Luther Burbank Center for the Arts is proud to showcase student artwork from around the county. The current exhibit features works from students at the Anova Center for Education in Santa Rosa (located here on the LBC campus). The work was created during the 2015-16 school year and is from students ranging from grades 8 through 12.
Anova’s mission is to provide innovative educational and behavioral services to children and adults with autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, and other neurodevelopmental impairments.
The high school art class at ACE is a unique union of self expression, emotional intelligence, and social connection. The main teaching challenge in class is to honor the pace of each individual artist. Some of these pieces were done in a day or two, while others took more than a week to complete.
One panel features collections of acrylic tree paintings, one to represent each season during a year in the life of a tree. Another panel displays futuristic cityscapes (seen from above) drawn in one-point perspective with various shaped buildings. A third panel shows both the inspiration and interpretations of all things mechanical and/or electrical. This was part of an assignment to decorate our computer lab. A final panel was inspired by a study of Kandinsky’s concentric circles and emotion. The students were asked to illustrate (from top left moving clockwise) anger, sadness, love, fear, wonder, and envy.
To inquire about showcasing student art work, contact Tracy Sawyer, Education & Outreach Manager, by email or by phone at 707.800.7529.