College Presents “New Archeology” Ceramics Exhibit



Lone Star College-Montgomery's art department presents an exhibition entitled “New Archeology,” by ceramics artist Jeff Forster, on display Monday, February 13, through Friday, March 2, in the Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery, located in the Performing Arts Center (Building D).
 
A free, community-wide opening reception with refreshments will take place in the same location on Monday, February 13, at 2 p.m.

Forster's inspiration is derived from household objects, as the innate relation to these commonplace items is integral to his work. His ceramic pieces strike a contrast between the mass-produced consumer items and the more personal objects that traditional art entails. His 'postmodern relics' create a reflection of society and its various functions.

Jeff Forster received a bachelor’s degree in art education from Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minn., and a master’s of fine arts degree from Southern Illinois University.
 
He has more than 10 years experience teaching ceramics classes at The Paramount Arts District in Saint Cloud, Minn.; The Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Fla.; Southern Illinois University; and Lone Star College-North Harris.
 
Currently he is the ceramics chair at The Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Glassell School of Art. He is also the president of the Clay Houston Organization and serves on the board of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.

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 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.
 
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.