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Kira Kolandy’s Ceramics Exhibit on Display Through March 30 at Lone Star College-Montgomery

Meet ceramic artist Kira Kolandy and see her bold ceramic creations, such as this one entitled “Nautilus,” during a free, community-wide artist reception on March 29 in LSC-Montgomery’s Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery.

Free Community-Wide Artist Reception on March 29

CONROE (March 19, 2012) - Lone Star College-Montgomery's art department presents an exhibition entitled “Fusion,” by ceramics artist Kira Kolandy, on display now through Friday, March 30, in the Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery, located on campus in the Performing Arts Center (Building D).

A free, community-wide opening reception with refreshments will take place in the same location on Thursday, March 29, at 2 p.m. Please note that this is a new date for the art reception.

While ceramics, such as pots and bowls, have historically been used to store food and grains, Kolandy creates a bold new perspective to view such pieces. Her ceramic creations center around the idea of fertility, both feminine and masculine. By transforming what is traditionally a functional and pragmatic vessel into a new symbol, she instills her work with new meanings. Her art creates an awareness of the essential nature of ceramics in human history and the relevance of such works today.

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, 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

With 75,000 students in credit classes, 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 six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.