Paso Robles Joint Unified School District has announced a partnership with Studios on the Park in downtown Paso Robles. Student artwork will be debuted on Saturday, Nov. 14, during downtown Paso Robles’ annual Elegant Holiday Evening Downtown.
Eileen Higgins, district Visual and Performing Arts coordinator, has put together a year-long schedule that will showcase artwork from elementary, middle, and high school students. The exhibition will run on a six-week rotation that highlights a different theme, the first one being “vision.” Students from Paso Robles High will display their work for the entire year and will also be working in the studio and selling many of their pieces.
Anne Laddon, founder of Studios on the Park, said, “Since 2011, Studios on the Park has worked with the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District to provide free fine arts field trips to its elementary and middle school students. We believe that the arts are essential to the social, emotional and intellectual development of every child and that all young people should have access to a quality arts education. For that reason, we are thrilled to have an expanded partnership with Paso Schools in the form of their new gallery space at Studios on the Park. This offers a unique opportunity to deepen the educational experience for Paso Robles students by offering them a place to create art alongside talented professional artists while learning about art business and gallery management in a community art space that they can now call their own.”