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Jan. 31, 2019 - Pride of Plano, Visual Arts Juried Exhibition

On Thursday January 31, the Plano ISD Art Department held a closing reception for the Second Annual Pride of Plano Visual Arts Juried Exhibition at the Sockwell Center for Professional Development. Approximately 600 students, family members and teachers attended to celebrate the beautiful works of art. Pride of Plano artwork was on display from December 4 through January 31.

Pride of Plano, 2nd Annual Visual Arts Juried Exhibition

The Pride of Plano Exhibition was open to all Plano ISD students in grades Kindergarten - 12th grade.  Students were invited to submit one of the following types of works in four divisions: elementary, middle school, high school (Non-AP level) and AP level students.

  • An original two-dimensional work of art
  • An original three-dimensional work of art
  • A collaborative two-dimensional or three-dimensional work of art

Over 500 entries were received with a total of 160 works selected for the exhibition, 33 percent of the work submitted from each category was selected.
The selection committee was comprised of:

  • Simeen Farhat, artist, MFA Texas Christian University
  • Leslie Martinez, artist, MFA Yale University School of Art
  • Greg Arp, Plano ISD theatre and speech coordinator

The Pride of Plano committee of teachers who organized the process, exhibit and reception made this event possible. 

  • Colin McGrane, Plano East Senior High School, art teacher
  • Ericka Pomponio, Mendenhall Elementary, art teacher
  • Sarah DePetris, Plano West Senior High School, art teacher
  • Emalee Martin, Hendrick Middle School, art teacher
  • Lauren Well, Renner Middle School, art teacher

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