I really enjoyed the by line of your article under “Woman, Wine helps out Life through Art” and the fact you are from Santa Clarita, were invited to the Life Through Art Foundation, as well as meeting many people at this event.
I live in Santa Clarita and I am an artist. Actually I am a retired art teacher from Madison, Wisconsin. I was very impressed with the information about how this group has brought ART to 10,000 children in different kinds of art experiences.
During my art education professional life I taught over 12,000 children during 26 years of teaching elementary art and middle school art. I also taught college students at the University of Wisconsin who were required to take art to get their degrees and be elementary classroom teachers.
I moved to Santa Clarita in 2003 and joined the Santa Clarita Artist Association and became a board member, then the chair of the annual ART CLASSIC in 2006. This event is the exhibit of the member’s art and the yearly fundraiser. The public is invited to attend and see around 120 pieces of original visual art.This year the Art Classic will be held on Sunday, November 9th at Hart Hall in Newhall from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Wine is part of the Art Classic event. We have had different wineries in the past few years. We would like you to attend and tell your readers about this worthwhile cause.
There is a great absence of visual art in Santa Clarita and a small group of people in our city are working to promote the great need to offer art events for the community to attend as they do for sports.
The Santa Clarita Artists’ Association [non-profit 501(c)(3)] was founded in 1989 by a group of local artists who had a desire to share their expertise, knowledge, and enthusiasm for art. The Association has a broad range of talent from professional to novice. Members provide the ability to encourage, assist, develop, and exchange ideas and information in building on artistic skills.
Their mission is to promote art in the Santa Clarita Valley by “Making Art Visible” They provide scholarships to graduating seniors in the William S. Hart High School district, and assist members with furthering the marketing and business aspects of their artwork. They provide exhibit opportunities, marketing concepts, advertising and exposure by developing an atmosphere of friendship, mutual cooperation, recognition, and appreciation for artists.
Glad to have read your article and learn who you are.
Sincerely, Jaylene Armstrong, Retired Art Educator and Working Visual Artist