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SISD art show highlights students’ creativity

Community at District art show  

The Socorro Independent School District showcased its students’ creative talents at the 2019 Student Art Show in May at the SISD District Service Center.

The annual exhibit featured numerous pieces created by students ranging from elementary to high school. Items on display included a large collection of sculptures, paintings, drawings, photography, print making, crafts, and wearable art.

“Our district supports the arts and creates many wonderful opportunities for our students, and the Student Art Show is one of them,” said Macka Jones, SISD visual arts specialist. “We received more than 2,100 student entries this year! It’s really great to see how much this event has grown over the years.”

From the thousands of entries submitted to the SISD Fine Arts Department, a group of judges narrowed the artwork down to 500 pieces, which were showcased at the exhibit.

“Everything I saw at the art show was really beautiful,” said Aaliyah Ramirez, a second-grade student at Elfida P. Chavez Elementary School. “What I thought was really cool was that I won first place for making something I love, flowers.”

The art show was a great way for students to express themselves through their creativity. The young artists also said the experience made them acquire good virtues and traits.

“The project taught us to be patient and focused,” said Trinity Seelig, a second-grade student at Horizon Heights Elementary School. “Our GT class art project was based on a story called ‘My Life with the Wave,’ and we were happy with the end result. Our hard work payed off and we were all very proud of it.”

The exhibit was available for SISD employees and the entire community to enjoy from April 15 to May 13. The top 100 pieces will be framed and displayed in the District Service Center throughout the 2019-2020 school year.

“Our daughter loves art and we were happy that she won first place for her hand drawing,” said Joanna Contreras, a parent at Dr. Sue Shook Elementary School. “It’s awesome to see her work on display. We are very proud of her!”

Published June 28, 2019

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