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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.

It's time to catch a glimpse at the artists of the future, as the Mira Costa High School Art Show returns for its 17th year at the Manhattan Beach Art Center.

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. 

“For 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 South Bay.

“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. 

There will be a free opening reception for the show on March 24 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The exhibit will run through April 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesdays through Saturdays; and on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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