Month-long art exhibition at LC


The art is alive at Laredo College as the school invites the public to attend the art exhibit which opens Thursday, February 24 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the LC Martha Fenstermaker Memorial Visual Arts Gallery at the Visual and Performing Arts Center.

The exhibit features various ceramic pieces by talented ceramic artist and Texas A&M Kingsville professor Fulden Sarah-Wissinger. She is a ceramic and mixed media artist focusing on cultural references.

“My heritage is that of Eurasian culture mixed with Byzantine and Seljuk-Ottoman culture. As a person of mixed culture, I am fascinated by other cultures just as I am my own,” Sarah-Wissinger said. “Through my experiences living in one of the world’s most exotic cultural crossroads, it’s no wonder that a delight in such diversity and a thirst to venture out into the world to discover such a variety of culture has been created in me. My pieces mix patterns from past cultural references through my experience and vision of two-dimensional and graphic design.

The theme of the exhibition is ‘Turkish Delights’, which showcases the artist’s keen sense of graphic style tendencies to focus on sharp geometry, which blends with the Arabesque fluidity of Turkish calligraphy. She views this juxtaposition of rigid geometry and animated organic lines and shapes as a metaphor for the interplay of opposing forces that drives Turkish culture.

LC is thrilled to have such a talented artist showcasing her work in her gallery. The exhibition will run from February 24 to April 1. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Admission is free and open to the public. Health and safety protocols will be put in place. Masks are highly recommended.

For more information, contact the Visual and Performing Arts Department at 956-721-5224.


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