Friendswood ISD Transition Center and Friendswood Special Education PTO hosted the third annual Quest Art Show on Wednesday, March 30th at the Transition Center (TC). The Art Show spotlights the work of students in Friendswood’s Quest program who range from age 3 to 22. Each class, from PPCD to the Transition Center students participated. Students exhibited individual works as well as group projects.
This year’s submissions included pottery, abstract sculpture, painting, mosaic, dance, piano composition, and photography. The students worked on these projects over the past several months as part of their classroom instruction.
The stars of the night were the artists. It was wonderful to see the smiles on the student’s faces and their eyes shining with pride as they shared their creative sides with others. “It is a fun way to get together and see teachers and students from the past and future,” said Jodi Leslie, Windsong’s Quest teacher. “ We are building relationships between the students, families, and faculty. Parents love the support for their children and being able to celebrate the work that they do.
The TC teachers use this as an opportunity to teach their students how to organize and run an event. They collected and organized the art submitted for the show, set up the Center, make the refreshments, and welcome the Art Show guests.
“This is a great opportunity for the community to see what our kids can do. Our students gain so much by hosting this event, said Arielle Downing, TC Quest teacher. Lydia Harrington added, ” Hosting the Art Show was a wonderful opportunity for our students at the Transition Center to experience the satisfaction of working together to involve the community.” Jann Davies and Rose Presley started the Art show as a way to celebrate the students. It continues to grow each year as the community learns about it. The students look forward to participating each year. This year’s Quest Art Show included the first ever auction of donated student and group artwork. All monies raised were shared between the Special Education PTO and the individual classes. The classes use these funds to pay for class activities.