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NE instructors display art in exhibit

“Acrylic Markers” by Paige Walker is one example of the art exhibit featuring NE Campus faculty. The exhibit is at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center through Oct. 31.
“Acrylic Markers” by Paige Walker is one example of the art exhibit featuring NE Campus faculty. The exhibit is at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center through Oct. 31.

By Vania Castillo/reporter

“Acrylic Markers” by Paige Walker is one example of the art exhibit featuring NE Campus faculty. The exhibit is at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center through Oct. 31.
“Acrylic Markers” by Paige Walker is one example of the art exhibit featuring NE Campus faculty. The exhibit is at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center through Oct. 31.

A variety of art, representing the talents of 26 art instructors from NE Campus, is on display at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.

The creative collection features more than 40 pieces of art work from photographs to a bronze sculpture. They are all original.

“ The work really shines in that professional space,” Martha Gordon, art department chair, said.

This is the third time that an exhibit has displayed outside of campus.

“ The only piece of our program that is missing is a gallery,” Gordon said.

NE professors regularly show their work and their students’ work on designated walls around the Fine Arts Building, but for this special exhibit they wanted a more professional setting where the art works could be appreciated.

This exhibit is dedicated to Peter Feresten, associate professor of photography on NE Campus for 32 years, who died last month.

Well-known for his work, he was nominated for Distinguished Texas Artist in 2004 and had his own exhibit at the Arts Center in 2004.

Two of Feresten’s photographs hang along with the works of other professors in this exhibit.

NE Campus plans to host a faculty exhibit every two years.

“ We feel that it is important for students to realize that their instructors are creative, productive artists,” Gordon said.

Cindy Hurt, associate professor of art on NE Campus, believes such exhibits motivate students.

“ There is an excitement and energy in the department these days that inspires and propels our students to make the drive [to see exhibit],” she said.

Many professors will give extra credit to student for participating in the event.

Most works of art are on sale, and 20 percent of all sales will be donated to the Arts Center. The prices start at $125. Pieces include monochromatic photographs paintings and a few humorous pieces of art.

The most expensive piece of art is “Death of Rowena,” a life-sized sculpture, by Karmien Bowman, associate professor of art. Her first life-sized bronze sculpture, “Rowena” measures 8-by-4.

“ American Indian” by Darrell Schultz, art instructor, is a beautiful, delicate piece of mixed media that portrays Native American culture.

The exhibit will be on display at the Arts Center through Oct. 31.

The department will sponsor artistTALK 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Some faculty members will give a tour around the exhibit discussing their work and answering questions.

Admission is free to the public. The center is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

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