Carlsbad Boys & Girls Get Stardusted

by The Editors on August 27, 2010

Cbgc Stardust
Artist Cheryl Ehlers shared her Startdust Arts program with members of the Carlsbad Boys & Girls Club this summer.

Encouraged to think outside of the box, the children mapped out and started painting what they knew – the Carlsbad Village. The end result? A cohesive and beautiful collaborative piece that is being submitted to Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Fine Arts Exhibit Program – a first for the Club. . . . “This was a fabulous partnership for us,” stated Club CEO Brad Holland. “The kids had a blast learning new creative painting and drawing techniques, and Cheryl did an incredible job encouraging and teaching our members. We are grateful for the gift of her time and talent.”

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUB MEMBERS SUBMIT ART FOR NATIONAL COMPETITION

(August 25, 2010 – Carlsbad, CA) Members at Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad received a special gift this summer – they learned fine art techniques from professional artist Cheryl Ehlers and her Stardust Arts program.

Encouraged to think outside of the box, the children mapped out and started painting what they knew – the Carlsbad Village. The end result? A cohesive and beautiful collaborative piece that is being submitted to Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Fine Arts Exhibit Program – a first for the Club.

“This was a fabulous partnership for us,” stated Club CEO Brad Holland. “The kids had a blast learning new creative painting and drawing techniques, and Cheryl did an incredible job encouraging and teaching our members. We are grateful for the gift of her time and talent.”

No question Cheryl’s Stardust Arts program has been a raging success, she has taught more than 1500 students over the past year. But unfortunately, its future is uncertain. Her current grant funding expires in August, but she hopes to find new revenue sources to keep the program going. “Having this grant was a dream come true,” Cheryl states simply. “None of the schools I worked with had an art program taught by a working artist. The kids learned different concepts; I tell them they can do anything if they just believe.”

For more information about the Stardust Arts Program, visit www.thestardustarts.com.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad has played an integral role in the Carlsbad community since 1952, providing programs and services to thousands of young people. Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad invites you to tour their Clubhouse, and see how lives are changed on a daily basis. For more information, call (760) 729-0207, email info@bgccarlsbad.org, or visit www.bgccarlsbad.org.

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