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Julian Students at MOPA Youth Exhibition-Photo by Jeff Holt

Julian Students’ Images Selected for Museum of Photographic Arts Annual Youth Exhibition

It was lights, cameras and lots of action and excitement on Friday evening, October 12th for four of Julian’s budding young photographers.  Congratulations to Taylor Cole, Trevor Denny, Ethan Elisara, and Kaleigh Kaltenthaler, who each had photos selected for inclusion in the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts’ (MOPA) 7th Annual Youth Exhibition, Photo | Synthesis, and braved and reveled in the paparazzi of proud parent and museum photographers.  This year’s theme for the selective, juried exhibition was focused on communicating ideas about the environment and sustainability.  It was a perfect match the growing Kids With Cameras program.

Kids With Cameras is a highly-acclaimed program that, through photography, seeks to create awareness for youth of their nearby nature and help educate them about the importance of connecting with and understanding it.  Started last fall as a collaborative venture with the Volcan Mountain Foundation, Julian Elementary and Junior High, and their wildly successful Kids in Gardens program, under the dedicated direction of Tricia Elisara and Jeff Holt, Kids With Cameras is now in its third session with 15 students participating.  Look for the latest outstanding student images from local spots like the Julian Elementary Character Garden, Julian Pioneer Cemetery, Wynola Flats Produce, and Volcan Mountain to go on display at the Julian Library starting mid-November.

Please show your support for our young artists by visiting the exhibition at MOPA in Balboa Park which runs through January 27, 2013.  For more information on the Kids With Cameras program or ways to connect with our nearby nature, please contact the Volcan Mountain Foundation, Call: 760-765-2300, or Click:  info@VolcanMt.org; www.VolcanMt.org.

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Julian Students with Jeff Holt at MOPA Youth Exhibition-Photo by Colleen Bradley