A father of seven daughters, James Surls used the female form and perspective in his latest piece, “Her Universe Apart”. This sculpture is now a part of Lone Star College-Kingwood’s charm.
The artwork was unveiled during the college’s fall 2014 in-service as part of the 30th anniversary celebration. The community is invited to the official dedication ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 9 a.m. in the Big Quad near the Health Sciences Building. Here, Surls will meet and greet the public while hosting an artist talk.
“Featuring Surls’s artwork is not only a fantastic opportunity for the college, but also serves as a dominant conversation piece,” said Dr. Katherine Persson, college president.
“Her Universe Apart” is a chiseled black granite table with a drawing of the universe etched onto its shiny, reflective surface. Surls’s enormous sculptures have been displayed on Kirby Drive in Houston, in the Guggenheim, the Smithsonian, and along the islands in the middle of Manhattan’s Park Avenue.
“We are excited to showcase the sculpture and have the artist on campus to discuss his work,” Persson said.
A former resident of Splendora, Surls now lives in Colorado. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Sam Houston State University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art.
For more information on the dedication ceremony, call 281-312-1448.
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Photo cutline: The community is invited to a dedication ceremony for James Surls’s sculpture, “Her Universe Apart” at LSC-Kingwood on Feb. 24 at 9 a.m.