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Regional Art Gala on April 21 Puts 120+ Students Center Stage

Art Gala April 21


WHAT: An Evening of Art will feature students and their artwork with a short presentation, performance by the University Show Choir from Waco ISD, and light refreshments, followed by a gallery walk. Art includes work in pastels, pencil sketches, illustrations, watercolor, photography and more.

"The Art Gala is an opportunity for educators, families and the community to celebrate talented young artists from across the region," said Education Specialist Larissa Mezynski, who is also serving as event coordinator. "Displaying student art is a powerful way to foster students' enthusiasm in learning to use their skills to represent themselves and their school well, while connecting with and investing in their community."

WHO: 123 elementary, middle and high school students from 74 area schools (in Region 12) whose artwork adorns ESC Region 12 hallways, along with their parents, teachers and/or principals.

WHEN: 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 21, 2022
6:00 p.m. – Welcome by Dr. Jerry Maze
6:05 p.m. – Highlighting Fine Arts by Larissa Mezynski
6:15 p.m. – Teacher & Student Recognition
6:45 p.m. – Closing Remarks
6:50 p.m. – Gallery Walk & Refreshments

WHERE: ESC Region 12, 2101 W Loop 340, Waco, Texas 76712 (Open to invited guests only. ESC Region 12 will live stream the ceremony on their Facebook page, beginning at 5:55 p.m. and continue throughout the event.)

ADDITIONAL INFO: Once every four years, Education Service Center (ESC) Region 12 swaps out the artwork adoring the hallway walls with new, original works of art from students in our region.

In the week following the event, a virtual art gallery will be available on the ESC website.

Participating students are from the below schools:


Academy ISD Marlin ISD
Aquilla ISD Mart ISD
Belton ISD Midway ISD
Blooming Grove ISD Moody ISD
Bruceville-Eddy ISD Oglesby ISD
Bynum ISD Orenda Charter School
Chilton ISD Priddy ISD
China Spring ISD Priority Charter School
Corsicana ISD Rapoport Academy
Fairfield ISD Riesel ISD
Gatesville ISD Robinson ISD
Groesbeck ISD Rogers ISD
Hico ISD Rosebud-Lott ISD
Hillsboro ISD Troy ISD
Itasca ISD Valley Mills ISD
Kerens ISD Waco ISD
La Vega ISD Whitney ISD
Lorena ISD Wortham ISD