October 29, 2013
After a very hectic month of October, “The Art Kids of San Diego County, have left their artistic impression on the South Bay area of San Diego. Having exhibitions at the San Diego Superior Court in Chula Vista, CA, a month long exhibition of art at the Bonita Museum and Cultural Center that lasts until the end of November, Face painting for the Imperial Beach Fire Department during their annual open house, Participating in the Day of he Dead doing a “paint and take” for over 400 kinds in the National City La Vista Memorial Park, finishing the new north wall mural for Bibbey’s Shell Shop in Imperial Beach and other activities supporting the communities of Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, National City and South San Diego.
This group of young artists are doing all in their power to awaken the seemingly dead attitude towards the visual arts. Together with the South Bay Front Artists Association, the Art Kids are working with the local High Schools and Middle school to exhibit every six weeks young people’s art at the Chula Vista Superior Court House located at the corner of Third and “H” in Chula Vista.
Art is an essential part of our lives yet people do not realize its importance. Everywhere one looks there is art. From signs, to Logos, murals, billboards, labels, candy wrappers, food packaging and the list goes on and on. Yet, the average citizen does not realize nor appreciates the importance of art within their lives.These young artists are trying to awake the ever sleeping population to why art is so very important to the residence of the South Bay area.
The Art Kids’ program is year around and meets for three hours each week on Saturdays in the Chula Vista Marina area off of “J” street. They teach the kids painting, drawing sculpting and photography. All this is done with a very inexpensive material fee of $100.00 per year. The classes are free but the program is only for those who take art seriously. They do not accept part time artists. They meet for the three hours each week and every student is expected to attend. It is a serious program that takes a commitment to the visual arts. No soccer, baseball, music, or any other program gets in the way for those three hours each week. So far the program has produced eight professional artists and three of the students have gone on to college to further their desire to make art their career.
For information on the program one may look at their website: www.takosdc.com