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Continuation high school students find acceptance through art

Continuation high school students find acceptance through art

Arts Visalia presents Sequoia High School exhibition “Person, Place, Thing and in Between” thru Nov. 15

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VISALIA – Continuation high school students often feel misrepresented and suppressed in society. They are often overlooked and dismissed as bad students, when they are really just like any other teenagers trying to find their place in the world. 

One of the places students at Sequoia High School can find acceptance and understanding is through their art. Today, Oct. 30 Arts Visalia will present the Sequoia High School Exhibition “Person, Place, Thing and in Between.” This is the third year the works of Sequoia High School students will be displayed in Arts Visalia’s gallery. Instructed by Sarah Coker, multiple art classes will be represented, approximately exhibiting a base of 140 students. Sequoia High School offers a fresh start to students in an accepting and non-threatening atmosphere, as well as success in earning a living through vocational and career preparation. 

The student artwork will be displayed through Nov. 15, with an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 1st, as part of Visalia Arts’ First Friday event. The exhibition is sponsored in part by Tulare County Board of Supervisors Step Up! and the California Arts Council. 

Join Arts Visalia’s Joy of Art Fall raffle by purchasing a $25 ticket at Arts Visalia. By purchasing a ticket, you have a chance to win one of three exceptional prizes: Pasadena Get-Away for 2, Night on the Town, or an Art Night for 10 at Arts Visalia. The lucky winners will be pulled live at the opening reception on November 1st. 

In December 2019, Arts Visalia will host the Annual Holiday Show & Sale. The Holiday Show & Sale is our one and only gift show displaying over 50 local artisans featuring a wide array of unique works of art that are hand crafted. It’s an opportunity for patrons to do their holiday shopping in one place. The exhibition starts Nov. 20, a week before Thanksgiving and Black Friday. By purchasing a handmade gift, you are supporting the arts in your community plus taking something special home with you. 

Arts Visalia Visual Art Gallery and gift shop is open from noon to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and is located at 214 E. Oak Ave. in Visalia. For more information on all Arts Visalia events and available classes visit our website at artsvisalia.org or call the gallery at (559) 739-0905.

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