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July 19, 2018

Oswego City School District Hosts Annual Art Fest


OSWEGO – The hard work of Oswego City School District students in grades kindergarten through 12 was on display during the annual art fest.

Minetto Elementary School second grader Cali Richards points to her snowman artwork, which was selected to be shown in the Oswego City School District’s annual art fest with hundreds of other entries from throughout the district.

Minetto Elementary School second grader Cali Richards points to her snowman artwork, which was selected to be shown in the Oswego City School District’s annual art fest with hundreds of other entries from throughout the district.

Held recently in Oswego High School’s cafeteria and select hallways, the event featured creative engagement activities for children and their guests to explore a variety of artistic opportunities.

For the first time, visitors were able to experience working with clay on a pottery wheel and they also were invited to make pinch pots using recycled yogurt cups to frame their work.

Coloring sheets, mindfulness activities and a community paint-by-numbers STREAM (science, technology, writing, engineering, art and math) mural were other hands-on activities, but the most popular offering was the viewing of hundreds of items on display.

The Oswego City School District recently hosted its annual art fest at Oswego High School, which attracted several attendees who viewed a plethora of pieces on display and tried the many available hands-on activities

The Oswego City School District recently hosted its annual art fest at Oswego High School, which attracted several attendees who viewed a plethora of pieces on display and tried the many available hands-on activities

Pottery, paintings, drawings and sculptures, among several other pieces of various skill levels, were separated by each OCSD school building.

Several positive comments were given by attendees who enjoyed the Adopt-Don’t-Shop pop art of animals in the community who are awaiting adoption, as well as the small collections of high school art student pieces in the hallways outside of the cafeteria.

OHS art teacher Billie Jo Peterson said select OHS students also helped organize the event, which was held in partnership with art staff from the high school, middle school and all five elementary schools.

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