JSerra’s Artists in Residence program hosts children’s book illustrator J.H. Everett, to speak on his latest endeavor, Izzy and the Candy Palace. The speakers series will be hosted in the JSerra Center room at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8.
Copies of the book will be available for sale and all of the proceeds will be donated to the Kid’s Cafe Program of Second Harvest.
Biography J.H. Everett
J.H. Everett is a visual storyteller, writer, and creativity expert. He holds a Ph.D in Early Modern European and World History from the University of California, Irvine.
Though he is now known for his work in children’s books, he has worked as a professional musician, composer, playwright, theater director, artist, teacher, and actor. He has created work for companies such as Christy Ottaviano/ Henry Holt Publishing, Scholastic Books, The Jim Henson Company, the MMJ Foundation, and the Los Angeles Times. He has taught students from preschool through the college level.
J.H. Everett is co-creator, with Marilyn Scott-Waters, of the illustrated middle grade nonfiction series, Haunted Histories. (Christy Ottaviano/Henry Holt Books). Everett has created concept illustrations for the Jim Henson Company, as well as concept covers for Scholastic. His illustrations have been featured in the Los Angeles Times. You can visit him at jheverett.com
Saturday, October 28 marks a great accomplishment with JSerra’s Artists In Residence program. Opening Night of the Laguna Beach Art Museum’s exhibit “The Best Kept Secret,” featured a selection of JSerra’s photography students.
Under the direction of Regina Stehney, the students had the opportunity to show their work in this retrospective art show-featuring artist from 1965 to 1971 that were also on faculty of UCI.
Hosting JSerra students in the downstairs gallery and displays student photography work from their book “Beauty Perceived” that was recently published through the JSerra Fine Arts department.
The exhibit at the Laguna Beach Art Museum is opened to the public until January 21.
*Currently running in the Orange County Register, By Frank Talarico, JSerra President
Last school year, after participating in a lifelike medical-simulation program offered by JSerra Catholic High School, senior Tom Joseph came away more excited than ever to study medicine in college and ultimately become a doctor.
“I love the program because it gives real hands-on experience with the hospital and real-life practice of medicine,” Tom said following an intense emergency-simulation exercise at Mission Hospital. “It allows me to learn what to expect in college and later in med school.”