TOMBALL - Artists of all ages in the Tomball area now have a way to exhibit their creative work. A new partnership comprised of Tomball ISD, Lone Star College-Tomball and the Harris County Public Library announced the launch of the Tomball Community Art Showcase. The showcase will exhibit visual and performing artwork created by students from Tomball ISD, LSC-Tomball and by local artists from the Tomball area.
A grand opening celebration, which will be free and open to the public, is planned for Thursday, March 21 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the LSC-Tomball Community Library, which will also be the home for the Tomball Community Art Showcase.
“This is truly an extraordinary partnership that is indicative of the collaborative culture of the City of Tomball. We are committed to providing access and educational experiences that extend beyond the college campus and benefit the Tomball area community,” said Dr. Lee Ann Nutt, President of LSC-Tomball.
The grand opening celebration will highlight select creative works by Tomball ISD art students and LSC-Tomball students will provide live entertainment. Light refreshments will be served.
“The Tomball Community Arts Showcase is an amazing opportunity for our district to continue our dynamic partnership with LSC- Tomball and begin a rich collaboration with the Harris County Public Library,” said Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora, Tomball ISD Superintendent of Schools. She is especially excited about the partnership’s impact on Tomball. “The commitment to education, the arts and our community makes Tomball a Destination and we are honored to have the opportunity to showcase our talented students’ artwork in a beautiful space.”
The LSC-Tomball Community Library has created exhibit areas throughout several common areas in the library. Plans are underway to provide secure display cases for fragile pieces and valued collections.
Janna Hoglund, HCPL co-director of the LSC-Tomball Community Library, believes there are a lot of talented artists of all ages in the Tomball area and providing a venue to exhibit these works will enrich the community, “We are thrilled to be partners in the effort to organize exhibitions and educational programs that offer enjoyment and engagement with art of all kinds that’s been created by local students and members of our community.”