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Nogales High School Art & Film Show Opening This Saturday at Puente Hills Mall

ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA – APRIL 11, 2013 – The public can view artists and filmmakers of the future at the Nogales High School Art & Film Show that premieres on Saturday, April 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Puente Hills Mall. The two-week exhibition features original short films, photography, ceramic sculpture, acrylic on canvas paintings, mixed media and fashion designs from the talents of more than a dozen senior students from the acclaimed Nogales High School International Baccalaureate and Visual Arts Program. These are not your average art students – the college-level one-person shows are by students that will go on to attend top art colleges and universities. The Art Opening and Movie Premiere will include entertainment by the Nogales Poetry Club and a fashion show with designs by student Ruby Barajas at 7 p.m.

            The Nogales High School Art & Film Show dates are April 15-19 from 4 to 9 p.m.; April 20-21 from 2 to 6 p.m. and April 22-26 from 4 to 9 p.m. It is located in Store 101, on the Upper Level of the Puente Hills Mall next to Sears.

            Featured Artists: Twin sisters Esmeralda Barajas (Ceramic Sculpture) and Ruby Barajas (Fashion); William Blancas (Ink on Paper), Jocelyn Camarena (Photography), Abraham Deavila (Ceramic Sculpture), Karina Garcia (Photography), Itzel Islas (Acrylic on Canvas), Mariela Martinez (Mixed Media), Jessica Romero (Plaster Sculpture), Kimberly Smith (Mixed Media), and Amy Troung (Charcoal/Graphite).  Independent Movies by film students: “El Cerro del Diablo” by Jose Gonzalez; “A Second Chance” and “Where’s Emi?” by Gabrielle Ibarra; “Spirit Wanderers” and “Starry-Eyed Studios” by Minmay Ly, “Verbal Virus” by Mariela Marquez; and “Last Wish” by Freddy Carlos.


Nogales High School is part of the Rowland Unified School District, is an International Baccalaureate World School and offers an award-winning Career Certification Program for students. Each year, graduates earn scholarships to attend the nation’s top art colleges and universities. It is located at 401 S. Nogales Street in La Puente. Visit or

Puente Hills Mall is anchored by AMC 20 Movie Theatres, Macy’s, Sears, Ross Dress for Less, Burlington Coat Factory, Forever XXI and Round1 Bowling & Amusement and is located at 1600 Azusa Avenue, 60 Freeway at the Azusa Avenue exit, City of Industry.  It features over 150 specialty shops and a food court. For more information about any Puente Hills Mall store or event, please call 626.912.8777 or visit Puente Hills Mall is open Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Puente Hills Mall is owned and managed by Glimcher Realty Trust of Columbus, Ohio.

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