Sugar Land, Texas – Fort Bend Christian Academy celebrated the grand opening of its 7,000 square-foot Art Pavilion on Sunday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and art demonstrations. Guests enjoyed a cupcake truck celebrating the growth of the school over the past 30 years, and student’s award-winning artwork was on display to recognize their 6th State Championship at the TAPPS Art competition.
“This ribbon-cutting represents a gracious thank you to the FBCA community, nine years of continued legacy from our FBCA alumni in the arts, families of those alumni, FBCA administration, Sundance Construction, Merriman Holt Powell, FBCA Board of Trustees and my wife Sara and our two boys Bo and Justus,” Fine Arts Department Head Robert Sanders said. “Thank you to all the donors who invested in this building and made the new equipment possible.”
Head of School Dr. David Pitre, multiple board members, faculty, staff and families joined together for the celebration. Attendees were able to walk through the new building and see a fully-outfitted welding department with a blasting cabinet, compressor lines, a new plasma cutter, wood-working stations, Raku kiln for ceramics and more.
“This equipment establishes a stronger one-to-one teaching time so students develop quality and mastery in concept, composition and execution,” Sanders said. “The new Art Pavilion was key in getting four pieces finished for State,” Sanders said.
The Visual Arts Program at Fort Bend Christian Academy encompasses a wide variety of mediums including three-dimensional pieces, two-dimensional pieces, film and more, so students can discover their individual passions and express their creativity.
“The number of people who showed up Sunday afternoon for the dedication of the magnificent Arts Pavilion reflects how vibrant and successful the arts are at FBCA,” Dr. Pitre said. “I love the balance at the heart of the school: academics, arts, athletics and a grounding in a most sincere and thoughtful Christian faith.”
More about the Art Pavilion:
The Pavilion encompasses 7,000 square feet and is used as multi-purpose space for art, sculpture, jewelry making, industrial design and more. It is also utilized for showcasing the arts on the FBCA campus – providing space for collaborating school, university, and community art exhibitions, lectures and symposiums, building unique sets and backdrops for drama performances, establishing a robotics club to increase educational opportunities for our engineering students, as well as providing upper-level experiences for our middle and elementary art classes.
More about Fort Bend Christian Academy:
Fort Bend Christian Academy is a private, college-preparatory school serving Pre-K through grade 12. FBCA is located in Sugar Land, Texas, one of the fastest growing and most diverse communities in the United States. For more information, contact Kim Rice, the Director of Public Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.