Lone Star College-Montgomery Art Exhibition Reveals Identities through Textiles

Colangelo artwork in textilesLone Star College-Montgomery's Center for the Arts presents Connected Thread, a unique collection of textiles and works on paper by Catherine Colangelo focusing on her personal experience adapting to today's busy, fractured way of living. The exhibition runs September 6 through October 1 in the Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery (Building D).
 
On Thursday, September 16, at 12 p.m., there will be a reception in the gallery to celebrate the opening of the exhibit.

The exhibit centers around identity and how people can be chameleons, fulfilling many different functions and wearing many different hats. Using text, obsessive patterning and stitching, Colangelo's work reflects influences as varied as illuminated manuscripts, Indian and Islamic miniatures, textiles and outsider art.

“This exhibit represents work covering a period of over four years, and I was especially interested to see how one body of work flowed into the next and to reflect on the creative process as it develops over a period of time," said Colangelo.

This exhibit demonstrates the evolution of her work over a period of several years, ranging from works on paper to more recent fabric collages from a series entitled “Imaginary Homes.” Colangelo brings a fresh perspective to everyday life.

The Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery is a teaching gallery used for the instruction of students at LSC-Montgomery. The presentations and artwork provided are free to the community The gallery is open Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
 
For information about the arts at LSC-Montgomery, visit www.LoneStar.edu/arts-montgomery.htm or call Denise Meyers, art program coordinator for LSC-Montgomery, at (936) 273-7021.
 
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
 
With more than 62,000 students in credit classes in spring 2010, and a total enrollment of nearly 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the second largest and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. LSCS consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.