Friday was unlike any regular day for the young members attending the facility. Anticipation had been building toward the event for weeks, and to the surprise of the all, the creativity and performing arts that flowed through the building was a creative hit.
As the members and parents enjoyed the artwork by the students, the music drummed it' way home to a successful message for all. “Art, at its best, is creative and imaginative, and it is a gift to be shared with others. Stardust provides youth with the experience of creating visual art. The children of the Boys and Girls Clubs participated in a variety of projects, both in-house and citywide. The results were amazing. It is the hope of Stardust that we have touched the very essence of these young people’s hearts. We hope they have embraced the belief that ‘anything is possible, if you simply try’ so they may move forward in life with confidence and an eagerness to explore”, states Cheryl Ehlers, Art Director for the Stardust Arts.
In cooperation with the Director of the Griset Branch, Chris Rosillo and all the volunteers, the exhibition was an awakening for many of those that had never attended and art exhibition nor have the insight into their own children’s talents.
Parents, members and friends attended alongside the Kenneth A. Picerne Foundation representatives, Dr. Kenneth M. Golden, manager of the Kenneth A. Picerne Foundation, and Executive Director, Victor Nelson Foundation. the KAPF really had feathers in their caps to have three of their own grant winning artists representing together on behalf of the artists Outreach Grant program, offered yearly to artists over 55 years of age. In addition, a special sponsorship was awarded to The Stardust Arts by the City of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant.
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The Stardust Arts is a non-profit organization that is recognized by the California State Assembly and the San Diego county Board of Supervisors. For more information contact Cheryl Ehlers at 760-519-1551 or firstname.lastname@example.org. View the student art at www.thestardustarts.com.