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Katy ISD Students Impress with Houston Rodeo Grand Prix Art Placements

KATY MAGAZINE NEWS

March 3, 2020

By Natalie Cook Clark


Katy ISD earned the most placements in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) Grand Prix Art Judging this year. 12 talented Katy artists will have their work showcased in the NRG Arena now through the end of the Rodeo.


Katy ISD Students Earn Most Placements

Out of 142 school districts and private schools, Katy ISD students earned the most placements in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) Grand Prix Art Judging contest this year. Nine of the 12 students earned a placement in the auction while three students, who created three-dimensional pieces, will receive an automatic cash premium payment. The HLSR Art Auction will take place on Sunday, March 15 at the NRG Arena.




Proud of Their Work

“Over 2,000 art creations were entered from the Greater Houston area into the HLSR School Art Competition in which 72 pieces advanced to the auction this year,” says Katy ISD Assistant Director of Fine Arts, Mitzi Jones. “We are proud of the western heritage masterpieces our students have created, and their hard work perfecting their projects. We wish them the best on auction day,” adds Jones.


Students from Cinco Ranch, Katy, Seven Lakes, Taylor and Tompkins high schools will be representing the district during the auction sale.


One Katy Student had 2 Pieces Qualify

Angel Luo, a Cinco Ranch High School senior, had two pieces that qualified, one of which was a three-dimensional sculpture that will receive an automatic cash premium payment.


This year, teachers from across the region submitted 3,417 pieces of artwork for preliminary judging. The judges selected 852 pieces to advance to the next round of judging, where 72 students were selected to participate in the art auction.



The 12 Katy ISD projects advancing to the auction include:


“Resting at the Rodeo”

Annalyse Marie Arnett, Junior at Tompkins High School


“Chickens in Contrast”

Yeojin “Jenny” Jang, Freshman at Seven Lakes High School


“Papa’s Loving Gaze”

Hyun Seok Jang, Junior at Taylor High School


“First Time Rider”

Rachel Jeong, Junior at Taylor High School


“Friends are Forever”

Uma Kamath, Freshman at Tompkins High School


“Morning Greetings”

Seogene Lee, Senior at Katy High School



“Hanging onto Life’s Ride”

Melody Lu, Senior at Tompkins High School


“Gone Out the Window”

Angel Luo, Senior at Cinco Ranch High School



“Hinata Bakka”

Hiori Mizuno, Junior at Cinco Ranch High School



“Spiral of Healing”

Janet Cao – 3D Artwork, Junior at Tompkins High School


“Kiss from a Rose”

Angel Luo – 3D Artwork, Senior at Cinco Ranch High School



“A Dying Sun”

Kate Seckar – 3D Artwork, Junior at Cinco Ranch High School



The next round of judging will be March 15. Support these Katy artists by viewing their art on display at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, that starts today.


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