Angelina College Graphic Arts Students to Hold Exhibit

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Gary Stallard
Sports Information Director Gary Stallard, who also serves as a Liberal Arts Instructor, begins his eleventh season with Angelina College. Following a career as a U.S. Marine, Stallard completed his bachelor’s degree at Stephen F. Austin University, where he majored in English and Journalism. For more than 16 years, he has worked as a sports writer/columnist/photographer for the Lufkin Daily News; he continues to contribute free-lance articles on occasion. Stallard has won several awards for writing, including the Golden Hoops Award for basketball writing in 2003, Regional Sports Writer of the Year in 2004, and the Texas Press Association’s first-place award for column writing in 2007 and in 2014. He has also done basketball, football and baseball radio and live streaming play-by- play and color commentary for an ESPN affiliate. Currently Stallard serves as play-by-play broadcaster for AC basketball, baseball and softball games. Prior to arriving at Angelina College, Stallard taught English at Lufkin High School for four years. He currently teaches Developmental Writing classes at AC. He and his wife Susan live in Lufkin.

Angelina College Graphic Arts students will present their works at the Design & Applied Arts/Graphic Arts Student Exhibition beginning on Tuesday, 19 April in the Angelina Center for the Arts Gallery on the AC campus. The exhibition, according to instructor Reg Reynolds, “is a display of their formal experience and personal growth in graphic design.”

An artists’ reception will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19 in the ACA foyer.

“As the technology associated with Moore’s Law increases exponentially, graphic design students have a recurring learning curve that we must address,” Reynolds said. “At Angelina College, we teach to the problem and not to the software. It is certainly important to develop a working knowledge of industry standard design tools while also internalizing the principles and elements of design.

“And yes, we teach creativity.”

The students involved currently are taking Digital Imaging I, Vector Illustration, Filmmaking, Typography, Internship and Portfolio Development.

AC students scheduled to display their works include Hanna Eddings (Lufkin), Matthew Ledbetter (Lufkin), Gael Merino (Lufkin), Jakoyus Morrison (Lufkin), Valena Spradley (Lufkin), Josh Bittick (Lufkin), Elizabeth Varner (Lufkin), Michael Gollott (Lufkin), Cassie Moore (Nacogdoches), Reynaldo Perez (Lufkin), Amber Rash (Hemphill), Daphne Ortiz (Lufkin), Matthew Nunn (Zavalla), Matthew Gresham (Lufkin), Melissa Trevino (Lufkin), Brookelyn Fowler (Lufkin), Sean Davis (Lufkin), Kyle Coleman (Pollok), Jose I. Rojas (Lufkin) and Robin Assuncao (Lufkin).

Both the gallery and the reception are free to the public.

For further information on the gallery, contact Le’Anne Alexander at

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