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SFA's Educators' Summer Art Studio to produce traveling exhibition

June 19, 2017 - Robbie Goodrich
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University once again has a full house for its annual Educators' Summer Art Studio, slated this year for June 23 through 25, on the SFA campus.

Twenty-five art teachers from East Texas high schools, middle schools, elementary schools and community colleges have registered for "#Create&Connect2017," in which they will learn new techniques and work collaboratively to produce a traveling art exhibition, according to Dr. Bill Nieberding, assistant professor of art and the workshop's director.

Cheryl Evans, a past president of the Texas Art Education Association and an SFA alumna, will be the featured workshop leader. Evans, who is a watercolor instructor at Alvin Community College, graduated from SFA with a BFA in painting and earned a Master of Arts degree from the University of Houston Clear Lake. Evans has taught for 34 years at the high school and college levels. She is a signature member of the Watercolor Art Society - Houston, and she has exhibited nationally and internationally. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the Texas Art Education Association.

SFA art faculty instructor Aloma Marquis will also work with participants exploring innovative book-making techniques.

The traveling exhibition will open in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches with a public reception from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 25.

The exhibition will close with a showing of the work at the 2017 Texas Art Education Association conference Nov. 2 through 4 at Galveston's Moody Gardens.

For more information about the workshop or exhibition, contact Nieberding at nieberdiwj@sfasu.edu