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Student Activist Brings Her Cause to Cultural Arts Commission

The head of Coronado High's Art of Giving Club suggested an alliance with the commission.

Bianca Valle of Coronado High School’s enlisted the Cultural Arts Commission in her group's efforts to collect art supplies for Promises 2 Kids.

“We need basic supplies, sketch books, pencils, brushes,” she told the commissioners for the drive that began March 27 and continues through Tuesday. The donations will benefit the San Diego group, which aids children who have suffered from abuse or neglect.

She told them that the group also raised $1,400 to support Coronado schools.* The money came from two acrylic panels members of her group produced.

One sold for $500, and the other for $900, she said. 

The move, Valle suggested, could be the first of many collaborative efforts. “I hope we can work together on other projects in the future,” she said. 

“There will be ways we can collaborate and interact with what you are doing,” Chairwoman Heidi Wilson assured her.

Valle also added a personal request: “I want to formally petition to be part of the film sub-committee,” said the high school junior, who plans to major in film production design after she graduates.

Doug St. Denis, who heads that committee, indicated that Valle's talents and energy would be more than welcome. 

And unlike many people who come before the city's various boards and commissions, Valle didn’t leave after she made her pitch. She sat with her parents through the two-hour meeting giving her full attention to the proceedings. 

 

* This story has been amended to reflect that money raised by the club benefitted local schools, not a San Diego charity.

Kelly Tracy April 18, 2012 at 07:34 PM
That all sounds great, is there a web site, email or phone number to contact the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission or the Public Arts Subcommittee? I would like to donate a Public Art Sculpture, who would I contact? If you are interested in seeing this sculpture please go to the Media page and click on the Ken Kramer story @ www.KellyTracyArt.com to see the sculpture that I would like to donate. Thank you
Bianca Valle May 01, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Miss Tracy, you can contact the Cultural Arts Commission Chairperson, Miss Heidi Wilson at coronadoclassics@gmail.com. Thank you for your generosity!
Bianca Valle May 01, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Oops! That should be coronadoclassic@gmail.com (no 's' on classic) for the CAC Chairperson. Thank you!
Kelly Tracy May 02, 2012 at 04:41 AM
Thank you BTW it's MR. Tracy :-)

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