Art career day held at Valley Center High School
October 31, 2013Valley Center High School students laughed and joked with Chris Marszalek, aka Chris the Woodcutter, Pat Tousley and other Career Day participants during a Valley Center Art Association (VCAA) Career Day in the high school Media Library Tuesday, Oct. 22.
Between bouts of laughter, students engaged artists in serious discussions about the importance of art in many professions. "The objective of this career day was to present students with a variety of art exhibits and demonstrations which will encourage them to pursue art as well as art careers," explained Ed LaBrado, VCAA treasurer.
About 200 students participated in the event. Exhibit participants included: Kimm Byers, acrylic painting; Barbara Hopkins, jewelry design; Chris Marszalek, wood sculpture; Marilyn Guidroz from Mira Costa College, landscape design; and Pat Tousley, oil painting.
Other Valley Center Art Association programs for high school students include a high school art show which is scheduled for April of 2014. Last year more than 180 student entries were exhibited. Over $600 in prizes and ribbons were awarded. An art scholarship for a high school student pursuing an art major in college was awarded.
The Valley Center Art Association invites everyone to the upcoming VCAA Open Art Show at the VC Library on Saturday Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to view fantastic artwork by local artists.