Gulf Coast artists on display at Central Gallery


Jessica Warren San Jacinto Times

San Jac student Christopher Gaviria works on a watercolor piece for the ’12×12 Mentor 2013′ exhibition

Visual expressions created by both college faculty and students from all over the Gulf Coast area will be unveiled at San Jacinto College Central Campus’s art gallery on Oct. 10.

The exhibit, entitled “12 X 12 Mentor 2013,” will demonstrate diverse and formal works from all of the Gulf Coast Intercollegiate Consortium (GCIC) institutions.

The Mentor exhibition takes place yearly at varying GCIC locations. This year San Jacinto will host this event.

“The Mentor show is an opportunity for both students and faculty to exhibit their work together in a group exhibition,” Professor of Arts and Design at Central campus, Todd Allison said.

“We are hoping to have increased involvement from all the GCIC institutions, so that the exhibit demonstrates the range of works from the entire Gulf area,” Allison said.

This year, the show is restricted to a twelve by twelve format so that numerous faculty and students can participate in this event.

Participating GCIC colleges include Alvin Community College, Brazosport College, College of the Mainland, Galveston College, Houston Community College, Lee College, Lone Star College, Wharton County Junior College, and San Jacinto College.

The exhibit will give audiences a chance to see talent of all ages, themes, styles, and even work of experienced and professional artists.

The art gallery is located in C4.119 and viewing hours will be Monday 3 to 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday. The show will continue until Nov.7.