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VC to host opening reception for artist’s exhibit on Oct. 11

Devine Kelley Devine’s “Faces” and other work will be on display at Victoria College’s Fine Arts Gallery from Oct. 11 to Nov. 1.

Victoria College’s Fine Arts Gallery will host an opening reception at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11 for artist Kelley Devine’s “A Body of Work” exhibit to be on display through Nov. 1.

Devine is a Houston-based artist who works in a variety of media to explore issues of society and self. She received her bachelor’s degree in visual arts with an emphasis in sculpture from Southeastern Louisiana University.

“As an artist, my work represents the oppositional forces within the human psyche as the individual struggles to balance expected and assumed roles that a modern lifestyle places upon them,” Devine says on her website. “My work is my life in a sense that my life and experiences are what I pull from as subject matter to my art. I am a compulsive creator; I make art in order to function normally. My work reflects me more than I want it to. It is the way I feel about life and it is an intensity that crosses over into my creations.”

Victoria College’s Fine Arts Gallery is located on VC’s Main Campus at 2200 E. Red Street, and is open from 1 to 5 p.m., Monday-Thursday.