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PJC guest artist exhibit opens with Tuesday reception

Published or Revised February 11, 2019

Mentzel opening reception photo

Artist Alexia Mentzel with one of her works on display at the Foyer Gallery at Paris Junior College. The opening reception is Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The public is invited to a free opening reception for guest artist Alexia Mentzel on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 at Paris Junior College’s Foyer Gallery from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Mentzel is an emerging artist in the Dallas art scene and she was awarded the 2018 Conception Global Art Collective Award for Excellence. She is an artist and art educator from Dallas, Texas.

“Alexia’s work is about the aura of place and seeks out environments that hold personal meaning to her or that captivate her in some way,” said PJC Art Instructor Lena Spencer. “She visually deconstructs the scenes she experiences and reconstructs them into her large-scale mixed media paintings. She views places as settings to stories, and notes that often the characters of these stories leave traces of who they are within the settings they experience.”

Mentzel received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the University of Texas in Arlington in 2015, and is currently seeking her Masters of Fine Arts at Texas A&M University - Commerce. Her dynamic artwork has been shown at the University Gallery at
TAMU-C, Wathena Gallery, Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, and most recently at “Side Effects - Summer 2018 MA/MFA Student Exhibition” at the University Gallery, TAMU-C.

The exhibit runs through March 29 in the Foyer Gallery. For more information, contact Spencer at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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