Student Art Exhibitions
May 3 - 26, 2013
Located at the Promenade on the Peninsula
Galleries are open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 - 4 p.m.
Opening Reception, Friday, May 3, 4-7 p.m.
Honor our community’s budding artists and celebrate with their families at the members’ opening reception, hosted by Art At Your Fingertips and Peninsula, Palos Verdes and Rancho del Mar High Schools.
ART AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
While most school districts are proposing total elimination of the arts, more than 7,000 Peninsula elementary students continue to receive art education every year from the Palos Verdes Art Center!
Now in its 38th year Art At Your Fingertips, the Art Center’s visual arts outreach program, brings standards based education to our local schools preparing children for success. More than one million art projects and counting!
The five projects exhibited, taught by AAFY’s 300 volunteer docents, include:
Proud as a Peacock
In this project, students created an original work in the Art Nouveau style of Scotland’s Hannah Frank’s pen and ink drawings. Students used a stylus on black scratchboard to create an outdoor nighttime scene while they experiment with positive and negative space in a fun, new medium.
Owls in the Neighborhood
In this directed drawing project, students learned about the ornithological prints and drawings by American naturalist John James Audubon, Children used black and brown chalk pastels to create a realistic image of an owl incorporating the elements of line and shape.
An original print of John James Audubon’s Snowy Owl will be featured in the student art show thanks to a generous loan from Marymount California University made possible by a gift from W. Graham Arader III.
Palos Verdes Butterfly Blues
This pen and watercolor pencil project created awareness about the importance of conservation. Inspired by the work of 17th century botanical illustrator Maria Sibylla Merian, students illustrated the local deerweed plant accented by a three-dimensional rendering of the endangered Palos Verdes Blue Butterfly.
Project Created by Annemarie Wargin
In a special partnership, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy provided Art At Your Fingertips with 60 deerweed plants so students would be inspired to draw the plant from life, then plant them in their school gardens to support habitat restoration efforts.
The exhibition will also feature student art work from numerous AAYF outreach programs, including those programs found in Watts (LINKS to Go), Compton (Art to Go), Wilmington (George De La Torre Elem), Hawthorne (Richstone), San Pedro (Harbor View House), and Canyon Verde.
PARTNERS IN ART
Through Palos Verdes Art Center’s Partners in Art Program, sixth grade students tour PVAC’s exhibitions, create a work of art with a visiting artist, and display their pieces in our student art show. This year’s projects were designed by teaching artists, Robin Bott.
The work of artist Robert Pokorny exhibited in the All Media Juried Exhibition was the inspiration for these colorful watercolor and Sharpie portraits that reflect the fragmentation of contemporary life.
My Frida, My Icon, My Muse
Inspired by the exhibition L’aura borealis: 100 Ways to Look at the Muse, students created an homage to the inspirational 20th century Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo.
Students envisioned their own plein air-inspired landscape paintings on canvas in response to the exhibition Then and Now: 100 Years of California Impressionism, Presented by the California Art Club, est. 1909.
HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION
The Best of High School Art Exhibition features art work from Peninsula High School, Palos Verdes High School and Rancho del Mar High School. The best of the best in ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and glass will be exhibited.