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ArtCentre of Plano Hosts Plano ISD AP Art Exhibition

Student exhibition takes place Friday, April 4 through Thursday, April 25

High school seniors who are enrolled in the Advanced Placement Art Program will have their artwork displayed at the The ArtCentre of Plano this April. This annual exhibition showcases the culmination of student artistic growth throughout the art program within the Plano Independent School District.

“The Plano ISD Advanced Placement Art exhibition is always one of our most popular. The students create outstanding pieces that would make a statement in any quality art collection,” ArtCentre Executive Director Suzy Jones said. "The ArtCentre and Plano ISD are extremely grateful to Texas Health Plano for it generous support of this exhibition."

The artwork on display represents the Plano ISD Advanced Placement Studio Program, consisting of AP Drawing, AP Two-Dimensional Design and Advanced Placement Three-Dimensional Design. A variety of work will be displayed, including photography, painting, ceramics and steel sculpture.

"The AP Senior Exhibition is a longstanding partnership between The Art Centre of Plano and Plano Independent School District. The goal of this program has been to provide Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art Seniors a real world, gallery experience to showcase their voice and individuality via their artwork," said Colin McGrane, Plano ISD Visual Arts Coordinator, K-12. "Each senior enters a single piece that, when combined with others across the district, is always an awe-inspiring show. From drawing and painting to 3D printing and digital media, we always remark how each year the show gets better and better. It is a testament to our fantastic art education staff in Plano ISD and their connection and dedication to growing our present and future artists.”

Plano ISD Advanced Placement Art exhibition

Closing and award presentation: Tuesday, April 23, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, April 4, 2024 – Thursday, April 25, 2024
ArtCentre of Plano, 902 E. 16th St., Plano 75074;
Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  

"Texas Health Plano is pleased to support the PISD Senior Art Exhibit. As you will see at the exhibition, we are fortunate to have many extremely talented students in our schools and exemplary art teachers," exhibition sponsor Mary Jo Dean, Director of Community Relations at Texas Health Plano said. "Research shows that exposure to the Arts can help teens develop many positive skills and capacities that are valued by leaders and employers, such as persistence, collaboration, creative thinking, motivation and problem-solving. In addition, studies demonstrate that Arts exposure can improve a teenager’s confidence and academic performance. Art can move, heal, inspire and connect people. Art is an important part of our kid’s lives."

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