High School Student to Curate Professional Exhibition

We’re pleased to announce that Grace Larson, who attends Composite High School, will be the Guest Curator on Maskull Lasserre’s upcoming exhibition, Immovable Objects, Unstoppable Force.

As part of the Gallery’s ‘Young Curator Program’, Grace will work directly with Gallery experts in organizing the exhibition.  Already in the planning stages, Grace has said, “I’m very excited to be working with the gallery on this show and learning about the curatorial process!”

Executive Director, Jeff Erbach, is equally delighted, “We’re incredibly excited about having Grace join our staff in curating Maskull’s work.  Her perspective and voice in the process is a welcome addition and I know that Maskull, the artist, is really enjoying our conversations.  It will be exciting to see how Grace and Maskull launch this exhibition and the decisions they arrive at.”

The Young Curator Program is a new initiative from the Gallery, which matches a young person from the community with the Gallery’s professional Curatorial staff for hands-on professional development.  Through the program, the young guest curator gains valuable insights into design, planning, collaboration, art theory, interpretation and how to manage a project from development to installation and exhibition.  The Program aims to build leadership in our community, to create exciting opportunities at the Gallery for young people and to provide unique developmental opportunities.

Grace Larson is a grade 10 student at The Grande Prairie Composite High School. She is an honour roll student and is active in the community, participating in Interact, the Teen Advisory Board at the Grande Prairie Public Library, and the Composite High School First Responders team.

Immovable Objects, Unstoppable Force opens January 12, 2018 and runs until April 8, 2018.

Posted November 2, 2017 in News