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Faculty display works

This work currently on display gives an indication of the pieces created by faculty on South Campus. The exhibit runs through April 12 in the gallery.  Photo by Johnathan Deaton-Lee/The Collegian
This work currently on display gives an indication of the pieces created by faculty on South Campus. The exhibit runs through April 12 in the gallery. Photo by Johnathan Deaton-Lee/The Collegian

By Kendra Decker/reporter

This work currently on display gives an indication of the pieces created by faculty on South Campus. The exhibit runs through April 12 in the gallery.  Photo by Johnathan Deaton-Lee/The Collegian
This work currently on display gives an indication of the pieces created by faculty on South Campus. The exhibit runs through April 12 in the gallery. Photo by Johnathan Deaton-Lee/The Collegian

Students will have the opportunity to see what their teachers do in their free time in the South Campus Carillon Gallery art exhibit running through April 12.

Featuring the work of South Campus’ fine arts department, one of the goals this year is to open the exhibit not only to art instructors but to the entire faculty, Paul Benero, curator and artist, said.

“ Some years are better than others,” he said. “This year we have a pretty good turn out.”

The exhibit contains several pieces with a variety of mediums and interests, all of which faculty deem necessary for students to experience first hand.

Virginia Cross focuses on photography as her art medium.

“ You find no prejudices in art,” she said. “It does not matter if you are male or female, rich or poor. Art is pure and true. ”

By day, Cross is a library specialist and a former Crowley ISD special needs teacher. Her work, titled “Roots,” is a series of four color photographs.

Kara English teaches a variety of painting courses as well as art appreciation; she began painting as an adult. She views art as more of a passion than a job.

“ Everyone should have a passion,” she said. Supporting the arts is essential because applying art to your everyday life is important.” 

English said everyone can create art. Whether it is on a canvas or in the kitchen, location is not the point.

Other participating faculty includes Jennifer Bigham, Ron Cheek, Patricia Degenhardt, Ron Favor, Earline Green, Benny Henry, Lael Sale and Nicole Vallee. Performing artists include Paul Benero, John Rust, Jeffrey Kaplan and Gypsy Crane Ingram.

A reception with the artists will be Thursday, April 5, 6-8 p.m. The exhibit will close April 12.

The Carillon Gallery is located in the Joe B. Rushing Performing Arts Center.The exhibit is free. Operating hours are noon-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

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