Huffman ISD showcases talented rodeo artwork

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Huffman ISD held their “Boots and Bling” art show at Huffman Elementary School this Thursday, where various Western artworks created by students were on full display before being sent to NRG Stadium to perform at the Houston Livestock Show and to see the rodeo.

Students and families alike gathered to admire the award-winning artworks, including Gold Medalists, Best of Show winners and Special Merit winners respectively. The pieces were scattered throughout the space in an exhibition style, allowing viewers to walk around and observe up close.

Artists selected for the Houston Livestock Show included Cristian Meza and Alexa Conk (elementary school), Hanna Binning and Amy Trevino (middle school), Cassidy Davis, Isabella McClelland, Kiara Molina, Valeria Rebollar, Savannah Sullivan, Jeremy Rangel and Sierra Johnson (advanced School).

The works on display were created by these students, consisting of two-dimensional works and three-dimensional sculptures. According to Huffman Art Liaison Victoria Parker, 11 pieces were selected from a total of 250 pieces submitted by the student body to be displayed at the Livestock Show.

“We have 250,” Parker explained. “And we have some local judges coming in the first week of January. They selected the top 20 pieces for high school, the top 10 pieces for middle school, and the top 10 pieces for elementary school. I went to NRG, submitted these pieces and that [11] Pieces were selected for the Houston LiveStock Show.”

According to Parker, the students have been working on their plays since October of last year. She said the purpose of the exhibition is to promote not only the arts but Western culture as a whole.

As a high school teacher for Huffman ISD, Huffman’s responsibility is not only to be a facilitator for Huffman ISD and the Houston Livestock Show, but also to be a guide for the artists-to-be. She organizes communication between Huffman ISD and various art exhibitions for the talented students.

“My experience was great,” said Parker. “Sometimes it’s difficult to balance teaching and administration, but I love it. It’s a great way to promote the arts. We’re always thinking about how we’re going to take this further, what we’re going to do to allow our community to see the work of our students, and how we can impact the community with our art.”

Aside from participating in the Houston LiveStock Show, Parker says the arts program often gives back to the community through donations to the Houston Food Bank. The experience gained through community service, as well as having their art exhibited in the program’s art auctions, is beneficial to students entering the college.

“Our Huffman ISD students are incredible,” Parker enthused. “Our community is deeply committed to making the arts flourish, and we appreciate that. And that’s why we always want to give something back to the community.”

For those who missed the exhibition, the works can also be viewed at Huffman Visual Arts Facebook site.

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