Published on: December 11, 2009HOUSTON (Dec. 11, 2009) – Art pieces and hand-made Christmas ornaments and decorations will be on display at Lone Star College-Kingwood’s Art Gallery from Dec. 17-Jan. 15. The Christmas Art Show, hosted by the college’s Culture and Art Club, will feature work from art students and other artists around the community.
“We are very pleased to invite the public to this special event, where Kingwood art students, Houston artists and craftsmen and local community organizations are donating art and hand-made Christmas ornaments in order to raise awareness and support for the wonderful work and services which FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center in Humble provides for our community,” Kristine Larson, art gallery director, said.
The Culture and Art Club will host a reception on Dec. 17 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. to kick off the first ever Christmas Art Show. Admission to the show is free, but all artwork and hand-made pieces will be sold for $10 or more.
“The club decided to donate the proceeds to FamilyTime because back in February the club participated in a service learning project where we taught the children how to make Origami. These were put into an colorful arrangement, and hung from the ceiling in Family Time’s living room,” said club president Hilary Scullane. “We saw the need, had club members that were directly affected by domestic violence, and had already developed a relationship with Family Time, so it just made sense to us all.”
Lone Star College-Kingwood’s Art Gallery will also display works exemplifying contemporary interpretations of Christmas. In addition to the ornaments for sale, the media showcased will be installation, photography, and paintings. Some of the artists displaying work in the show are from the inner city such as Jonatan Lopez and Raymond Dunlap. Other artists include Amanda Laforet, Andrew Clapp, Chris Bodine, Dede Farris, Hilary Scullane, Mari Omori and Max Fields.
The Art Gallery is located in the Student Fine Arts building and is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The gallery will be closed December 23-January 4. For more information, call 281-312-1534.
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Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 51,000 students in credit classes last fall, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more, visit www.LoneStar.edu.For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600.
Lone Star College-Kingwood’s Culture and Art Club will host its first Christmas Art Show from Dec. 17 to Jan. 15 at the college’s Art Gallery located in the Student Fine Arts Center. All pieces will be sold for $10 or more and all proceeds will go towards FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center in Humble. For more information, call 281-312-1534.