NEW NOMINEE MIRANDA ROMERO: is 19 years old and seeking a student scholarship award in vocal music. She has written two original songs. She loves her young 18 month old baby son. Miranda balances courses at Ventura College and wants the inspiration to develop a professional singing career.
NEW SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED: Leeza D (she is pictured above with her paintings too) She says ballet is her passion, and that when she dances, it is what she loves. "Ballet makes me a stronger and better person". She has a bright artistic personality with a fine quality of dancing. She has been finalist in a National Dance Competition with thousands in the TV audience. She is an amazing visual artist painter as well. At 16 years old, she has already decided to be a professional dance artist. She is filled with determination & strength to succeed. We believe she has an outstanding opportunity with a double scholarship in both dance arts & the visual arts.
NEW SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED: Alexandra D (as pictured above) has been dancing since 2 years old, and at 14 years old, she has a huge dream to become a world class professional dance artist. She says: "I can not live without the ballet". This young lady insists that she will accomplish her life's dream to become a professional. We believe her!
Both Alexandra & Leeza are sisters. They have been accepted at the world famous Perm State Ballet School in Russia. >>>Check Out The School These are our first international student scholarship nominations. They live at the WAV (Working Artist Ventura) which is their home. Both girls were in our Concert Art Shows in 2010. The both have sweet personalities with the most valuable attributes, including humility, obedience, and determination. I have worked with them personally in our WAV shows. Their beautiful supportive parents are Marina (mom), and Sergei (dad), both with a rich heritage in the dance arts.
NEW SCHOLARSHIP NOMINEE: Lily B (as pictured above) is an extraordinary child at 11 years old. Her talent and skills are far beyond her age group. We have witnessed Lily perform vocal music & paint with passion. She has performed and exhibited her art publicly in Ventura. Her interview is scheduled on April 28, 2017. We believe that Lily may succeed in a student scholarship for both music arts & visual painting arts. Her parents, Tim & Erin are supportive in their daughter to achieve higher goals in her life. Our board looks forward to checking out her detailed portfolio shortly.
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LUCY JANE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP: This multi- art scholarship 2017 was approved unanimously by our board of directors. Lucy's interview, presentation, and art portfolio were exceptional. Many exciting activities & events are happening in the community for her. Lucy excels in the arts with outstanding support from her single parent mom, Stephanie. Lucy's curriculum is "Alternative Accelerated Education" in the cultural arts, driven by experiences around other professional artists in the community. She is meeting hundreds of new people that love her art. Lucy is developing her social & communications skills through her involvement in our shows and events. This young kid artist really thrives on the freedom, identity, and the spontaneity of our program.
THE LUCY JANE AWARD: is visual arts painting, sketch, and graphite charcoal drawing; plus undetermined other mixed mediums, with an added supplemental exploration award for music & guitar. We help the kids determine in what areas, their efforts produce the best results, and the quickest creative growth. Congratulations to both Lucy and her mom, for this exciting new development in their lives. Three of her recent paintings are framed above: (left to right), oils & graphite framed medium- "Fire Flower", a nature artwork, "Pheonix", and "Katsune", are two mythical paintings. >>>See Lucy Jane Art Assignment One >>>See Lucy Jane Music Assignment Two >>>Lucy Jane's Current Assignment Three
THE ANTONIO BARRERA VISUAL ART AWARD: The kid entered our program at nine years old. Antonio Barrera was nominated by his public school teacher, Laura Newman. He was awarded an Visual Art Scholarship for instruction in sketch pencil and paints. Canvas, acrylic paints, easels, lighting, and brushes were provided with his custom scholarship. He has produced and sold his art works, "Crystal Dragon" & "Abstract Face" in our exhibits. Thanks to his first private instructor, Susan Colla for her teaching efforts. >>>More On Susan Colla Artist Antonio has been interviewed at our shows many times on stage before our live audiences. The entire family participates in Antonio's artist involvement. With First Friday art tours, our students have learned to integrate into the art community. Antonio entered four years of our private art instruction program. Paid professional art instructors are from Bell Arts and WAV (Working Artists Ventura), Michele Foster, Elaine Bryant, as well as Ramone Byne from Art City.
