SHERMAN, TEXAS—The Austin College Department of Art and Art History hosts the exhibit “Relative Proximity” by the Ghost Town Arts Collective now through May 24 in the Ida Green Gallery of Ida Green Communication Center. The exhibit is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An artists’ reception is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, call 903.813.2048.
The exhibit includes painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber arts, and more. “The exhibit is an exploration of the dual concepts of closeness and distance,” said Heidi Rushing, director of the Ghost Town Arts Collective and a 2004 graduate of Austin College. “All of the work in this exhibit in some way comments on the relative closeness or distance between things, ideas, people, materials, time, etc. Taken as a whole, the exhibition explores the relationship forged among works by different artists when viewed together.”
Artists represented in the exhibit are Arlene Cason, Carlos Perez, Cedra Wood, Deeya Bain, Devyn Gaudet, Diane Durant, Heidi Rushing, Jean Roelke, Katherine Taylor, Kay Merritt, Liz Elsberg, Marie Jones, Megan McCullough, Randi Tanglen, Sarah Pfohl, Shelly Cervantes, and Tim Tracz.
The Ghost Town Arts Collective is a non-profit artist co-op based in North Texas. Dedicated to raising the profile of all forms of art in the Sherman and Denison community, the GTAC has held regular exhibitions and events showcasing visual and performance art, music, dance, spoken word, and film, as well as workshops, including art critiques, life drawing, creative writing, and bookmaking.
Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Founded in 1849, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original charter and name, the college is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA). Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives.