Montgomery College to Offer A Unique Learning Opportunity

Published on: February 12, 2007

Montgomery College to Offer A Unique Learning Opportunity in Conjunction with The Woodlands Waterway Art Festival

Montgomery College has partnered with The Woodlands Waterway Art Festival to provide a unique lecture series that includes an artist “meet and greet” at Perry’s Restaurant, a variety of artwork pieces for viewing, food and a learning experience like no other at Montgomery College. The partnership includes three separate event dates and activities.

The “Meet the Artist” social with presentation will be held Sunday, March 18, at Perry’s Restaurant from 4-6 p.m., and “Buying and Caring for Art” is the titled lecture to be held March 27 and April 3 at Montgomery College from 6-7 p.m. 

At Perry’s, guests are invited to attend the “Meet the Artist” social. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Barbara Franklet, the 2007 featured artist for The Woodlands Waterway Art Festival; Elise Arnoult, gallery owner with Gremillion & Co. Fine Arts Inc.; Peter Lampros, owner of Lampros Galleries; and Robby Wood, assistant professor of art at Montgomery College.

A presentation and display of artwork will be included in the two-hour session. The session is $50 per person to be paid to The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council. All proceeds from the event will be allocated to The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival scholarship fund to benefit high school seniors throughout the Montgomery County area participating in the art scholarship program. Patrons should pay for this event (cash or check only) at Perry’s Restaurant, located at 6700 Woodlands Parkway. For more information, contact Marilyn Laidlaw, director of community relations and private events, at (281) 363-8155. 

The remaining sessions will be held at Montgomery College on March 27 and April 3 from 6-7 p.m. The sessions will be instructed by Peter Lampros and will include topics such as what to look for when purchasing art, how to care for newly-acquired art, printmaking and photography, and original crafts (ceramics, glass, jewelry and textiles). This session is full of opportunity for beginning artists as well as those purchasing a new collection. Each session will enhance the overall art experience, allow classmates to network with other participants, and provide a preview of one of the latest Montgomery College art exhibits that will be on display for students to enjoy during the session.  Patrons will be able to identify different types of art, proper display of art, and care for acquired art. The session will include lecture, discussion, and hands-on learning for $25 per person.

To register for the lecture series at Montgomery College, contact Angela Colton, program manager, at (936) 273-7472.

Montgomery College 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 montgomery.lonestar.edu.

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