ArtXPress 2018

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The third annual ArtXPress event was held on Friday, June 8 at the Grain Terminals where teens displayed their creativity in three - 20 minute lightning rounds of live art-making! This friendly competition included rounds for paint, spray paint and a new mixed media round. Prizes were awarded for Audience and Jurors' Choice. Live music was provided by the Leynes brothers with electonic music by the Collingwood Collegiate Institute music and computers class.  
 
 
Photo of a teenager creating a mixed media piece at ArtXPress Photo of a teenager added pink flowers and glitter to her mixed media artwork
  Participants were given a "mystery box" containing items to use in their finished piece. Photos by Leah Denbok
Image of a male participant in ArtXPress in the spray paint round Image of winning spray painter Ellie Duke, creating her spray paint masterpiece of the universe
Sprayers were provided with 16 colours of Montana water-based spray paint. Photos by Leah Denbok
An up close image of a participant in the painting round An up close photo of a participant in the paint round
Ten artists competed in the Paint Round. Photos by Leah Denbok
Ellie Duke's winning "Audience Choice" artwork during creation. Photo by Leah Denbok
Ellie Duke's winning "Audience Choice" artwork during creation. Photo by Leah Denbok
Ellie Duke and Greg Herman compete in the paint and spray paint round. Photos by Dave West. Ellie Duke and Greg Herman compete in the paint and spray paint round. Photos by Dave West.
Ellie Duke and Greg Herman compete in the paint and spray paint round. Photos by Dave West.
Professional artist Cindy Kennedy demonstrates her skills in between each round. Photo by Dave West. Professional artist Steve Cohen demonstrates her skills in between each round. Photo by Dave West.

Professional artists Cindy Kennedy and Steve Cohen demonstrated their skills in between each round. Photos by Dave West.

The 21 artworks from ArtXPress on display at the Press Room Gallery, June 11 to June 24., 2018 Stevie Morrison is pictured with her mixed media piece.
The 21 artworks from ArtXPress on display at the Press Room Gallery, June 11 to June 24. Stevie Morrison is pictured with her mixed media piece.