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Kyrene de la Estrella Elementary School will be hosting its Estrella Art Walk, displaying different works each student has created throughout the school year.

Artwork will be displayed throughout the hallways of the school, where students are given a chance to show their work to their classmates and parents.

The Estrella Art Walk also poses as a fundraiser for the school where food will be sold and the school will host a silent auction in hopes to raise $500 for its art and music program.

Each student of the school displays two to three different pieces they have done throughout the school year in all grade levels.

“It’s kind of a culmination of everything they have been working on throughout the school year,” said art teacher Cassidy Parker-Anders. “I like to display a variety of each grade level.”

Most of the art that will be on display consists of mostly drawings and paintings that are two-dimensional works.

“It’s really fun to see them look at their own artwork, describe what they have done, and see other student’s artwork,” Parker-Anders said.

The art walk also gives a chance for students to see what types of art projects they’ll be involved in throughout the remainder of their years at Estrella, and gives Parker-Anders the opportunity to meet her student’s families.

“I think the most fun is seeing them come with their families and getting excited to show off what they have done in art class,” Parker-Anders said. “It’s fun to meet some of the parents because since I’m not a classroom teacher I don’t get to see the parent on a regular basis. So, it’s fun to connect with the families and get to talk to them a little bit about their children.”

This year, Parker-Anders decided to have a special project with the Estrella Art Walk where students made jewelry pedants in efforts to assist with an animal shelter, Lost Our Home Pet Foundation in Tempe.

“For this project, we used specific images of the animals in the shelter,” Parker-Anders said.

The Estrella Art Walk will occur on Friday, Feb. 21 at Kyrene de la Estrella Elementary School, 2620 E. Liberty Lane, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

For more information, visit www.kyrene.org/est.

• Contact writer: (480) 898-4903 or dochoa@ahwatukee.com.

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