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LCC alums bring talents home for art fest

CARLSBAD — Two actor/producers, a sculptor, journalist and two musicians are reconnecting and sharing their talents with their former high school. The group, all graduates of La Costa Canyon High School (LCC), are supporting the school’s April 20 ArTURN, an Arts, Crafts and Performance fair showcasing the school’s visual and performing arts department.LCC 2001 graduates, now LA-based actors/producers, Adam Chambers and Sean

Muramatsu recently spent two days at the school filming, interviewing and guiding LCC

film and broadcast students for the creation of promotional ArTURN video clips. The

clips, edited by the students, will be posted on the LCC ArTURN Facebook page,

“Honestly, we just came wanting to help students film and produce a couple of videos but in the end we went away seeing these incredibly talented kids and hearing their stories of why classes like art, sculpture, dance, music, film, are so meaningful to their lives and why they need events like ArTURN. It was pretty powerful and reminded us the impact these very classes had on us when we were in high school”, shared Chambers.

ArTURN, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20 in the LCC parking lot, 1 Maverick Way/Camino De Los Coaches, across from Stagecoach Park’s Community Center entrance, will feature an array of student, teacher, parent and community art including: fine art, ceramics, photography, along with graffiti art and pottery wheel demonstrations.

ArTURN also celebrates the grand reopening of the La Costa Canyon Farmers Market. The weekly Saturday market took a hiatus in March and reopens starting April 20. Also held in the LCC parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Saturday weekly Farmers Market offers fresh, locally grown produce, specialty food items including herbs, oils, sauces, marinades, baked goods and a variety of food vendors.

Entertainment is also a major component of ArTURN and has an LCC alumni connection as well. LCC 2007 graduate Russell Castiglione will be performing with his indie rock band, Lucid Living, and 2001 graduate Cubbie Fink, bassist for the Grammy nominated indie pop band Foster the People is providing autographed items for the event’s opportunity drawing. Other performers in the ArTURN line-up include the LCC cast of “Grease,” the school’s jazz and pep bands, dance classes, Comedy Sportz team, as well as additional musical guests.

LCC alumni and sculptor Jacob Lenc will be among the artisan vendors and LCC alumni and Carlsbad Patch Editor Deanne Goodman will make an appearance. Chambers and Muramatsu are returning, serving as the event’s emcees.

Muramatsu owns his own production company, produced and starred in the

Feature-length comedy, “American Idiots,” and served as the executive producer for the

feature length psychological thriller “The Garlock Incident.” Chambers is the artistic

director of Loft Ensemble in L.A., and has starred in a number of movies and television

productions including the well-received ensemble film, “The Kitchen,” as well as “Girl vs. Monster,” “The Genesis Code” and “Night of the Living 3D.”