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VAP student Miku, 13, adjusts her camera before taking a photo of the reflecting pond at the Getty Villa. Photo by Leigh Curran

VAP student Miku, 13, adjusts her camera before taking a photo of the reflecting pond at the Getty Villa. Photo by Leigh Curran

::  In addition to the core writing and performing programs at VAP, additional adjunct programs are implemented based on the kid's needs. For example, PhotoPlay is an adjunct program that combines poetry and photography. Students then perform their poems in a museum or gallery setting where their photographs are also on exhibit.

Excerpt from "Family" by VAP student Kara McVey 

"Forty years later, the world is a different place
Frontiers less foreign, customs less often conformed to.
The two people settled down in California.
They set about picking up their cultural patchwork
I am the product of a cultural collaboration.
Weaving together odds and ends to make something new."