June 12, 2020 (Moscow, Idaho) -- The Third Street Gallery features the artwork of Shanti Norman's Moscow Middle School art students in an exhibition entitled Connections, viewable online from Jun. 12 - Aug. 28.
In the online gallery, viewers will see the works of Moscow Middle School artists in grades 6 - 8. During each week of the Spring 2020 soft closure, when students were learning from home, they addressed a creative prompt centered around the theme of connection. The prompts included connections to inner self, the body, family, friends, surroundings, nature, and community. Creating this exhibition required them to connect with artmaking, but also to photography practices needed to display their works in a world that has suddenly shifted to digital exhibitions.
"The world was suddenly disconnected from life as we knew it," said Norman. "I wanted to provide students the space to lean in and fully feel, process, and share their experience through their art. Seeing the emotional honesty in the artwork of these students reminded and reassured me of the essentiality of creative expression to growth and development and how art innately speaks to the collective human experience."
To view Connections, visit: https://moscowarts.submittable.com/gallery/28ee7719-ad89-4ff3-bc74-aa3e68265e8f.