Club youth show off their creativity

BURST OF COLOR—Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley have their artwork on display for the public to view at the youth center on the campus of Los Cerritos Middle School in T.O. Courtesy photo

BURST OF COLOR—Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley have their artwork on display for the public to view at the youth center on the campus of Los Cerritos Middle School in T.O. Courtesy photo

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley is participating in the National Fine Arts Contest established by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

According to organizers, the purpose of the contest is to enable their members to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through visual arts and design, and to give them the opportunity to be recognized locally, regionally and nationally,

The local club exhibit, open to the public, will run through March 13 at the Marion & John E. Anderson Youth Center on the campus of Los Cerritos Middle School, 1980 E. Avenida De Las Flores, Thousand Oaks.

Exhibit hours are from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. weekdays.

Judging will be conducted by the local community.

Pieces of local member artwork will be submitted to regional and national competitions in March.

The artwork covers a variety of categories including monochromatic drawings, colored pencil drawings, pastels, watercolors, oil and acrylics, print making, mixed media, collage, group projects, photography and digital media.

Youth will be judged in four age groups: ages 6 to 9, 10 to 12, 13 to 15 and 16 to 18.

In addition, awards and recognition will be given on a local level.

“Providing a forum for youth to express themselves while discovering new talents is a major focus we provide to our members,” said Crystal Naone, CEO and president, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley.

“We believe arts programming and activities are not a means to an end, but rather an essential human experience,” she added.

For more information on the art exhibit, call (818) 706-0905 or visit bgcconejo.org.

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