FALLBROOK – The newest pathway at D'Vine Path, the Art Studios, has spent a year offering artists with disabilities an opportunity to showcase their skills, obtain knowledge in the field and heavily focus on the production, marketing and sales of their works.
The Art Studios currently consists of five students, all eager to learn more and express themselves through their work. Artists Mike Rogoway, Denae Prosser, Joel Anderson, Nekoda Harris and Ryan Duralia all joined the program so they could have the opportunity to grow and fully immerse themselves in the arts.
From memorable field trips to local artistic hubs, such as the Oceanside Museum of Art and the Fallbrook Art Center, to highly-coveted artist mentors like award-winning photographer Larry Vogel, the D'Vine Path Art Studio offers a variety of opportunities for growth.
D'Vine Path Art Director Emily Johnson is thrilled to share the talents of each artist with the world. They will be collaborating with the Fallbrook Art Center on an upcoming showcase as well as creating online stores for each artist to sell their merchandise and receive the profits.
The Fallbrook Art Center's 2023 Find Magnified Show will run from July 29 to Sept. 10. D'Vine Path students will have their work featured through the duration of the show and customers will be able to buy a variety of their merchandise, including prints, hand painted vases, wire art and more.
"I'm so excited for the artists to work with the local community and display their artwork in all different mediums," said Johnson. "This will be a great learning experience for them, they will be working with a different gallery, curator and learning about the whole process of creating their artwork and working together with the gallery to showcase the amazing artwork."
In just one year, the Art Studio has helped each artist create their own series; they have completed multiple group projects such as a D'Vine Path mural and they have hosted their own art gallery.
These opportunities have allowed the artists to find their passions and focus on what inspires them. For Prosser, she's inspired to spread joy and acceptance through her work, while Anderson aims to bring a smile to the face of his audience. Each artist has found their own inspiration and they continue to work towards achieving their goals.
According to D'Vine Path Executive Director Lenila Lingad Batali, this is just the beginning for the artists. With upcoming local partnerships, events and commissioned work, they have a bright future ahead of them.
"Fallbrook is truly an incredible place to collaborate with artists from all walks of life," said Lingad Batali. "There are so many wonderful opportunities for D'Vine Path artists to proudly show off all their talents and we are very grateful for these opportunities."
For more information about D'Vine Path, visit https://www.dvinepath.org/.
Submitted by D'Vine Path.