Mira Costa High School Art Show Returns
Mar 15, 2017 09:18AM
● By Jeanne Fratello
Kendal Dragotto - Self Portrait 2016 – 1st Place Winner of the 16th Annual Art Show.
The art show, which opens March 24, strives to uphold a strong tradition of civic partnership and provide support to the emerging artists of the local community.
many students, the annual show at the Art Center is their first time
showing their work in a public space,” said Kate Martin, art teacher at
Mira Costa. “It is a great introduction
to the art world and hopefully inspires them to participate in more
shows and exhibits.”
High school student Oia Walker-van Aalst, whose art piece
Ghost won 3rd place during the 2016 Art Show, said she
feels honored to have had her work on display, and thankful
that the center supports the young artists of Manhattan Beach and the
“One of the most important aspects of art
is the final stage, when the art is presented to other people,” said
Walker-van Aalst. “The exposure an artist gets in a show is important
for critique and publicity, but a show is also
beneficial to its host community.”
Walker-van Aalst added that having her work in
the art center brought it to life, allowing it to live on through
conversations around art.