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Rotolo Middle School artwork to be on display in show

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 5:30 a.m. CST

BATAVIA – The creativity of Rotolo Middle School students will be on display tonight as part of an art show at Limestone Coffee & Tea, 8 W. Wilson St. in downtown Batavia.

The Caffeinated Colors art show will be from 5 to 7 p.m. This is the first time the school has had a community art show.

“We always have had a district art show, but we wanted to have a little more community involvement so the community could see what our kids are doing,” Rotolo Middle School art teacher Katherine Cessna said. “It is a chance to highlight their work.”

About 25 Rotolo sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders are participating in the show, which will feature a wide range of three-dimensional artwork as well as paintings and drawings. The pieces have been on display at Limestone Coffee & Tea for the past week, and they will be taken down after today’s show.

In addition to spotlighting the work of students, Cessna sees the show as a way to strengthen community ties.

“We want to support our community,” Cessna said. “We have such support for the arts in Batavia. This is a way to build relationships with community members.”

Next year, she hopes to expand the art show and have students perform during the show.

“I think we are really hoping that this will become an annual thing,” Cessna said.

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The Rotolo Middle School community art show Caffeinated Colors  will be from 5 to 7 p.m.  today at Limestone Coffee & Tea, 8 W. Wilson St. in downtown Batavia.

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