Team SISD employees showed off their talents at the third annual SISD Employee Art Show earlier this season.
Dozens of creations were entered in the exhibit. The pieces included a variety of media that were displayed at the District Service Center from photography to oil paintings.
“I think it was a great opportunity to showcase the work of our employees,” said Macka Jones, SISD’s visual arts specialist. “We have a lot of employees that do this when they are off as a hobby. I really enjoy seeing what they turn in.”
Linda Martinez contributed a photograph she took of her daughter at a Fourth of July fireworks show in Dallas this year. The kindergarten teacher at Sgt. Jose Carrasco Elementary School was inspired by last year’s exhibit.
“It’s exciting because I saw the previous ones while at the DSC for training and I was like ‘I want to be a part of that,’” Martinez said. “I found out more information about it and that is what made me want to be a part of it. I am proud that it is on the wall.”
Martinez said having employees participate in events like an art exhibit helps boost morale and allows people to get to know their colleagues.
“It makes you happy to walk through these halls and see this amazing work,” she said. “Just like me, it makes you want to be a part of it. It makes you excited to be a part of such a great thing like the Socorro school district.”
Claudia Castaneda, art teacher at Eastlake High School, enters the exhibit every year. She likes when she sees others participating in the event.
“It allows people to show their talent and their passion,” Castaneda said. “I like it because it keeps you going as an artist.”