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Center for the Arts Spring schedule and online ticketing unveiled

The Lone Star College-CyFair Center for the Arts spring schedule of events not only showcases college and community talent, but provides a cultural asset to this community each month.

The Center for the Arts building houses the art gallery (with three exhibitions this spring) and two venues for theatre, choral and music productions (seven performances this spring.) The Bosque Gallery is a teaching art gallery showcasing exhibitions of student, faculty, local and national artists which support the content of the arts program and the vision of the college. Also housed in this building are the Main Stage Theatre and the Black Box Theatre.

The Bosque Gallery’s spring season begins with “Mothers and Daughters” from Feb. 9 through Feb. 25. This is a A visually and emotionally moving collaborative exhibition by Houston artist Mari Omori, employing writings contributed by community members describing the effect their relationships with their mothers or daughters have had on their sense of self. The exhibition is part of Women’s Month that celebrates, teaches and empowers women with a variety of displays, performances and events.

Next on the art gallery schedule is Fotofest March 8 through April 9. This is an international biennial event based in Houston where museums, colleges, universities, galleries, retail locations and many other types of venues participate in a month-long celebration of photography as host sites for exhibitions around the city.

The Bosque Gallery’s spring season concludes with the annual juried end-of-the-semester Student Art Exhibition April 29 through May 6 featuring work from painting, drawing, design, photography and ceramics students.

Call 832.482.1038 or go to LoneStar.edu/bosquegallery for information.

The theatre season kicks off with “The Good Times are Killing Me” Feb. 25 through March 7. This autobiographical comedy drama of a cartoonist growing up in an interracial neighborhood in the 1960s is a co-production with Prairie View A&M University.

Next is Tony Award-winner Mark Meadoff’s inventive comedy “The Wager” April 15 through April 25. This production, for adults only, is laced with wit and revealing insights into the lives of four colorful characters in a college environment.

LSC-CyFair’s Music Department features five performances in the Main Stage Theatre with a Symphonic Band event March 11, a choral event “World Musical Festival” March 26, a String Orchestra concert April 19, a Jazz Band concert April 30 and an opera musical review May 6 and May 7.

Online ticketing is now available at LSC-CyFair. Call 281.290.5201 or go to LoneStar.edu/boxoffice for information.

The Center for the Arts is located on the Barker Cypress campus at 9191 Barker Cypress. Go to LoneStar.edu/arts-cyfair for information.