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CCCD Features Work of Internationally Exhibited Artist

CCCCD FEATURES WORK OF INTERNATIONALLY EXHIBITED ARTIST

Oct. 12, 2004 –Collin County Community College District will display the work of artist Don Scaggs Oct. 20-Nov. 12 in THE ARTS gallery, room A175, at the college’s Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano. An artist’s reception will be held 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20 in THE ARTS gallery.

Free and open to the public, Scaggs’ exhibit will display recent mixed-media pieces that embrace color, texture and an expressionistic use of geometric and organic forms on canvas, paper and wood structures.

A retired University of North Texas professor of visual art, Scaggs has exhibited his artwork internationally, and he has been teaching visual art since 1963. He holds a master’s degree in painting and printmaking from Purdue University.

“I have an ongoing preoccupation with color and texture; especially those found in the natural environment; weathered wooden surfaces, rusted metal, dried grasses and other surfaces that seem touched by the passage of time and change,” said Scaggs.

Gallery hours are Monday - Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more information, visit the gallery website at www.collin.edu/THEARTSgallery, or call THEARTS gallery at 972.881.5873.

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