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30 Something: College Pays Tribute to Professor with Showcase

February 4, 2008 - Thirty years of teaching and art will be in the spotlight at THE ARTS gallery.

The Collin College gallery will host "30 Years!," a retrospective of the work of professor Lee Akins, who has taught clay for 30 years, the last 20 at the college. Akins is moving to New Mexico after the spring semester.

The show will run from Thursday, Feb. 14-Saturday, March 8, at THE ARTS gallery, located at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. A reception is set at 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, at the gallery.

Professor Akins has been featured in a number of solo and group exhibitions across the state and nation showcasing his clay creations. He earned his bachelor of fine arts from the College of Dayton Art Institute and his master of fine arts from Southern Methodist University.

THE ARTS 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 about this show or future shows, visit the gallery's website at or call 972.881.5873.

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