LSC-CyFair alum returns as visiting artist
Former Lone Star College-CyFair art student Jessica Rice will have her work on display at the Bosque Gallery.
Rice’s paintings are featured in the “when the lights go out “exhibition this month. The exhibition will run through Thursday, Sept. 29.
Rice says her art is something she invented as a child and contains fragments of her childhood interests and fascination. The paintings in the Bosque Gallery exhibition will research the dreams, imaginations and fears of a child.
“I really want my art to help people understand the beauty that exists in all the contrasting themes in our lives and the world,” says Rice. “The relationship between opposites is something that really interests me because it’s really relevant in life if you dig a little past the surface of things. This is why my paintings are startling at first, maybe a bit creepy, but there is always some beauty and childlike innocence there.”
This fall Rice will start her student teaching in Cy-Fair Independent School District as a senior at the University of Houston-Downtown, where she is majoring in Early Childhood Education with a specialty in art.
After Rice graduates with her bachelor's degree and is certified as an elementary art teacher, she plans to be accepted into the University of Houston’s Fine Arts program and eventually earn her master's in studio art/painting.
A reception for the exhibit will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Bosque Gallery is located in the Center for the Arts building on the Barker Cypress campus of LSC-CyFair at 9191 Barker Cypress.