DART Student Art Contest Works on Display at Plano’s Courtyard Theater Through Aug. 6


Suzy Sloan Jones, executive director of the ArtCentre of Plano, admires one of the DART Student Art Contest entries before her organization’s event at Plano’s Courtyard Theater.

Thirty pieces of student artwork – all depicting the theme, “Oh the Places DART Goes” – are on display in the lobby of Plano’s Courtyard Theater through Aug. 6. The space, known as the Gallery @ Courtyard, serves as a resource for local DFW artists to proudly exhibit their creative work.

This is the first year that DART has displayed the student artworks at the Courtyard Theater. The exhibit is the last stop of a tour that has included art exhibitions at the Dallas Museum of Art and Dallas Love Field.

Doreen Chen, the Best of Show winner, is from Jasper High School. This is the second consecutive year that a Plano ISD student has won Best of Show.

The National Association of Government Communicators recently recognized the DART Student Art Contest for its excellence in the category of K-12 Education Programs as part of its annual Blue Pencil/Gold Screen Awards.

The Courtyard Theater, a city of Plano facility, is located at 1509 H Avenue, in the Downtown Plano Arts District, across Haggard Park from Downtown Plano Station on the Red and Orange lines.

If you can’t see these colorful creations in person, view the winners’ artworks online at DART.org/StudentArtContest.


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About Karen Ptacek

Karen is a Communications Representative at Dallas Area Rapid Transit. She is the project manager and primary writer/editor of DART's Inmotion newsletter and the annual Progress Report publication. She also contributes to DART Daily, Rider Insider and other newsletter articles.
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