ASES Art Showcased In Calexico

ASES program participants cut the ribbon Tuesday night at the opening of an art exhibit at Calexico’s Carmen Durazo Cultural Arts Center.

ASES program participants cut the ribbon Tuesday night at the opening of an art exhibit at Calexico’s Carmen Durazo Cultural Arts Center.

Some young Holtville artists might become famous soon with all of the people seeing their work recently. A show in Calexico this week is just the latest in what has been an international touring exhibit.

Members of Finley Elementary School’s After School Education and Safety Program were among those at the Carmen Durazo Cultural
Arts Center in the Border City on Tuesday evening for the grand opening/ribbon cutting ceremony for the show. Dozens of framed pictures created with different media lined the walls of the hall.

“It’s great to see how excited they get to see their art hanging there with their name plate next to it,” said Holtville’s ASES Director
David Avila. Besides seeing their pictures and those of classmates, Avila said exhibits like this one are important because it shows the students what the different cities have to offer in the way of arts and entertainment.

The show made an appearance in Mexicali last year and will soon be in El Centro. Plans are to display the art in Holtville at some point in the near future as well so local residents can appreciate what the city’s students are doing.

Angelina Rios and her mother were among those at the grand opening. Angelina’s drawing was selected for the promotional poster for the event and both she and her mother were justifiably proud of her creation.

Members of Finley’s Ballet Folklorico dance group were also on hand to showcase their own performance art. The girls danced to one song but then the ones who were in the program last year asked to add a second one, making the drive to Calexico worth the trip.

Watch for upcoming notices about other locations where the art exhibit will be on display.

 

Local ASES leaders pose under the Holtville sign at the art exhibition. The work of Holtville students was on display in Mexicali last year and will make its way to El Centro soon. Plans are in the works to find a location in Holtville so that local residents can also enjoy the art.

 

Artwork line the walls of the Carmen Durazo Cultural Arts Center in Calexico as part of an exhibit showcasing the talents of students in Holtville’s ASES (After School Education and Safety) program.

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