Young at Art
Local elementary school students get creative for this year’s Art90266 auction.
Last year LA25 debuted Art90266, an auction that raises money through the donation and sale of local fine art, photography and mixed media. Those artists included Al Satterwhite, Anthony Friedkin, Alex Weinstein, Bo Bridges, Tricia Strickfaden and Brian Kingston, among others.
One of the best-selling pieces of art from the last event was an all-student art project, “Heads of the Class,” by Julie Tamashiro’s third-grade art class at Tulita Elementary. This piece was purchased for $3,000 by Russell Hossain, executive vice president of Bank of Manhattan, and proudly hangs in their Manhattan Beach office boardroom.
This year LA25 will again work with the Redondo Beach Educational Foundation to create another all-student art project for live auction at Art90266. Washington Elementary’s principal, Jacqueline O’Sullivan, will lead a “Hands on Art” program with two first-grade elementary art classes. South Bay Hands on Art is a nonprofit organization that provides volunteers or “docents” to help teach and encourage art in Redondo and Torrance schools.
The two art classes are dual-immersion learning environments with English-speaking students being taught in both English and Spanish. The art project will focus on the particular work of an artist to teach and inspire the students to express themselves in that style.
The student paintings will then be assembled together into one collage for the Art90266 art auction at Shade Hotel on April 24. The funds from that auction will fund a trip for these children and many more to Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where they can see first-hand the works of artists who have inspired them.For more on Art90266, visit art90266.org.