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Art auction raises money for free art classes

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Fullerton art students listen up:  Ryman Arts will be expanding its weekend offerings thanks to $27,000 it raised at an art auction.

The Los Angeles-based non-profit auctioned off paintings and other works of fine art June 22 at the Laguna Beach gallery Salt Fine Art. Fifteen percent of the earnings from the auction, about $13,700, went to Ryman Arts. An anonymous donor agreed to match that amount. 

"Now we can serve more students," said Michelle Lee,  a spokeswoman for Ryman Arts.

Ryman runs art classes for 9th-12th graders at Otis College of Art & Design in Westchester on Sunday and at Cal State Fullerton on Saturday. Cal State Fullerton is its newest site; classes there started in January.

The auction proceeds will expand the Cal State Fullerton art program and help pay for student art supplies and travel costs and college and career guidance. Lee said Ryman will add two additional classes to the fall schedule there. 

Ryman Arts started in 1990 and teaches students advanced painting and drawing skills in a studio setting. Admission is competitive. Students receive free instruction and supplies.

For information on how to apply click here.

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