NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, Stephen F. Austin State University's historic downtown gallery, will be open during regular gallery hours for most of the holiday season.

Regular hours are from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Additionally, the art center will be closed Christmas Day, Dec. 25, and Dec. 26. The gallery will be open regular hours Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 27 through 30, which is the last day for both current art shows. The gallery will be closed after Dec. 30 through Jan. 23 while new exhibitions, including "Caddo Contemporary: Present and Relevant," are installed. The shows open on Jan. 24. Also opening that day is an exhibition of photographs by Frank Dituri.

Exhibitions currently showing feature artwork by Kymia Nawabi and the SFA School of Art's biennial exhibition of jewelry and metalwork.

"Kymia Nawabi: Not for Long, My Forlorn" features a series of large-scale drawings that "acted as meditations on life and death channeled through ravenous, otherworldly beings and animals that inhabit a purgatory-like space," according to the artist.

Works selected for inclusion in the 10th annual Art Metals/Jewelry Competition and Exhibition can be seen in the upstairs Reavley Gallery.

A vintage Christmas display, which features antique ornaments, decorations, dolls and toys of bygone eras, shows through Dec. 30.

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