King City High School, in the heart of the valley where there are more farm working families, and a school that sill has an art program. The art program is through a teacher who is dedicated to her students, as she has been for over 30 years.
The student artists got some money donated to frame their art work; photography, sketching and painting, and the artwork looked beautiful having in the gallery.
So today, these kids had a gallery opening, complete with snacks and a musician who played a flute. They were shy at first and sat together in a room by themselves, talking and eating their snacks.
I mentioned to one of the board members that the kids ought to be in the room with their artwork, talking about it, explaining their process.
Once they did that, they all became more open, and I felt really got their confidence raised from the positive attention.
That’s not all: 16 pictures were sold.
I felt bad for those kids whose paintings didn’t get sold, but that is life, isn’t it?
Even if their work didn’t get sold, they did get positive feedback.
I want to add here, that this is the kind of work I love to do: hosting gallery openings and hearing the appreciation of the guests for the artists.