Meet Evan Cook, the Monrovia Association of Fine Art’s Student Artist of the Year. I have to admit the funnest part of being in MAFA is to find young talent and help recognize them and foster their interest in creating art. Watching Evan grow into his art the last few years has been fun and certainly he has grown tremendously under the mentoring of his teacher at MHS, Sal Perez, and his employer Lisa Barrios of the Paint n Play Art Studio and Gallery. At Paint n Play Evan both shows his work and gives lessons on the potters wheel and ceramics.
More about him in the Fine Art Trekkin’ Monrovia blog post by Ginger Van Hook. (She also made this interview video with Evan).
Evan will receive his award at tonight’s Acknowledge the Arts event. This event is MAFA’s fund raiser for the year. Also receiving awards tonight is Clarence Shaw – Renaissance Award, Doug Gordon – Heart in the Arts Award. Clarence is a City Council Member that supports programs that help bring art to the community and schools. Doug Gordon receives his award for all he does to keep MAFA up and running during the course of the year, especially his long hours in keeping our web site up and running.
If you have any interest in attending you can save yourself a few bucks by purchasing your tickets in advance at the MAFA web site. They cost $35 in advance or $50 at the door. That includes munchies, beer, wine and “artinis”.
Details: Acknowledge the Arts, 7-10PM Krikorian Theater, 410 S Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia CA 91016
Disclosure…if you have forgotten I serve as Veep and am on the board of the Monrovia Association of Fine Arts.