When Life and Art Intersect

Published on: December 18, 2007

When Life and Art Intersect

 

Retrospective is the new exhibition of works by Joe Kagle which will open on Jan. 15 and run through Feb. 12 in the Art Gallery at Lone Star College-Kingwood.  

The exhibit represents a journey through the evolution of Kagle's work and includes items from his own collection that have influenced his art. The collages were produced by taking ordinary images, cutting them up, reassembling them and sometimes painting them. "If a piece does not work, I cut it up again and use it in another work. I use everything." The acrylics use bold and wonderful colors which captivate the eye and draw the viewer in. "I love what I do. That is the key. Love what you are doing. If you don't love it, get rid of it, change it."

Kagle brings a lifetime of experiences to his work. He is a working artist who has served as a museum curator, an art educator, and art collector. He has been recognized by many organizations including Fulbright Awards that took him to Taiwan and twice to the Republic of Georgia, the Dartmouth Class of 1955 Award for Outstanding Achievement ad Service in 2006, and multiple entries in Who's Who volumes. He has been an active member of Rotary International for over 36 years. He currently heads the Rotary Global History Fellowship.

For more information about the exhibit call 281-312-1534.

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For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit our Web site at http://kingwood.lonestar.edu/.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including Cy-Fair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and Lone Star College-University Center. With 49,250 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit www.lonestar.edu.