LSC-Tomball faculty members to be honored at UHCL art exhibition

Published on: January 29, 2010

Faculty members at Lone Star College-Tomball and Lone Star College-Kingwood will be featured in the Lone Star College Kingwood and Tomball Faculty Art Exhibition at the University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Art Gallery through March 25.

The exhibition represents the sixth segment showcasing Houston area artists who teach at Houston area community colleges. The first two exhibitions concentrated on artists working in the Houston Bay Area colleges. The first exhibition featured Lee College, Galveston College, Brazosport College, College of the Mainland, and Alvin Community College. The third, fourth, and fifth exhibitions featured Houston Community College Central, Houston Community College Southwest, and Houston Community College Northwest and Southeast respectively.

“The focus of this exhibition is on instructors of Lone Star College-Kingwood and Lone Star College-Tomball. Both senior and junior art faculty members are represented. Some have been tenured for many years, while others are adjunct or visiting professors,” Nick de Vries, art gallery director at UHCL, said. “Their vitae reveal artists of outstanding stature who have lengthy résumés and are affiliated with outstanding galleries.”

LSC-Tomball faculty who will showcase their work are Margarita Cole, adjunct professor of art; Steffani Frideres, art professor; Bernice Peacock, adjunct professor of art; and Cheyanne Ramos, adjunct professor of art; and Earl Staley, art professor. Nancy L. Stombaugh, adjunct professor of art at the LSC-University Park, LSC-Greenspoint Center and LSC-CyFair, will also have her work featured.

LSC-Kingwood faculty members featured are Gerard Baldwin, adjunct professor of art; Jay Calder, adjunct professor of art; Cory Cryer, associate art professor; Joseph L. Kagle Jr., adjunct professor of art; Divya Murthy, adjunct professor of photography; Mari Omori, art professor; Julon Pinkston, adjunct professor of art; Erich Schmalhorst, adjunct professor of art; Kay Nguyen, adjunct professor of art; and Rebecca Riley, vice president of instructional programs and student success

The Lone Star College Kingwood and Tomball Faculty Art Exhibition will take place at the University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Art Gallery, located in the Bayou Building in  Atrium 1 on the first floor. The gallery hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m.-noon. General admission into the art exhibition is free. For more details, contact Karen Fiscus at 281-283-3311.

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 61,000 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.