SHERMAN, Texas — Two Texas artists have work on display in Austin College galleries during February and March. The exhibits are free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Michael Winegarden’s exhibit titled Parallel Universes is on display through March 8 in Ida Green Communication Center’s Ida Green Gallery, 1201 E. Brockett. His oil, acrylic, and mixed media artwork consists of paintings and photography that explore the interaction and perception of simultaneous images. An artist reception will be held Monday, February 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Ida Green Gallery.
Winegarden received his Master of Fine Arts degree in 2007 from Texas A&M University-Commerce, and he has been an adjunct professor at several North Texas colleges.
Catherine Prose is exhibiting her work titled Nature Observed and Imagined through March 29 in Dennis Gallery of Forster Art Complex, 1313 E. Richards Street. The exhibition, inspired by notions of landscape and the conservation of our natural environment, includes photography, drawing, painting, and printmaking works created from 1999 through 2019.
On Monday, February 18, Prose will offer an artist talk at 11 a.m. in Dennis Gallery of Forster Art Complex, as well as a 1:30 p.m. demonstration of her work.
Prose is a published artist working as an art professor at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. Prose holds a bachelor’s degree from Cameron University and a Master of Fine Art degree from Texas Tech University. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Colorado Special Collections, and in the Printmaker Research Collection at the Museum of Texas Tech University.
Austin College, a private national liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas, has earned a reputation for excellence in academic preparation, international study, pre-professional foundations, leadership development, committed faculty, and hands-on, adventurous learning opportunities. One of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives, Austin College boasts a welcoming community that embraces diversity and individuality, with 46 percent of students identifying as persons of color. The residential student body of approximately 1,300 students and more than 100 expert faculty members allow a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and personalized attention. This year, the campus recognizes 100 years of co-education and has had several opportunities to recognize the history of women and accomplishments of current alumnae. Austin College is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and cultivates an inclusive atmosphere that supports students’ faith journeys regardless of religious tradition. Founded in 1849, the College is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original name and charter.