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Area Art Educators Exhibit Reception - Sep. 8

Join TRAHC and 12 local art teachers for the opening reception of the Area Art Educators Exhibit, Friday, September 8 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.
The reception will be held at the Regional Arts Center located at 321 4th Street, Texarkana, TX 75501.

Refreshments and drinks will be served. This family-friendly event is FREE and open to the public!

This exhibition emphasizes that art educators are not only teachers, but also practicing artists.

The Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council encourages art educators to continue to explore and discover their focus and dual identity as both artist and teacher by maintaining an active arts practice throughout their career. Deeply integrating the arts into these educators’ daily lives has made them better teachers.
This exhibition showcases the work of area art educators who are currently teaching K-12 art in local public schools.
  • Amber Fenix, Arkansas High School (Miller County)
  • Taylor Livingston, Arkansas High School (Miller County)
  • Christina Frost, Trice Elementary School (Miller County)
  • Kimberly McVay, North Heights Jr. High (Miller County)
  • Shannon Puckett, Genoa Central High School (Miller County)
  • Kira Suttee, Fouke High School (Miller County)
  • Shea Phillips, Texas High School (Bowie County)
  • Nicole Brisco, Pleasant Grove High School (Bowie County)
  • Christina Cook, Pleasant Grove Intermediate School (Bowie County)
  • Melissa Manning, Pleasant Grove High School (Bowie County)
  • Catherine Singleton, Liberty Eylau High School (Bowie County)
  • Chelsie Morgan, Hooks Jr. High and Hooks High School (Bowie County)

The exhibit displays artwork created by using a variety of mediums, including but not limited to photography, watercolor, acrylic, assemblage, fiber and sculpture. While each teacher has a different style and message, they become better instructors when their students observe them practicing the same techniques they teach and continuously improving their craft. Knowing their teachers are passionate artists helps to form students attitudes toward art, art making and how to incorporate art into their own lives.

Educators want students to learn to embrace their creativity and surround themselves with the art they love. Instructors nurture the precious resources of their student’s imaginations. Visual Art is very expressive and full of personal ideas and thoughts. Art Education helps students assimilate experiences, memories and feelings in an authentic and meaningful way. Art enables children to express themselves through a visual form of storytelling.

This Exhibit is on display September 1 through October 28, 2017.

The Regional Arts Center is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 AM until 4 PM. Admission is always free.
This Exhibit is made possible by contributions from TRAHC Members.

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