The National Christmas Tree Will Show Off Lux Art’s Designed Ornaments

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“We are excited to have worked with Ocean Knoll elementary school in Encinitas, specifically Christine Usher’s third grade class,” said teaching artist Lissa Corona who worked with the children. The students were asked to paint winter scenes from places they had visited on small log slices, a project based on the work of former Lux resident artist Alison Moritsugu. Moritsugu is one of the artist contributors to Lux’s Valise Project, a collection of works that travel to schools throughout the region in an effort to provide children with access to contemporary . Scenes vary from traditional snow-covered landscapes, to sunny skies, and lavish beaches.

“It’s very special for our class to do the ornaments representing California that are going to be on the National Tree. It’s something I will remember forever,” said Sofia Lopez, one of the third grade artists who created the ornaments. 

National Christmas Tree Schedule

Four weeks of holiday events in President’s Park will kick off with the 91st National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony presented by the National Park Service and National Park Foundation on Friday, December 6, at 5:00pm eastern time.

A limited number of commemorative log slice ornaments are available for sale in the Lux Store and can be viewed online at

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