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"Alchemy of Tea" Comes to LSC-Kingwood

 "Alchemy of Tea" Comes to LSC-Kingwood
LSC-Kingwood art professor Mari Omori uses tea to make this piece titled, “Mask Summer” for the “Alchemy of Tea” art exhibition that will be on display at the college May 20-June 24.
Tea has been a part of sacred rituals across the globe for centuries. To showcase this custom, “Alchemy of Tea” will be on display at Lone Star College-Kingwood.

This art exhibit will be housed in the college’s Fine Arts Gallery May 20 to June 24. “Alchemy of Tea” brings together a group of American artists inspired by tea. This unique and stunning collection of work provokes viewers to ponder the transformation of tea in its consumable and degradable form into art objects.

“The fragility and golden hues found in this collection project the historical and spiritual roots of tea while each artist's subjects juxtapose a contemporary take on tea as a medium and muse,” said Kris Larson, gallery director.

“Alchemy of Tea” is curated by Jen Crickenberger of the Cornelius Art Center in North Carolina.  Featured artists include Barbara Bartlett, Bridget Conn, Elizabeth Alexander, Jennifer Coyne-Qudeen, Mari Omori, a LSC-Kingwood art professor; and Rodney Thompson.

‘From tea-stained installation works to photography and porcelain -this exhibition has something that will inspire everyone,” Larson said.

An open house with refreshments will be held on Thursday, June 4 at 12 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery, followed by a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony.  Reservations are recommended for the tea ceremony and can be emailed to kc.artgallery@LoneStar.edu.

The LSC-Kingwood’s Fine Arts Gallery is located in the Performing Arts Center (PAC), room 114. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and closed on weekends. All gallery events are free and open to the public. For more information call 281-312-1534 or visit the gallery website at www.LoneStar.edu/arts-kingwood.

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For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 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 the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Stephen C. 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, 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.

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