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Gallery of the Common Experience

Manos que Crean artwork in Lampasas
Common Experience Gallery with the theme "Las Manos Que Crean"

What is the Gallery?
Sponsored by the Honors College and the Common Experience at Texas State University, The Gallery of the Common Experience showcases art exhibits relating to this year's Common Experience theme. In the past these exhibits have included artwork meant to provoke thought on the definition of Chicano identity, photo depictions  of apartheid South Africa during the onset of AIDS, and political cartoons of President Lyndon Baines Johnson. The gallery also hosts special events throughout the year including free art workshops, artist talks, and public art events on the Quad.

When and Where Can I View the Gallery?
The Gallery is located in LAMP 407 (the Honors Coffee Forum) and is open to the public free of charge Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

How Can I Get Involved?
Help the Committee
The gallery is maintained by the Honors College, Gallery curator Kelsey Huckaby, and a campus-wide committee of dedicated art lovers. For more information or to become involved with the committee, e-mail Ms. Huckaby cegallery@txstate.edu or call 512.245.2266. You can also follow the Gallery of the Common Experience on Facebook.

Submit Artwork
We also take art submissions from students and others in the community! If interested, check out any upcoming themes below and click the appropriate "Submit Your Work" in these sections.

 

Current Exhibit

"Reformation: An Exhibit on Justice"

FALL 2017 Exhibition
FALL SHOW DATES: August 28 - December 8, 2017

 

The Common Experience theme for the Fall 2017- Spring 2018 semesters at Texas State University this year is called The Search For Justice: Our Response to Crime in the 21st Century
 
Join us for our opening art reception in 407 Lampasas, Texas State University to see the new exhibit and enjoy snacks and refreshments.
 
CALL FOR ARTISTS:
Artists (student as well as non-student artists) using all mediums (2D work, 3D work, film, dance, poetry and writing) are invited to submit work relevant to the topic of the need for awareness and reformation regarding the specific justice issues the artist is called to make a statement about. Images to be sent to curator Kelsey Huckaby at cegallery@txstate.edu
 
Some relevant subjects would be racism, conditions of the working class, disparities in power, education, shelter, access to food, mental health services, immigration issues, criminal justice, women’s rights, sexual orientation, subjugating ethnic groups, etc.
 
DEADLINE AUGUST 1st! Artwork will be hung by August 28th.

Upcoming Exhibits

See below to view past exhibits.

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