Sculptor Kathy Kelley will present pieces of her recent work at LSC-Kingwood Art Gallery, from Oct. 15-Nov. 15. Her sculptures will be on display inside the art gallery, as well as outdoors on the campus grounds. To learn more about this event, visit LSC-Kingwood�s Web site at Kathy has been a Houston resident since 1992, and grew up in many towns around the country because her father served in the Coast Guard. Currently, Kathy is president of Box 13ArtSpace, an artist run nonprofit innovative environment for the creation and advancement of experimental contemporary art in Houston. Box 13 ArtSpace hosts approximately 7 workspaces for various types of artists, including painters, sculptures, and multimedia formats. Artists who work at Box 13 become members of the group and are selected based on many different factors. �One of the most important factors in being selected as a member is trust,� Kelly said. �We need to trust one another with our space, tools, and our privacy.� Additionally, members usually have obtained at least a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts or a Masters in Fine Arts. Kelly�s work that will be on display is titled �I Breath (or at least I try).� Kathy prefers to use materials that have been discarded in order to revalue the material. �There is too much waste in our society and that motivates me to use these types of materials in my work,� Kelly explained. The sculptures that will be installed at LSC-Kingwood are constructed with used inner tubes and tires, along with rebar and tie wire. Kathy feels that there is a connection with the rubber as it almost feels like flesh. Inside the LSC-Kingwood Gallery, Kathy�s work will consist of 10 black panels that will fill an entire room. The panels have writing on them in chalk and reflect the artists view and attitude on many topics. Visitors to the exhibition will be given a small flashlight before entering the dark room where they are free to explore Kathy�s creativity. Box 13 ArtSpace offers tours and presentations to art students who visit the gallery and workspaces. Although the primary focus is on art, Kathy also explains to students they must also pay attention to other classes, such as physics. Some sculptures have moving parts that might require balancing and other pieces that are large may need to be built in a modular fashion in order to be transported for display in galleries. For more information about Box 13 ArtSpace, visit their Web site at Photo: Sculptor Kathy Kelley stands in her outdoor workspace next to works that will be displayed on LSC-Kingwood campus grounds. Photo by David Stuhlmiller

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