News provided by SPCPTA
South Pasadena Council PTA, in association with the SPARC Gallery at the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, will be showcasing winning entries from the annual PTA Reflections art program. This year’s theme is “Show Your Voice.”
Winning entries from all divisions and categories will be on display for one night only, Tuesday, November 29 from 6pm – 8pm at the SPARC Gallery located at 1121 Mission Street in South Pasadena. Students from Arroyo Vista, Marengo, Monterey Hills, SPMS and SPHS will be featured.
Judges and organizers for this year’s program noticed that many of the entries on view approached the program theme from the perspective of giving voice to the voiceless by communicating strong messages about issues concerning the environment and the most vulnerable in society.
National PTA has a long-standing commitment to arts education. The Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life.
Each year, over 300,000 students from all states in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This 50+ year-old program helps them explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.
Students participate in the appropriate division for their grade: Primary (Pre-K – Grade 2), Intermediate (Grades 3-5), Middle School (Grades 6-8), High School (Grades 9-12), Special Artist (All grades welcome).
Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.