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LSC-Kingwood's FotoFest Features Libbie Masterson's Art Work

"Still: A Texas Study of Texas in the Evening" by Houston artist Libbie Masterson will be on display at LSC-Kingwood.

Lone Star College-Kingwood’s Fine Arts Gallery will exhibit "Still: A Texas Study of Texas in the Evening" by Houston artist Libbie Masterson, Jan. 22 -March 26. Masterson will give an artist talk at the gallery during a reception on Feb. 6 at 12 p.m.

The art gallery will feature a collection of black and white photographs by Masterson. This striking series of photos captured in Big Bend National Park speak to the grand scale of Texas and the mystery and beauty of this vast and untouched place.  This show is part of FotoFest, an international photography festival.

“Through the camera lenses of Masterson, viewers gain access to the remote and rugged landscapes of West Texas. These nocturnes draw viewers into the wilderness and invite us to linger in the starlight,” said Kris Larson, gallery director.

Masterson’s interest in landscapes has led her through Europe, Norway, Iceland, Alaska, and Antarctica.  Masterson is known for large scale photographic murals, installation pieces and set designs for Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre and Houston Grand Opera. She currently serves as curator for Houston Center for Photography, is a reviewer for FotoFest and Lens Culture, Paris, and designs jewelry for Masterson Design.

“Libbie Masterson is an inspiration to emerging artists and viewers alike. An encouragement to pursue one’s passion,” Larson said. “And discover the wealth found in experiences that feed the soul.”

“I chose the name ‘Still’ because it refers to the stillness that you find in the evening and also touches on the un-changing quality of the terrain.  The word ‘still’ also denotes a single-cell photograph.  The idea is to capture a little of the timelessness with a nostalgic air.  The sense of something preserved,” Masterson said.

LSC-Kingwood is a participating venue of FotoFest, which is the United States’ largest and longest running international photography festival with entries featured throughout Houston at various museums and galleries.

This exhibit is made possible in part through the City of Houston’s Initiative Grant Program of the Houston Arts Alliance. The city’s generous grant totals $7,500.

To learn more about Masterson’s work, visit http://www.libbiemasterson.com.

LSC-Kingwood’s Fine Arts Gallery is located in the Performing Arts Center (formerly the Student Fine Arts Building) and its hours are Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For evening and weekend viewing hours, contact Kris Larson at 281-312-1534 or at KCArtGallery@lonestar.edu.

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