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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‘Fusing Glass’ Workshop in Beeville

A fusing glass workshop will be held at Coastal Bend College in Beeville in the glass house behind the Frank Jostes Building on Sept. 15 and 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The artist-in-residence is Jayne Duryea. For more information, contact Duryea at (361) 354-2322 or

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Gallery opening in Beeville

The Coastal Bend College Visual Arts Faculty art exhibit will open on Sept. 7 in the Simon Michael Art Gallery. A reception and gallery talk will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Frank Jostes Visual Arts Building. The gallery show closes Oct. 13. For more information, contact Jayne Duryea at (361) 354-2322 or

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