Ran Jun 2 2022 through Jun 19 2022
This is a free event and we welcome all to join us.
Please join us in celebrating our young artists. The show will be held at the Museum of Ventura County through the efforts of the Ventura Arts Collaborative, a cooperative program of Ventura Unified School District, the City of Ventura, and the Ventura Education Partnership. The juried show will highlight our incredibly talented high school, middle school and elementary school student artists.
In total, over 50 works by high school students have been selected from hundreds of submitted pieces including watercolors, photography, acrylic paintings, mixed media, and pencil drawings. Our Ventura public schools offer an incredible array of art education beginning in elementary school with curriculum-aligned art instruction for all students. This continues in our middle and high schools where students explore a variety of artistic mediums. Students at Buena, Ventura, Foothill, and Pacific High Schools study diverse artistic styles; art history, contemporary and classical artists, as well as ceramics and digital photography.
The caliber of these student artists is a testament to the investment our community has made into preserving and expanding Arts education. According to Elena Brokaw, the Barbara Barnard Smith Executive Director of the Museum of Ventura County, “This partnership between the school district and the museum is a direct result of our community’s commitment to the Arts. Ventura is a city where art and artists are celebrated and welcome. We are proud to be a part of this annual tradition.”
“With the passage of Measure Q, Measure R, and the passage of art specific parcel tax Measure H in 2020, the citizens of Ventura made it very clear that they believe in the value of art education in our public schools. Preserving and supporting a diverse array of educational opportunities is very important to us as a school district. This is nowhere more evident than in our continued support of Arts education for all students,” stated Sabrena Rodriguez, VUSD Board Member and longtime Arts Collaborative member.
Mark your calendars. You don’t want to miss this event! Let’s celebrate the artists, arts education, and our wonderful community.