Solihull College art students have partnered with Solihull Lions to put on an art exhibition at Solihull Arts Complex to encourage young people to develop their art skills. The students were set the task to produce a piece of work that related to Solihull and the environment. Students at Solihull College worked hard using different techniques to create their artwork including lino printing, stencilling, sketches and computer editing programmes.
All of the work that the students of Solihull College created was displayed at Solihull Arts Centre for members of the public to enjoy. The students were competing for a cash prize and Solihull Lions, who are involved in many community projects, chose the winners. Solihull Lions chair member, Stephen Walker said how the “Art in the Community Project was devised initially as a 3 year project to enable young artists to showcase their work and explore the local environment through the medium of art. We also wanted members of the public to see the potential talent of young people and through our sponsorship provide a venue at Solihull Library Gallery, where the College could exhibit their artwork.”
The chosen winners from Solihull College were Maira Ali and Chenazah Salmon whose work which included the Solihull skyline intertwined with butterflies and flowers. Last year’s winner Andrei Serpe was given the honours of choosing one of this year’s winners. Andrei chose Panayot Andreev to receive the award with his piece portraying how Solihull has built its future since 1220. Mr Walker added “the judges found it very hard to select winners from the high standard of entries.”
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