May 11, 2017
Anthony Middle School art teacher Brad Conklin joins eighth-grade student Argos Lara in front of his Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Junior High division Best of Show artwork, “It’s a Horse.” Lara won a three-year scholarship for the Glassell School of Art’s Advanced Portfolio Preparation Program.
May 11, 2017—Anthony Middle School eighth-grade student Argos Lara won a three-year scholarship for the Glassell School of Art Advanced Portfolio Preparation Program.
Lara won Best of Show in the Junior High Division of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Exhibit and Competition on Jan. 11 for his artwork, “It’s a Horse.” Because he won Best of Show, Lara had the opportunity to apply for the Glassell program.
He, his parents and Anthony art educator Brad Conklin worked to prepare his application materials before the Jan. 27 deadline. Conklin wrote a short essay and Anthony Principal Sherma Duck wrote a letter of recommendation to support the application.
Lara’s father, Enrique, phoned Conklin on May 9 to inform him that Lara earned the scholarship.
“Now Argos has the opportunity to have specialized art instruction on Saturdays and weekday evenings in a huge range of techniques and mediums,” Conklin said. “This will be in addition to his high-quality CFISD high school art instruction. I am very excited that a student with so much potential to climb has just been given an extra ladder and a surge of confidence. I am very proud of him, and so excited for his artistic future.”
Visit the Museum of Fine Arts Houston website for more information on the Advanced Portfolio Preparation Program.