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NEWS RELEASE #40
April 14, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aurora Public Schools to Host Annual "Festival of the Arts"

The 2006 Aurora Public Schools “Festival of the Arts” will be held at Town Center of Aurora Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This annual event showcases nearly 2,500 pieces of student artwork and numerous music and dance performances from all district schools. The public is invited to this free and fun family event.

Students from all grade levels will display works of sculpture, watercolor, drawings and paintings. Student musical performances include a drum group, string quartet and choir groups.  There will also be performances by step teams, hip hop groups and Latin dancers.  
 
For the first time this year, mobility-impaired students will also participate in the event.  Using innovative equipment, special needs students will create a 20-foot mural outside the food court from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

“The Arts Festival is evidence of the importance of art in education and the quality of the arts in Aurora Public Schools.  You don't always find the value of art education in statistics.  You SEE it in the students’ work,” said Peter Illig, Rangeview High School art teacher.

APS student art work from all schools will be on display from April 18 to April 27 during mall hours.

For more information, contact Communication Services at 303-344-8060 ext. 28015.

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Communication Services

Georgia Durán, Director
303-344-8060, ext. 28015
FAX: 303-326-1939
e-mail: georgiad@admin.aps.k12.co.us
http://www.aps.k12.co.us/communications

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