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October 14, 2013

Art show puts student expression, Blinn Foundation on display

Students will showcase their work Wednesday at the Foundation’s Whigham House

Faith NuttThe Blinn College Visual Arts Program will host its debut arts show Wednesday, Oct. 16 from noon – 5 p.m.

The show, which will be held at the Foundation Whigham House at 902 College Ave., is a new venture to showcase the artistic accomplishments of Blinn visual arts students.

“The opportunity to display work allows these students a chance to complete the creation process,” said Fine Arts Professor Doug Peck.

Visual arts students Amy McArthur, Faith Nutt, Scott Nies, Joseph Giles, Jacob Burghard and Chase Duncan are all featuring their art in the show.

While visitors view the students’ displays, they will also get the opportunity to learn more about the Blinn Foundation and meet its staff. Susan Myers began her duties as the Foundation’s executive director in July after serving more than a decade as executive director of the Holocaust Museum Houston,

The Foundation supports programs and activities that enhance the quality of education for Blinn College students and expand the educational opportunities for the entire community. While raising funds is an important function, the Foundation also seeks to heighten community awareness of the mission and accomplishments of the College and to promote excellence in education.

Since its inception in 2000, the Foundation has raised almost $10 million for Blinn. Those funds have been used to help launch major construction projects across Blinn’s campuses, including the A.W. Hodde, Jr. Technical Education Center, the J. Hal and Allyne Machat Music Facility, the W.J. “Bill” Rankin Agricultural Complex and the Bert and Mae Dean Wheeler Residence Hall.

An additional $1 million has been spent purchasing classroom equipment and supplies requested by Blinn faculty. The Foundation has also established $4.5 million in new endowed scholarships.
For more information on the Foundation and its mission, call 979-830-4107 or visit: www.blinn.edu/foundation.