Internationally-Known Artist, Educator to Lecture and Teach at LSC-Montgomery

Internationally known artist Ron Pokrasso will speak free to the public at Lone Star College-Montgomery, co-sponsored by The Gulf Coast Intercollegiate Consortium Art Committee, on Thursday, April 7, at 6 p.m. in the General Academic Center (Building G, Room 102) . His presentation, “If I knew where I was going, I’d be lost,” will resonate not only with artists, but also with the general public. Pokrasso will trace the evolution of his work through his 25 years as an artist and educator.

The next two days, April 8 and 9, Pokrasso will offer “Monotype Intensive,” a printmaking workshop, to a limited number of participants. The artist is an impeccable craftsman, a gifted artist and educator and a philosopher as he shares his insights on art and life. Former students have marveled at his group critiques. For further information, contact LSC-Montgomery art professor Denise Lorenz via email at denise.a.lorenz@lonestar.edu, or at 936.273.7065.

Ron Pokrasso has been an exhibiting artist and printmaker for more than 25 years. He received his MFA degree from Pratt Institute in 1975 and has had over 40 solo exhibitions and more than 150 group shows. His work is in public, private, and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and abroad and is represented by numerous galleries nationwide as well as being featured in several books.

For 11 years Pokrasso owned and directed Graphics Workshop (gifted to The College of Santa Fe in 1993). He is an originator of the printmaking event "Monothon" and has been an ardent supporter of arts programs for youth. His teaching experience includes universities, museums, public schools and private workshops, as well as artist residencies in the U.S., Scotland, Ireland and Italy. In 2000, he received the Mayor's Recognition Award For Visual Arts citing his artistic and educational contribution to the city of Santa Fe. Ron Pokrasso is married to MaryAnn Shaening. They have two children, Adam (27) and Ryan (25).

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.
 
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