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LSC-Kingwood invites community to spring art show

Lone Star College-Kingwood art students will display their projects at the college’s annual Spring Student Art Show April 25-May 4 in the Fine Arts Gallery.

The juried show will feature the works of approximately 70 students in three categories: photography, 2-D (Design I, Design III and Drawing) and 3-D (ceramics). This show is also a part of the studio art class curriculum.

“The spring art show showcases the best of the best works that were produced during the spring semester at LSC-Kingwood. The submitted works will be judged by an invited juror, usually an art faculty from Houston,” said Mari Omori, LSC-Kingwood art professor. “This show highlights the students’ achievement in the form of visual art. Community members are invited to the show to be inspired by the craftsmanship, concepts, creativeness and the students’ efforts of being exhibited.”

The show is juried by artist and educator Ken Mazzu, whose work is exhibited throughout the region as well as in Houston at the Deborah Colton, McMurtrey and Poissant galleries. Recently his large-scale oils and gouache on paper were featured at the Williams Tower Gallery in Houston and his “Artists in Academics” in Beeville.  Mazzu is an instructor at Glassell School of Art in Houston.

The reception is on April 28 and first, second, third and honorable mention awards will be given in each category in addition to one best of show award. The reception will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the college’s gallery.

“The purpose of the Student Art Show is to recognize the work that our students have completed in their art classes,” said Cory Cryer, LSC-Kingwood art professor. “This show offers the opportunity for our on and off campus communities to see the talent and creativity of our students.”

For more information on the Spring Student Art Show, call 281-312-1534. The Fine Arts Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. It is located in the Student Fine Arts building.

Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.LoneStar.edu/registration.

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

With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for spring 2011, 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.