La Jolla High to stage arts festival on April 21


If you go


La Jolla High School Celebration of the Arts


1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 21


Campus quad,




Beth Penny at or Jane Wheeler at


(858) 551-1250

La Jolla High School will host a special “Celebration of the Arts” as part of its 90th anniversary activities from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21 on the quad of the school’s campus.

The event is open to the community and will showcase visual and performing arts programs with interactive fun for all ages.

“We are very enthusiastic about the event that will offer many opportunities to create and be a part of the art as it happens on site,” said co-chairs Jane Wheeler and Beth Penny.

Among the activities scheduled are chalk-art drawings around the quad with guests invited to participate in the Italian-inspired “street painting.” Ceramics teacher, Paul Marcus, will offer a “mud fest” for those interested in trying out the pottery wheels.

The Gong Show welcomes those interested in displaying their one-minute talent on the outdoor stage and who are brave enough to risk the GONG. Thespians are invited to read a favorite poem or verse at the Orator’s Soap Box.

At the Collaborative Abstract Painting Station, visitors can add brushstrokes to the canvas.

Tickets will be sold for an art raffle featuring an Adirondack chair made by woodworking students. Multiple musical performances will entertain throughout the afternoon with tunes from LJHS Madrigals, jazz vocalists, varsity and jazz bands, highlights from the recent “Grease” musical, and the top three winners of the school’s Air Band Talent Show.

Streetbuskers and strolling entertainment will arrive, courtesy of the drama department.

At the La Jolla Playhouse Station, guests may view an exhibit of photographs from the Playhouse’s formative years at La Jolla High and its current theatrical creations.

Student art will be available for viewing and purchase under the tented “Art Village,” with works from Studio Art, Woodshop, Photography, Ceramics and the Auto Shop Hot Rod classes. The Robotics Club will introduce its latest creative robot.

Don’t miss the collaborative rolled-paper sculpture on the quad or the library’s extensive collection of alumni memorabilia on display.

--School Reports