On June 23rd from 12:00-3:00 the Art in Action community will be enjoying drinks, snacks, jewels, and art at Kendra Scott’s San Jose location. Come join us and enjoy complementary mimosas, wonderful company, and art while shopping to support Art in Action. Kendra Scott is generously donating 20% of all purchases at their Santana Row location from 12:00-3:00PM on June 23rd. If you are unable to attend, you can still call in your orders to 669-231-0300 on the day of between 12:00 and 3:00pm and support a great cause.
To celebrate the beginning of summer, Art in Action asked one of our 5th grade student artists to design a Kendra Scott necklace especially for this event. Jonah’s necklace design draws inspiration from her Alebrijes mouse, a piece she created during Art in Action’s new Alebrijes lesson. Jonah titled her necklace “Mexican Sunrise” and it will only be available for purchase during June 23rd’s fundraising event.
Meet our Student Artist
“My name is Jonah Gatoff. I am a student at North Hillsborough Elementary School, and I have a passion for learning as much as I can about world history, art, architecture, and the art of writing. I love to travel, draw, paint, sketch, sculpt, shade, and get feedback from my peers about my artwork and writing so I can improve. I think I am unique for my age, in that I really appreciate feedback and take it seriously. I feel that it is very important to share with others what you know that they may not, so usually if I finish an art project first, I go to other people in my class and see if I can help them. I made up a saying that goes, “It is better to leave behind footmarks of your favors than cover more ground of your own successes,” which means to me that it is better to share the knowledge you have as a favor to others, rather than keep it to yourself so only you can succeed.
Art in Action has taught me to do this, and to be more helpful to other people during this time. Art in Action has also given me this amazing opportunity to have my work displayed, and it would have never been possible without them. The volunteer leaders are so kind, and give helpful feedback whenever I need or want it. I love Art in Action because it is a friendly, well organized company dedicated to encouraging and pushing kids past their limits to create beautiful pieces of art. All in all, I have loved Art in Action for the two years I’ve had it, and I am very sad that I am moving onto middle school so I will not be able to do it anymore.
I chose these specific colors for this necklace because of the warm colors that remind me of Mexico. How early in the morning you could just see the blazing orange sun rising over the horizon, and the yellow, pink and orange colors would brighten the sky like when you put a splash of paint on a blank canvas. The colors made me feel warm and at home, just like how I felt during Art in Action when we were in the middle of a project. I thought it would be a perfect Mexican combination to go with my Alebrije (Mouse).”
So join us on June 23rd to support arts education with Art in Action! Together we can ensure that students like Jonah can continue creating and expressing through art.