• Jun. 13–Sep. 25Portraits of Freedom Art Exhibition

    Portraits of Freedom Art Exhibition

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    • Sat., Jun. 13–Fri., Sep. 25, Nacogdoches Railroad Depot, 101 Old Tyler Road

    Presented by the School of Art (Special Art Events)

    Portraits of Freedom is a juried student art exhibition featuring runaway slaves from newspaper advertisements compiled by the Texas Runaway Slave Project. The exhibition features drawings, lithographs, paintings and screen prints created by art students at Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas Christian University and Lamar University. Interpretive panels contextualize what is displayed.

    Exhibition hours are Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. An opening reception takes place Thursday, June 11, 5–7:30 p.m. at the Nacogdoches Courthouse Annex, 203 W. Main St.

    Sponsored by Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches Jaycees, Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce and Humanities Texas.

  • Jul. 25–Aug. 29Watercolor East Texas

    Watercolor East Texas

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    • Sat., Jul. 25–Sat., Aug. 29, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    The 31st Watercolor East Texas juried exhibition features juror Marie Renfro, a nationally known artist from Plano who works in oil, acrylic and watercolor, using various media to express her emotional response to a subject. An opening reception takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 25, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

  • Aug. 7First Friday Films: ‘Scrap’

    First Friday Films: ‘Scrap’

    • Fri., Aug. 7, 7 p.m., The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art (Special Art Events)

    “Scrap” follows the history of two eccentric builders and their amazing structures which were each built by a single man: "The Forevertron" built by Tom Every and "Bishop Castle" built by Jim Bishop. The feature documentary focuses on the architects of these structures and is sponsored in part by The Liberty Bell, Main Street Nacogdoches, Bill Arscott, Jill Carrington, Karon Gillespie, John Heath, David Kulhavy and Brad Maule.

  • Aug. 31Brad Meyer, faculty percussion recital

    Brad Meyer, faculty percussion recital

    • Mon., Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (The Cole Performing Arts Series)

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    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
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