New Exhibit By High School Students Opens at CBU Art Gallery

A new exhibit, entitled Small Town Beginnings, will open with a free public reception on January 30 at 6 p.m. at the Cape Breton University Art Gallery. The exhibit features works created by Glace Bay High School senior art students, including paintings, sculptures and dynamic installations.

Unique to the exhibit is that it was developed with the help of Courtney MacNeil, a co-operative education student from Riverview High School. She is working with the CBU Art Gallery for 17 weeks to learn the basics of curatorial work and collections management.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to work with young people in our community and to introduce them to the kinds of careers that exist in cultural institutions,” says Laura Schneider, the director and curator of the CBU Art Gallery. “Having a co-op student with us supports the art gallery’s educational mandate and helps to strengthen the relationship between the gallery and the Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board.”

Small Town Beginnings is presented in the Feature Gallery of the CBU Art Gallery. This exhibition runs concurrently with ProleteriART: The People’s Art Exhibit. Both exhibits run until February 22.

For more information about the gallery and the exhibits, please visit the website at