Pasadena Memorial art students have a knack for producing award-winning pieces. Now the visibility of their efforts has reached a much higher level.
A Maverick's Texas, a student photography and art exhibit, is now on display at the Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio. The exhibit features the work of geography, art and digital-graphics students at Memorial who submitted artwork and essays depicting what they though best caught the flavor of the Pasadena community.
Sadie Burt, who has three photographs on display, chose to submit a photograph of her guitar because, she said, it represents "the music culture I grew up with."
"Music has always been a big part of my life," she said. "I've had this same guitar depicted in my photographs since the Christmas that I was in fifth grade. I never quite mastered playing the instrument, but I keep it because it is a part of who I am."
The exhibit will be on display through June 17 at the University of Texas at San Antonio's HemisFair Park Campus.
The 31 students featured in the exhibit are: Alejandra Sarmiento, Amalia Lara, Amy Truong, Angel Lainez, Aubree Bucek, Carlos Bentacourt, Carlos Torres, Christian Soto, Coraima Reyes, Emily Marroquin, Esmeralda Hernandez, Esteban Blanco, Fernanda Varela, Hannah Quirin, Jacob Minter, Jennifer Danner, Jessica Chapa, Jonathan Cipriani, Kim Garcia, Mariah Juarez, Marissa Valdez, Miguel Hernandez, Myrna Rodriguez, Nancy Marroquin, Patrick Sullivan, Sabrina Lerma, Sadie Burt, Shawnna Hill, Stephanie Perez, Tin Nguyen and Vanessa Mendoza.
For more information, including ticket prices and hours of operation, visit www.TexanCultures.com
To view a short video of the students speak about their artwork