Rizzhel Javier is an artist and educator from Southern California and the Founder of Bridge.  She is an advocate for arts education and uses Bridge as a vehicle to bring visual arts into the community. Rizzhel loves photography and her personal work exist in sculptural forms that explore memory, human interaction and relationships.  Her work is exhibited locally and she was recently nominated as Emerging Artist for the 2017 San Diego Art Prize.

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Founder + Instructor

The mission of Bridge is to provide a community for emerging artist and art educators to grow.  We reignite the fun and excitement in learning through a variety of low-cost do-it-yourself workshops and seminars.  Our programs are designed to grow the interest of art-making in the community and foster the early careers of our local visual artists. BRIDGE serves as a platform for emerging artist to create work, learn new skills and meet other likeminded people.


Pacific Arts Movement

Reel Voices Instructor

A youth media program that trains high school students in the art of documentary storytelling and film making.  Curriculum is designed to enhance students critical film analysis, story development techniques, and exercise and encourage discovery, teamwork and self-expression.  Students can gain valuable technical skills and learn to create their own digital short films.


The AjA Project

Teaching Artist

Our mission is to provide photography-based programming to transform the lives of youth and communities. They believe youth and communities have the ability to change from within. The AjA project exists to ignite change, break cycles of marginalization and to build healthy communities. We do this through a creative platform called participatory photography that asks participants to reflect on and analyze their personal and social landscapes.