The public is invited to a free reception showcasing Weatherford College art students on Monday, April 9, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Texas Hall of the Alkek Fine Arts Center.
Student work will feature a variety of media including ebony, charcoal, scratchboard, acrylic, oil, watercolor, colored pencil, clay, copper and mixed media and will include paintings, drawings, sculpture and thrown pots. Art work will be offered for exhibition and for sale.
“Our art students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, ages, cultures and hometowns,” said Visual Arts Program Director Myrlan Coleman. “Students range from those who intend to pursue art as a career to those who are taking art for cultural enrichment. We have a wonderful diversity in our students including a wide range of ages, cultural backgrounds and varying countries of origin. This provides us with the opportunities to broaden our visions and learn from others.”
The exhibit will be on display in Texas Hall through the end of April. But the reception is a special evening where the public can meet with the talented artists.
“Both painting instructor Avery Kelly and I are excited about the exceptional group of students who have produced unique and exciting works,” Coleman said. “Each student seems to work in their own individual style and technique and yet they all appear to be excited about learning to try new things. They are looking forward to having the opportunity to exhibit their talents and skills. This is one of the best groups of students we have had. We look for great things for their futures.”
The reception is part of WC’s month-long celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Alkek Fine Arts Center. For more information, go to www.wc.edu/Alkek20.