Several hundred high school teen artists and writers kick off Spring Break 2017 by attending an artist reception and celebration Saturday, March 11, from 2-4 p.m. at Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring St., Houston, TX 77007. About 600 art works will be displayed at the gallery through the Harris County Department of Education Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
A reading from featured teen writer Mary Ann Hurtado, Klein Collins High School, Klein ISD is part of the festivities. She reads from her humor entry: “From Sea to Shining Sea.” Hurtado earned one of five “best in class” American Voice nominations at the national level from HCDE. More teen writers and artists will be on hand for the meet-and-greet event.
The free, high-energy reception is one of four celebrations planned in March. For more information about Scholastic Art & Writing, go to www.hcde-texas.org/scholastic.
Photo: Featured mixed media Gold Key Award artwork from Summer Elliott, Clear Springs High School, Clear Creek ISD. Elliott’s entry now advances to national judging in New York City.
About Scholastic Art & Writing: Founded in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious educational initiative supporting student achievement in the visual and literary arts. The program has an impressive legacy of being the first to acknowledge creative talent and is today’s largest source of scholarships for creative teens: www.artandwriting.org .
About Harris County Department of Education: HCDE helps school districts in the state’s largest county meet the needs of uniquely challenged learners, directly serving students at their schools or one of four HCDE-operated campuses across the county. Learn about these services and more at www.hcde-texas.org .