Art Gallery to Feature Local Artist in “Sneak Peak” Exhibition


The San Jacinto College South Campus Art Gallery welcomed local artist Taylor Smith at an opening reception Sept. 23 to kick off Smith’s exhibition “Sneak Peak.”

The exhibit offers students a great opportunity to see “a series of small, abstract paintings,” according to South campus art professor Jeffrey McGee, who described Smith’s work as “playful, or even goofy.”

According to the exhibit’s promotional poster, the artist studied studio art at the University of Texas at Austin. Although he prefers to work with acrylics, Smith likes to incorporate unusual materials in his pieces. “A background in printmaking also influenced the development of flat, layered spaces,” the poster states.

Meanwhile, McGee added, visitors will still be able to connect with Smith through his work even if they missed meeting him at the opening reception.

“You do not have to be an art connoisseur to appreciate those things.” he said, “All you have to do is make an attempt to gather information and the art will speak to you, one way or another.”

“Sneak PeekPeak” will be on display until Oct. 9 in the Art Gallery of the Flickinger Fine Arts Center on the South campus. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Fridays. There is no charge for admission.