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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 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

The Power of Thought

Everyone is an innovator. This exhibit is about highlighting your innate innovative creative power. Works will span from painting, drawing, photography, writing, and other 2D and 3D mediums depicting, related to, or inspired by The Power of Thought. Innovation is about opportunity in creativity! Every creation must first start in the mind, a desire to see something new whether in technological, culinary, architectural, or artistic invention- even in the way humans express themselves outwardly through appearance, fashion, hairstyles, etc. Innovation is about creative thinking, whether it be to solve a problem or otherwise imagine something into existence that bends, breaks, or blends what already existed before.

Opening reception: Thursday September 13, 2018

Lampasas Hall 407 from 4-6pm


See below to view past exhibits.

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