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Local street artist presents art lecture series at Lone Star College-North Harris

If you have driven in Houston downtown, there is a pretty good chance that you have seen one of Wiley Robertson’s pieces catching your attention. Houston-based artist, Wiley Robertson will be presenting an Art Lecture Series on Thursday, March 3 at 1 p.m. in the LSC-North Harris Teaching Theatre in the college’s Academic Building (ACAD-126), at 2700 W.W. Thorne Dr. Houston, TX 77073. Robertson will present a discussion on his experiences as a muralist and street artist in the Houston area. This event is free and open for the community to attend.

 “Wiley Robertson is one of the most widely recognized and respected urban artists in the greater Houston area,” said LSC-North Harris professor of art, Gary Conners. “His creativity imparts a strong sense of the impractical and exhibits his relentless and enthusiastic energy.”

Robertson’s use of bright, vivid colors catch your attention as they pop off the walls of buildings downtown, and reflects his exuberant and well-expressed persona. Robertson employs a diverse array of contemporary urban media forms including free-hand spray painted graffiti, stencils, hand-made stickers and hand-painted 2 x 4’s.

“As a creative individual, he seamlessly navigates inspired sign painting, portraiture, pop cultural imagery, letter-based graffiti, community inspired iconography and more,” added Conners.

Visit LoneStar.edu/arts-nharris for a complete listing of the college’s upcoming fine arts events. The LSC-North Harris Division of Fine Arts offers a variety of concerts, theatrical productions, art exhibitions and lectures, workshops and more throughout the year.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSC remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, 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.

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