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March 23, 2018 - Plano ISD AP Student Works Selected for Dallas Young Masters Exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art

 

The 2018 Young Masters Exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) represents the best of the Advanced Placement (AP) art, art history and music theory programs from a select number of North Texas high schools who participate in the AP Strategies Grant. Plano students participate in this event through a grant program from the O’Donnell Foundation administered by AP Strategies.

All registered grant high school AP fine arts students who are currently enrolled (2017-18) or who were formerly enrolled (2015-17) in the O'Donnell Foundation incentive program and passed the College Board AP fine arts exam(s) were invited to submit works for the exhibit. Sixty-four works were selected from 667 submissions and these works are on display February 24 - April 15 in the Concourse Gallery of the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA), admission is free. Plano ISD AP art students had two art history essays, three music theory compositions and nineteen two-dimensional and three-dimensional studio artworks selected for the exhibit. See photo gallery of Plano ISD artwork. 

AP Art History – an original essay in response to a work in the DMA’s permanent collection

  • Anthony Jiang, Plano West Senior High School, Struck by Beauty, Struck by Tragedy: Alexandre Hogue’s Drought Stricken Area
  • Jacqueline Wei, Plano West Senior High School, The Tip of the Iceberg: An Examination of Frederic Church’s Arctic Masterpiece

AP Music Theory – an original four minute composition

  • Nicholas Pinto, Plano West Senior High School, Trio of Snow for Violin, Cello and Piano
  • Roy Xiong, Plano West Senior High School, Prelude for Piano
  • Harrison Wu, Plano West Senior High School, Childhood Scherzo for Violin, Viola and Cello

AP Studio Art – an original two-dimensional or three-dimensional art work

Of the 57 visual works selected for exhibit at the DMA, 19 of these works are by Plano ISD students. See photo gallery of artwork.

  • Xinyu Ai, Plano Senior High School, Title: Bury, Teacher: Andy Serie
  • Fernando Avelar, Plano East Senior High School, Title: Sprankton, Teacher: Colin McGrane
  • Badia Dhalia, Plano West Senior High School, Title: Kally, Teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Jackson Hescock, Plano West Senior High School, Title: Cognizance, Teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Varsha Kumar, Plano West Senior High School, Title: Cerealism, Teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Margaret Le, Plano East Senior High School, Title: Eternalize, Teacher: Andrea Weide
  • Josh Lu, Plano East Senior High School, Title: A Strange Story from a Chinese Studio, Teacher: Andrea Weide
  • Stephanie Macareno-Garcia, Plano East Senior High School, Title: ExtremiTea, Teacher: Colin McGrane
  • Angie Ngo, Plano East Senior High School, Title: The Chaos Within, Teacher: Andrea Weide
  • Rachel Pham, Plano East Senior High School, Title: Don't Touch, Teacher: Colin McGrane
  • Josie Pizzo, Plano Senior High School, Title: The Movement of Line, Teacher: Allison Garrison
  • Nicole Poon, Plano West Senior High School, Title: Shine, Teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Chaani Rao, Plano West Senior High School, Title: Wings of Change, Teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Caitlin Savage, Plano East Senior High School, Title: Urban Oasis, Teacher: Ashley Bruegel
  • Christina Sexton, Plano Senior High School, Title: Consumed, Teacher: Andy Serie
  • Marianna Stasney, Plano West Senior High School, Title: Exchange, Teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Sandra Tsang, Plano West Senior High School, Title: Chinaware, Teacher: Douglas Darracott
  • Desiree Turner, Plano Senior High School, Title: A Night in the Town, Teacher: Allison Garrison
  • Fan-Chi Wu, Plano West Senior High School, Title: Portrait, Teacher: Sarah Depetris

More Information about the Young Masters Exhibition

Since 1995, the O’Donnell Foundation and the Dallas Museum of Art have sponsored the Young Masters Exhibition. The exhibition celebrates the creativity and skill of each grant program: AP art history, music theory and studio art. Integrating all three disciplines at this prestigious event reinforces the interconnectedness of the arts. Since its founding, more than 20,500 arts and music students have benefited from the O'Donnell Foundations's AP incentive programs. In 2017, graduating seniors earned over $42 million in scholarship offers.