FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAGUNA BEACH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTACT: SHELLEY SPESSARD ED.D.
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
(949) 497-7700 EXT. 5232
June 28, 2022
LBHS High School Student Art Epically Displayed At This Year’s Sawdust Festival
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. Twenty-three Laguna Beach High School Art Students were given the incredible opportunity to display 46 unique art pieces at this year's Sawdust Festival. The installation includes a variety of stunning art types, from sculpture to photography.
Ms. Somer L. Selway, beginning, intermediate, and AP ceramics teacher, helped curate the collection and installation and arranged for families and students to gather for a short reception on Saturday, June 25. Families arrived at the booth with bright smiles and shared their absolute amazement as they carefully examined each piece during the Saturday evening event. Student Riley Gapp proudly showed his sculptures titled “3 Layer Marble Sandwich” and “3 Arch Coast” to his family and friends.
“This is such a unique opportunity that has not happened in over 15 years, I believe, all due to the Sawdust Board member Bud Wier who spearheaded the concept of this student showcase,” shared Somer L. Selway.
“I had the absolute pleasure of attending this event and was in absolute awe as I gazed at each unique piece,” shared Shelley Spessard, Ed.D., Public Information Officer. “I can’t thank our incredible VAPA teachers enough for always working hard to encourage and empower creativity and self-expression.”
“We want to thank our incredible VAPA teachers and the Sawdust Festival team for the opportunity to collaborate and showcase these young artists' talent, " said Superintendent Viloria. “We are proud of our outstanding arts program in LBUSD and any chance to show off our students’ talent.”
Performing arts education has been linked to success in high school, college, career, and beyond. Students learn unique skills and values through participation in the performing arts, including creativity, collaboration, problem-solving, dedication, and empathy, all of which are necessary for our diverse and innovative culture. Laguna Beach High School's award-winning performing arts programs offer comprehensive training and performance opportunities in music, dance, and theatre, led by accomplished faculty and staff members. The performing arts programs provide a safe, supportive community through which students flourish as artists and as individuals.
To view additional pictures from this event, visit: https://lagunabeachunifiedschooldistrict.pixieset.com/sawdustfestivallbhsartbooth/