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Dylan Bocanegra's Art Hangs on the Walls of the Famous

Commissions for Maria Shriver, state Sen. Alex Padilla and other notables put Dylan's work in homes and offices.

just entered the Art Center College of Design this semester (where he is one of the youngest students in the school), and has received a lot of praise recently for his work.

On the King Day holiday last month, the 19-year-old Studio City student presented a Martin Luther King/Harvey Milk-themed piece to state Sen. Alex Padilla that now hangs in Curtis Porter's office of the Family and Youth Services Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C.

California former first lady Maria Shriver was gifted a commissioned piece from her California Highway Patrol protective team on Gov.  Jerry Brown's inauguration day. A few scholarships came through to help with an expensive private college and a generous donor stepped forward to help with some classes and materials.

His proud mom, Eva-Marie Fredric, said, "This young man is an example of many programs within our community that help shape and build character."

He received a declaration from Sheriff Lee Baca's office in his first and only art show at restaurant, with the theme "Cancer, Education & Racism."  Dr. Ernie Bodai, the creative mind behind the breast cancer research postage stamp, flew in to speak to people for free. Actor Louis Gossett Jr. came in connecton with his Eracism Foundation.  

We welcome Dylan as one of our first at the Studio City Patch.

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