Rancho Santa Fe students paint from the heart for charity


By Karen Billing

R. Roger Rowe students have again participated in the Hearts for Healing Project.

Their work, which is currently brightening the walls at Scripps Hospital in Encinitas, consists of cheerful and colorful art depicting hearts as everything from kiwi fruits to breakfast waffles to fingers coming together to make the shape of a heart against a stunning sunset.

Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students in Marika Fagan’s art class created the hearts with help from guest artist Gerrit Greve during the fall. Each student completed one to three paintings.

Soon the art will be up for bid at a reception and charity art auction at the Omni Hotel’s L Street Gallery in downtown San Diego. The event will be held on Sunday, Feb. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. and proceeds from the sale of the student’s artwork goes to the Health Centers of San Diego.