Imagination of Para Los Niños Children On Exhibit at AIA|LA

Last Updated: September 25, 2012

Imagination of Para Los Niños Children On Exhibit at AIA|LA

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Imagination of Para Los Niños Children On Exhibit at AIA|LA

What do you get if you ask a child to design the perfect playground?

Come see on October 4, when the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects celebrates Architecture Month with a kick-off reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at which sixth graders at the Para Los Niños Charter Elementary School will show off their creative work.

The exhibit showcases the work of students mentored by local architects, designers, and builders in classes on site planning, building design, and architecture theory. The mentoring program is conducted by AIA | LA and others in the design and construction industries at the Para Los Niños Charter Middle School near Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles. The exhibit will be open during normal business hours at the AIA | LA offices at 3780 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800, beginning October 5 and will run until November 1.

Also on display, and available for purchase via online auction, will be three large scale works of art that illustrate how Para Los Niños combines art with education in science, technology, and math for children from at-risk neighborhoods who attend its Los Angeles charter schools. These pieces and reproductions of additional student art will be available for sale at a silent auction at the annual Para Los Niños Las Fiestas celebration, held on December 9 from noon to 4 p.m. at at 1617 East Seventh St. in downtown Los Angeles. Opening bids may be submitted online beginning October 41st at www.lasfiestas.org. That fundraising event will feature traditional Mexican food and performances by Para Los Niños children.

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About AIA|LA
Formed 115 years ago, AIA | LA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the efforts of its parent organization, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), by serving the interests of our local architecture and design community. AIA | LA's membership includes architects and design professionals actively engaged in the industry.

About Para Los Niños
Para Los Niños is a nonprofit organization that has worked for more than thirty years to create academic success and social well being for children. Para Los Niños offers high-quality education with integrated mental health and family support services to children from birth to age 14 in at-risk neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Find out more here: http://www.paralosninos.org/

Last updated: 09-Dec-2012 08:27 AM
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