Our final event was part of the Ocean Avenue Arts Walk, with performers, merchants and artists welcoming community members all down Ocean Avenue. Our space at the old Ingleside Library showcased work from local young artists. We saw work from our own Out of Site visual arts classes – Mural Painting, Printmaking, Black & White Photography and Architecture; and were enthralled by some knock out performances from our Percussion & Music Production and Acting classes. We were also joined by young artists from the OMI/E Beacon, the Excelsior Community Center, and the Mission YMCA Top Chef program.
We are so proud of the great work all of our students, faculty and staff have done this past session. We were especially happy that night to give some special recognition to all of our graduating seniors as they get ready to enter college in the fall; and to inaugurate our new Out of Site Awards:
The Out of Site Alumni Award was granted to Kathy Canton. Kathy has been with Out of Site as a student, a teaching assistant, a Youth Advisory Board member and now as a co-teacher for the Black & White Photography class. A graduate of California College for the Arts, Kathy also works for the Rock Paper Scissors Collective in Oakland.
The Out of Site Intern Award was granted to Claudia Gara. As a student at Out of Site, Claudia’s creativity, positivity and skills at working with others made her a perfect choice for later working as a teaching assistant and as an Administrative Intern with us in the office this past year. Claudia could be depended on for any project or task we were working on, and her smile and optimism will be missed in the office this year as she continues her studies at City College.
The Out of Site Senior Award was granted to Christian Duarte. Christian has been a part of Out of Site for several year, taking just about every class we have offered, often taking two each session. Chrisitan has been indispensable as a teaching assistant, a Youth Advisory Board member, and now as an Intern with us this summer. Christian has also been involved with the SF Mime Troupe and is a talented actor, musician and leader. We’re glad to know Christian will still be close by to us as he enters City College in the fall.
A special thanks goes out to the folks at the Filipino Cultural Center for providing our sound system for the night; and to all of our local merchants and family members who brought in food to share for the night.