PS Arts Express Yourself 2013

P.S. Arts Express Yourself 2013
Julie Bowen, Jason Bateman, Lisa Kudrow, Jessica Capshaw, Dan Bucatinsky Among Families at PS Arts Express Yourself 2013


For lots of lucky Los Angeles youngsters, PS Arts “Express Yourself” is as beloved a part of the fall holiday calendar as Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

So said Pamela Bergman of her own children (and if I had small children, that’s where I’d be every November, too.) Bergman is immediate past chair of P.S. Arts, an organization devoted to bringing arts education to underserved schools in Southern and Central California.  

Click here to read my “Express Yourself” story in the online edition of the Los Angeles Times and check out the gallery below to see 25 more photos.

Given that the event features 30 arts and crafts booths, tables and tables of sweets, plus all manner of other yummy edibles, the children’s enthusiasm is hardly surprising. (Personally, I couldn’t resist the Kobe beef franks in blankets and “Wonderful” pistachios.) 

This year’s event, held Nov. 17 at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, raised an impressive $500,000 and attracted a crowd of 1,200, including a galaxy of stars and their families.


Among others taking their children for the arts-filled day were Julie Bowen, Jessica Capshaw, Amanda Anka and Jason Bateman, Susan Yeagley and Kevin Nealon, Heidi Klum, Lisa Kudrow, Dan Bucatinsky and Don Roos, Aaron Sorkin, Amanda Righetti and director Jordan Alan, Sarah Williams and Joel McHale, Adam Scott and Naomi Scott, Molly Shannon, George Kotsiopoulos, Glenn Howerton and Jill Latiano, Rosa Blasi and Don Diamont, Jason Sklar, Randy Sklar, Sarah Rafferty, Gina Torres, Kaitlyn Dever, G. Hannelius and Mark Feuerstein.

Hadley Davis Rierson and Lee Rierson, Amanda and Andy Schuon, Christine and Jeff Weller, and Sutton Stracke chaired the event committee.


Top photo: Julie Bowen, right, of “Modern Family” brought her real family: Olivier, 6, and twins John and Gus, 4, to PS Arts Express Yourself 2013, where she helped the twins make a happy birthday banner for their dad. (Photo by Donato Sardella/ Getty Images for P.S. Arts)

Second photo: Jessica Capshaw of “Grey’s Anatomy” and her camera-shy, one year old Poppy, who kept turning away from the lens, despite her mom’s encouragement at PS Arts Express Yourself 2013 (Photo,

Third photo: Dan Bucatinsky, right, of “Scandal” and “Web Therapy,” and his children Jonah, 6, and Eliza, 8 1/2, decorate pet plates at PS Arts Express Yourself 2013 (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for P.S. Arts) 

P.S. Arts Express Yourself 2013
Fourth photo: Jason Bateman and his daughter, Maple Sylvie, at PS Arts Express Yourself 2013 (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for P.S. Arts)



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P.S. Arts Express Yourself 2013
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PS Arts Express Yourself 2013

Published Nov. 19, 2013 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA