Arts & Culture Commission


Arts Cafe Marketing Using AC5’s NEW Event Calendar

July 9th Madeline F. Whittlesey Community Room – 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Richmond Library, 325 Civic Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804

July 11th John F Kennedy University,* – 10:00 am - 11:00 am
100 Ellinwood Way, Room S104, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
*This program is not affiliated with or endorsed by John F. Kennedy University

July 14th Antioch Library Meeting Room – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
501 W. 18th Street, Antioch. CA 94509

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                 AC5 High School Art Scholars 

Contra Costa Sudents will attend the 2015 California State Summer School for the Arts
Certificates were given to attending students after a presentation to the Board of Supervisors by AC5 Commissioner, Darwin Marable. Over 500 students this year will study Animation, Creative Writing, Dance, Film, Music, Theater and Visual Arts at the campus in Southern California.

These students will attend 4 weeks of classes in the arts from 9-6 pm, five days a week. Classes are taught by professional artists and college-level professors, and students can apply for college credit upon completion. Students recognized were:

Laura Augustinsky, California High School, Creative Writing
Jonathan Babu, Dougherty Valley High School, Instrumental Music
Cameron Burrill, Acalanes High School, Theatre
Julia Chai, Dougherty Valley High School, Visual Arts
Grant Chudler, Campolindo High School, Animation
Isaac Edejer, Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, Theatre
Annalise Hanel, Heritage High School, Animation
Isabelle Jia, Dougherty Valley High School, Creative Writing
Olivia Keller, Albany High School, Dance
Young Min Kim, Dougherty Valley High School, Creative Writing
Michelle Li, Dougherty Valley High School, Visual Arts
Miriam Marks – Peterson, The College Preparatory School, Visual Arts
Robin Qiu, Dougherty Valley High School, Creative Writing
William Southall, East Oakland School of the Arts, Musical Vocal
Olivia Wong, Monte Vista High School, Creative Writing

Congratulations Arts Scholars!

Interested in promoting arts & culture in Contra Costa? Commission seats are open! AC5 has two seats open, an At-Large seat which can be filled by residents of any part of the county, and a District 1 seat, for residents of County District 1, under Supervisor John Gioia. These are volunteer positions. Meetings are evenings, once a month in Martinez. Interested individuals can call (925) 646-2278 to get an application or for more information. 

Student Art Work Is Being Sent To The Capitol For Display

Charles Altson of Richmond will have his large oil painting, a self-portrait, showcased in the U.S. Capitol Building. He competed with other high school students throughout Contra Costa County in this year’s Congressional Art Competition sponsored by Congressman DeSaulnier. Charles took first place. Congratulations to him and all the high school students who entered.

Art work was submitted earlier this school year. It was juried by three judges, including AC5 Commissioner Darwin Marable. On Tuesday evening, May 5th, a reception was held at Diablo Valley College where students’ digital photographs, watercolors, oils and acrylic painting were displayed.