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Art museum to host TJC 85th anniversary exhibit

Published Tuesday, 8th November 2011

Art museum to host TJC 85th anniversary exhibit

Tyler Junior College will celebrate its past with a comprehensive exhibit of items on display at the Tyler Museum of Art, beginning Nov. 18.

The "Black and Gold Exhibit" celebrating TJC’s 85 years is presented by faculty, staff and friends of the College.

The exhibit includes College and private collections on loan. Among the items are photographs, printed articles, old uniforms from the Apache Band, Apache Belles, Cheerleaders and sports teams, a scrap book from the era of legendary coach and athletic director Floyd Wagstaff and documents that describe early college spirit routines and traditions.

The collection also includes framed stipple art drawings of TJC’s six presidents, produced by Tyler artist and 1947 TJC graduate Dick Johns.

Johns completed the last drawing recently and presented the framed likeness of TJC President Dr. Mike Metke to him today.

The exhibit’s display schedule will include an invitation-only ribbon-cutting celebration for friends and College donors on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 1.

Fred M. Peters


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