A Chatham-Kent high school student is tapping into her artistic side for a new exhibit.

Olivia Crackel recently finished a co-op placement at The Co, a creative arts and mental health hub in Chatham, and is launching her own photography exhibit focused on dance.

“I want to show that even though these times are happening, even though there’s a lot negativity, there’s also a lot of beauty and there’s a lot of things that come out of this,” Crackel says. “I’m trying to show the transition from being in a dance studio to being at home dancing, and even though it can be hard sometimes, there are some positives in it.”

Due to COVID restrictions, the gallery won’t be open, but the exhibit will be presented on the building’s front windows for residents to do a walk-by.

“My pictures will be taped up in the window at The Co. You can just come down, walk through, look at the pictures,” she says. “I will be there as well, so you can talk to me, ask me any questions that you like.”

Transformation: A Gallery Walk By will be on display from 11am-2pm at 208 Queen Street in Chatham.

There is no charge, but donations are being accepted for the Zonta Club of Chatham-Kent.