Six Tyler ISD student artwork pieces have been chosen for display at the Capitol Building in Austin in March 2018. The artwork will join selected pieces from across the state to celebrate Youth Art Month, a celebration of the visual arts.
The Tyler ISD students chosen are:
Angel Renteria, John Tyler High School
Brianna Metzner, Robert E. Lee High School
Douglas Pryor, Boulter Middle School
Lydia Schweiser, Hubbard Middle School
Cathleen Shoemaker, Rice Elementary School
Mirella Romo, Dr. Bryan C. Jack Elementary School
In March, the students will be honored at an awards ceremony in Austin, and the first lady of Texas will present each student with an award.
The Art & Creative Materials Institute (ACMI) created Children’s Art Month in 1961 as an event to emphasize the value to children from participating in visual art education. In 1969 the celebration expanded to include secondary school students, and the Children’s Art Month event officially became known as Youth Art Month. In 1984, ACMI created the non-profit organization The Council for Art Education (CFAE) to advocate for visual art education. CFAE coordinates the Youth Art Month program at the national level.
While Youth Art Month typically occurs in March, local and state events celebrating visual art education take place on almost a year round basis.