Sunday, July 8, 2012

Zamorano Art Displayed at Normal Heights Pop Shop

Zamorano artist Students, family members and friends of student-artists at Zamorano Fine Arts Academy elementary school turned out for the opening of the students' art show at Viva Pops, a Normal Heights dessert shop.

The reception welcomed the 25 third graders who had art on display.

"Students, families, teachers and friends were streaming in and out of the shop," said Art Teacher Donald Masse. "There were plenty of smiles, hugs and fist bumps going around throughout the reception."

The project was inspired by an image by artist Lisa Congdon and the delicious pops that Lisa makes.

Students focused on pattern making and creating symmetry in their designs. They also applied tints and shades to their cut paper pops to make them look 3d against the decorative pattern background of their projects.

Students received a free pop from Lisa Altmann, the store owner, for their hard work and creativity. A portion of the evening's sales went to support the school.

Zamorano Fine Arts Academy is located in South Bay Terraces of the Paradise Hills area of San Diego and operates on a single-track, year-round schedule. Zamorano is a K–5 visual arts magnet school and features art instruction in painting, drawing, three-dimensional design, photography, textile design, architecture, ceramics, and graphic arts. Zamorano was recognized as a California Distinguished School in 1993.

Inspired by the festive colors and flavors of traditional Mexican-style pops called “paletas,” Viva Pops all-natural frozen fruit pops will rock your world. They’re made with organic fruits and herbs, many of which are purchased from local growers and suppliers at San Diego farmers’ markets. We use fresh ingredients and try to keep their flavors true. That means we don’t over-sweeten our pops, or use any additives or preservatives.

For more information, contact Masse at