Jamie Park - Scholarship Winner
by Bob Thomas
Jamie Park, a senior at La Cañada High School, will receive the Verdugo Hills Art Association 2017 scholarship at our meeting June 2 at the La Cañada Community Center.
She works in a wide range of media, including oil, watercolor, charcoal, pencil and others, and will bring samples of her portfolio to the meeting on Friday. Most of her work is abstract — “I love creating work that I visualize in my mind,” she says.
Jamie will attend the School of Visual Arts in New York City beginning in August. The school’s mission includes: “undergraduate degree programs in art and design that prepare students for entry into an array of professional fields in or related to the visual arts, while also equipping students with the skills necessary to become productive and thoughtful members of society …”
She hopes to teach art to early elementary school students and to illustrate children’s books. One of her recent projects was to create a book for her younger brother, illustrated in the style that a child might use.
Jamie was born in Korea and came to the U.S. a decade ago for a better education. She lives in La Cañada with her mother and brother; her father remains in Korea where he works in the computer chip industry.
Come Friday and meet our new scholarship winner!