Art Uncorked: A Special Art and Wine Soiree benefits CCA’s Envision Visual Arts

Canyon Crest Academy Foundation’s Vice President of Envision, Nancy Coker opened her home for a special fundraising event Oct. 10 to benefit the Envision Visual Arts (EVA) program at Canyon Crest Academy. Guests enjoyed hors d’ouevres, beer, wine and champagne, and listened to a fabulous jazz trio headlined by CCA’s own Nate Jarrell.

Patrons of the arts and budding artists mingled with the EVA teachers and guest artists to get to know the professionals who work with CCA students each day. Twenty guests who reserved in advance were able to join EVA Coordinator Jessi Matthes in a guided painting class to produce their own work of art. There was also a Silent Auction of works by professional artists, including some from CCA’s Envision staff.

All donations, up to a total of $5,000, made at this event will be matched by the Torrey Pines Children’s Liberal Arts Foundation which supports art in schools and is a longtime sponsor of the Envision Program at CCA. For more information, visit

Photos by McKenzie Images.