The “Name and Draw our Los Encinos SpokesDuck” contest winners will be announced and given their prizes at the Los Encinos State Historic Park on Sunday, June 24, 2012, 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
Supporting the SpokesDuck event, Encino resident Rassouli, a visionary artist, will be joined by other Fusionartists with easels to paint from the inspiration they feel from the park. Children at the event will have the opportunity to paint on a small canvas along with the Fusionartists.
“I see the SpokesDuck as a stepping stone for helping to develop communities at the time when we are in desperate need of it. “ says Rassouli.
Encino Residents, businesses and local elected officials are working together to prevent the closure of Los Encinos State Historic Park, lovingly known as the Duck Pond to Encino’s youngest residents.
Rassouli is internationally renowned for his unique style of Fusionart style, a certain art movement reflecting on what has become known as “painting with spirit.” Rassouli is the creator of the mural entitled Angel of Unity, a painting that spans 55 Feet tall by 1100 feet wide at the corner of Washington Boulevard and the Pacific Coast Highway in Venice, which has become a Southern California landmark viewed daily by thousands of residents and visitors. For more information on Rassouli, visit: www.rassouli.com
Los Encinos SpokesDuck wants you - to vote!
Children in the Encino and neighboring communities excitedly submitted their entries for the “Name & Draw our Los Encinos SpokesDuck” contest.
Many of the SpokesDuck drawings included apparel and captions. From a top hat “Lincoln Duck”, a scowling “Bring it on Duck”, ducks carrying signs that read “Don’t leave me to suffer, Save my home” and “Save the Los Encinos Park and save the ducks.” One child drew two images on his form, and explained, “One is the duck and the other is the ambulance they need when people feed bread to the ducks.”
From Ranger Ducks and patriotic ducks to Swaggaducks complete with gold chains, the children have drawn and voiced their concerns about their neighborhood park.
From the overwhelming response of creative and colorful entries, a panel of judges selected semi-finalists. It’s now time for the community to vote on their favorites so the winners can be determined.
The semifinalists can be viewed on the internet at:Facebook.com/SaveOurDuckPond. Likes and comments will be counted as votes to determine a winner in each age category. Be sure to vote in every category.