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Students Share Art
Third grade students from Dent Elementary enjoy a coloring activity on Monday morning at the Arts Alive student art festival in the old gym on the Escalon High School campus. Marg Jackson/The Times

Turtles, warm colors signifying continents and oceans, art made with recycled materials – all are taking center stage at this year’s Arts Alive festival in the old gym on the Escalon High School campus.

It is the ongoing districtwide student art fest, which will be open to the public this evening, Wednesday, March 25 starting at 6 p.m., and is being held in conjunction with public tours of the newly refurbished classrooms on the EHS campus.

School District Superintendent Ron Costa said the community is encouraged to come to the high school and take advantage of both opportunities, seeing the student artwork showcase and touring the upgraded high school facilities, with improvements funded through a bond issue approved by district voters.

As far as the art show, classes from all district schools are making their way through it during the week to see the art made by fellow students, and participating in a number of fun, take home projects including spin art, button making, coloring and more.

Art teacher Jewell Kelley said the environment was used as the centerpiece this year and the show will be on display in the old gym through Friday, March 27.

Tonight’s open house will also provide guided tours of the upgraded facilities, with administrators leading them every half hour, leaving from the high school office at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Visitors can also take self-guided tours, said Costa.