CFISD art coordinator's helmet design among those chosen to represent Super Bowl LI

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A football helmet design created by CFISD art coordinator Lee Carrier was selected by the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee as one of 51 helmets that will represent Super Bowl LI in its upcoming "Touchdown Tour."

The Touchdown Tour kicks off on Aug. 27 in the parking lot of Space Center Houston. It will travel around the Houston area in the following months to excite and engage communities ahead of the big game.

Part of the tour is a one-of-a-kind Helmet Wall exhibit -- featuring 51 helmets designed by local Houston artists.

The artists were all asked to design the NFL helmet with their vision of what the Super Bowl means to Houston. 

Carrier, a Cypress Springs High School graduate and former Cypress Lakes High School art educator, chose a design that mirrored the native theme of her art, a series she has worked on for more than a year.

"It continues to be a dream of mine and an honor to have my work recognized by reputable organizations such as the Super Bowl Host Committee," Carrier said. "I am so grateful for such an opportunity to express my ideas and thoughts through art making. I still stand on the fact that I am an educator artist, modeling for others how to use your talents to create opportunities and successes for yourself. My message is that it never hurts to put yourself out there and try. For every 'no' that I am told is another opportunity to get to a 'yes.'"

The Helmet Wall will also be displayed at Super Bowl LIVE, a 10-day fan festival at Discovery Green and adjacent lots leading up to Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium.