Friday, April 8, 2011

Good idea


But is there anyway to quantify if it is successful?

Or to back up slightly, last week Sarah Leavitt wrote in the West Island Chronicle about an exhibit at John Rennie High School designed to "educate the students about the possibility of a career in visual arts."

Basically they got two people who use cameras, one person who uses a computer and one person who uses needles to make a living to mount examples of their work in the Roxanna Robins Gallery. And that's where I end up disagreeing.

A tattoo artist (needles), a photo journalist (camera one), a fashion photographer (camera two) and a graphic designer (computer) aren't exactly what I would call "visual artists." While I know that all visual artists aren't fine artists, I'd call this particular collection more like the applied arts.