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- Written by Roxanne White
Lone Star College-Kingwood will once again welcome area photographers to be showcased in the art gallery in conjunction with FotoFest Houston 2008. FotoFest was founded in 1983, but the first biennial, citywide Month of Photography, was held in 1986 in Houston. Since then, 10 exhibits have been shown. “I am thrilled to be a part of this project,” said LSC-Kingwood’s interim art gallery director, Kelley Revuelto. “The images for the exhibition are not only the highest quality, but reflect an amazing level of creativity.” The exhibit will be juried by Curator of Galveston Arts Center, Clint Willour. Willour has served as a juror for more than 60 competitions in his 30-year career. He had the final voice in choosing the final 19 photographers. “I am delighted to have been asked to jury the LSC-Kingwood’s FotoFest photography competition, ‘Transformations’,” said Willour. “Since the act of making a photograph is itself transformative, capturing or creating an image and transforming it onto a paper representation of that image, I felt I had a lot of leeway in my selections.” The 19 photographers whose art will be displayed in the gallery are: Angela Duncan, Andy Bloxham, Beau Comeaux, Britt Ragsdale, Paul Abbott, Christian Cutler, Frank Hamrick, Joy Erb, John Keedy, Janet Pritchard, Leah Gose, Lisa Qualls, Morison Kelley, Nate Larson, Rebekah Allen, Kiriko Shirobayashi, Tala Vahabzadeh, Teresa Rafadi and Suzanne Banning. “The exhibition as a collective whole is exciting and intriguing,” said Revuelto. “I believe that this is due to Mr. Willour’s discernible artistic eye as well as our participants’ involvement.” The LSC-Kingwood art gallery is located in the Student Center/Fine Arts Building and open Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.; and Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. This is a free exhibit and is open to the public. For more information, call 281-312-1534.