March 4, 2009
Exhibit features student artwork from PTA "Reflections" program and
history display of science and career courses in public schools
AUSTIN— Artwork from more than 100 students across Texas is on display at the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Legislative Budget Board featuring visual art from the Texas PTA’s "Reflections" program. The theme for this year’s PTA program is "Wow!"
TEA and the art commission work together to stage four to six student art exhibits each year as part of an effort to highlight the arts in Texas public schools.
In addition to student artwork, a history of education exhibit is on display at the Texas Education Agency highlighting science and career courses offered in public schools over the years. Various artifacts and photos, some dating back to the early 1900’s, are on display documenting courses such as "domestic science," agriculture science, general science inquiry, and career courses like drafting, auto repair, and building trades.
The student artwork and history exhibit will be on display until April 30 and is available for public viewing from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The William B. Travis State Office Building, headquarters for the TEA, is located at 1701 N. Congress Ave. in Austin. The artwork is displayed on the building's first floor. The Texas Commission on the Arts is located at 920 Colorado on the fifth floor of the E. O. Thompson State Office Building. And the Legislative Budget Board is located on the third floor of the Robert E. Johnson State Office Building at 1501 N. Congress Ave.
"Splendor in Color" by Nirali Thakor, featured in the PTA Reflections Exhibit called "Wow", and a photo called 1912 "Manual Training Class in the Fort Worth Independent School District may be viewed athttp://www.flickr.com/photos/txedu/sets/72157625787374307/.