Saturday, April 17, 2021

Dragons Display Artwork

Student artwork returns to Southlake Town Hall for a three week exhibit. Paintings, sketches and other art was installed Monday, Jan. 10 on the second floor of Town Hall. The works were selected by Carroll ISD art teachers from all K-8 campuses.

This is the second year the school district has participated in an exhibit at this time of year. The partnership between the city and school district started about four years ago thanks in part to a Carroll Education Foundation grant that allowed Carroll art teachers to purchase professional display panels to showcase the artwork. Carroll students’ work is often included in monthly displays at the Public Library also located inside Town Hall.

Carroll art teachers work with city librarian and Deputy Director of Community Services, Kerry McGeath to coordinate dates and locations for various art exhibitions. Dawson Middle School art teacher Emily Trammell said the exhibit helps increase public understanding and support of CISD schools. “Public art displays allow the public to see in a very tangible way the importance and substance of our art curriculum.” Trammell added, “unless everyday citizens regularly come to our campuses to observe students working in the art room… they don’t see the fruits of our fine art program.”

The public is encouraged to view the exhibit. The work will remain on display until Thursday, Feb. 4. After that, students will be allowed to take their artwork home. Some of the artwork may be exhibited further on some campuses or reappear at the end of the year art show in April.