30 visual artists from The Culver City High School Academy of Visual and Performing Arts will be exhibiting their artwork at The Brewery Art Walk on Saturday, October 12th and Sunday, October 13th from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The Brewery Art Walk is a twice annual open studio weekend at the world’s largest art complex in Los Angeles. With over 100 participating resident artists, you will have the opportunity to see new works, speak with the artists, and purchase artwork directly from the artists’ studios.
AVPA art students will be showcased at the studio loft space of Cyndi Ortolano located at 692 Moulton Ave Unit A. Artwork on view will include paintings, drawings, and digital imagery. Each AVPA student will have the opportunity to exhibit their artwork, greet the public, and sell their pieces. 4th year Academy art student, Noel Baird, shares her enthusiasm for this remarkable opportunity, “I feel completely honored to be a part of this year’s Brewery Art Walk. It’s a once in a lifetime experience for high school students to exhibit and sell their artwork from a studio in downtown Los Angeles. This event not only gives young artists the confidence to display their best works among established artists, but also the ability to communicate to the public about their art and gain recognition.”
Senior, Emma Juncosa, echoes the excitement surrounding their exhibition, “This is a great opportunity to have real experience with what is involved to put on an art show. The Brewery Art Walk will give us the insight to see what it’s like to be a working artist. I’m so excited to see our finished exhibition!” Senior, Amy Wong says, “It’s empowering to be exhibiting alongside experienced artists who have been doing this for years.”
Started in 1982, this complex was once the Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery but was transformed into a space where artists could both live and work. The variety of art shown at this 16-acre campus ranges from traditional paintings to cutting-edge performances and installations. Every spring and fall, The Brewery holds an open studio weekend for the community to view the art and interact with the artists who also live in the space. The event and parking is FREE to the public located at 2100 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031.
About the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts
The Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) at Culver City High School has been inspiring and empowering students to build a compassionate, creative community through innovative and challenging arts education since 1996. AVPA enjoys tremendous support from many organizations, including Sony Pictures Entertainment, Center Theatre Group, Playa Vista, West Los Angeles College, as well as from the Culver City community. For more information about the Academy, go to http://www.avpa.org or contact Co-Executive Directors Tony Spano at 310-842-4200 x6094 or Kristine Hatanaka at 310-842-4200 x6001.
1) Artwork by Kelly Santilla
2) Artwork by Amy Wong
3) Artwork by Emma Juncosa