SANDY, UT, July 10, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- John Dee and Austin Morton, Diamond Ranch Academy (DRA) alums, teamed up at this year's Utah Foster Care Chalk Art Festival to represent the school as participating artists. Over the course of two days, the pair worked to create a large-scale mural alongside 150 other artists at the Gateway Mall in Downtown Salt Lake City. Their work earned them 1st place for their interpretation of the festival's foster care theme. Instructors from DRA's art department also participated in the event, earning 1st place in People's Choice thanks to the votes of festival spectators.
All proceeds from the annual Utah Foster Care Chalk Art Festival go toward the Utah Foster Care Fund. The Utah Foster Care organization's official mission is to "serve Utah's children by finding, educating and nurturing families to meet the needs of children in foster care." This year's festival took place June 13th- 14th. Next Year's festival will take place June 12th-13th. Each year, the event takes place at the Gateway Mall in Downtown Salt Lake City. Further event information can be found on the event's site, http://chalkartfestival.org/.
DRA takes great pride in the diverse talents of their students. The academy's art program is one of the most popular with students, nurturing exceptional talents in a full palette of styles including clay, watercolor, drawing, oil, cartooning, calligraphy, acrylic painting, and ceramics.
About Diamond Ranch Academy
Diamond Ranch Academy is a leading residential treatment center located in Hurricane, Utah. The academy offers help for struggling teens, ages 12-18. DRA has separate, individually licensed programs divided by age and gender. These programs are held on the DRA campus - located on 60 acres of Utah's gorgeous terrain. For further information on the academy, please visit them online at http://www.diamondranchacademy.com/.
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