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Lone Star College-Montgomery Art Professor Curates Work of Area Photographers

Unrestricted Boundries 
Lone Star College-Montgomery art professor Valerie Yaklin-Brown will curate the works of three area photographers in an exhibition entitled “Unrestricted Boundaries,” on display Monday, October 6, through Friday, October 24, in the college’s Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery, located in the Performing Arts Center.
Lone Star College-Montgomery’s art department, in
conjunction with artist and LSC-Montgomery art professor Valerie Yaklin-Brown, will curate the works of three area photographers in an exhibition entitled “Unrestricted Boundaries,” on display Monday, October 6, through Friday, October 24, 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, October 7, at 12 p.m., in the same location. The reception is free and refreshments will be served.

Yaklin-Brown developed a passion for black and white photography, especially film and darkroom work, while working on her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Her work for film-based photography was the inspiration of this exhibit.

Yaklin-Brown joined a photography group that had an interest in plastic and toy cameras, and the analog realm. Lisa Harris, the founder of the group, Stephanie Fideres, a photography professor at LSC-Tomball, Shannon Stroubakis, a local professional photographer, and Yaklin-Brown would meet to share their works, and decided it would be great to have a show.

“This opportunity presented itself at LSC-Montgomery,” Yaklin-Brown said. “And I’m just so excited to show off some of the possibilities that are available in film. It’s a very viable art form and we want to showcase that.”

LSC-Montgomery still teaches film and darkroom, and Yaklin-Brown says this is her testament that film is not dead.

Fong Chau, program coordinator for theatre and fine arts at LSC-Montgomery, said the college is fortunate to have this exhibit.

“It is important to us because Yaklin-Brown is a professor here,” Chau states. “It gives our students, and the community, an opportunity to see their professors immersed in their own trade.”

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, contact Chau at (936) 273-7021, or "Fong.T.Chau@LoneStar.edu; or visit LoneStar.edu/montgomery-artgallery.

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.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion.  Today, with 78,000 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 one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation.  Dr. Steve Head 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, seven 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.