In The Arts

October 06, 2011
  • Kids from the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach gather for Reflections of Growth at Gallery Q at the Susi Q.
Kids from the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach gather… (Coastline Pilot )

Ushers to find their bearings

Even ushers need to learn how to find their way around a place.

Soka University in Aliso Viejo will hold an orientation session on Saturday for people volunteering to serve as ushers at the campus's new Performing Arts Center.

Those interested in serving as volunteer ushers should be at least 15 years old, be able to work 3-hour to 4-hour shifts a few times monthly and make a one year commitment to volunteering at the Center.

The session will start at 11 a.m. Soka University of America is at 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo.

Those interested in becoming a volunteer should fill in an online Volunteer Interest Form at or email their name, address, and phone number to, according to a news release.

A public reception for local boys and girls, whose art work is on display at Gallery Q in the Susi Q at the Laguna Beach Senior and Community Center, is to take place there from 6 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 25.


The "Reflections of Growth," an exhibition of art made by members of the Boys & Girls club of Laguna Beach opened on Oct. 1 and continues till mid-December at the center, 380 Third St. According to a news release, the kids expressed their interpretation of growing up through painting, pastels, printmaking and ink.

The release listed the names of the young artists as follows: Vickymar Erazo, Jenna Townsend, Skylar Sexton, Tess Booth, Luciana Smith, Diego Ruiz, Jordan Trautwein, Angelina Dyrnaes, Sofia Hefter-Smith, Katherine Outhwaite, River Sandoval, Brooklyn Bryan, Kael Bittner-Brown, Emily Hayden, Autumn Moreland, Alyssa Decker, Makena Minailo, Paris Ruzicka, Gage Robben, Jilleah Channels, Jada Handy, Jameson Roller, Tatiana Tobin, Andrea Osburn, Hana Ford, Madison Wold, Elisa Dobrow-Isaza, Nadine Maida, Lalia Garcia-Amini, Mia Brisker-Vines, Garret Robben, Amber Proctor, Clarissa Rojas, Aaron Weiss, Eric Calderon, Jacob Castro, Andrew Tran, Ty Endres, Dylan Kang, Quinn Butler, Andre Nunn, Evelyn Alonso, Kiara Flores and Yamna Anaya.

The viewing hours for "Reflections of Growth" are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

The National Parent Teacher Assn. invites children in grades K-12 to submit entries for an art contest. Dubbed "Reflections," the National PTA contest focusing on the theme of diversity is accepting submissions in six categories through Oct. 20, including photography, film and video and visual art.

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