Francis Parker Student Produces Art Exhibit For A Worthy Cause

Sarah Nicita is a 15-year-old junior student at Francis Parker school whose passion for art inspired her to produce an art exhibit for a worthy cause. The exhibit is an auction fundraiser to benefit ARTS: A Reason to Survive, a National City-based art therapy program for at risk students.

Dog Gone - Acrylic on Canvas. ARTS Student

Dog Gone – Acrylic on Canvas. ARTS Student

ARTS, a non-profit organization, provides a positive and therapeutic program for San Diego children and youth facing adversity through the power of art. You may be familiar with one of their young artists, Inocente Izucar. Izucar was the main subject of a documentary titled, Inocente which won an Oscar for Best Documentary in 2013.

“ARTS gives these kids the space to express themselves, as in their saying ‘heal, inspire and empower’,” Nicita explained, “and provides a place for them to escape the hard life challenges they’re facing, but it also provides preparation for college and life.”

The exhibition features artwork from ARTS and Francis Paker students. The auction, led by Sarah Nicita, hopes to

“raise awareness of the importance of arts, while at the same time linking our San Diego art community together through one powerful message and cause.”

The exhibition is on display from October 28th to November 22. The auction will be taking place on November 15th at the Rose Art Gallery from 3-5pm. The Gallery is located at the Francis Parker campus at 6501 Linda Vista Rd San Diego, CA 92111.

Millionth Mandala. 20" x 20" Acrylic on Canvas. by Kyle Bowen

Millionth Mandala. 20″ x 20″ Acrylic on Canvas. by Kyle Bowen

Please support this great cause by sharing and participating in the event. Cant’ make it to the fundraiser? No problem! view and purchase artwork online by visiting the Parker Auction Fundraiser website.

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Vanessa Turkeltaub
Vanessa Turkeltaub graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Communication. She has been with Blue Book Publishers for over 5 years, and has written over five-hundred La Jolla related articles. She enjoys going to concerts, art, and traveling. (

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