NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art has announced holiday closures for its galleries during the week of Thanksgiving.

The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House will be open during regular hours Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 25 and 26. The art center will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27, and will remain closed throughout the Thanksgiving weekend. The center will reopen during regular hours beginning Tuesday, Dec. 2.

Regular hours for the art center are 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Showing in the Ledbetter Gallery through Jan. 10 is "Vision & Substance: The Art of John Cobb," which features a freestanding chapel filled with egg tempera and gold leaf paintings depicting Biblical scenes and characters of modern-day settings.

Showing in the upstairs Reavley Gallery through Jan. 10 is "To Spin A Yarn, Distaffs: Folk Art and Material Culture," an exhibition of spinning tools.

The Griffith Gallery in the Griffith Fine Arts Building will be open on Tuesday, Nov. 26, and closed the rest of the week for Thanksgiving break. Regular hours for Griffith are 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Showing in Griffith through Dec. 12 is an exhibition of artwork by students and faculty at the La Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua.

The Cole Art Center is located at 320 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. The Griffith Fine Arts Building is located at 2222 Alumni Drive on the SFA campus.

All art exhibitions are free. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.