News release from the Laguna College of Art & Design:
Color It Orange is Orange County’s most extensive youth art exhibition and has been encouraging artistic expression among school children and honoring their art teachers in every Orange County school district for 38 years. Color It Orange is an annual youth art exhibition of Orange County public and private school students from kindergarten through grade 12, including CHEP and individual entries. The exhibition encourages and celebrates youth art and creativity.
This year Laguna College of Art & Design honored Orange County art instructors by inviting them to showcase the best artwork form their students. Over 500 exceptional pieces of artwork representing the genres of drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media are exhibited throughout the college campus through March 11-17. Fourteen deserving high school students received Scholarships to LCAD’s summer Portfolio Development Program. The program is an opportunity for students interested in developing a portfolio for admission to a four year colleges, like LCAD.
For the third consecutive year, Fluor Cares' volunteer team installed the exhibition. The college is truly grateful for the continued partnership with Fluor and the Fluor Cares team. Dee Dee Rosenthal, Community Relations Coordinator for Southern California, shared, "Fluor Cares' volunteers were pleased to donate their time to Color it Orange Youth Art Exhibit. We are proud to be a community partner with LCAD, as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary and continues to inspire Orange County youth and their creative talents."
President of the college support group Designing Women and coordinator of Color It Orange, Nancy Lawrence said, “This event inspires our youth, encourages their creative talents and presents an opportunity to enrich our children’s lives. Over the past thirty eight years, thousands of young people have been given an opportunity to exhibit their work publicly and have been recognized for their talents. By valuing creativity, by celebrating the work of children, and by honoring the dedication of their teachers, Color It Orange has added inestimable value to the life of Orange County and has been instrumental in strengthening the arts throughout the region.”
Laguna College of Art & Design provides arts education and cultural enrichment including Color It Orange, throughout the year. These programs are made possible in part by the generous contributions from The Opus Bank Community Foundation and Disneyland Resorts. Color It Orange is presented by Designing Women, a volunteer support group of LCAD.