ORO VALLEY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Thanks to a partnership between Oro Valley's public and private schools, and Arts and Culture Ambassador Sasha Case, the town now plays host to 'pop up' art exhibits. Case has been working with the schools art teachers to help them showcase student artwork. Turning vacant store windows in public art exhibits.
"I have always felt that the arts are the soul of any community," said Mayor Satish I. Hiremath, in a recent release. "The Town is excited to see our Arts and Culture Ambassadors and schools collaborating to enhance the arts and culture offerings in our community."
The Pop Up Arts program will be formally launched on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. at the Oro Valley Marketplace (southwest corner of Oracle and Tangerine), 37 students from Immaculate Heart will have their artwork unveiled. It will be on display at a storefront at 1880 East Tangerine Road, near the State Farm office.
Oro Valley Town Council will also be presenting a $250 gift card to Ms. Duffy, the art teacher at Immaculate Heart, for "going above and beyond" participating in both the Pop Up Arts and Youth Art in Council Chambers program.
Every six weeks the students art work will be rotated out, with the next "installation" from Wilson K-8 students.
Art teachers that are interested in participating should contact Sasha Case by phone (520) 912-3254 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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