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Bob Jones Winter Art Show to help Puerto Rican school

MADISON – Along with fine art from hundreds of students, the Winter Art Show at Bob Jones High School will offer a twist — one to please shoppers and help a school in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

The annual art show on Dec. 7 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. will showcase art designs in Zompa Auditorium lobby. A silent auction will offer original art/crafts that Bob Jones art students have created for this event, art teacher and show coordinator Robin Lakso said.

A catalyst for the auction fundraiser is Sebastian Rivera, who moved with his family to Madison this summer for his father’s job with Polaris. Most of the Rivera family remains in the small town of Guraboa, Puerto Rico. Sebastian’s father has cousins in Tennessee.

The proceeds will benefit Sebastian’s school in Puerto Rico — Escuela Especializadaen Ciercias, Matematicas y Tecnologia, CIMATEC School in Caguas, Puerto Rico.

The silent auction will offer jewelry, like a silver key-to-my-heart necklace by Iman Gadalla; paintings, like a beautiful watercolor painting by Shiyeon Ku; drawings, baked goods and surprises galore, Lakso said. Neda Mobasher is another student who created a piece of art for the auction.

Auction items also will include student-made jewelry, original art works, baked goods, home decor and Christmas crafts, such as hand-painted ornaments and Christmas sentiment signs. National Art Honor Society is sponsoring this auction and has accepted art donations schoolwide.

All art students from Art I, II, III, IV and Advanced classes with Lakso and art teacher Jennifer Norton will participate. Advanced Art students have created still lifes, portraits, pastels, acrylic paintings and portfolio works.

Students will submit portfolios to Scholastic Young Artist and Writers program in December. “Scholastic is the oldest art competition program in the United States,” Lakso said. Former winners include Andy Warhol, Truman Capote and Robert Redford.

The Madison students “each have unique and individual ‘voices’ to share, including art depicting immigration in America throughout history, mixed media experimentation, original designs and sci-fi pieces,” Lakso said.

“Original student art is an investment in the future. These talented young people are donating to a cause that has affected a classmate and his family, which is true giving during this season of giving and hope and new outlooks,” Lakso said.

Bob Jones art students have been planning this event for several months. “The art pieces are one-of-a-kind,” Lakso said. “It is not to be missed.”

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