Bionic Buzz® got to cover the Ryman Arts 28th annual fundraiser event called BE A HERO on behalf of Digital LA. Ryman Arts is one of the nation’s top youth arts programs, offering intensive out-of-school studio art instruction, college and career counseling, art supplies,and support services—all at no cost to the student—to over 550 high school students annually. Since 1990, Ryman Arts has harnessed the talent and promise of over 21,000 young artists, who would otherwise not have access to advanced art education, through its outreach efforts and core program. Almost all graduates go on to college, many alumni work in the creative industries, and all are poised for personal success. Classes are offered in the studios of Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles and on the campus of our new partner, California State University, Fullerton in Orange County. Accepted students choose which site and day to attend. This vibrant community of culturally diverse teens comes from over 150 zip codes across Southern California and more than 80% live in low-income neighborhoods where schools provide little access to art and dropout rates are high. By supporting Ryman Arts, you are investing in the future to ensure a thriving creative economy in Southern California.

At the event they honored Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige with the 2018 Inaugural Marty & Leah Sklar creative visionary award. Marvel has been working with Ryman Arts letting studentss get advice from artist from Marvel Studios. How amazing is that? Helping the next generation of artists for us passionate Marvel fans. Check out our red carpet interviews below. By @SteveSievers

Our interview with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.

Our interview with Peyton Reed director of Marvel Studio’s Ant-Man and the sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Our interview with David Dastmalchian from Ant-Man and the Wasp and All Creatures Here Below.

Our interview with Diane Brighman (Executive Director of Ryman Arts) and Phil Hetteman (President of Ryman Arts)