Exhibition: Imprints of Belonging at Vancouver School Board | May 13 – 27

May 14, 2024

Imprints of Belonging, an exhibition celebrating Kelsie Grazier’s Shumka x AIRS residency and work with Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School students is open to public through May 27, 2024.

Shumka x AIRS, in collaboration with the Vancouver School Board, brought local artist-educator Kelsie Grazier to Trudeau Elementary, where she taught visual arts to 11 classes of students ranging from kindergarten to Grade 7 over the course of a 24-week paid residency organized through AIRS.

All Welcome!

Imprints of Belonging
May 14 –  27, 2024
Monday – Friday | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Vancouver School Board
1580 W Broadway, Vancouver

To learn more about Kelsie’s work with Trudeau Elementary, visit here

About Imprints of Belonging

Imprints of Belonging celebrates student art and learning with AIRS from 15 studios with 22 artists in VSB schools through a selection of prints, drawings, sculpture, film animations, textile works and poetry that showcase the capacity of art to cultivate and express – in beautiful, startling, and authentic ways –  our deepest human need for meaningful relationships, reciprocity and belonging. These works are both profound and joyful, and offer up ways to imagine and live into a more just and compassionate world. Participating schools in Imprints of Belonging include Beaconsfield, Bruce, Douglas, Henderson, Maquinna, Moberly, Mount Pleasant, Nightingale, Queen Alex, Seymour, Tecumseh, Thunderbird, Trudeau, Waverly, and Wək̓ wan̓ əs tə syaqwəm. This year’s AIRS artists are Monica Cheema, Laura Cisneros, Tami Cline, Aibhlin Fowlie, Nellie Gossen, Rebecca Heyl, Reed Jackson, Fanny Kearse, Fiana Kawane, Christine Mackenzie, Sholeh Mahlouji, Maggie Milne Martens, Yasaman Moussavi, Julie McIntyre, Shamina Senaratne, Lori Snyder, Yunuen Perez Vertti, Kathryn Wadel, Nova Weipert, and Grace Yin.

About AIRS

Artist in Residence Studio program (AIRS) is a Vancouver-based initiative for providing equitable access to high quality and socially relevant visual arts education for children. Developed in partnership with the Vancouver School Board, AIRS seeks to create studio space within public elementary schools and to support local, professional artists to work  in collaboration with teachers in the studio to create meaningful hands-on visual arts engagements for children across the whole school.