A late afternoon at Descanso Gardens

Last weekend on April 26, the Descano Gardens hosted the Congressional Art Competition Exhibition & Award Ceremony featuring many outstanding student works of art including 3 students from the Delphi Academy of Los Angeles. The art was truly exceptional, with amazing work from 9th and 10th graders.  I wouldn’t want to be the judge to decide the grand prize winner and runner-up. 

So, for me it was just a wonderful chance to see great art from “budding” artists, yet whose work is no less amateur than say Edgar Degas. 

To get a sense of the quality of the art from this competition, you can view current winners online. As of this writing, the website hadn’t updated to 2015 winners yet, but you will still get a sense at how phenomenal it is. 

Aside from the exhibition and ceremony, we got a chance to explore the magical Descanso Gardens.
Here are some snaps of the kids. 

Orion sitting by the pond


Claire imitating the turtle