Generation Art 2017: Featuring Ojai Valley High School Students


Headline: Generation Art, 2017 – A Group Exhibition Featuring Local
Ojai Students

Show Dates: November 17, 2017 – December 17, 2017

Photo: Finn Keilty, Untitled, 2017

Ojai, CA, November 8, 2017

Porch Gallery – Ojai and the Carolyn GlasoeBailey Foundation present
Generation Art 2017, the fourth annual group exhibition featuring local
Ojai student artists: Caymin Ellspermann (Besant Hill School), Zela
Henderson (Ojai Valley School), Finn Keilty (The Thacher School),
Sarame Sahgal (Oak Grove School), and Arley Sakai (Nordhoff High
School). The exhibition will be Co-curated by Fliss Francese (Oak
Grove School)

Four years ago, Porch Gallery Directors Heather Stobo and Lisa Casoni
conceived of the show as a way to teach beginning artists the
complete process of editing, presenting and marketing their work. The
students are exhibiting and selling their artwork for the first time at a
commercial gallery. To educate the students in the process, each
student is required to work with the gallery directors to edit their work
into a cohesive body that is consistent in both theme and style. After
the editing process is complete, the students must write an artist’s
statement, promote the show, attend the opening and be prepared to
discuss their work. In short, the students are required to perform all
the duties of a professional artist.

According to Lisa Casoni, “Our first show was such an enormous
success, that we decided to make it a yearly event. It was a treat to see
how impressed the community was with the quality of work. We
wanted to show the students the importance of taking the final steps in
completing their artwork – that the process doesn’t stop with the last
stroke of ink, drop of paint or when the final photo is printed. We were
delighted that, with just a little guidance, the students were performing
like seasoned professionals…but without the attitude.”

“Generation Art, 2017” will be at the Carolyn GlasoeBaileyFoundation
November 17, 2017 – December 17, 2017
The Carolyn GlasoeBailey Foundation is located at 248 S. Montgomery,
Unit A, in Ojai. For more information please go to or


Lisa Casoni
Porch Gallery – Ojai
[email protected]