Saturday, September 26, 2020

Art in the Windows

Carroll students helped Frisco’s Stonebriar Centre Mall get into the holiday spirit. A project initiated by Carroll High School sophomore Tori Pimentel is on display outside of Macy’s and Dillard’s department stores at opposite ends of the mall.

Tori’s charity “Operation Sweet 16” is also being promoted with the project. The 15 year old created the charity to help raise money for members of the U.S. miltary and their families. Instead of gifts for herself, Tori is seeking donations and hopes to raise $16,000 by her 16th birthday in March. Tori plans to donate that money to charities that help armed forces.

In hopes of spreading the word about “Operation Sweet 16”, Tori contacted Stonebriar Centre. Officials at the mall coordinated a project that involved not only Tori but her classmates, too. Carroll High School art students, under the leadership of teacher Monica La Pierre-Hayslip, spent weeks working on concept, design and creation of the windows. Following Thanksgiving break, a team of students traveled to Stonebriar for the installation. The artwork will be on display through Jan. 4. Click here for more information about the project. To learn more about “Operation Sweet 16” and Tori’s charitable efforts, click here.

The Carroll ISD Communications and Marketing Department produced a short video of the students working on their pieces and installation at Stonebriar.