On Saturday, June 1, Bell Middle School hosted “Arts in Paradise”, an event showcasing student talent and opportunities available in the Morse cluster. Students, parents, and community members from the neighborhood flocked to the event.
Rooms were filled with student art from Bell Middle, Morse High School, and Lincoln High School ready for open-house-style touring (see visual art samples on display at left and at top). Another room was devoted to hands-on arts and crafts experiences for the attendees.
The theater’s stage was alive with student performances, including dances by Morse High School students and a rousing music performance by the Bell Middle School Band, under the direction of Honseng Tu ( pictured below).
Also featured at this event were local craftspeople and organizations in a fair-like setting, including the local police department with a prize wheel for kids and a DJ to keep the mood festive.
This event was designed to unite residents and showcase arts opportunities at the schools, and was sponsored by The VAPA Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to, “enhance the quality of and access to arts education in the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD).”
Source, San Diego Unified School District; Original article posted here >>