The Even Start Preschool Program is a free program for 3- and 4-year-old children from qualifying low-income families, who learn art from teachers like Pat Phillips, Gayle Foley, Sharon Risley, Carol Swanson, Lee Cohen, and Noel Lashley. Nonprofit Art4Kids holds an annual fundraiser to buy art supplies for the preschool.
LOCA held a reception for the young artists and their families on March 9 at the library, where they took part in refreshments, group reading and an art activity with children's librarian Rebecca Porter.
"The art exhibit is an opportunity for the kids to have their work on display," preschool Director Terry Anne Barman said; the artists are some of the youngest in Laguna to be exhibited.
"It's just a thrill for them, and it's wonderful that we get to expose the Even Start/LOCA collaboration to the community, since it's been such a wonderful collaboration," Barman said.
For more information on the preschool, call (949) 494-2535, ext.107.
Laguna College of Art & Design
The 33rd annual Color It Orange exhibition, an annual juried youth art exhibition of works by K-12 private and public school students at the Laguna College of Art & Design, received more than 3,500 entries this year.
The event was facilitated by LCAD support group Designing Women, and more than 100 volunteers contributed more than 1,000 hours for the event.
This year's judges included Festival of Arts exhibitor and Orange Coast College instructor Pat Sparkuhl; California State University, Fullerton instructor Jim Dahl; and Bernie Jones, retired fine arts coordinator for the Garden Grove Unified School District.
The works range from paintings to sculpture to photography; more than 600 pieces will be exhibited at LCAD, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road, through March 25.