Taft High School artist earns ‘Best of Show’

Kati Pina of Taft High School earned Best of Show honors for her entry, “Katy Perry.” Pina’s work was awarded first place for her entry, “Waitress” in the Drawing/Pencil category. Last year, Pina earned first place for her pencil drawing and first place for her colored drawing. Ten area high schools participated in the annual art competition. The award-winning student work is currently on display in the Simon Michael Art Gallery in Coastal Bend College’s Frank Jostes Visual Arts Building in Beeville. The show will run through March 11. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Nature, rhythm explored in upcoming gallery exhibit at Coastal Bend College

Coastal Bend College inaugurates the spring gallery schedule with “Transformations,” featuring the works of Colleen McCulla-Thomas and Caprice Pierucci. A Reception and Gallery Talk will be held on Jan. 18, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Simon Michael Art Gallery of the Frank Jostes Visual Arts Building. The Simon Michael Art Gallery exhibit closes on Feb. 16. For more information, contact Jayne Duryea, at (361) 354-2322 or

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