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AISD to kick off Youth Art Month

Thursday, January 7, 2016 by Nora Ankrum

Austin Independent School District has announced plans to display more than 1,500 works of student art in an exhibit launched in celebration of Youth Art Month. In addition to the various media on display as part of the exhibit – which will include paintings, drawings, print and mixed media, sculptures, collages, weaving, ceramics, photography, jewelry and electronic media – 10 billboards designed by Juan Salcedo, an 11th-grader at Travis Early College High School, will soon appear around town. T-shirts designed by Phoenix Tovar, a fifth-grade student at Govalle Elementary School, will also be available for purchase. The exhibit, which runs Jan. 31 through Feb. 16, will be located at the AISD Performing Arts Center, 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd. It will be open to the public Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

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