Alvin ISD Open House To Showcase Student Art Focused On Houston Rodeo

Alvin ISD Open House To Showcase Student Art Focused On Houston Rodeo

Thousands of people are expected to attend the Alvin ISD Rodeo Open House on January 12, 2023 to see 550 pieces of art considered the district's best work this year at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo School Art Program.

Alvin Jenny Koch said the free event will be the public's first chance to see which entries win countywide awards and which 60 entries make it to the annual rodeo competition, which has started with more than 37,000 entries in the region. Visual arts specialist ISD.

The Open House will take place in the Liberty Hall District, 10855 Iowa Colony Blvd., Iowa Colony, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

“Every campus (Alvin ISD) is participating in the program,” Koch said.

Many high school students present drawings, and young artists work with colored pencils, crayons and pastels.

“The students are very excited every year,” the coach said.

What: Alvin ISD Rodeo Open House 2023

Where: Liberty Hall, 10855 Iowa Colony Blvd., Iowa Colony, TX 77583

When: January 12 from 17:30 to 19:30

Entrance: free

In his senior year, Koch was an art teacher at the Shirley Dill Brothers Primary School in Pearland.

On January 10, each Alvin ISD art teacher will receive 15 to 25 entries to compete in the district rodeo competition at Liberty Hall, where three district-appointed judges will select 25 2D and 15 3D high school artists. 10 juniors and 10 majors register to move on to HLS&R judging at NRG Stadium in Houston.

A panel of judges will select gold medals and top performers for the SD and SMP levels, 2D and 3D awards at the high school level, and possibly a special high school performance award.

As the rodeo rescues a district winner for a zone competition later this month, only the best photographs of Alvin ISD's artwork will be featured at the event on January 12th.

Last year's district winners were announced by Vicky Satterwhite, Senior Art and Fine Arts Teacher at Manvel High School, in a video available at Althea Ng of Shadow Creek High School won the 2022 Excellence ribbon for her 2D work for her painting Carefully Crafted.

Ng's painting was one of 72 selected for auction for a student award and a rodeo education fund that seniors can apply for college scholarships. Auction for lot 39.

Auctioning for Lot 1 is the 2022 Grand Champion winner In His Hands, a striking painting of a young cowboy and two older men bowing during a rodeo contest. It was created by Gracine Nguyen, a 16-year-old student at Pearland ISD High School in Glenda Dawson, from a photograph taken by art teacher Terry Zutek.

At the Rodeo Art Auction, the painting sold for $250,000.

Don Maines is a freelance writer who can be contacted at [email protected]

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