Students creating artistic place at First, Palisades
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Cara Roberts, 17, wipes down the tiles and excessive grout last week during the nearly 2-month installation of the pedestrian and biker rest stop located at North First Avenue and Palisades Road in Oro Valley. Since June 2, nearly a dozen teens and professional artist Amy Kyle have worked together to create the restful spot.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Roxanne Harding, 18, above, wipes off excessive grout as Laura Nicholson, 17, places tiles on the pillar to be grouted into place. The Town of Oro Valley will officially dedicate the stop Aug. 4.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Ten current and recently graduated Ironwood Ridge High School students and artist Amy Kyle clean up after working all morning on Oro Valley's Zen-inspired oasis.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Xiaoming Yang, 17, left, fills in the grout of a mosaic tiling around the base of a large boulder during construction of the pedestrian oasis last week.