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A Comal ISD student-produced art exhibit about New Braunfels goes on display at UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., a short distance from the Alamo and River Walk.

“Our Community: The History and Heritage of New Braunfels, Texas” opens tomorrow, Nov. 11, and runs through Feb. 12. Students throughout Comal ISD contributed artwork to the project.

The exhibit includes a welcome mural, replica cattle brands, paintings in the German tradition, and illustrations of Germanic fairy tales reimagined as Texas stories to present the unique character of the New Braunfels region.

“Every year, we challenge schools to produce student exhibits,” says Alex Antram, ITC educational specialist and the museum’s liaison to the school district. “This fall, we had the opportunity to draw on the talents of all the students in the Comal Independent School District, from elementary through high school. They were challenged in their classroom studies to learn more about the history and heritage of their region, and an important part of Texas history.”

Student-produced materials depict important figures in New Braunfels’ history, memorable landmarks, traditions and customs, and depictions of the town’s German heritage.

“Art is a reflection of our culture,” said Carla Schumann, fine arts director for Comal ISD. “I am excited our students in Comal ISD have had the opportunity to share their art and the culture of New Braunfels with all who will get to view it at the Institute of Texan Cultures.”

Regular hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults (12-64); $8 for seniors (ages 65+) and children (6-11); children 5 and under free; free with membership, UTSA or Alamo Colleges identification. For more information, call 210-458-2300 or visit TexanCultures.com.

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