“Dazzle on Dry Land” Exhibit Comes to Lone Star College-Montgomery

Published on: May 28, 2013

Lone Star College-Montgomery’s art department and the Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery welcome artist Merrie Wright and her exhibit Dazzle on Dry Land, on display June 3 through June 28 in the Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery, located in the Performing Arts Center (Building D). The show will feature ceramic sculpture, installations, and photographs of site-specific works.

The community is invited to a reception on Monday, June 3, at noon, in the same location. The reception is free and refreshments will be served.

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Merrie Wright’s “Dazzle Rabbits” is one of several sculptures included in the exhibit Dazzle on Dry Land, on display June 3-28 at Lone Star College-Montgomery.

After teaching at several universities, Wright has settled into her own studio in east Texas. She continues to teach as an art professor at the University of Texas at Tyler. She exhibits her works nationally, has curated many ceramic-based exhibitions, and does workshops and lectures for universities, art centers, and galleries.

“Merrie’s work on ceramic sculpture is often of a specific nature,” said Charles “Robby” Wood, art professor at LSC-Montgomery. “Her work is unique and creative. I’ve been wanting to show her work here for a long time.”

The Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery is a teaching gallery at LSC-Montgomery, and the presentations and artwork provided are free to the community. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more information about the arts at LSC-Montgomery, contact Fong Chau, program coordinator for theatre/fine arts at LSC-Montgomery, at (936) 273-7021 or Fong.T.Chau@LoneStar.edu; or visit www.LoneStar.edu/arts-montgomery.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

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. Richard Carpenter 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.