Club Corner: Local Color
By Caroline Gay | Staff Writer
December 14, 2012
Who: Artistically-passionate students
What: Local Color
When: Lunch meetings most Fridays
Where: T-5 (Ms. Kelemen’s room)
Why: To be involved in DP’s art and literary magazine
Glance around Dos Pueblos, and you’ll find the school is bustling with creativity and talent.
The DP Engineering Academy has received worldwide attention for its successful robotics program. Our high-quality theater program was selected by Disney to test-run their adaptation of Tarzan. Our athletics programs boast many high-ranked ranked athletes across the board.
But did you know that DP also boasts a national first-place winning art and literary magazine?
Local Color is an annually-printed magazine brimming with phenomenal pieces created by a variety of DP students. Categories in the magazine include visual and 3-D art, photography, literature, and music.
In the past, submissions have come in a wide variety of forms, ranging from haiku and digital art to leaf carvings. This year’s issue is planned to come out in March or April.
This school year, Local Color is in its fourth year of publication. The previous three issues have each received the American Scholastic Press Association’s First Place national ranking in the Art and Literary Magazine category. This tradition of excellence is a clear reflection of the abundance of creative students at Dos Pueblos.
The magazine is created by the Local Color club, which selects art and literature for the final magazine from a pool of submissions.
Alongside editors-in-chief William Pan and Alyssa Lawson, all members of the club are intrinsically involved in the production of the magazine.
Local Color has its arms wide open and is always looking forward to new additions to the club and their respective perspectives.
Taking part in Local Color is a very rewarding and enjoyable experience—whether you submit your work on a whim, dedicate long hours to create a piece of your own, or join the club and become a direct member of the DP creative community. And as always, becoming involved is helpful for college applications.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information or if you wish to be added to the list for meeting emails.