AVPA Students Marble and Cerutti Win Scholarship Awards

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAVPA artist Addy Marble, a ninth-grader at Culver City High School recently earned “Honorable Mention” recognition and an Apple iPad for her artwork in this year’s West Basin Municipal Water District’s, Water Is Life Art Contest.

Addy (pictured on left) is one of just four high school students recognized from among 19 cities in West Basin’s service area and was selected from among more than 470 entries. Only 15 students are recognized each year.

Addy’s artwork will now move on to the L.A. County Municipal Water District Art Contest for further adjudication.

In addition, AVPA art student Alex Cerutti (pictured on right) recently earned a $3,200 scholarship to participate in a four-week summer program at SCI-Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture) call Design Immersion Days (DID).

This program is intended to inspire curiosity about the world of design, help students gain basic design knowledge and critical thinking skills, and familiarize them with the expansive architectural and design culture of Los Angeles.

The city functions as both teaching subject and object of study for the course, as the students become immersed in the visual and structural landscape and its cultural context. The DID curriculum at SCI-Arc provides the students with a unique opportunity to experience Los Angeles through the lens of those most deeply engaged with shaping the cityscape, namely architects who call this city their home. The landmarks, the urban environment, and the world renowned domestic architecture of the city is both subject and object of a total immersion in the how and why of the role of architecture and design in the making of a city. This is a course about the city itself – how it is built, how it works, and how to understand it.

from Culver Currents

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