The 2017 Governor’s Gallery
I once again had the pleasure of participating in the Governor’s Gallery – works of art created by Texas schoolchildren grades pre-k through senior in high school that are displayed in the Governor’s Business Office in the Capitol for a year.
The yearly tradition of the Governor’s Gallery was established by First Lady Laura Bush during her husband’s tenure as Governor of Texas and is coordinated by the Texas Art Education Association. This was my third year to select the items for the Gallery, and just like year’s past, I was blown away by the amazing works of art created by talented young Texans.
One afternoon last month I hosted a reception at the Capitol to unveil the 2017 Governor’s Gallery. I had a wonderful time getting to meet the artists, their families, and their art teachers.
Congratulations to all of the 2017 Governor’s Gallery artists:
Kindergarten, Keiko Davidson Elementary in Katy
1st Grade, Kujawa Elementary in Houston
2nd Grade, Adkins Elementary in Lantana
3rd Grade, South Knoll Elementary in College Station
5th Grade, Casis Elementary in Austin
6th Grade, Collins Intermediate School in The Woodlands
8th Grade, Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Grand Prairie
“Nugget in my Shoe”
9th Grade, East Central High School in San Antonio
9th Grade, McCallum High School in Austin
10th Grade, Jasper High School in Plano
“Tools of the Trade”
12th Grade, Nimitz Senior High School in Houston
12th Grade, Seven Lakes High School in Katy
12th Grade, Kingwood Park High School in Kingwood
“Floof and Poof”
12th Grade, Johnson High School in San Antonio
“Isle of Green”