McAllen, TX – Visitors to McAllen’s March Art Walk can expect another year of exemplary works by IDEA Public Schools’ art students.
Carefully curated by IDEA’s exhibition coordinator and art instructor, Julissa Rodriguez, the McAllen Creative Incubator, located at 601 N. Main St. in McAllen, is hosting ‘Unite for the Ninth’ in conjunction with Texas’ Youth Art Month.

“Our exhibition showcases a wonderful collection of artwork of our students,” shared Rodriguez, who teaches painting and AP studio art at IDEA College Preparatory San Juan. “Our teachers go above and beyond to help prepare our students for college. We work hard to find a balance between a fun and rigorous classroom and its visible in our student’s artwork.”

‘Unite For the Ninth’ will feature works from the Mission, McAllen, Quest, Pharr, San Juan, Alamo, Weslaco, Weslaco Pike, San Benito, and Brownsville. IDEA’s visual arts program is both college preparatory and vertically-aligned to ensure student success on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate portfolios.

“Every single art instructor in our district, including our faculty in Central Texas, is dedicated to fostering a deep love of arts in their students,” remarked Cristina Correa, IDEA’s Visual Arts Curriculum Manager and arts instructor at IDEA College Preparatory San Juan. “Our art department is like family, and by collaborating and learning from one another, our students have learned to take great pride in their work.”

The opening reception for ‘Unite For the Ninth’ will be held on Friday, March 2, from 7 to 9 pm. The public is welcomed and encouraged to stay and see work from tenants of the McAllen Arts Incubator, which hosts both private and group classes for children and adults.