Panola College students and faculty members visited the Longview Museum of Fine Arts in Longview and the R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport on Nov. 4. The field trip was funded by a grant from the Panola College Foundation.
“This was not my first time at an art gallery, but it was my first time after taking an art appreciation course,” said one student. “I was able to walk in with knowledge that I did not have before, and it made me appreciate the art and experience even more.”
Among the many exhibits displayed, students were able to view the 153rd International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society, Phenology and Form: Works by Phillip Shore, American Journey & Founding Fathers, along with many antiquities from their permanent collections.
“My favorite thing about the field trip was seeing all the different art, especially the pieces created with watercolor,” said a second student. “It’s incredible seeing all the different techniques that were used so long ago.”
Participating students included Phillip Hassell, Karen Dean, Cheyenne Howard, Erielle Kawaja, Chloe Powell, Ashton Powell, April Servin, Dashawn Myers, Itzel Arellano, Rebecca Jones, Katie Harper, Riley Morgan, Esther Oluade, Ashana Hinds, Jennifer Cortes, Carlesia Brown, Shakaela Pellum, Ja’mia Boykin, Jordan Stephens, Madison Robinson, Jaycee Coleman, Kelsea Vanderslice, Dulse Gonsalez and Rebecca Parrott.