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ArtworxLA Honors Octavia Spencer at 25th Anniversary Gala

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May 19, 2017

ArtworxLA (Los Angeles, CA) recently held its 25th Anniversary Gala, where it honored Academy Award-winning-actress Octavia Spencer, Academy of Motion Pictures and Science President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and filmmakers Matt and Page Tolmach.

According to the Los Angeles Sentinel, “Students who’ve directly benefited from the program were also in attendance, showcasing mini-documentaries on their lives and journey, to finding art as their outlet.  While many of the students cited arts, whether photography, film, or drama as their ‘saving grace’, they also noted that switching to an art-driven curriculum helped change the scope of their emotional and educational success.”

“I think it’s important that they continue their education, because that is the foundation to which all other doors are opened,” Octavia Spencer said. “I think it’s important that the creative community do exactly what they’re doing with this program and provide a sense of community for the up-and-coming artists,” she continued.

Learn more about the event here.

About artworxLA

artworxLA combats the epidemic high school dropout crisis by engaging students in a long-term, sequential arts program offering a pursuable life path that inspires them to stay in school, evolve as unique individuals and flourish as creative adults. They achieve this by: creatively educating alternative high school teenagers with sustained arts exposure and immersion; connecting students to a network of peers, artists, cultural partners, higher education, creative industries, and supportive adults; and investing human and financial resources around ongoing, persistent student and alumni support.

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