The Gallery of the Common Experience, located in LAMP 407 (the Honors Coffee Forum), has showcased exhibits ranging from a photo documentary on the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and the onset of HIV to 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.
The gallery is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. Admission is free.
Sponsored by the Honors College and the Common Experience at Texas State University, the gallery is maintained by curator Billi London-Gray and a campus-wide committee of dedicated art lovers. For more information or to become involved with the committee, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512.245.2266.
The Gallery of the Common Experience presents its spring 2014 exhibition, Face Forward: Portraits of Emotional Exposure, starting January 13, 2014. The exhibition, designed to explore the Common Experience theme of mental health and illness, features emotionally descriptive and evocative portraiture by artists from around the state, including several Texas State students and alumni.
Additionally, the exhibition includes a survey of the work of David Francis Drymala, a San Marcos artist and musician. Drymala is the subject of the upcoming documentary A Deeper Side, which will share his journey through life as a gifted artist affected by mental illness.
Please join us in the gallery on Thursday, January 30, from 5-7 p.m. for a public reception with the artists.
To view the prospectus for the exhibition, click here.
(At right: Confusing Saturation by Kara Rhodes)
On October 1, 2013, hundreds of Texas State students, faculty and staff created two large community paintings! The Campus Canvas paintings currently are on display in the fourth-floor foyer of the Lampasas Building. Stop by and check them out for inspiration!
Check back here for announcements about our next Campus Canvas event.
In the meanwhile, keep making art, Bobcats!