Cole Art Center to be Open During Spring Break

March 7, 2018 Nacogdoches – The Cole Art Center at The Old Opera House, Stephen F. Austin State University’s historic downtown art gallery, will be open regular hours during spring break.

Showing in Cole Art Center are the exhibitions “Junko Chodos: Can We Hear Our Own Voice?” and “Peter Sarkisian: Video Works.” “Junko Chodos: Can We Hear Our Own Voice?” features mixed media pieces and large-scale drawings. The show runs through March 25. The Sarkisian exhibition, which features video projections on sculpture, will show through April 21.

The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. Regular hours are from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The popular Texas National Competition and Exhibition will open in Cole Art Center Saturday, April 14. The juror’s talk with art critic and author Jed Perl begins at 5 p.m., followed by the opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m., during which time the competition winners will be announced.

Griffith Gallery in the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus will be closed during spring break and will reopen Tuesday, March 20. Showing is “Erle Loran (1905-1999): A Modern Artist of the American West,” which features a retrospective of more than 60 works in diverse media, including oil paintings, watercolor, gouache, mixed media drawings and charcoal studies. The Loran show runs through April 14.

Regular Griffith Gallery hours are from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday during fall and spring semesters.

For more information, contact the gallery director at (936) 468-1131 or the front desk at (936) 468-5500.