San Angelo ISD Student Artists Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Through Exhibit Feature at Gallery

Lincoln Middle School and Lake View High School Fine Arts students' artwork was showcased in the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Coop Gallery in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month Friday, September 24, 2021 through Saturday, September 25, 2021 as part of a collaboration with the Museum and the San Angelo Hispanic Heritage Museum and Cultural Center.

In preparation for this exhibit, student artists’ lessons focused on teaching and celebrating the hispanic culture and heritage, whether it be the modern aspects or the history and traditions of the past. Through their creativity, students collaborated with one another to create pieces reflecting the rich hispanic culture in many mediums including ceramics, drawings and more. Many of our students began working on their art pieces as early as the 2nd week of school. Student’s creations included drawings of sacred hearts, famous hispanic figures including Frieda Kahlo and Diego Rivera, ceramic Talavera tiles, and drawings of native totems. 

“This exhibit was an excellent opportunity for our students to showcase themselves in the San Angelo art community. As the Visual Art Capital of Texas, being a part of this event was a great honor,” said Lake View High School Art Teacher Alma Gonzalez. “Northside Art strives to take our students' art out of the classroom and shine a positive spotlight on art education in SAISD. We would like to thank San Angelo's Hispanic Heritage Museum and Cultural Center and The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts for welcoming us and allowing us to be a part of their work and mission. Together si se puede.” 

San Angelo ISD extends our gratitude to the San Angelo Fine Arts Museum and the San Angelo Hispanic Heritage Museum and Cultural Center for partnering with Lincoln and Lake View to provide our students the opportunity to participate in an exhibit open to our community. Through partnerships such as these, our students are cultivating the skills within our SAISD Learner Profile such as collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking. 

Tiffany Huebner, SAISD Director of Advanced Academics and Fine Arts reflected on the show, "We are honored, here in SAISD, to have extremely talented teachers and students who understand the importance of honoring history and celebrating our individual gifts and talents. The art show was a wonderful way to celebrate student talent and let art speak the history of our culture. If you have not visited one of our student art shows, be sure to make plans to attend the next event. You won't regret it."

Events and activities in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month will take place on many of our campuses to highlight the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the nation and the local community. To stay up-to-date on San Angelo ISD, please visit the SAISD website at www.saisd.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter