NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Three art shows are currently on view at Stephen F. Austin State University's The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House located at 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches.

The "2011 Nacogdoches Art League Annual Juried Exhibition" is displayed in the upstairs Hallway Gallery. Juried by SFA Professor of Art Peter Andrew, the show will run through Saturday, July 2.

Also upstairs, in the Reavley Gallery, viewers can see "Nac Collects," an eclectic exhibition of artworks from Nacogdoches collectors Laura McKinney, Linda McKinney and Terry Steed.

The McKinneys have contributed from their collections bronze sculptures by Charles Umlauf and watercolors, oils, mixed media, and drawings in ink and graphite by a variety of artists, including East Texans Mary Hooper, Robert Kinsell, Mary McCleary, John McKinney, Gary Parker and Gene Tomlin.

Steed's collection, "Comic Art All-Stars," comprises work by some of the most well known comic artists of the 20th century, including Jack Kirby, co-creator of Captain America, The X-Men and The Incredible Hulk; Curt Swan, creator of the "definitive image" of Superman; and Steve Ditko, co-creator of Spider-man and Dr. Strange.

"Nac Collects" will run through Saturday, July 2.

Currently showing in the downstairs Ledbetter Gallery is "El Camino Real De Los Tejas National Historic Trails," an exhibition of photographs SFA Associate Professor of Art Christopher Talbot took along the historic corridor.

The show is sponsored in part by the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau and will remain in the Ledbetter Gallery through Saturday, July 2. After that date, it will be exhibited in the Hallway Gallery through Saturday, July 23.

Admission to The Cole Art Center is free. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.