NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches will be open during most of the Christmas and New Year's holiday break for Stephen F. Austin State University, gallery officials have announced.

Cole Art Center will be closed Thursday and Friday, Dec. 24 and 25, and Friday, Jan. 1. Normal gallery hours are from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

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 Saturday, Jan. 2.

Also on display through Jan. 2 is a holiday window array based on the 1913 stop-action film "The Insects' Christmas" by Wladyslaw Starewicz, who is 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.

Upcoming Cole Art Center exhibitions include "East Texas Impressions: The Art of Charles D. Jones," opening Jan. 14, and "Refined IX: Humor," opening Jan. 29.

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.