Santa Monica, CA (PressExposure) March 14, 2011 -- Children's Art Village - Student admitted into Fine arts school
One of the children from the Sevalaya Orphanage, and a participant of the Children's Art Village (CAV) project in India, was accepted into the Fine Arts School in Chennai, India. This is major step and wonderful news! Mai Lai, Founder & Executive Director of the Children's Art Village stated: The student, Abirami has always loved art and she is quite a gifted artist. But it was due to the inspiration and encouragement that she received from the artist teachers as well as administrators during CAV's summer art & music camp this past May, that gave Abirami the courage and determination to ask people to help her apply to fine arts schools in Chennai. After an arduous interview and art submittal process she was extended an invitation to attend the school.
The FOUNDER & MANAGING TRUSTEE of SEVALAYA, Mr. V.MURALIDHARAN stated: She has taken painting as her subject. This is the first student in Sevalaya in 22 years who has opted for this course. This is the impact of the art camp!
The Children's Art Village is based in Los Angeles, CA and is a non-profit organization making a difference by helping orphans around the world connect to themselves and to their creative spirits, through art and music. The Children's Art Village was founded in 2005, is going on it's forth year and has already set up sustainable Arts and Music Programs in Ghana, India, Vietnam and plans to include Haiti, Zimbabwe, and Zambia.
In May of this year, the Children's Art Village, in partnership with the Aadhi Arts Academy, launched its first art and music program at the Sevalaya Orphanage, which is located 1.5 hours outside of Chennai, India (southeast India). Their team of 6 American and 11 Indian artist teachers hosted a week-long program for over 200 orphaned children. Classes included: painting, paper mache, mixed medium art, mandala art, sculpting, water coloring, mural art, photography, Indian classical & folk dance, American music class and Indian classical singing class. The Children's Art Village, working with the Sevalaya, has a heavy emphasis on sustainable art and music programs. They have placed a full-time music teacher at the orphanage to teach classical Indian singing to over 1,500 children at the Sevalaya School.
The Children's Art Village will be returning each year to the Sevalaya for a special week-long fall program. This will enable American artist teachers to sponsor, travel, volunteer and join local Indian artist teachers to participate in a week of connection and empowerment for all involved. And of course encourage the children to achieve their dreams.
For more information please go to: http://childrensartvillage.org