NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches will be open during a portion of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, gallery officials have announced.

Cole Art Center will be open Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 24 and 25, closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday, Nov. 26 and 27, and open Saturday, Nov. 28, for the downtown Wassail Fest and Main Street's holiday lighting contest.

The theme of the art center's window display is based on the 1913 stop-action film "The Insects' Christmas" by Wladyslaw Starewicz, with a few modern twists thrown in. Starewicz is recognized as the father of Russian animation, pioneering his fanciful stop-motion films. "The Insects' Christmas" is a six-and-a-half-minute silent, animated and captioned film, emphasizing the joy of the holiday season.

Exhibitions showing in the art center include "The Devil You Say! The Saintly, and Not So Saintly, in Folk Art," which shows in Reavley Gallery through Jan. 16. Two other exhibitions, "The Tenderness of Egocentrism: Drawings by Manuel Miranda" in the Reception Gallery and "25 Veinticinco: Mexican-American Prints from UT San Antonio" in Ledbetter Gallery, will run through Jan. 2.

Normal gallery hours are from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The exhibitions are free and open to the public. They are sponsored in part by the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts and the Nacogdoches Junior Forum. The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For additional information, call (936) 468-1131.