Teens bust out their artwork

High school students will have plaster casts of female torsos sold to raise funds for cancer research.

October 27, 2007|By Rachel Kane

John Burroughs High School art students are selling their busts on eBay.

Beth Morrison’s advanced and intermediate students decorated plaster casts of female mannequin torsos this month.

They are being sold on the auction website as part of a monthlong fundraiser for cancer research.

The busts start at $50 each and went up for auction earlier this week and end on Friday.. There are 28 plaster cast bust pieces up for grabs.

All proceeds from the sale of the casts will benefit the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation, Passionately Pink for the Cure.


On Friday afternoon, students sold $5 mini-casts made by Morrison’s beginning students, posters, pink ribbons and wristbands.

Tonight and tomorrow night, a full-sized cast will be available at silent auction during the Burroughs High School Vocal Music Assn.’s “Burroughs on Broadway” show.

Some busts will also be on display at the Burbank Art Festival in downtown Burbank, Nov. 10 to 11.

The students raised more than $3,800 last year in their efforts to fund breast cancer research.

The works are posted on eBay GivingWorks at in the breast cancer section at

The seller identification is jbhs_bcap. The words “JBHS Breast Cancer Awareness Art” will be in the title of each item.

For more information, visit BCA_Project.html.

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