Works by Houston artist on exhibit

KELLY GILLIT and ASHLEY MORALES
Staff Writers

Anyone looking for something  creative and inspirational can check out the colorful artwork of Michael R. Collins. “Recent Works by Michael Roque Collins” will be on exhibit Nov. 4 through Dec. 7 in the Turk Fine Arts Gallery. Pieces set to display include oil paintings as well as 3-D sculptures.

Collins, born in Houston, has received many awards and honors. He has participated in both single and group exhibitions in nine states in the U.S. as well as in Cuba, England, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Peru and Spain.

Collins uses oils, watercolors and paints on photographs to create his art.

His work has been influenced by subtropical vegetation and steamy smoldering atmospheres of his Gulf Coast surroundings.

To introduce the artist, the KC Visual Arts Department is hosting a reception for Collins from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, alongside his works in the gallery.

Collins, an art instructor at Houston Baptist University, will also be hosting a panel discussion from 8:30 a.m. – noon, Monday, Nov. 5  in the Van Cliburn Auditorium for any students interested in learning more about Houston Baptist University.

For more work by the artist, see his website: www.michaelroquecollins.net

Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Admission is free.

For more information, contact Carolyn Fox-Hearne, gallery director, at 903-983-8128.

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