JSerra Students Exhibit Photography in Laguna Pageant of the Masters

student2Ten pieces of student photography will be displayed in the Laguna Pageant of the Masters, the most of any Orange County School.

Each piece was selected by art authorities from thousands of submissions representing schools throughout Orange County. The exhibit has become not only a showcase for new generations of young Orange County student artists but also a vivid testimonial to the value and importance of continuing arts education in our school systems.

Junior, Nikka Contursi will exhibit three photos at the Laguna Pageant of the Masters, the most from any school in the history of the pageant. 
The following students have demonstrated excellence in traditional darkroom skills, alternative processes and digital media:

Connection- Aryanna Hamidi

Playful Lions- Kelsey Testman

Dream Big- Josephine Duran

New Beginning- Zach Woznicki

Face Up- Courtney Vaccher

Insomnia – Nicolette Contursi

Cost was here- Nicolette Contursi

Broguiere’s – Nicolette Contursi

Blind -Courtney Strafeldas

Presentation of Time- Claire Grace

“I’m so proud of all my students and their hard work, this is such an honor,” said Regina Stehney, photography teacher.

The exhibit is now showing through August 31 from 10 a.m. –11:30, at Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach.

JSerra Hosts First Sports Broadcasting Camp

Join JSerra’s first sports broadcasting camp held by Paul Higgins, founder of Atheltes In Motion Television (AIM Sports).

Since inception in 1986, Higgins has produced and hosted thousands of hours of sports television programming content for networks like ESPN, ABC, FOX, and The Outdoor Channel. Higgins Pioneered local sports coverage in Orange County and is known for producing positive, safe, and quality sports television for the whole family.

This summer JSerra is offering a sports broadcasting camp, where students will have the opportunity to learn how to do play-by-play announcing, color analyst, field and sideline reporting, studio interviews, and more.

The camp runs from July 9-13, with the option of a morning session from 9 a.m. to noon or an afternoon session from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. with each session for $250.

To register or for more information please contact Karen Testa at ktesta@jserra.org.

JSerra Graduates Look Back—and Forward

Photo by Vicki Finelt

By Penny Arevalo, Patch.com

Wearing leis made of everything from flowers to dollars bills to candy, the JSerra Catholic High School’s class of 2012 walked into the school’s pavilion for the last time as students and boldly walked out as graduates.

Not long ago their parents were staring down at them as newborns in swaddling blankets, thinking, “What do I do with that?” Principal Eric Stroupe said.

Now the seniors are off to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Gonzaga University, Auburn, Illinois, Georgia Institute of Technology, Notre Dame and many others.

To read the complete article click Patch.

JSerra Photography Students Featured in Laguna Art Museum

JSerra Blog is proud to announce that due to the overwhelming success of the Laguna Art Museum show JSerra has been invited to show again. The
Beauty Perceived-photographs from JSerra will be on display February 26-April 29,2012.

The curator has selected the following students to show their outstanding photography: 
Shannon Hansen, Natalie Wek, Matthew Rudd, Colby Lindholm, Cherish Sharp, Hannah Hunsaker, Nicolette Contursi, Eric Jeschelnik, Lauren Gomez, Alison Malamud, Madison Meyers Cook , Shannon Barrett , and Halie Lasken.

The opening for the show is Feburary 25 from 6-9 p.m. 
JSerra is featured on the Laguna Art Museum’s web site in an art auction education video where JSerra Photography students Ms. Stehney & Shannon Barrett were interviewed. Both commented on the amazing experience of being validated as an artist and having an exhibition at a museum.

To watch the complete video click JSerra Art. 

Ms. Stehney also spoke at the Auction commenting on the power of art to help support the funding for the Young Artist Society Gallery. The museum curator, Grace Kook-Anderson was very grateful for the great things JSerra has to say about the museum.

Crimson Pride Has Arrived

The Fall issue of JSerra’s Crimson Pride Magazine has arrived and has all the news, sports and events happening on campus.

This issue includes:

-Cover Boy Austin Hedges

-A commission by President Obama

-International travels, and much more

To view click Crimson Pride. 

JSerra Photography Debuts at the Laguna Beach Art Museum

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.

Read the review in the OC Register here.

Photography Student Art Work on Display at the Laguna Beach Art Museum

The students in JSerra teacher Regina Stehney’s class will be exhibiting their Photography at The Laguna Beach Art Museum.

The opening night reception will take place Saturday, October 29 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The work will be on exhibit from October 30, 2011 – January 22, 2012.

This show is in conjunction with a great show- Best Kept Secret: UCI and the Development of Contemporary Art in Southern California, 1964-1971 .

JSerra students featured in the Laguna Beach Art Show

Ms. Stehney commented  “I am so proud of all of my students they have learned that hard work and high standards produce excellence in art.” She went on to add  “Their extraordinary works exhibited in this exhibition reveal the creativity and high aspirations of young people. The project they will be showing is about their perception of beauty. The book we created will be on exhibit as well.” Contact Ms. Stehney with questions about the exhibit.