Artist Spotlight – Rotary Students

As part of the beautification and visioning projects in Historic Downtown Prosser we’ve purchased 11 fiberglass ponies to be painted by local artists and placed throughout our historic downtown corridor. These ponies have been sponsored by local businesses, organizations and individuals.

We’d like to introduce you to the artists involved in this exciting project!

Below are the students working on the Rotary Horse.

From left to right: Edward Romero, Layne Padelford, Marlen Cruz, and Stephanie Garza

Edward Romero

Edward is a senior at Prosser High School hoping to continue on into a fine arts college program majoring in Acting and Fine Arts.  He has loved drawing as long as he can remember, loving drawing cars in particular.  His favorite media is currently spray paint.

Layne Padelford

Layne is also a senior at PHS.  She has just signed at Washington State University and will be majoring in Fashion Design and Merchandising.   She loves drawing, especially anything figure or fashion related.

Marlen Cruz

Marlen is also a senior at Prosser High School and is hoping to attend art school after graduation.  She also currently works in her family’s food truck and she enjoys that as well.  Marlen loves anything art, but her current obsession is mixed media figural work. Her skills are especially seen in drawing and painting of the figure and animals.

Stephanie Garza

Stephanie is currently a junior at PHS.    Stephanie plans on entering an R.N. program and pursuing medicine after high school.  She does, however, love art especially mixed media portraits using watercolor.

All of these four students were selected out of Kila Salyers Smith’s art classes and chosen to participate in this special version of this sculpture.  They like extending their learning from classroom into the community. They are enjoying working cooperatively on something that will be a legacy in Prosser.

Be sure to get your tickets for the pony unveiling on February 8th.

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