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Thursday, February 2, 2017

ACC Students Artword on Exhibit on CAMH

While many artists strive for years to have their art displayed in a museum, 11  Alvin Community College Dual Credit students in Alvin ISD have recently accomplished this goal, and can add it to their resume.

The Teen Council of the Contemporary Art Museum of Houston selected the work of these students to be displayed in their Origins of the Self exhibit, set to open May 7. On January 27th, the students along with Dual Credit Instructor, Daniella Koontz, attended the opening reception.

“The Alvin High School Visual Art Department loves the Teen Council Exhibition because it is the only venue that really promotes the individual voices of our students,” said Daniella Koontz, ACC and AHS Dual Credit Art instructor. “The jurors for the show tend to favor artwork that looks really contemporary; the sort of high level art you might see in a gallery or in a top university art program.

The students with work in the exhibit are:  Alyssa Collier, Jade Collins, Natasha Flores, Ethan Forque, Briana Hernandez, Katie Larvin, Ethan LeBlanc, Emma Perez and Cara Smith.

“We are unbelievably proud that our students are making work that is thoughtful and inventive enough to make it into such a prestigious internationally respected museum,” Koontz said. 

The Alvin ISD students accounted for 25 of the 84 pieces of art in the exhibit, said Lisa Savage, Alvin ISD assistant director of Fine Arts.

“To be chosen for this exhibit is an early indicator of those who have the innovation, creativity and mastery of their medium that aligns them with prestigious creative arts colleges and creative careers,” she said. “Across so many competition, exhibition, and events we make available to our visual art students, this is our most prestigious.”

The exhibit is free and open to the public at CAMH’s Zilkha Gallery.

For more information about the exhibit or to view some of the art works online, visit



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