For artist and Mississippi native, Kendrell Daniels, witnessing quarterback, Dak Prescott have a historic performance in the 2019 season opener against the New York Giants was something he’s been familiar with for a while now.
Daniels, born without arms, composes all of his art with his feet. After becoming an artist at the TK Center at Mississippi State, Daniels gifted a meaningful painting to Prescott last year and the two have shared a special bond since. Prescott even chose Kendrell Daniels to design his cleats for his 2018 #MyCauseMyCleats.
Prescott honored Daniels at his foundation’s Faith, Fight, Finish Gala earlier this month and even persuaded him to put his art up for auction. Daniels painting was purchased by Jerry and Gene Jones, who have long supported the arts, having world-class pieces displayed at both The Star headquarters and AT&T Stadium.
The Jones family hosted Daniels and his family in the owner’s box, as he was the featured artist this past weekend. He not only had a great view of the team’s victory but was also able to check out the new home of his own artwork. Inside a club lounge, close to the box was Daniel’s painting.
Gene Jones, who spoke to the Dallas Morning News, was visibly emotional discussing what this art meant to their family. Read More.
"It makes us all appreciate God's gifts," Jones said. "We are blessed to have met Kendrell. He's going to do great things. ... We're so proud to add this to our art collection here. We just want to see Kendrell come up and do much more. He's an up-and-coming artist. He's only been doing this for two years, so who knows what the future might be for him. We just want to be there to support him every step of the way."
Learn more about Kendrell Daniel and the Mississippi State’s TK Center for Technology and Disability here - https://www.tkmartin.msstate.edu/development