Work of International Fiber Artist on Display at College



Lone Star College-Montgomery's art department presents the work of multi-media fiber artist Mary Hettmansperger with an exhibition entitled, “Undisciplined Threads,” on display Monday, November 7, through Friday, December 2, in the college’s Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery, located in the Performing Arts Center (Building D).
 
The entire community is invited to the opening reception on Tuesday, November 8, at 2 p.m., in the same location. The reception is free and refreshments will be served.
 
Hettmansperger is a fiber and jewelry artist who teaches internationally in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Singapore. Across the U.S., Mary instructs at Arrowmont, Penland, and the Bead and Button conference, as well as at national and regional fiber conferences, various art and craft schools, and private guilds.  
 
Additionally, Hettmansperger has authored and illustrated three books: Fabulous Woven Jewelry; Wrap, Stitch, Fold and Rivet; and Mixed Metal Jewelry Workshop, all of which were published by Lark/Sterling. She is currently working on two more books with titles to be announced soon.
 
Other books showcasing Hettmansperger’s work include Jewelry Design Challenge, 500 Baskets, Fiber Arts Design Book 7, The Gourd Book, Creative Scarecrows, Pushing the Envelope, Fabulous Found Object Jewelry, Teapots—Makers and Collectors, Beading with Crystals, and Creative Beading Volume 2. She’s also had her work published in many magazines.
 
Hettmansperger’s work has been showcased at numerous galleries, as well as at Sculptures Objects Functional Art (SOFA) through the Katie Gingrass Gallery.  She also does segments for Beads Baubles and Jewels and Quilting Art on PBS.

The Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery is a teaching gallery at LSC-Montgomery, and the presentations and artwork provided are free to the community. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
 
For more information about the arts at LSC-Montgomery, visit www.LoneStar.edu/arts-montgomery; or call Denise Meyers, program coordinator for theatre/fine arts at 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
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With more than 75,000 students in credit classes for fall 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, 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.