Idyllwild Arts Academy Student Exhibition at Melissa Morgan Fine Art, March 3, 2017

Madeline Zuckerman Social Scene

(From left) Jeffrey Dvorak, chair of Idyllwild Arts Board of Governors; Idyllwild Arts Academy student Audrey Carver; David Reid-Marr, chair, Visual Arts Department of Idyllwild Arts Academy; Pamela Jordan, president of Idyllwild Arts Foundation and Head of School, and Idyllwild Arts Academy student Ben Cruz.

Idyllwild Arts Academy, Southern California’s prestigious boarding arts high school, hosted its highly-anticipated, not-to-be-missed Visual Arts Academy Student Exhibition March 4 at the internationally known Melissa Morgan Fine Art on El Paseo in Palm Desert.

An overflow crowd of 200 guests were in attendance, including members of the school’s Board of Governors, Board of Trustees, Associates, Visual Arts Academy faculty, students, and their families.  They enjoyed an elegant cocktail reception, live jazz performance, and were able to view some of the works by the school’s cutting-edge young artists. 

“This exhibit is something the students, as well as the community looks forward to with great enthusiasm every year,” stated Pamela Jordan, president of Idyllwild Arts Foundation and Head of School. “his program teaches our students about both the technical and professional side of selling art in a retail space.  The artwork displayed here gets more and more substantial.”

On display that evening were paintings, ceramics, drawings, printmaking, computer graphics,sculptures, and photography created by the school’s young artists.  During the course of the evening, each student presented their particular artwork and talked about what inspired and influenced them to create it.  The artwork remained on display and available for purchase at Melissa Morgan Fine Art for six days following the Student Exhibition.

“he range of mediums and formal skills, and the conceptual and imaginative language of the work, reflect on the program and the instructors who teach in it. As these students develop their creative and formal skills, we also think it is important to cultivate social awareness, so that when they go into the world they are truly citizen artists. Showing in this gallery, and talking about their work is an important step in that direction,” said David Reid-Marr, chair, Visual Arts Department of Idyllwild Arts Academy.

Idylwild Arts Academy
52500 Temecula Road
Idyllwild, CA 92549