Yellow framed banners with art created by Brown Primary students are now on display on the light poles all along Main Street, after a contest with approximately 400 kindergarten, first and second grade students was narrowed down to 11 finalists.
The unveiling was held August 20th at the LPAA Gallery on Main. Attendees expressed amazement of the talent revealed by the art.
Teaching art fundamentals has been part of the school’s Enrichment Days for the past two years. That foundation gave the students the ability to fully participate in the Richard D. Latham Cultural District 2016 Youth Banner Project. Each grade level was given an inspirational style for students to complete an original work of art, and they only had 45-minutes to complete their art.
The inspirations were “Starry Night,” by Vincent VanGogh, “Rainly Day” by Robin Lively, and “Abstract Landscape” by Cammy Snyder.
“It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with all of your children,” said local artist Cammy Snyder. “I’m just real privileged to have been a part of this.”
The project has been a partnership with the Texas Commission on the Arts, the school district, the city, the Richard D. Latham Cultural District, Lost Pines Artisans’ Alliance, Keep Smithville Beautiful, Smithville Education Foundation and We Logo Anything, who produced the banners.
Show CalendarThe mission of Smithville I.S.D. is to improve the academic performance of students. To achieve this goal the school district will provide effective instructional leadership, responsible fiscal
management, and an atmosphere in which all students can develop and mature academically,
physically, emotionally, and socially.