Houston Community College Southwest’s Art Department has opened its Fall 2013 Juried Student Exhibition at its Fine Arts Center, 9910 Cash Road in Stafford. The exhibit, which is open to the public, will run through Thursday, December 5.
With two- and three-dimensional works by studio art students, the exhibit will include projects in drawing, printmaking, painting, digital art, metalsmithing, sculpture and ceramics.
“We want go the extra mile to assure our student’s success,” says Cynthia Millis of the Art Department, which is led by professors who are exhibiting artists themselves. “The end-of-semester exhibit is proof of that goal.”
HCC Southwest art students are taught by artist-professors Jason Kishell, Pat Porcynaluk, Michael Kenneth Smith, Sean Von Felden, Maryellen Hill, Mason Rankin, Martha Ferguson, Cynthia Millis, Rabe’a Ballin, Rolando Reyna, Steven Potter and Robin Akkerman.
“Our students connect with some of the best and most involved artists in Houston,” says Millis. “They usually arrive at interesting and unexpected solutions to their professors’ assignments.”
This fall’s juror is Lenard Brown of Texas Southern University. A printmaker with extensive experience teaching and exhibiting across the country, Brown is familiar with the need to encourage young artists.
All of HCC Southwest’s art studio experiences help artists and non-art majors learn to use materials in a creative way. Art courses are currently offered at the Stafford and West Loop campuses, with Missouri City classes being added in Spring 2014.