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Cole Art Center to be open during spring break

March 13, 2019 - Robbie Goodrich

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, Stephen F. Austin State University's historic downtown art gallery, will be open regular hours during spring break.

An encore screening of the film "Koo-Hoot Kiwat: The Caddo Grass House" will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, in Cole Art Center. In the PBS film, which is directed by Curtis Craven, a Caddo tribal elder and his apprentice return to their ancestral homeland in East Texas to direct the construction of a traditional grass house.

Showing in Cole Art Center are the exhibitions "Caddo Contemporary: Present and Relevant" and "Frank Dituri: Il Sacro." (The Sacred).

Featuring ceramics, paintings, beadwork, stonework and drawings, "Caddo Contemporary" is a collaborative presentation of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Art Galleries and the Caddo Mound Historic Site in Alto. The exhibition highlights the work of seven Caddo Nation artisans, including Wayne Earles, Chad Earles, Chase Earles, Raven Halfmoon, Yonavea Hawkins, Jeri Redcorn and Thompson Williams. The show closes March 24.

Only a few days remain to see "Frank Dituri: Il Sacro." (The Sacred), which includes photographs the artist took in Italy over the past few years. The show closes Sunday, March 17.

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.

Griffith Gallery in the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus will be closed during spring break and will reopen Tuesday, March 26.

All events and exhibitions are free to the public.

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