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VC auditorium closes in artistic style

By Camille Doty
Aug. 16, 2011 at 3:16 a.m.


If you go: "If Walls Could Talk" Community Event

WHEN: 6 - 8 p.m., Thursday

WHERE: Victoria College Fine Arts Auditorium, 2200 E. Red River St.

HOW MUCH: Free and open to the public

The Victoria College Fine Arts Auditorium will close after 45 years in artistic style.

Art instructor Debra Chronister said the historic building will have a proper farewell.

"I like to go out with a bang," she said.

The "If Walls Could Talk" exhibit will be the auditorium's last before it is demolished in September.

Chronister's students from her 'Big Works in Clay' class molded life-size sculptures that will be on display in the main gallery.

Ceramic pieces "Beaded Tower - Alpha" and "Beaded Tower - Beta" will be available for auction to help fund a new equipment for the ceramics program.

School administers encourage the public to attend.

"It gives the community one last opportunity to come into the building," said Cara Frederick.

Thursday evening's festivities also include slide shows and posters featuring the building's history. Attendees will also be some of the first to look at the renovation and expansion project.

Chronister, the art instructor, said the display is an ideal transition between the old and the new.

"It's an appropriate good-bye to the auditorium and a grand gesture toward the new construction."

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