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Ernest Righetti High School has one of the most wide-ranging and comprehensive visual arts programs in the area, and the best student art, photography, and student films of the year will be on display at the 2017 Annual Student Art Show & Chalk Festival.

The Art Show runs from Wednesday, May 31st through Thursday, June 1st in the school’s Gymnasium and is open to the public on Wednesday and Thursday night from 6 – 8 PM.

Righetti student artists will display over 1,000 drawings, paintings, photography, mixed media, and ceramics from first year artists through students who have progressed through 4 years of involvement. In addition, the show follows on the heels of the RHS Film Festival held earlier in May and provides a second opportunity to see the best student films of the year.

The Chalk Festival is a fun and wildly colorful adjunct event in the traditions of I Madonnari and Italian Street Painting.

(Student teams will be creating their chalk works on Thursday, June 1st from 9:00a.m. – 2:00 p.m. And as this is during school hours, it is generally not open to the public. We hope representatives of the media continue to attend and report on the both events, and they should contact Kenny Klein, Public Information Officer at (805) 709-1454 or The Art Show in the Gym will also be open to Media during the school day on Thursday for classroom visits.)

Please help us promote and advance the incredible talent of our awesome RHS student artists!

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