Campus News 2014

For Immediate Release
July 3, 2014

Western Art Academy to host art exhibit July 11

Western Art AcademyThe first session of the Western Art Academy, a four-week art instruction event for Houston-area high school students, will end with the Western Art Academy—Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Exhibit from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 11, in Edington Gym on the Schreiner University campus.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Association is the financial sponsor for all of the 48 high school students who attend Western Art Academy. The academy consists of four weeks of art instruction, and each student spends two weeks studying oil painting and two weeks studying sculpture using oil-based clay that is suitable for casting in bronze.

Marcia Rae McCulley, a faculty member of the Schreiner University art department and on-site director of the academy, said the event is important to students because it gives them a taste of college life and establishes an intense work ethic within them.

“These students work six days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday and many times in the evening hours after dinner,” she said. “Good artwork requires this level of time commitment, and the Western Art Academy serves to establish this intense work ethic in these young artists’ practice.”

The second session of the Western Art Academy is slated for July 12.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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