I dropped by Ben Franklin Place on Thursday and discovered they were getting ready to launch the Young at Art exhibition.
I returned on Friday and was able to see the work displayed in the hallways and display cases, but could only look at the work inside the Atrium Gallery through the windows.
This exhibition should banish any concerns you might have that today's digital world and "everybody passes" school culture is creating unmotivated, unskilled young people. The art on display is remarkably strong.
Some of it is even on sale. For example, a striking mixed media piece called Hardened by young Keir MacDonald that you'll come across directly on entering the Gallery.
This show goes to May 26 and there are also shows in Kanata and Orleans.Ben Franklin Place 100 Centrepointe Drive Ottawa, ON About Young at Art