NAP Continues to Bring People Together in LA
Los Angeles Superior Court, CA celebrated their Tenth Anniversary with one of the largest shows in their history with the NAP. With more than 179 pieces of artwork on view by 120 artists, the exhibition displayed a wide range of talents from many different mediums. The show was hung in the three Jury Assembly Rooms of the Stanley Mosk Courthouse and the Criminal Justice Center.
During the awards reception held on July 25th, Coordinator Pebbla Wallace made a heartfelt statement about her involvement with the NAP over the years. Although she has seen a tremendous amount of artwork over the years, she credits the memorable moments she shares with the participants and their families for providing the motivation to continue coordinating the exhibition each year, stating "I love the National Arts Program®, not just because of the wonderful artwork, but for how it brings people and their families together."
In addition to bringing families together over the years, the exhibition has also provided numerous members of the general public, serving as jury members, the ability to grow closer to those working in the court system. Each year, the jurors are asked to vote for their favorite piece while doing their civic duty. The result is an award called the "Juror’s Choice" which is presented to an artist at each of the three locations.
Bringing communities of people together through the sharing of their artistic talents is exactly what the NAP set out to accomplish and we are happy to see that it is still going strong at LA Superior Court.