ArtLOFT is Involved in a Special
Between Japan and the United States.

Our student's art will be included in a show in Los Angeles, California:
sponsored by the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department,
in conjunction with

(U.N. World Environmental Day is June 5, 2008.)

Works by the American students in that show were represented in our show in Japan.

Works@from Los Angeles

ArtLOFT's students works

Letter from Los Angeles
To the Esteemed Teachers and Directors of ArtLOFT, Ebisu,

When we at the Canoga Park Youth Arts Center began the first art exchange with you, we were envisioning the beginning of a relationship that would both expand our studentfs view of the world and lead to professional future opportunities for both our organizations.
When we received your studentsf artwork and written responses, our teachers had tears in their eyes. The artwork is so beautiful and thoughtful! The messages from the children along with the photos of their faces filled us with much emotion.
Equally impressive to us was the realization that so much work was done by the ArtLOFT teachers and staff to create such a beautiful body of art. The language translations, the photos, the art, the laminating and mailing all require special attention.
It is a fine reflection of your organization that all of this was accomplished so well, in so short a time. We realize that this exchange project demanded additional work and responsibilities, and we are so glad that you were able to make this possible.

Your studentsf work will be displayed at the United Nations World Environment Day exhibition in Los Angeles, in the United States of America, through the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

To the Talented Students at ArtLOFT,

Your artwork is so beautiful. You have shown our students and teachers a beautiful vision of your creativity and concern for the world we live in. When we showed your work and read your messages to our students, they were so excited to learn about your thoughts and ideas. They also loved your beautiful artwork. Please know that your wonderful art will be on display at our art gallery for the United Nations Environment Program, on World Environment day. Hundreds of people will see your art, read your messages and enjoy your pictures.

We will send you something new soon!

John Paul Thornton
Art Education Coordinator,
City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
Canoga Park Youth Arts Center.