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Kari Breitigam
Professor of Art
Office: B12.109

MFA in Painting, Indiana State University
BFA in Painting and Drawing, The Ohio State University

Kari Breitigam is a Professor of Art at Lone Star College - University Park, where she has taught since 2012.  She currently teaches classes in Art Appreciation, Drawing, and Painting. Her studio artwork focuses on fiber techniques such as textile dyeing, latch hook, and appliqué and she continues to paint in oils. In addition to her fine art, Kari also creates limited edition jewelry and accessories which explore the use of fiber, dyes, clay, and metal. Her work has been included in various exhibitions and publications including New American Paintings.  Locally, her work has been exhibited at the Lawndale Art Center, Galveston Art Center, and Mantle Art Space in San Antonio.?

Mike McGinley, M.A.
Assistant Professor of Art
Office: 12.632

Michael completed the BA and MA in the history of art at Columbia University, NYC and then an MBA degree at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He worked in Information Technology as a business analyst and project manager for 35 years, and is certified as a Professional Project Manager by the Project Management Institute. He taught art appreciation and art history as an adjunct at LSC for 18 years. He is enrolled as a student in the Graphic Design certificate at North Harris. (He knows what itís like to be an LSC student!) Michael currently teaches art appreciation sections, ARTS 1301. He enjoys time with family, running, collecting vinyl records and film/digital photography.

Amy Sluis
Associate Professor of Art History
Office: B13.867

MA in Art History from Oklahoma State University
BA in Art History from the University of Oklahoma

Amy Sluis is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Lone Star College-University Park where she has taught since 2017. She currently teaches Art Appreciation, Art History: Prehistoric to Gothic, Art History: Renaissance to Modern, and honors courses in Art History. Her research focuses on cross-cultural sharing of stylistic elements in the art and architecture of Medieval Spain during the 14th century. She has presented her research at institutions including Oklahoma State University, The University of North Texas, and The Newberry Library in Chicago.

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