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ACC Students Win at Art Show

ACC Students Win at Art Show

After spending three and a half years learning pottery, painting and jewelry arts at Alvin Community College, Elizabeth Thomas decided it was time to enter her artwork into a juried show for the first time.

She entered her sculpture, Doves in Flight, at the Texas City Art Festival which opened on Sunday, April 13. To her surprise, Thomas won the three-dimensional art category for the show.

“I was really surprised,” she said. “I didn’t think I would win.”

Also winning at the Texas City Art Show was her instructor Jackie Liddell, who encouraged Thomas and her other students to enter their work.

Liddell entered a watercolor painting of her grandson playing under water and received first place in the two-dimensional category. There were 356 entries overall in the Texas City Art Festival this year.

ACC Art Department Chair Dennis LaValley said he was proud of Thomas and Liddell’s accomplishment.

“They have represented Alvin Community College well in the competition,” LaValley said. “It doesn’t happen very often that a student and a professor win in the same art show.”

Thomas has enrolled in many art enrichment workshops with the college in several areas. She is now taking a painting course with Liddell.

While she has been creating art work for more than three years, she didn’t have the urge to enter her pieces into a juried show.

“Jackie really encouraged me to participate,” she said.

Thomas’ entry was an abstract piece inspired by rock formations found in canyons. The work is more than 40 inches tall and took Thomas more than three weeks to complete.

“That was probably the most outstanding thing I’ve ever accomplished,” she said.

Thomas would go on to fashion an entire series of pots based on the design of Doves in Flight.

Lidell has won awards at other juried art shows in the past and said she was more focused on her students’ work in Texas City.

“I was so excited for my students,” Liddell said. “Their work looked very good alongside the other professional work in the show.”

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9/9/2014

September 9, 2014

The Office of Student Activities will host an informational session on September 9 at 12:30 p.m. on its upcoming program called Dolphins Lead, which will teach students leadership skills. For more information call 281-756-3688.

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9/10/2014

September 10, 2014

The ACC Student Government Association will have its first meeting of the school year on September 10 at 12:30 p.m. in the Texas Room. For more information call 281-756-3688.

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9/11/2014

September 11, 2014

The Texas Gulf Coast Blood Center will host a blood drive on September 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Texas Room. The drive is open to all donors in the community. For more information call 281-756-3688.

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9/13/2014

September 13, 2014

Area students will be treated to a free lunch along with guest speakers that will share tips on becoming effective leaders at the annual Student Leadership Conference on September 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guest speaker will be Andy Stoll. For more information call 281-756-3688.

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9/15/2014

September 15, 2014

The Texas Gulf Coast Blood Center will host a blood drive on September 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Texas Room. The drive is open to all donors in the community. For more information call 281-756-3688.

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9/17/2014

September 17, 2014

Students will learn about the legislative process during the annual Constitution Day event on September 17 at 11 a.m. in the Texas Room. For more information call 281-756-3688.

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9/22/2014

September 22, 2014

Registration for the second, eight-week fall mini semester will open on September 22 and close on October 16. Classes will begin on October 20. For more information call 281-756-3500.

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9/25/2014

September 25, 2014

The ACC Board of Regents will have their monthly meeting on September 25 at 7 p.m. in the Nolan Ryan Center. Call 281-756-3500 for more information.

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9/29/2014

September 29, 2014

The Fine Arts Gallery will host an exhibit of the works of William Jones from September 29 to October 24. There will be a reception on October 1 in the Fine Arts Gallery. For more information call 281-756-3605.

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10/1/2014

October 1, 2014

The Student Government Association will have its monthly meeting on October 1 at 12:30 p.m. in the Texas Room. Call 281-756-3686 for more information.

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