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Juan Gallagos, an Eastwood Academy High School student,
used multiple media for his work, with hopes of getting a
scholarship. High schoolers entered into the Youth Artists
Apprenticeship Program to learn about art and get their work
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FLAG OF ORIGAMI
Joan Son and he
• company, In The Fold, display tneir origami
I art work, made from very fine Japanese papers, at the Jung
Center. The whole display was Son's own artwork and it
expressed her feelings towards many different things like
I cultures and her childhood.
-Dixie Ann Dalton
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LOCAL ARTISTS IN THE HOUSTON ART COMMUNITY
When it came to art in the big city of Houston, we had lots of choices, and those choices have
constantly changed and grown. With over 30 art galleries, an art enthusiast or out-of-town
visitor could have easily come up with things to fill their day: visiting local galleries, school
art exhibits, festivals, coffee shops, and Montrose area shops for eye-appeasing art to keep their
eccentric hearts satisfied.
"I dedicate two days a month to travel throughout the city and look for art, and I've learned
so much doing this. I feel like I've become a better person. You know how some people engage in
soul searching?' Well, I engage in art searching,'" said sophomore media production major
Our own University of Houston's Art Department hosted an intensive after-school art
workshop for high schoolers throughout a six-week program in October of 2002. Artist Kelly
Klaasmeyer, and artist/coordinator Julia Trainer hosted the Young Artist's Apprenticeship
Program (YAAP). Students from Stephen R Austin High School, Cesar Chavez 11 igh School, and
The Eastwood Academy chose from a list of titles found in newspapers and magazines, and built
their individual pieces of art based on the title they chose.
The Jane Hammond Exhibition inspired all of the student's works of art. Hammond used
mixed media, and built on layer upon layers of found objects to make 3-D collages. These high
school students tried to duplicate Hammond's style with their individual interpretations. ()ne
scholarship was awarded to a high school student in exchange for hard work and dedication.
From beaded-cigar-box-purses to exquisite oil paintings, Houston's local art scene has never-
been more full of life and beautiful art. Most galleries allowed their patrons to enter the
facilities free of charge, however if there was a fee, it never exceeded $5.00. Houstonians haven't
forgotten about their personal, prestigious, plentiful, and radically unusual Montrose area. On
the other hand they sometimes forgot about the many art stops there are in town.
"Art is such a wonderful thing, and we have so much of it in our area. If only we would take
time to go out and observe it," said senior sociology major Michelle de Sautu.
Dixie Ann Dalton
UH student Michael Kahil Taylor had his artwork on display
at the local coffee shop, Grabba Java, for decoration and for
sale. Different coffee shops, art centers, hotels and resturants
around town exibited local artists work for sale and display
which got their names out in the public. -Dixie Ann Dalton
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