High school senior from Pearland emerges as budding talent at Bayou City Art Festival


by Vicente Arenas/ KHOU 11 News


Posted on March 25, 2013 at 9:00 AM

HOUSTON—The Bayou City Art Festival has come and gone, but we had a chance to get a good look at lots of budding talent that emerged from the event.

One talent was a high school senior from Pearland who got a lot of attention for a show-stopping piece that she almost did not enter.

“I had a good feeling about it, but I didn’t want to get too overconfident about it,” said Brittany Santos, artist. “But it was pretty awesome knowing that I got second place.

“The “Emerging Artist” competition was tough, but Brittany’s family is happy she entered.

“We’re ecstatic about it, it’s a great accomplishment for her,” said Tera Santos, Brittany’s mom. Brittney’s entry, “Riding Through Walls” was created with chicken wire, a bike and a door. Fans loved it.

“It looks like he crashed through the wall, but he’s OK,” said Laura Levin.

“I like the concept of the guy getting stuck trying to go through a door. It’s cool symbolism,” said David Carns.

Brittany says her piece was meant to express that anything is possible.

“It makes me feel really good inside. It makes me want to keep going and like making more stuff,” she said.

Art fans are looking forward to that.