Local student artists have a new place to hang their work – on the light poles of Downtown Culver City.
A fixture in the Downtown area, the Culver City Winter Banners are displayed throughout the winter season each year, but previous designs have been displayed for the past decade without change and “were in need of a revamp,” according to the city.
A suggestion was made by a Culver City resident to incorporate the students of the Culver City Unified School District into the design. The idea was to ask our future generation to express themselves by drawing pictures for the banner.
Working collaboratively with the Culver City Unified School District, fifth-grade students were selected to create artwork as part of their final year in elementary school, using the theme, “What does winter mean to you?”
Ten semi-finalists were selected from each of the five elementary schools in the district and the top two finalists from each school were submitted to the Culver City High School’s AVPA Advanced Placement art students for their recommendation. The high school students then selected two designs from each elementary school in the Culver City Unified School District.
The 10 students will have their artwork displayed on the newly designed Downtown Winter Banners. El Marino, La Ballona, Farragut, El Rincon and Linwood Howe will each have a banner design with the winning artwork from their school displayed throughout Downtown Culver City.
– From Culver Currents
The new Winter Banners are already up and will be displayed beginning through January 5, 2015. The fifth-grade artists will be recognized at the City Council Meeting on Monday, December 8.
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