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Art Guild donates supplies to high school

ENCINITAS — San Dieguito Art Guild, operators of Off Track Gallery in Encinitas, awarded a $500 Rhino Art Co. expense account to La Costa Canyon, Canyon Crest, Torrey Pines and San Dieguito Academy high schools’ visual art departments,

From left, teachers Julie Limerick from Torrey Pines High School, Carol Limbach from Canyon Crest High School, Mimi Ralston from La Costa Canyon High School with Jeremy Wright and Neal Glasgow from San Dieguito Academy High School look forward to purchasing visual art supplies for their students with $500 Rhino Art Co. gift cards donated to them by San Dieguito Art Guild, operators of Off Track Gallery in Encinitas. Photo by Lin Holzinger
The funds come from the proceeds generated by the Guild’s 2012 Mother’s Day Art & Garden Tour fundraiser, which also helps support its operating expenses and community benefit art programs.

“Our local high schools have so many talented kids and so few resources, especially in today’s economy,” said Cheryl Ehlers, 2012 president of the guild. “We’re thrilled to be able to contribute to our community in this way.”

“We also appreciate having an excellent resource like Rhino Art Co. right here in Encinitas,” said 2013 Board President, Terry Allen. “Jack and Marybeth Quick have been so supportive of North County artists that it made sense to have them help us with this grant program.”

The San Dieguito Art Guild, established in 1965, is a nonprofit organization that offers continuing art education to its members and the community at large. The Guild also operates the Off Track Gallery in Encinitas as a place for its artist-members to showcase and sell their art.