Jones Family Continues to Honor the Arts

by | May 12, 2017 | Articles

This past Thursday, May 11th, AT&T Stadium was brimming with students, parents, friends and loved ones from Arlington Independent School District’s 2016-2017 fifth grade class.

Throughout this past school year thousands of Arlington fifth graders indulged in a docent-guided tour of the Dallas Cowboys Art Collection at AT&T Stadium, courtesy of the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation. Since the program was established, 107 tours have been taken by over 8,000 AISD fifth graders.

Following their field trip, each school collaboratively created a work of art inspired by the Dallas Cowboys Art Collection. The collection at the Stadium consists of 60 works of art, 17 of which commissioned, representing 44 artists from around the world.

“As we close out our second year of the Art tours at AT&T Stadium, we are reminded that access and excellence are key to student success,” said Linh Nguyen, AISD Visual Arts Coordinator.

“Through the collaboration with the Dallas Cowboys, our students have the opportunity to see, to experience, to create, and to celebrate with friends and family. A chance of a lifetime that will truly leave a lasting impression on their lives!”

Gene Jones, Charlotte Jones Anderson, Brill Garrett and AISD superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos attended the reception to commend the students on their artwork displayed.

Students can continue to pick up their paint brushes, as the AISD Fifth Grade Art Program is set to continue in the 2017-2018 school year, becoming a tradition that leaves a lasting impression on students before they enter junior high.