AC Fine Arts Division

The Angelina College Fine Arts Division offers six areas of study for students enrolling in higher education: art, graphic arts, journalism, music, speech communication, and theater. 

Visual arts students study basic and advanced drawing techniques, design principles, art history, painting, and printmaking.  Students in visual arts and graphic arts display their works in the ACA art gallery four times a year. The art gallery also hosts exhibitions by professional artists, and students have an opportunity to interact with these visiting artists one on one.

Graphic arts students gain practical experience in the production of 30-second ads for TV, food and fashion photography, as well as brochure design. The students work as interns with a local business during their last semester of study. This field experience and the students’ courses of study prepare them to go into the workforce after completing an associate degree.

Students preparing for careers in journalism gain hands-on experience producing six issues of the campus newspaper, The Pacer, each semester. The students also produce the campus magazine, AC View, each spring. Students in the News Gathering and Writing class learn how to write journalistically and get practical experience by writing stories that are published in The Pacer.   In the Editing and Layout class, a crossover class with graphic arts, students design business cards, booklet covers, magazine pages, a newsletter, and a brochure.

Music majors focus on a primary performance area as they prepare for careers in music education, music performance, jazz studies, or sound recording technology. Students may participate in one of five ensembles: AC Chorale, AC Singers, AC Swingin’ Roadrunner Jazz Combo, AC Guitar Ensemble, or the AC Wind Ensemble. 

Speech communication students develop confidence along with organizational and delivery skills and learn to manage their fears when doing oral presentations. In addition, they explore the link between communication and interpersonal relationships as well as the effective use of technology in communication. Students are encouraged to express their views in a public forum during state and national election seasons, and they have the opportunity to participate in service projects for various organizations in the community.   

Theater students receive training and experience in either a performance or a production emphasis. Courses of study include acting, stagecraft, stage make-up, costuming, and theater history. Theater students present four productions each year, including a children’s show, main stage, and black box productions. Students gain invaluable experience by working in two state-of-the-art theaters as well as costume and scene shops housed in the Angelina Center for the Arts.

Fine Arts Division
Angelina Center for the Arts, (936) 633-5233
Hudgins Hall, (936) 633-5378

Faculty/Staff
Dr. Karen McBee, Fine Arts Division Director
Sabrina Collins, speech
Beckie Compton, music
Larry Greer, music
Amy Morrison, speech
Jan Anderson-Paxson, journalism, graphic arts
Kary Raine, theatre
Andy Reed, theatre
Reg Reynolds, graphic arts
Robbie Roach, art
Libby Stapleton, journalism
Taz Powers, interim, stage operations manager
Brenda Vallejo, Fine Arts secretary
Hudgins Hall secretary, ext. 5378

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The Fine Arts Division presents a full schedule of art, music and theater events each academic year.

The Angelina College/Temple Theater Box Office is open from 11:00am-5:00, Monday-Friday.
Tickets go on sale a month before each AC ticketed event.
Box Office phone number is (936) 633-5454.

 

2016-2017 Fine Arts Division Events

September

6 – 28     AC Faculty Art Exhibition, ACA Art Gallery

Reception - 6th, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

October

3 – 24     Le’Anne Alexander   “Paesaggi” (Landscapes), ACA Art Gallery

Reception - 4th,  6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  Admission is free.

4            AC Chamber Winds/AC Swingin’ RR Jazz Combo, Hudgins Hall

7:30 p.m.  $4 Adults/$3 Seniors/students/children

13, 14, 15  "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee", Temple Theater

7:30 p.m.   $5 Adults/$4 Seniors/students/children

23           AC Alumni Recital , Temple Theater

2:30 p.m.   Admission is Free     

November

1 – 15      Graphic Arts Student Exhibition, ACA Art Gallery

Reception - 1st, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Admission is free.

15           AC Swingin’ RR Jazz Combo & AC Comm Big Band, Hudgins Hall

7:30 p.m.   $4 Adults/$3 Seniors/students/children

17, 18, 19   Sealed for Freshness  By Doug Stone,Temple Theater

7:30 p.m.  $5 Adults/$4 Seniors,students/children 

22 – Dec 6  Visual Arts Student Exhibition, ACA Art Gallery

Reception - 29th, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Admission is free.

December

1      3rd Annual “Holiday, Hope & Honor”Temple Theater

7:30 p.m. $4 Adults/$3 Seniors/students/children

4     “Christmas and Hanukkah Celebration”, LCB/AC Chamber Winds, Temple Theater

2:30 p.m.  $4 Adults/$3 Seniors/students/children

February

Jan 31 – Feb 23     Black History Month Exhibition, ACA Art Gallery

Reception -7th, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Admission is free.

23, 24, 25            Brecht on Brecht   By George Tabori, Temple Theater

7:30 p.m.  $5 Adults/$4 Seniors/students/children

28 – March 22       DUO EXHIBITION --

  Michael Dane Morris, Explorer and Photographer “OUT OF CONTEXT”

  Beverly Morris, Explorer and Documentary Filmmaker “CHASING MY DNA”  

           ACA Art Gallery, Reception - 28th, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

March

2               AC Swingin’ RR Jazz Combo & AC Comm Big Band, Hudgins Hall

7:30 p.m.  $4 Adults/$3 Seniors/students/children

28 – April 11     Visual Arts Student Exhibition, ACA Art Gallery

Reception - 28th, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Admission is free.

April

1st -(7:30 p.m.)/ 2nd (2:30 p.m.)   Showtime! 2017, Temple Theater

$5 Adults/$4 Seniors/students/children

18 – May 3   Graphic Arts Student Exhibition, ACA Gallery

Reception - 18th, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Free Admission.

20, 21, 22    Outrageous Theater!, Black Box (ACA110)

7:30 p.m. $5 Adults/$4 Seniors/students/children

25                AC Swingin’ RR Jazz Combo & AC Comm Big Band, Hudgins Hall

7:30 p.m.  $4 Adults/$3 Seniors/students/children

27              “It’s a GRAND Night!” AC Chorale, Temple Theater

7:30 p.m.  $4 Adults/$3 Seniors/students/children

30              “A Sonic Spectacular of Outstanding Soloists” LCB, Temple Theater

2:30 p.m.  $4 Adults/$3 Seniors/students/children

May

9 – June 30   Richard Orton, “The Upshaws of County Line” ACA Art Gallery

Reception - 9th, 6 – 7:30 p.m.  Admission is free.

                                                                       

COMING SUMMER 2017

AC Theater Camp

AC Jazz Band Camp

 Details available in Spring 2017