Saturday, February 25, 2012

Professor Art Is Honored

Last night  the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Art in Spring, Texas, located north of Houston hosted a reception to celebrate their relationship with arts at the Lonestar College System. These "Dreamscapes" were created as memories of places once visited.
My work was featured as part of an on-going series of exhibitions devoted to the art faculties of the Lonestar College System.  Here I am with Vice Chancellor Rand Key and President Dr. Susan Karr of Lonestar College-Tomball. Also attending this special reception from the college were Vice President of Instruction Dr. Lee Ann Nutt and Dean of Humanities Jill Riethmayer. Thanks to all for your support of this exhibition.
There was quite a turn out. Many of my students past and present were in attendance. 
Some of my long term students: Susan Canter, Diane Tebbe (from my first classes), Mandy Hamilton, and Susan Norman.  They are part of the self named group  "Earl's Girls'." These women are among the many who have participated in my classes and gone on to win awards in area art exhibits. I am very proud of their accomplishments.
Rand Key speaks about the relationship of Lonestar College and Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts and the importance of the arts to the community. 
He then introduced Dr. Karr who talked about the college and my history there.

I had the opportunity to talk about my paintings and about teaching at Lonestar College-Tomball. Often "Art" is a subject about which folks know little, so my talk became a "classroom opportunity".  The audience was attentive and asked questions.

After my talk there are more questions and greetings.
A special shout out to Robert Boyd of The Great God Pan is Dead web blog for attending.

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