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Entries Welcomed for Annual Art Show

Entries Welcomed for Annual Art ShowLone Star College-Kingwood’s Fine Arts Gallery is now accepting entries for the annual Juried Student Art Show July 20 – Aug. 26. The show is sponsored by the Durdin family, owners of Parkway Family Mazda and Kia.

“We are very grateful for the generosity and support of the student show sponsors, the Durdin Family and Parkway Family Mazda and Kia,” said Kris Larson, gallery director. “They are longstanding supporters of the Humble Independent School District and education. They also sponsor higher education and the arts by providing additional financial assistance and services to students and families throughout the Humble, Atascocita, and Kingwood communities.”

The deadline for entering art work is at midnight on May 8. More information about the registration process is available both in class and on the gallery website. All gallery events are free and open to the public.

This year’s Juried Student Art Show will include art work produced in studio art classes during the 2014-2015 academic year at LSC-Kingwood. The students’ art work will be judged in three categories: photography, 2-D (design I, design III and drawing) and 3-D (ceramics). This show is a part of the studio art class curriculum. Credit students who enter work may be eligible to win cash scholarships, thanks to the Durdin family.

The guest juror will be Natasha Bowdoin. Bowdoin earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Tyler School of Art in Rome in 2007 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA in 2003. She has presented solo exhibitions of her work nationally and internationally at Monya Rowe Gallery in New York, Talley Dunn Gallery in Dallas, The Visual Arts Center in Austin, the Roswell Museum of Art in New Mexico, and Extraspazio in Rome. Bowdoin has been included in various group shows such as the CODA Museum in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands; the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem; and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan.

“We are very pleased to have Bowdoin as our juror,” said Larson. “Her work often integrates elements of drawing, sculpture, and installation in novel ways. This can inspire and encourage students to experiment and to realize a unique way to express one’s own personal voice, which is so vital to an artist’s life and career.”

Bowdoin recently opened a solo show of new work at the Old Jail Art Center in Albany, TX. Currently she is working towards installing a new site-specific installation at the Savannah Museum of Art in May 2015.  The juror has received numerous awards and fellowships, including a two year residency at the Core Program, Museum of Fine Arts Houston from 2008-2010, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in 2007, and a residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha in 2012.

LSC-Kingwood’s Fine Arts Gallery is located in the Performing Arts Center room 114. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and closed on weekends. For more information, contact Kris Larson at 281-318-4321 or 281-318-1534 or email kc.artgallery@LoneStar.edu.  For more details about upcoming exhibits, visit http://www.lonestar.edu/arts-kingwood.htm.

Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.

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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