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Students display work at annual art show

Students display work at annual art show
“Jennie” by Jude Kirkeeide is one of many art pieces that will be on display during LSC-Kingwood’s annual Juried Student Art Show July 20-Aug. 31.

Art comes in various shapes, colors and format. Showcasing their incredible talent, Lone Star College-Kingwood art students will participate in the annual Juried Student Art Show July 20-Aug. 31.

The exhibit will also include a reception and awards show on July 21 at 12 p.m. in the college’s Fine Arts Gallery in the Performing Arts Center (PAC 114). Awards will be announced followed by an artist talk and refreshments. All gallery events are free and open to the public.

“The submitted works will be judged by an invited juror, usually a prominent artist from the Houston area,” said Mari Omori, LSC-Kingwood art professor. “This show highlights the students’ achievement in the form of visual art. Community members are invited to the show to be inspired by the creativity of these students.”

Students will display art work created in their studio art classes during the 2015-2016 academic year. The pieces will be judged in two categories: 2-D (design I, design III and drawing) and 3-D (ceramics). Credit students, who participate, are eligible to win cash scholarships thanks to this year’s sponsor, the Durdin family. They are owners of the Parkway Family Mazda and Kia Dealership and have been proud sponsors of the student art show since 2013.

“We are very grateful for the generosity and support of the Durdin Family and Parkway Family Mazda and Kia,” said Kris Larson, gallery director. “Their support of Humble ISD and LSC-Kingwood is sincerely appreciated by families throughout the Humble, Atascocita, and Kingwood communities.”

This year’s guest juror is artist Tommy Gregory, who holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has served as public art specialist for the City of San Antonio, and as civic art and design project manager for Houston Arts Alliance. Currently, the guest juror maintains his studio practice and is the public art program curator for the Houston Airport System.

“We are very pleased to have Mr. Gregory as juror,” Larson said. “His success in public art highlights the need for art in public spaces and demonstrates how art affects the quality of our communities in a positive way.”

LSC-Kingwood’s Fine Arts Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m-3 p.m., and closed on weekends. For more information about this show or future art exhibitions, contact Kris Larson at 281-318-4321, email kc.artgallery@LoneStar.edu or visit 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

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