For the first time in 16 years, the Navarro College art show has partnered with local businesses to make students’ dreams of becoming recognized artists attainable.

“In addition to being on display at the Cook Education Center, many downtown businesses have agreed to display the art and give us an opportunity to get out in the community,” said Dr. Linda Timmerman, dean of fine arts and humanities.

Timmerman credits Professor Jennifer Jones with the idea and implementation of taking the artwork into the downtown area.

Jones, who has been with Navarro College for more than two years, acknowledged the show would be impossible without the help of her students.

“The students are awesome and we couldn’t do this without them,” said Jones. “This show is really is all about them.”

Founder of 100W, Kyle Hobratschk, was the featured speaker at the art show’s opening Thursday night.

“I am an artist and I am in the trenches with these students,” said Hobratschk. “I know what the studio practice is like, and I know what it’s like to make the works that you make that have been entered into this art show.”

Hobratschk helped other volunteers set up the show featuring four area high schools and the college, referring to time spent on the presentation as “a treat.”

The art show will conclude with a downtown art walk, 6 - 8 p.m., May 5, at participating downtown businesses.

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Q & A:

Cheryl Perkins

Navarro College

Q: What is your degree plan?

A: Psychology/ Art.

Q: How long have you been creating art?

A: Since I was a little girl.

Q: What do you use for inspiration?

A: Everything around me.

Q: Favorite thing about Navarro College?

A: Painting.

Q: Favorite art class and instructor?

A: Painting, Professor Jennifer Jones.

Q: Future Goals and Dreams?

A: To get my B.S. in Psychology and paint for the rest of my life.

Q: Famous artist your work is most similar to if any?

A: Renoir.

Cheyenne Brownlow

Wortham High School

Q: What is your degree plan?

A: Visual Communications.

Q: How long have you been creating art?

A: My whole life.

Q: What do you use for inspiration?

A: Anything that makes me feel emotional.

Q: Favorite thing about Navarro College?

A: The aesthetic.

Q: Favorite art class and instructor?

A: Jennifer Paden.

Q: Future Goals and Dreams?

A: Be happy and make art.

Q: Famous artist your work is most similar to if any?

A: Tim Burton.

Katherine Morgan

Navarro College

Q: What is your degree plan?

A: Arts.

Q: How long have you been creating art?

A: 15 years.

Q: What do you use for inspiration?

A: Other masters.

Q: Favorite thing about Navarro College?

A: The painting studio.

Q: Favorite art class and instructor?

A: Drawing, Professor Jennifer Jones

Q: Future Goals and Dreams?

A: To sit on the beach and paint.

Q: Famous artist your work is most similar to if any?

A: N/A.

Stormy Hunter

Navarro College

Q: What is your degree plan?

A: Secondary education.

Q: How long have you been creating art?

A: Since my freshman year in high school.

Q: What do you use for inspiration?

A: I like to bounce ideas off my fiancé’ for inspiration.

Q: Favorite thing about Navarro College?

A: The art program is my favorite thing about Navarro College.

The support and help from the instructors is amazing.

Q: Favorite art class and instructor?

A: Painting.

Q: Future Goals and Dreams?

A: To complete school and teach art.

Q: Famous artist your work is most similar to if any?

A: N/A.

Bryanna Wright

Navarro College

Q: What is your degree plan?

A: Art.

Q: How long have you been creating art?

A: 21 years.

Q: What do you use for inspiration?

A: Mythology.

Q: Favorite thing about Navarro College?

A: The Cook Education Center, and Pearce Museum.

Q: Favorite art class and instructor?

A: Painting, Professor Jennifer Jones.

Q: Future Goals and Dreams?

A: To make art for a living.

Q: Famous artist your work is most similar to if any?

A: Yvina Wada.

Participating retailers:

100 W, 100 West 3rd Ave.

Gypsy Haven, 314 North Beaton Street

Victorian Sample Florist, 325 North Beaton Street

Downtown Salon & Spa, 115 West Collin

Across the Street & Bistro, 125 N Beaton Street

Lady Diana’s Zen Cafe’, 106 West 6th Ave.

Warehouse Living Arts Center, 119 West 6th Ave.

Roy’s Cafe, 306 North Beaton Street

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