TJC student artwork on exhibit at Tyler Rose Garden Center

“Gathered Pieces,” a collection of works by three Tyler Junior College art students, is on display through Dec. 6 at the Tyler Rose Garden Center, located at 420 Rose Park Dr.

“This Performance Grant Student Exhibition is an annual exhibition opportunity for our art students,” said TJC Art Professor Philana Oliphant Pace. “At the end of each spring semester, the faculty choose three high-level students, who are then responsible for an exhibition of their work during the following fall and spring semesters.”
 
This year’s selected students are Emily Everitt of Canton; Jennifer Simmons of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; and Lora Waggoner of Whitehouse.
 
Pace said, “The project entails not only making a body of work per semester but also learning the professional presentation and the logistics of putting a show together. It also gives our students the opportunity to realize some of the expectations of the professional artist.”
 
She also gave special thanks to Debbie Isham, director of the Tyler Rose Garden Center, for offering the exhibit space.

About the TJC Art program
In the TJC Art program, students develop well-rounded portfolios and learn a variety of artistic skills, as well as art’s important role in culture and history.

The Associate of Arts degree provides the first two years of a liberal arts education and prepares students with the sound artistic foundation required to successfully pursue an art degree at an upper-level institution. 

Members of the TJC art faculty are talented in their own right, and they cover a wide variety of disciplines, from drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture to mixed media and ceramics.

For more information, go to TJC.edu/art.

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