The Los Fresnos CISD Art Department is putting student creativity on display this April at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts. Their second annual Student Art Expo will feature over 400 pieces of stunning mixed media pieces from middle and high school students that will hang in the BMFA entrance exhibit hall.
The unique opportunity is the result of a new partnership between the Museum of Fine Arts and the District. Students worked to months to create the amazing artwork which reflects this year’s theme, “Making an Impact Through Creativity”.
“All 30 students in my class were given 10 weeks to work on a project that reflects pop culture. They were tasked with taking an everyday object and translating that into an art piece to understand how the use of color and shape influence emotion and feeling,” said Luis Saldana, an Art History educator at Resaca Middle School.
Saldana’s is one of seven classes that contributed to the exhibit, which will be open to the general public at the museum from April 1 through April 22, during Youth Art Month.
“We pride ourselves in teaching kids to understand the world around them with , but we also take pride in nurturing their passion for the arts and teaching them appreciation of the arts. Our mission is to deliver a quality educational experience. This partnership with the Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts allows us to do that,” said Dr. Gonzalo Salazar, Los Fresnos CISD Superintendent.
The District will host three events featuring student music and dance performances will highlight exceptional Los Fresnos CISD talent.
All Los Fresnos CISD students and staff will be able to visit the BMFA at no cost for the remainder of the school year by showing their school ID. All parents and the community are encouraged to also
LFCISD Art & Music Expo
Schedule of Student Events and Performances:
· Wednesday, April 12th – Folklorico Groups
· Saturday, April 15th – Student artist exhibition featuring a performance by the LFHS Jazz Band
· Wednesday, April 19th – Choir Groups
Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts
660 East Ringgold St.
Brownsville, TX 78520
A special thank you the Los Fresnos CISD secondary campus Art instructors who made this possible:
· Liberty Memorial Middle School: April Guerrero
· Los Cuates Middle School: Alberto Munoz
· Resaca Middle School: Jared Korab
· Los Fresnos United: Sabina Cavazos, John Danielson
· Los Fresnos High School: Anna Flores, Aracely Hernandez