“WANTED” AVPA Art Exhibition at Culver City Art Walk 2017
By Isabella Haro-Uchimura and Ashley Jara
The Academy of Visual and Performing Arts Visual Art Department from Culver City High School is rapidly preparing for the Culver City Art Walk 2017 as students organize artwork to be exhibited for the entire city on Saturday, October 7th. The City of Culver City in association with The Culver City Arts District has generously provided AVPA visual artists with an exhibition space open from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. located at 8558 Washington Boulevard. This year’s exhibition titled, “WANTED”, stems from the the need for young artists to feel like their artistic ideas are taken seriously and wanting to be heard.
In this exhibition, AVPA Art’s 64 artists have contributed their finest works to present to their peers, parents, and all those who will attend. “Having our artwork exhibited in a professional venue gives young artists the validation to know that Culver City embraces the art community that includes us.” says Junior AVPA Artist, Peri Reynaldo. “Displaying our work with other professional galleries and businesses is such a privilege.”
By collectively implementing specially tailored art events within the city, the event encourages young artists to develop their sense of creativity in an environment of support, as well as motivating others to explore their inner artist. Senior and first year AVPA artist Shelby Grey states, “It’s such a great experience to have our work in a gallery setting while bringing our community together.”
“WANTED” at The Culver City Art Walk will display a wide range of styles, mediums, and ideas from this year’s AVPA art students. The art students will also be creating large-scale chalk murals in the nearby Tandus parking lot during the event to encourage the public to become involved in the creation of artwork, as well as its creative process. Senior and 4th year AVPA artist Lismary Escamilla will be working on the chalk mural for a second year, saying, “It inspires everyone’s imagination by thinking about what to draw on the ground.” She adds, “It’s not just for kids and it’s a way to push people of all ages to make art.”
The AVPA Pink Elephant Music Company’s Jazz Combo and AVPA Danger Zone Dance Company will each have individual performances at Fresh Paint in Culver City located at 5835 Washington Blvd. to celebrate Culver City Art Walk 2017.
The AVPA would like to express our deepest gratitude and a very special thank you to Elaine Gerety-Warner, The Culver City Arts District/City of Culver City, Kai Telless at Berliner Architects, Fresh Paint Art Advisors owner Josetta Speglia, and Graphaids.
Culver City Art Walk 2017 is a free, self-guided tour of local art galleries, retailers, restaurants, and creative spaces presented by the City of Culver City 2:00 – 6:00 p.m..
Celebrate the beginning of the fall art season at the Culver City Arts District Art Walk 2017and treat your senses to an array of art, music, dance, food, and interactive activities.