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‘Beyond Words’ a student artist showcase

February 3 – March 6, 2022

The Elora Centre for the Arts presents ‘Beyond Words’ in partnership with the University of Guelph’s School of Fine Arts & Music (SOFAM) department to present a student exhibition that is sure to leave a lasting impression.  ‘Beyond Words’ is a curated, by invitation show that taps into the wisdom and the power of artistic expression, and the importance of developing creative ways to help us understand the world we live in. 

Art students at SOFAM were challenged to submit pieces for this show that gave voice to something important to them, allowing them to use their art form to communicate their perspective to the world, and to us as a community.  The topics explored in this exhibition range from cultural issues, climate change and nature, to memory loss and mental health.  Artistic medium includes, oil and acrylic paintings, intaglio prints including photogravure, photography, pencil drawings and mixed media. This group exhibition illustrates a diverse use of many mediums to convey the artists’ thoughts and inspirations.

This is the first group exhibition of students studying art at the University of Guelph School of Fine Art and Music (SOFAM). Our hope is that this exhibition will inspire young students thinking of furthering their studies in the arts, and shine a light on the wonderful program at the University of Guelph.

A drop-in artist reception will be held on Saturday, February 12 from 1:00 pm to 4:00pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Capacity limits in place for everyone’s safety.







This exhibition has been curated by Annette Hansen, thanks to support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation Community Building Fund.  This funding has been instrumental in supporting the Art Centre’s emergence from the pandemic, deepen the curation of exhibitions, and supporting virtual outreach programs for students with (dis)Abilities.