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AVPA Artists Create Portraits For The Memory Project

AVPA Artists Create Portraits For The Memory Project

 

 

By Alyssa Uyeda

Since 2011, the AVPA Visual Art Department from The Academy of Visual and Performing Arts at Culver City High school has been creating portraits of orphans for a non-profit organization called the Memory Project. Over the last 6 years, AVPA Art has created 450 portraits from 10 different countries around the world.

As this unique tradition continues, AVPA art students select a photo of an orphan provided by the organization, and craft a portrait using the medium of their choice. These art pieces are then personally delivered to the orphan in their specific country. A video of the orphans receiving their handcrafted portraits is then sent to AVPA artists themselves as a keepsake and completes the process of this program. This fall semester, students created 50 portraits of orphans from both the Philippines and Syria, and have made their personalized art pieces for the orphans as a special gift. In addition to making a portrait, every student who participated in the department’s tradition wrote a personalized note on the back of each piece, addressed specifically to their orphan in the orphan’s native language.

“It was nice to think about how profoundly my effort will positively impact these children’s lives,” said Junior and AVPA artist, Ana Belcher. The Memory Project is one of the most unusual and gratifying experiences in the AVPA art department because students are able to impact another individual’s life by expressing their creativity. This personalized experience is one of a kind, and the extensive time and effort that the students take to create their artwork translates into how much they cherish this unique process. “I feel honored to have had the opportunity to participate in making these portraits throughout my 4 years in AVPA Art,” reflects Senior and AVPA artist, Lismary Escamilla. “Being able to make these portraits has demonstrated that I can make a huge difference and impact the world with my creativity.”

 

 

 

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1) AVPA Artists create portraits for Syria and The Philippines

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2) Juliana creates her portrait for the Philippines

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3) Ana makes her portrait for Syria

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4) Isabella chooses 2 orphans for Syria and The Philippines

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5) Vanessa adds her greeting in Arabic for orphans in Syria

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6) Sara and her orphan from The Philippines

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7) Alyssa creates a color portrait for her orphan in The Philippines

AVPA Artists Chosen for LACMA Internship

AVPA Artists Chosen for LACMA Internship

By Camila Fernandez Two AVPA Art Juniors, Peri Reynaldo and Camila Fernandez, from The Academy of Visual and Performing Arts were selected to participate in this year’s Los Angeles County Museum of Art High School Internship Program. LACMA’s HSIP is a rigorous and competitive program open to all high school students in Southern California. We… Continue Reading

AVPA Art And The Peace Wall Project

AVPA Art And The Peace Wall Project

By Isabella Bustanoby Art Students from The Culver City High School Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) completed artwork for the Peace Wall Project sponsored by Whole 9 Gallery for this year’s 9th Affair of the Arts in downtown Culver City starting Friday, November 3rd through Sunday, November 5th. Students were asked to make… Continue Reading

AVPA Artists Kick Off Par-Tea With Center Theatre Group

AVPA Artists Kick Off Par-Tea With Center Theatre Group

  By Isabella Haro 20 AVPA visual artists from The Culver City High School Academy of Visual and Performing Arts began an artist-in-residency program with Janne Larsen in association with acclaimed Center Theatre Group sponsored by Front and Center. The program kicked off with a bang this year with a traditional tea ceremony as the… Continue Reading

“WANTED” AVPA Art Exhibition 2017 A Huge Success

“WANTED” AVPA Art Exhibition 2017 A Huge Success

By Isabella Bustanoby For the second year, 64 AVPA Art Students participated in The Culver City Art Walk sponsored by The Culver City Arts District/City of Culver City. AVPA Art’s exhibition, “WANTED”, was another huge success with hundreds of people streaming in the gallery throughout the day. AVPA Art’s student work were exhibited alongside the… Continue Reading

AVPA Artists’ Water-Themed Painting is a Barrel of Fun

AVPA Artists’ Water-Themed Painting is a Barrel of Fun

AVPA Artists’ Water-Themed Painting is a Barrel of Fun By Isabella Bustanoby Art students from the Culver City High School Academy of Visual and Performing Arts have designed, painted, and submitted their original barrel design for the 2017 Water Harvest Festival’s Rain Barrel Art Project sponsored by The West Basin Municipal Water District. The contest’s… Continue Reading

Book Arts Exhibition at The Craft and Folk Art Museum

Book Arts Exhibition at The Craft and Folk Art Museum

Book Arts Exhibition at The Craft and Folk Art Museum By Isabella Haro-Uchimura and Isabella Bustanoby   The Culver City High School Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) Visual Art Department worked in association with the Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) on an 8-week intensive artist-in-residency program on bookmaking with BookArtsLA’s, Marcia Moore,… Continue Reading

TBWA/CHIAT/DAY Teach Advertising to AVPA Artists

26 art students from the Culver City Academy of Visual and Performing Arts are currently participating in an advertising program sponsored by the world renowned advertising agency, TBWA/CHIAT/DAY. Senior Art Director, Rance Randle, is a CCHS alumnus and currently works with the agency, and it’s been a privilege to have him back at CCHS to… Continue Reading