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Escalon Students Tap Into Artistic Side For Show
Young artists enjoy the chance to make personalized buttons at one of the stations set up during the annual Arts Alive event on the high school campus. Times Photos By Marg Jackson

An annual event, the Arts Alive student showcase once again highlighted the artistic talent of students at all grade levels within the Escalon Unified School District.

Staged in the old gym last week, there were entries from Pre-K to seniors in high school, with this year’s theme being “Patterns in Nature.”

And whether it was the monarch butterflies created by Mrs. Bartelink’s and Mrs. Panero’s second graders at Dent, or the zendoodles by Mrs. Nassano’s Collegeville second grade class, there was plenty to see and enjoy.

An Open House on Wednesday night offered the community the chance to come in and view the student artwork as well and organizers said they were very pleased with the artwork and the flow of classes coming in to visit the exhibit and take part in the hands-on art activities throughout the week. There was button making, spin art, face painting, mask decorating, coloring and more, with a steady stream of students coming in throughout the week. Older student volunteers helped, along with some adult chaperones, at the various art stations.

Farmington, Gateway Academy, Collegeville, Van Allen, Dent, and El Portal all had trips scheduled for students to view the artwork and create pieces on site to take home.