CALEXICO â€“ The Calexico Arts Commission and the City of Calexico held their 5th Annual Childrenâ€™s Art Exhibit at the Carmen Durazo Cultural Arts Center, April 11-14, where various Calexico and Heber schools exhibited students’ artwork.
Participating schools included: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Ben Hulse Elementary, Cesar Chavez Elementary, and artwork created at the Enrique Camarena Public Library.
â€œOur Annual Childrenâ€™s Art Exhibit is focused on promoting art and highlighting what children create,â€ said Sandra Tauler, Calexico Community Services Director.
According to Tauler, all Calexico schools are encouraged to participate, with all schools in Imperial County Â welcomed to participate.
â€œThe classrooms that participated created the same thing such as creating masks with milk gallons,â€ said Tauler. â€œThose classrooms participating have all of the students creating the same thing in each studentsâ€™s way and are submitted as a set rather than individually.â€
According to Tauler, this is the first year the exhibit will not be displayed during the Childrenâ€™s Art Festival.
â€œIn previous years, we have combined the Art Exhibit with the Childrenâ€™s Art Festival. However, now that we have the Farmerâ€™s Market, we combine the Childrenâ€™s Art Festival with the Farmerâ€™s Market and the Childrenâ€™s Art Exhibit is displayed by itself,â€ said Tauler.
Over fifteen classrooms participated with various forms of artwork such as; paintings, drawing, milk gallon masks, coffee filter artwork, pop stickle sticks, sugar skulls made out of construction paper and self-portraits.
The exhibit was followed by the 5th Annual Childrenâ€™s Art Festival that took place Saturday morning at Crummett Park, where children had the opportunity to create artworks in over twelve art booths.[envira-gallery id=”75740″]