State Representative Jimmie Don Aycock received an early Christmas present from Central Texas College (CTC) art student Andrea Hostetter. She designed a custom ornament for the District 54 Representative which he will now hang on the Christmas tree inside the State Capitol of Texas.
The ornament features hand-drawn landscapes of the CTC campus as well as a caricature of Rep. Aycock as Santa Claus. Hostetter completed the ornament in two weeks and used acrylic paints for her design.
“The project was brought to us by Lucy Taylor, district director,” explained Chad Hines, CTC art instructor. “And of course we were very excited to be chosen for this honor of designing an ornament representing both Rep. Aycock and CTC on the Capitol’s Christmas tree.”
Hines noted CTC received the ornament the first week of September and was given two weeks to complete the design. The only guidance given was it should feature a landscape design. The remaining art on the ornament including Rep. Aycock in the Santa cap was Hostetter’s idea. “The choice of landscape, the inscription of Rep. Aycock’s name and district, the use of Central Texas College and the addition of the bow were all Andrea’s ideas,” he said. “There is only one ornament that represents Jimmie Don Aycock at the Capitol and we are so proud to have had a hand in that.”
The ornament will be placed on the Capitol of Texas Christmas tree the first week of December