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BHS and Tough Cookie Bakery Partner for Art Exhibit

24 April 2017

BHS and Tough Cookie Bakery Partner for Art Exhibit

(Bastrop) – Several Bastrop High School students will have their art featured at Tough Cookie Bakery during the Bastrop First Friday Art Walk in May. The partnership is a collaboration between art teacher Tiffany Jimenez and bakery owners Jennie and Chris McEwan.

“I am so proud of our BHS art students and appreciate this opportunity to celebrate their achievement in the arts,” said Jimenez. “Our senior artists will be showcasing their work right after they complete their 24 piece AP portfolio.”

The Bastrop First Friday Art Walk is a monthly showcase and celebration of galleries, artists, restaurants, shops, and small businesses located in historic downtown Bastrop. Visitors will find art, live music, dining, shopping, and socializing in a fun and casual environment. The art walk includes 12 participating galleries with other venues hosting special displays, such as the one Tough Cookie is doing for Bastrop High School students.

The students’ work will include photography and studio art. Depending on the success of the First Friday venture, the partnership may extend to a permanent showcase for student-created art. The community is invited to visit the bakery at 601 Chestnut, Suite D, to explore the work of these talented students. The event will be held Friday, May 5, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

“I am always proud when we can take advantage of great opportunities like this that allow our community to see the wonderful work our students and teachers do in the classroom,” said Chico Portillo, Bastrop ISD Fine Arts Director. “Ms. Jimenez is a first-class teacher, and her students create high-quality artwork. This partnership will bring awareness to the students in the art department and set a great mood for the event."

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Bastrop ISD is located 30 miles southeast of Austin and serves nearly 10,600 students from the communities of Bastrop, Cedar Creek, Red Rock, Rockne, Paige and other rural areas of Bastrop County.

For more information, contact Kristi Lee at (512) 772-7106.