It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Art Museum of South Texas, thanks to help from local students.
This will be their ninth annual tree forest exhibition, with this years theme “A Reading Wonderland.” In addition, there will be thirty Christmas trees that have been decorated by students from different grade levels. The decorations were inspired by a award-winning children’s books, featuring characters, florescent lights, and more.
H-e-b and the Junior League of Corpus Christi partnered with the Art Museum to make the exhibit possible, and also wanted to focus on the importance of literacy for students.
“I think the schools have really outdone themselves this year, they’ve added personal props and things they’ve made to add to the themes, it’s incredible and we would love for everyone to come out and see it.” Said Linda Rodriguez, Curator of Eduction at the Art Museum.
On December 8, 2018 there will be a “Christmas Tree Forest Family Fun Day” and families and children of all ages are invited. It will be a free event and will be from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
The exhibition will be on display frm November 17th through December 12, 2018. This will also include three bonus Mondays, November 26th, December 3rd, and December 10th. School groups are welcomed to visit the Tree Forest for fifty cents a child. Museum admission is eight dollars for adults, and four dollars for teenagers thirteen through seventeen.
After December 12th, all thirty Christmas trees will be taken to Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center. The center has an application process for families in need to request a tree. Each tree that was featured in the exhibition will be awarded to thirty different families.