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The Art Gallery at Collin College hosts "From Darkness Into The Light" by Nan Martin

February 12, 2024

Cougar News

Photos courtesy of Nan Martin. Nan Martin uses mixed media with a focus on sculpture.

The Art Gallery at Collin College will host the exhibition From Darkness Into The Light by artist Nan Martin from Feb. 26-March 20 at the Plano Campus. A reception is planned from 4-7 p.m. on Feb. 29. The show and reception are free and open to the public.

Martin describes From Darkness Into The Light as sculpture “focusing on life’s hardships and complexities … to touch an emotional chord and elicit self-reflective moments in those who see my work.” 

“I find myself coming full circle in a world drenched in fear and hate,” Martin said. “I seek the whimsical, soft, colorful world of textiles, attempting to soothe life’s hard realities one stitch at a time.”

Martin, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Clothing and Textiles and a Master of Arts in Sculpture, was featured on HGTV’s Modern Masters series in 2007.

The Art Gallery is located on Collin College’s Plano Campus, Room A175, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Gallery hours are: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday. For more information about this or other exhibitions, contact Dr. Anna Fritzel at 972.516.5028 or afritzel@collin.edu. The gallery’s webpage is www.collin.edu/theartsgallery.

Collin College serves more than 58,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 200 degrees and certificates, including a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), a Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) in Cybersecurity, a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Construction Management, and a new Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Clinical Operations Management. The only public college based in Collin County, Collin College is a partner to business, government, and industry, providing customized training and workforce development. For more information, visit www.collin.edu.