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College Gallery Welcomes Collection from Renowned Artist

September 14, 2005 – THE ARTS gallery, located at Collin County Community College District’s Spring Creek Campus, will host “An Earthly Codex: Land Marks and Symbols.”

The pieces are an installation by nationally renowned artist Mary Dritschel and will be exhibited from Thursday, Oct. 13-Saturday, Nov. 12. The reception is set for Thursday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m.

“The site-specific art installation represents how humankind’s finite existence is inextricably bound to the earth and our involvement as part of its continuum,” Dritschel said. “‘An Earthly Codex’ expresses this union of the spiritual and physical world.”

Dritschel’s work has been showcased in the United States and in Brazil, where she taught at the University of Sao Paulo. She also has taught at several North Texas colleges and universities and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Texas.

Hours for THE ARTS gallery are: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The gallery is located at 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

For more information, call THE ARTS gallery at 972-881-5873 or visit their website at www.collin.edu/THEARTSGallery/ .

Collin County Community College District serves more than 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. In addition, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.=