Board members, staff, parents and special guests cast their ballots for their favorite photographs at our 2nd Annual Photography Exhibit and Contest on February 13. The event was part of our ImageMakers photography program, which is designed to encourage members’ creativity and artistic skills and promote cultural enrichment. Under the direction of Technology Coordinator Albert Hernandez, members aged 6 to 12 took photos at the Club and on field trips in three different categories: Culture & Tradition, Surroundings, and Portraits. Scott Ward, executive director of Pasadena’s Armory Center for the Arts, delivered the keynote speech, while our members’ efforts were recognized with a proclamation from California State Senator Carol Liu. Also in attendance was Pasadena City Councilman Gene Masuda, a former member of the Club’s Board of Directors.
Winners in Culture & Tradition were: Adrian Z (ages 6-9) and Philip H. (ages 10-12); in Surroundings were Diego F. (ages 6-9), and Richard T. (ages 10-12), and in Portraits were Samantha V. (ages 6-9) and Benjamin G. (ages 10-12). In addition one of our teen members, Briana W., exhibited her own photos in all three categories. Their images will compete with those from other clubs in the Pacific Region at an upcoming event this spring. Winners from that event will move on to the National Competition in Atlanta.