STEPHENVILLE (November 4, 2017)- Friday, the Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council held a reception in honor of the Henderson Junior High advanced art class’ new exhibit at TexasBank. The exhibit features the class’ interpretation of fall and will be on display through Nov. 17.
“I told the kids fall-themed means fall colors or fall ideas and concepts,” HJH art teacher Misti Schulz said. “So take the idea of what fall means to you and run with it.”
TexasBank contacted the Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council at the beginning of the semester about creating a kids’ art exhibit. This is TexasBank’s first exhibit with the CTFAC, and they plan on holding another art exhibit/competition again.
“I was thrilled with the idea,” CTFAC executive director Julie Smith said. “We have never done anything like this. [Schulz] and her students have done a phenomenal job.”
TexasBank invited three judges “from all walks of life” to evaluate the art pieces submitted by the 15 students. TSU art professor Chris Ireland, retired art teacher Regina McLamb and Stephenville city council member Alan Nix named first, second and third place.
“I was so surprised,” first place winner Tom Perales the Fourth said. “I thought one of my other friends was going to get it.”
Second place went to Shanae Brown, and third place went to Maci Sheets. TexasBank also held a “people’s choice award,” which went to Maci Guay.
“We have thoroughly enjoyed it,” TexasBank vice president of operations Connie Wooley said. “It’s been one of the most fun things that we have done. It’s really rewarding for us. Our customers have loved it.”