunity to discover the talent inside NIC’s fine art and design programs.

It takes place at the Shadbolt Studios and Raven Hall Gallery, at NIC’s Comox Valley campus, from 6 to 10 pm. Admission is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

The exhibition features a diverse range of sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, photography, design, video and installation created by students in NIC’s Fine Art diploma and Interactive Media and Graphic Design certificates and diplomas, as well as artwork from Emily Carr University of Art and Design external degree students.

Dress up in mad hatter-style costumes, hats and masks and enjoy a beverage while the multi-talented Amy Muloin, an interactive media student, provides musical entertainment.

You can also support emerging artists – either through purchase of select student art or through a silent auction, which helps fund future student-run events and graduate shows.

Many NIC Fine Art + Design students have been the recipients of prestigious awards and scholarships related to their practice. The art event is your chance to meet student artists, connect with Comox Valley’s art community, learn more about the broad range of media available to students as well as understand the program’s multi-disciplinary approach to education and practice.

If you are unable to make the evening art event, a daytime viewing and open house is available in Shadbolt Studios Thursday, February 16 from 9 am to 3 pm. Everyone is welcome.

For more information on fine art and design courses and programs, visit NIC's Fine Art & Design area of study page.  

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