Art teachers from across Round Rock ISD came together to use their artistic skills to raise money for student art scholarships. Their efforts resulted in nearly $2,000 in sales during the “5×5 Visual Arts Faculty Show,” held at The Round Rock Area Arts Council’s Art Space.
The Round Rock Art Education Association’s Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance for secondary students to attend summer art camps.
Also on display at the Art Space is an 80 inch tall mixed media sculpture, “Raiders of the Lost Art.” The sculpture was created by Round Rock Opportunity Center students in Kyle Murphy’s class using paper mâché, wood, coat hangers, tape, pillow cases and cardboard. The sculpture is part of a series of high school and middle school mascots designed by students Murphy’s class.
About eighty students worked on the project from January through April, including McNeil High School student Kendrick Bates, who took a lead role in the project. “We have a lot of different things to represent each school so every student is welcome.” “If you’re coming from a different school, you may not know anyone, but to see that your school is represented here gives a sense of safe haven,” said Black.
The artwork is on display at the Round Rock Area Arts Council, 231 E. Main Street., Round Rock. The gallery is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.