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Founders of Youth Arts Collective Will Speak at Forest Hill in Pacific Grove

Event Date: Jul 31, 2019 at 3:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Venue: Forest Hill
Location: 551 Gibson Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Founders of Youth Arts Collective Will Speak at Forest Hill in Pacific Grove

Founders of Youth Arts Collective Will Speak at Forest Hill in Pacific Grove

Artwork Created by Local Youth Will Be on Display

Pacific Grove, Calif. – July 10, 2019 – Forest Hill is hosting a monthly speaker series and has
invited Marcia Perry and Meg Biddle, Founders of the Monterey based nonprofit Youth Arts
Collective (YAC), to speak at Forest Hill in Pacific Grove on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at
3:30pm. The event is free and open to the public.
At the event Marcia and Meg will share their art backgrounds and talk about the why, what, and
how of starting and running a nonprofit after school art program. They will share YAC alumni
success stories and stories of how being a part of YAC has been a life changing (sometimes
lifesaving) experience for many local youth. In addition to the presentation attendees will be able
to view beautiful artwork created by members of YAC.
Founded in 2000, YAC is a nonprofit after school program for youth ages 14-22. YAC is a year
round art studio and sanctuary where future generations of driven young high school and college
artists are mentored in art, job, and life skills. YAC provides art supplies, studio space, art
training, exhibition opportunities, individual mentoring, and is a community like no other. The
studio is open 4 hours a day, 6 days a week. For more information about YAC visit
www.youthartscollective.com.
WHO: Forest Hill
WHAT: Monthly Speaker Series: Founders of Youth Arts Collective
WHERE: Forest Hill Fireside Lounge, 551 Gibson Ave, Pacific Grove
WHEN: Wednesday, July 31 at 3:30pm
COST: FREE
RSVP: Call 657-5200 for more information.
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About Marcia Perry:
Marcia Perry’s art career started in Colorado in 1972 and is co-founder of Youth Arts Collective
(YAC). A self-taught artist, she utilizes the airbrush to make murals, illustrations, product
design and fine art paintings. Marcia also paints with pastels, makes mobiles, sculpts with
porcelain, and is a published children’s book illustrator and author. For more about Marcia visit
www.marciaperry.com
About Meg Biddle:
Meg Biddle is a cartoonist/illustrator/painter. Her work focuses on culture, politics, cats,
philosophy and the absurd. She’s published regularly in FunnyTimes, a member of Women Who
Draw, author of Little Biddle Books, and co-founder of Youth Arts Collective (YAC). She has
also recently joined Cartoon Movement, an international publishing platform for high quality
political cartoons and comics journalism. Her BFA is from California College of Art. For more
information about Meg visit www.megbiddleart.com