Northview Students receive LACOE Visual and Performing Arts Honors
Posted on 03/06/2013

For two of Covina-Valley’s students a picture is really worth a thousand words.  The images captured by two talented Northview High School artists clearly characterize the skill of visualization and the originality and creativity required to express an intricate thought in one still photograph.  C-VUSD conveys its pride and expresses congratulations to Antonio LopezGarcia and Cecilia Valadez who both placed in the Visual and Performing Arts Division competition sponsored by the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE). Mr. LopezGarcia, a senior, received a third place award for his photograph entitled "Koi Fish Sky". Ms. Valadez, also a senior, received second place for her photographic artwork "Frame within a Frame".  Ms. Valadez drew inspiration for her artwork from her childhood. "I chose to portray the childhood of most kids, who would build forts out of couch cushions and read their favorite books in the dark, even if their parents had already said it was past their bedtime. I wanted to remind the viewer of a simpler time, when work, school, and growing up were the last of our worries. We just had fun."

Frame Within a Frame - Celia Valadez

 Koi Fish Sky - Antonio LopezGarcia

Northview’s Career Technical Education (CTE) and Fine Art Photography teacher, Chris Grinnell, shared his congratulations with C-VUSD sharing the fact that this is the first time his students have ever entered the LACOE contest. He noted that the winners “are both conscientious students who take their art making seriously.”  

Cecilia Valadez and Antonio LopezGarcia will be recognized for their artistry at the Los Angeles County Office of Education's Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 19. A reception will follow the presentation of awards.