14th Houston Area Community College Student Exhibition
Nov. 6, 2015 - Jan. 7, 2016
In early November 2015, the "14th Houston Area Community College Student Exhibition" returned to UHCL. For the university’s Art & Design program, it’s important to dedicate a biannual exhibition to showcase the broad spectrum of community college talent across the Houston metro area while at the same time exposing potential transfers to the wonderful art faculty and facilities. For the students involved, this show has always been a terrific opportunity for them to build their portfolio and gain experience in preparing their work for professional display. The exhibition was juried by Rebecca J. Hopp, Program Coordinator for FotoFest International’s Literacy Through Photography program. Hopp received her Master of Fine Arts in Fine Art Photography from Texas Tech University and her bachelor’s from The University of Memphis.
This exhibition is a wonderful presentation of the talent and drive of Houston’s community college art students. In jurying this exhibition, I certainly took into account quality, craftsmanship and attention to detail. Moreover, as an art educator, the student’s expressive mark making and visionary ideas intrigued me. These pieces left an impression as each creator put their individual imprint on given assignments, pushing the viewer to investigate and reflect. Each work in this show is a budding example of conceptual strength and ability to express personal thoughts, pose questions and explore subject matter via diverse media.
The overall quality in this exhibition speaks to dedication of area community college instructors, who daily encourage their students to make meaningful works of art. It also speaks to the heart, diligence and growth of each submitting artist who are tasked and challenged in their studies.
As an educator and fellow artist; I thank you for the privilege in participating in this year’s exhibition, warmest regards and congratulations to the participating artists.
Rebecca J. Hopp, M.F.A
This exhibition was generously supported by the UHCL Alumni Association.