August 16, 2016
CFISD art coordinator Lee Carrier displays the helmet she designed for the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee, which chose her creation as one of 51 helmets that will be showcased in the upcoming Touchdown Tour.
Aug. 16, 2016—A football helmet design created by CFISD art coordinator Lee Carrier was selected by the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee as one of 51 helmets that will represent Super Bowl LI in its upcoming “Touchdown Tour.”
The Touchdown Tour, a series of community events designed to provide a unique Super Bowl experience, will feature a one-of-a-kind Helmet Wall exhibit consisting of 51 helmets (one for each Super Bowl) designed by local Houston artists. The tour kicks off on Aug. 27 in the parking lot of Space Center Houston.
FISD art coordinator Lee Carrier designed her helmet to reflect the native theme of her art, a series she has worked on for more than a year.
Artists were asked to design the NFL helmet with their vision of what the Super Bowl means to Houston. Each helmet will be displayed on a 16-foot-wide by 12-foot-high wall that will travel with the Touchdown Tour and help to excite and engage the communities.
Carrier, a Cypress Springs High School graduate and former Cypress Lakes High School art educator, chose a design that mirrored the native theme of her art, a series she has worked on for more than a year.
CFISD art coordinator Lee Carrier’s Super Bowl LI helmet will be showcased alongside 50 other helmets designed by local artists on a Helmet Wall at the Touchdown Tour, a series of community events designed to provide a unique Super Bowl experience.
“It continues to be a dream or mine and an honor to have my work recognized by reputable organizations such as the Super Bowl Host Committee,” Carrier said. “I am so grateful for such an opportunity to express my ideas and thoughts through art making. I still stand on the fact that I am an educator artist, modeling for others how to use your talents to create opportunities and successes for yourself. My message is that it never hurts to put yourself out there and try. For every ‘no’ that I am told is another opportunity to get to a ‘yes.’”
The Helmet Wall will also be displayed at Super Bowl LIVE, a 10-day fan festival at Discovery Green and adjacent lots leading up to Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium.