COURTENAY B.C – North Island College’s Fine Arts program will be hosting a public showcase next week highlighting the work of current Fine Arts students.

The event will take place from May 4th to 11th at the Comox Valley campus’ Shadbolt Studios.

Sara Vipond, the chair of NIC’s School of Fine Art and Design said the showcase will help showcase each individual students talent and interpretation of their art.

“This exhibition is really about showing how each student’s artistic voice and range has grown by the second year of their fine art studies,” said Vipond.

“It’s an opportunity to celebrate Fine Art diploma students and their work.”

Looking In/Looking Out will run from 9 a.m to 4 p.m during weekdays and from 1 p.m to 4 p.m on the Saturday dates(May 4th and 11th).

The curated art show will also be apart of the event, and is an opportunity to profile the work of second-year student artists who have created art using mediums of video, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, print media and ceramics.

“It’s a chance to understand the nuts and bolts of putting on a curated show, and it’s a lot of work,”Vipond added.

“They get professional practices experience, like preparing for opening night and labeling and arranging work for display.”

Looking In/Looking Out will run from 9 a.m to 4 p.m during weekdays and from 1 p.m to 4 p.m on the Saturday dates (May 4 and 11).

For more information on the event or NIC’s Fine Arts program, visit www.nic.bc.ca/fine-art-design.