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Angelina College Visual Arts Students exhibiting works in Fall Gallery

LUFKIN, November 16, 2013--Angelina College Visual Arts majors will display their works in a fall exhibition opening Tuesday, November 26, and running through December 12, in the Angelina Center for the Arts Gallery located on the AC campus.

A reception for the artists will take place from 6-7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, November 26. The gallery is open to the public, and there is no admission charge. Students from Basic Drawing, Basic Design and Printmaking classes will be exhibiting their works. 

Teaching both ARTS 1311 Basic Drawing, and ARTS 1316 Basic Design is instructor LeAnne Alexander. Ms. Alexander brings an impressive resume of study and teaching to her at AC, having studied in New York at the Art Students’ League and completing her M.F.A. at Stephen F. Austin University, where she has also taught art.  Alexander’s artwork has won several awards, including Best of Show in the internationally known Texas National Juried Exhibition.

Teaching ARTS 2333 Printmaking 1 is Mrs. Robbie Lacomb Roach. Mrs. Roach has taught at AC for 20 years, and exhibits her prints and photography internationally. Her work may be viewed at lacombroachpress.com.

Students exhibiting from Ms. Alexander’s Basic Drawing class will be showing drawings in various media. This is a course aimed at developing basic drawing and composition skills. The students include Leslie Spainhour, Marco Gomez, Lisa Graham, Amy Matchett, Jordan Bowers, Devan Hadnot, Shannon Parker, Destyni Goforth Dickens, Javier Gonzales, Dona Gibbs, Stephanie Slaughter, Luis Plascencia, Blas Tovar, Randall Wood, Nathan Miles and Bryanna Mackey.

The Basic Design course focuses on students’ compositional skills, paying close attention to the use of the elements and principles of design. Works in various media will be shown. The students exhibiting works include Leslie Spainhour, Gabe Menz, Sarah Bennett, Dewey Weeks, Robert Hurt, Jesus Sanchez, Jarret Pickens, Lindsay Hejsek, Luis Plascencia, Lauryn Ricks, Amie Silva, Aleah Hadnot, Stephanie Slaughter, Emily Loving, Blas Tovar, Mina Presley and Jennifer Jackson.

Printmaking is a basic introduction to the techniques and materials of Relief and Intaglio printmaking.  Woodcuts, linocuts, etchings and engravings are examples of works scheduled for display. Students in the Printmaking class exhibiting works include James Allday, Marco Gomez, Martin Lopez, Kristy McClain, Stephen Martin, Jade Moore, Cynthia Morones, Ashten Smith, Cindy Sosa, Adrian Torres, Laura Whatley Grey, Genoveva Pasillas and Sarah Howton.

Photo: This work, “Collage” by Angelina College Visual Arts student Lindsey Hejsek, is one of the pieces scheduled for display in the upcoming Visual Arts exhibition

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