SFA Art students open gallery that features watercolor, acrylic paintings

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - After three weeks in the beautiful mountainside of Durango, Colorado, six Stephen F. Austin University students are back, and are armed with dozens of artwork for a gallery that opened tonight.

The gallery opened at 5 p.m. Thursday but is expected to last until Monday, and features watercolor and acrylic paintings of mountains and Southwestern style culture.

It's all a part of a travel class called Color that teaches the students how to work with color professionally.

"We were able to visit artist studios, and we were able to work on location in some of the most amazing places where famous artists have worked before like Georgia O'Keefe and other western artists," said Peter Andrew, the teacher of the Color class.

Dr. Neal Naranjo from the Naranjo Museum of Natural History in Lufkin also offered the students lodging at his home in Durango. The gallery, which is located at 2124 Wilson Drive in Nacogdoches, opens tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.

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