This kid artist has completed many other pieces like "Ocean Scene", "Under Water", and his first abstract, titled: "Milky Way". He works with painting on professional canvas with acrylic paints. Pictured above, (left to right) is "Horns Of Night" which is a collaboration with the late, Teras Tulek, 3 D art work. He also painted on the real size surfboard (pictured above) titled: "Surf Life", as an alternative medium. Ventura County "Ocean Scene" is installed in the Ventura County Government Center with County Supervisor John C. Zaragoza. This teenager is now well on his way to being a professional kid artist. Funds were raised for Antonio to go the Cal Arts College CAP program. Check his TV interview: >>>See Antonio TV Show
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THE ADAM SORTOMME MUSIC AWARD: At 15 years old, Adam Sortomme was awarded the Gifted Vocal Performance Scholarship, along with training on 6 string guitar, 12 string guitar, and then on electric bass guitar. In addition, he progressed extremely well with formal vocal training. He performed many times on the Concert Art Show stages. Thanks to his first instructor, Jodi Farrell. >>>More On Jodi Farrell Instructor In the next training phase, Adam was trained to write & structure original songs. He learned verse, chorus, and bridge placements. Even more of his advanced training was proficiency in blues scales & pentatonic scales with various music keys on guitar. In the final phase, Adam worked in the recording studio with his original songs. Thanks to instructor tk Tom Kwake. >>>More on tk Tom Kwake Instructor Professor, Bill Macpherson (music college instructor) donated a Fender bass guitar for Adam's further education on this particular instrument. This student's future is bright. He was offered an Artist Development Program, to find his way in a professional music career. Adam began college courses presently at this time.
MORE KID ART SCHOLARSHIPS will be awarded this year. The specific purpose is to provide needy kids with education in both the performing arts and the visual arts. Our non- profit organization has an emphasis to provide youth with accelerated arts education. Our community programs engage the public to be involved, to effectively continue the development of the cultural arts. This focus enables all ages and all generations in the community, to support creative artistic development. It allows this function to happen despite any economic hardships, any school district budget cuts, any public budget cuts, and any (family) financial hardships. Our "Accelerated Education Scholarships" develop gifted potential youth artists through custom assigned art teachers, and side by side professional art mentors. Our Concert Art Shows provide the platform for performance, art exhibits, and social skills for all our student kid artists. The result motivates the community and even adult artists to accomplish significant strides for new future generations in the cultural arts, through education. Our cause benefits the public through the educational convergence of the visual and performing arts.
SAXOPHONE SCHOLARSHIP STUDENT AWARD!! This Performing Arts SAXOPHONE Scholarship Award went to Andrew Doyle at 9 years old. His parents were financially unable to provide an education for him. He is gifted on stage and entered into formal training with his assigned instructor, Tom Buckner. >>>More About Tom Buckner Instructor Andrew performed Saxophone arrangements professionally with Saint Pierre on the Concert Art Show stages. "This kid is truly gifted and well on his way in the music industry!"
BRANDI ROSE LENTINI SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: She is a born singer songwriter performer that came to us at 13 years old. Brandi Rose Lentini, was awarded a performing arts professional career evaluation scholarship. Her amazing concert scholarship audition included a special appearance by Kimberly Ford, professional Jazz & Vocal instructor. Bradi performed her original songs to an audience filled with her fans, friends, and family. Her mom, Jennifer Lentini supports her greatly in her music carrer. Brandi's dad was cheering her, along with the entire audience. Many came from Santa Barbara to join in this Ventura appearance. Brandi Rose moved into music video projects & many professional music performances!
EMILY SCHOUTEN VISUAL PAINTING SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: Emily, was nominated by Powerhouse youth leader, Courtney Hull. At 16 years old, her art portfolio was reviewed by our board of directors in the initial interview. It contained some delightful paintings with acrylic colors. The Visual Arts Scholarship Award was presented to Emily by Michelle & Tim Spaulding at a weekly youth meeting in Ventura, California. Emily applied for Cal Arts College Youth Program (CAP) in Valencia, California.
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