Texas Art Education Association jurors had the difficult task of selecting artwork for the Youth Art Month Capitol Show. Once again, Aldine ISD students’ work will form part of the exhibit.
Each year, school districts across the state submit a total of eight works to be considered for the Show. This year, TAEA chose five works to represent AISD.
Youth Art Month is an initiative that showcases art programs. The exhibit also gives the community an opportunity to see the incredible art produced by students.
Dr. Michaelann Kelley hopes everyone will make it out to Austin to view the students’ work. Kelley serves as the program director for fine arts in Aldine ISD.
“This is a big deal for students and art programs,” Kelley said. “I hope families make plans to visit the State’s YAM Exhibit to see the the talent these young artists have. It also gives them a better idea of Aldine’s high-quality art program.“
Kelley lauded the district’s art program and expressed the importance of art education.
“We are lucky in Aldine to have leaders that support art education,” said Kelley. “The program also has amazing art educators. We have seen the art program expand to our prekindergarten centers. And I am proud to say that we have been integrating the arts across the curriculum for years. Studies show art impacts development, learning and creativity. Art has the power to inspire, motivate and educate today’s students.“
“Scarlet Ebullience” by Jacob Castellanos
Campus: Aldine Ninth Grade School
Teacher: Leanne Dry
“El Obispo” by Jennifer Castillo
Campus: Carver HS (magnet school)
Teacher: Laura Luna
“Musical Colors” by Fabiola Hernández
Campus: Drew Academy (magnet school)
Teacher: Allison Hamacher
“Mr. Rooster” by Gabrialle Kitt
Campus: Kujawa EC/PK Center (IB World School)
Teacher: Cynthia Graff
“Cow Tango” by Rubi Sánchez
Campus: Kujawa Elementary School (IB World School)
Teacher: Kelly Patterson
Lower Rotunda of the State Capitol: February 29 – March 5
Bob Bullock Texas History Museum: March 7 – April 4
TAEA will host a Youth Art Month Reception in Austin on Sunday, April 3 starting at 2 p.m. It will take place in the Austin Room at the Bullock Museum.
“TAEA sponsors shared some kind words when they informed the district of the artworks selected,” said Kelley. “They wrote, ‘Thank you on behalf of TAEA for taking the time to share your students’ amazing work to help us showcase the exceptional young artists we have here in Texas!‘”
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