Junior Becky Groves impresses with her artwork

Megan Smith | Assistant News Editor
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Junior Becky Groves’ art was on display at the State
Capitol and the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin from March 1–24. The display celebrates Youth Art Month. Only 100 artists in kindergarten through 12th grade
from Texas have their art on display.

“I was a bit confused when I first found out, because I really wasn’t expecting it,” Becky said. “I feel really honored to have my art on display.”

The exhibit is run by the Texas Art Education Association to celebrate Youth Art Month, which is the month of March.

“The entire art department at Pearce is really proud of her,” Becky’s art teacher, Becky Keeton, said. “Only two pieces from the entire regional district were chosen, and hers was one of them.”

March was named Youth Art Month to celebrate the importance of art education. Along with the 100 pieces of art on display, the TAEA will also be holding a flag design contest.

Becky has been interested in art since her third-grade art class at Brentfield Elementary School.

“Since I was little, art has always been a great way for me to relieve stress and express myself,” Becky said. “Whether it’s for a school project or just for fun, I love it.”

The exhibit was at the State Capitol from March 1-7 and then moved to the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum until March 24.

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This painting will be featured on all DART rails and busses for the next year.


Becky’s art will also be used at all DART stations and inside all DART trains for the next year. DART holds an annual student art contest, in which students in the Dallas area can submit artwork featuring the DART buses in a theme. This year’s theme is “Off We Go!”

In addition to her artwork being featured on all DART vehicles, Becky won $200 as a first-place prize.

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