‘Art Spirit’ showcases student creativity in Calaveras

Bret Harte High School student Brenda Landis created “Street Art” for Art Spirit 2018. New student artworks can be seen at the Calaveras County Arts Council Gallery in San Andreas through April 3.

The Calaveras County Arts Council presents “Art Spirit 2019,” a gallery showing of art created by Calaveras County high and middle school students. The Arts Council Gallery in San Andreas displays 2-dimensional artworks as well as sculptures and other forms of art made by teenagers who attend public schools or are home-schooled.

“It’s one of my favorite shows of the year,” said Maggie Sloan, assistant to the executive director at the arts council. “The art that the kids do is always amazing. It’s often extraordinarily mature, and always just a lot of fun.”

The pieces in the show are sometimes for sale, “and well worth the prices,” said an arts council release.

“I’ve bought a couple of pieces,” Sloan said. “They’re some of my favorite works of art.”

March marks a new month for the “Art Spirit” show. In years past, it was held in February, but that was changed this year.

“March was a better month,” Sloan said. “It coincides both with California Arts in Education month in March, as well as with our Ride & Walk4Art event, which is a fundraiser to raise money to support the arts in Calaveras County schools.”

The arts council stages an opening reception for “Art Spirit” from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, and a closing reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3. Prizes will be awarded at the second reception.

To view the show, stop by the gallery at 22 N. Main St., San Andreas. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Arts council representatives recommend viewers call 754-1774 to assure someone will be on-site. For more, visit calaverasarts.org.


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