Senator Anthony Portantino Holds Student Mural Contest

PHOTO: | State Senator Anthony Portantino is hosting a mural contest. Design entries are due May 1.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino announced that he is holding a mural contest for his Glendale District Office.

Making the pitch for designs was Portantino’s field representative Evette Kim, who addressed the South Pasadena Unified School District Board Education last week.

Senator Portantino drew inspiration for the contest from the mural inside the Burbank City Council chambers.  The contest is open to all public and private high school art classes from the 25th District, which includes South Pasadena.  Student teams are encouraged to submit their designs for the mural that will be showcased in Portantino’s conference room. The senator’s staff will select the winning submission.  The chosen student artists will paint the mural over the summer break.  Senator Portantino is a long-time supporter of public education and the arts and sees this idea as supporting both.

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“I wanted to blend my support for education and for the arts and I thought a lasting art contest would be a perfect way to showcase the talented students in my district,” he said.  “Having visited many of the high school art classes in the district, I am confident we will have a difficult time selecting the winning school.”

The theme of the mural will be “California Dreamin’: Hopes, Dreams, and Diversity Across the 25th Senate District.”  The mural size dimension of the wall is 175” by 105.”  Art classes are encouraged to set up appointments to visit the conference room.

District office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The winner will be announced at the end of May.  The submission deadline is May 1.

Submit all designs to or in person.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | | Evette Kim, field representative for state Senator Anthony Portantino, urged residents to submit designs for an art contest. She made her presentation during last week’s Board of Education meeting at the South Pasadena Unified School District.