Ann Marie Hopkins, an adjunct professor of art at Lone Star College-North Harris, will be the inaugural artist for the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts Lone Star College System Faculty Exhibition Series. The new series will feature a different LSCS faculty member in the museum’s Community Gallery during the fall and spring semesters.
Prior to joining LSC-North Harris in 2003, Hopkins, a Conroe native, taught at Conroe, McCullough, and The Woodlands High Schools for three decades before becoming department head and then retiring in 2002.
Hopkins’ exhibit, A Vibrant Stillness, features acrylic and mixed media works and draws inspiration from the world around her. She strives to capture the beauty and harmonious compositions spontaneously formed in everyday life in her art.
Hopkins’ work has an abstract, and sometimes disorienting, quality because of the acute angles and shapes created by light and shadow. Objects that should be instantly recognizable are disguised and given new life as other worldly forms. Positive space becomes negative space in what the artist calls, “romantic surrealism.”
A Vibrant Stillness will be on display from Oct. 19 through Nov. 11. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. Hopkins will speak about her work during an artist lecture on Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pearl Fincher Museum.
The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts opened in March 2008, in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and other private and public lenders to bring world-class art exhibitions to Northwest Houston. It is located at 6815 Cypresswood in Spring, Texas. For information about the exhibit call 281.376.6322.
Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.
With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for fall 2010, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which 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.