New Artist-in-Residence for Room 13 at John Muir High School

Isabel Avila courtesy of LightBringer Project via Twitter


LightBringer Project is delighted to introduce Isabel Avila (pictured above) as the new Artist-in-Residence for Room 13 at John Muir High School. Her photography documents Native and Chicano culture. Ms. Avila received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography at Cal State Long Beach and Bachelor of Fine Arts at the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena. Isabel has 6 portraits in permanent collection at Natural History Museum of L.A. County.

Room 13 is an international network of student-driven creative studios founded in 1994 in Caol, Scotland. The initiative has expanded throughout Europe, India, South Africa, North America, Asia, and other locations, to nearly 100 studios worldwide. In 2008, Light Bringer Project established the first Room 13 in North America, at James Foshay Learning Center in South Los Angeles. The following year, the organization launched the second Room 13 studio at Eliot Middle School (now Eliot Arts) in Altadena. Soon after, Room 13 Marjorie, a neighborhood model, was begun in the South Bay area and then moved to a charter school in Hollywood, now calling themselves Room13/Citizens of the World, after the school’s name. In the fall of 2010, Light Bringer Project opened the fourth Room 13 studio at John Muir High School in Pasadena. For more information about Room 13, visit

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