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Club Exhibit Showcases Young Artists

Boys & Girls Club members invite the public to view the works of 150 young artists in a gallery-style juried art exhibition Thursday, Jan. 14 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the main branch located at 1085 Laguna Canyon Road.

The art will be displayed in four age groups. The young people have expressed themselves through the mediums of monochromatic drawing, multi-colored drawing, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, print making, mixed media, collage, sculpture, and group projects.  One distinguished entry from each medium and age group will be selected to go on and participate in the Pacific Regional Juried Annual Art Exhibition from Boys & Girls Clubs of America and compete against peers from 400 other clubs.

Laguna’s local artists Tom Swimm (www.tomswimmfineart.com) and James Verbicky (www.jamesverbicky.com) volunteered  to select which artworks would go on to the regional and possibly national competition. In previous years, local club members such as Kaitlyn Schneider’s monochromatic piece won a national competition.

Club art director Emily Murray boasted, “This art show provides an empowering chance for our wonderful kids to show off and be proud, knowing that their creative expression is important to us all!”

The artwork for the exhibit was created in the fine arts club, a year round weekly class where members explore art mediums and techniques.

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