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By Caroline Gay

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Local Color is still seeking (Illustration by Yibing Zhang)

Local Color is still seeking additions for this year’s fourth edition magazine. (Illustration by Yibing Zhang)

By Caroline Gay | Staff Writer

December 14, 2012

Who: Artistically-passionate students

What: Local Color

When: Lunch meetings most Fridays

Where: T-5 (Ms. Kelemen’s room)

Why: To be involved in DP’s art and literary magazine

Glance around Dos Pueblos, and you’ll find the school is bustling with creativity and talent.

The DP Engineering Academy has received worldwide attention for its successful robotics program. Our high-quality theater program was selected by Disney to test-run their adaptation of Tarzan. Our athletics programs boast many high-ranked ranked athletes across the board.

But did you know that DP also boasts a national first-place winning art and literary magazine?

Local Color is an annually-printed magazine brimming with phenomenal pieces created by a variety of DP students. Categories in the magazine include visual and 3-D art, photography, literature, and music.

In the past, submissions have come in a wide variety of forms, ranging from haiku and digital art to leaf carvings. This year’s issue is planned to come out in March or April.

This school year, Local Color is in its fourth year of publication. The previous three issues have each received the American Scholastic Press Association’s First Place national ranking in the Art and Literary Magazine category. This tradition of excellence is a clear reflection of the abundance of creative students at Dos Pueblos.

The magazine is created by the Local Color club, which selects art and literature for the final magazine from a pool of submissions.

Alongside editors-in-chief William Pan and Alyssa Lawson, all members of the club are intrinsically involved in the production of the magazine.

Local Color has its arms wide open and is always looking forward to new additions to the club and their respective perspectives.

Taking part in Local Color is a very rewarding and enjoyable experience—whether you submit your work on a whim, dedicate long hours to create a piece of your own, or join the club and become a direct member of the DP creative community.  And as always, becoming involved is helpful for college applications.

Contact for information or if you wish to be added to the list for meeting emails.

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One Response to “Club Corner: Local Color”

  1. Lori Clayton on January 24th, 2013 2:39 PM

    Hello Caroline,
    This is a great article about an amazing and esteemed magazine – well done!
    Speaking of clubs, did you know there is a new one on campus called “The Good Humor Club”? It is for admirers of a well-timed punchline. Rumor has it that Mr. Schiff may soon make a guest appearance. They meet at Friday lunchtime in Ms Koppenjan’s room.
    Keep up the good work on Club Corner!


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