Joe Wyatt
Published March 19, 2018

A pair of stimulating exhibitions of student artwork, one also featuring prose, verse and photography, are on tap for visitors this spring to the Common Lobby Gallery at Amarillo College.

synesthesiaINEach will commence with an opening reception.


AC’s Common Lobby Gallery is located in the foyer at the entrance to the Concert Hall Theater in the Music Building on the Washington Street Campus, and both the exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public.


The diverse exhibits commence with the Synesthesia Art Show, a unique presentation of work by student artists March 22-28, with a reception featuring the artists set for 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 22.


Synesthesia is the general name for a related set of cognitive traits, according to Steven Cost, associate professor of art and curator of the Common Lobby Gallery.


“It is sensory crossover,” Cost said. “Synesthesia can be a stimuli to a sensory input. It may trigger perceptions in one or more sensory mode. For example, a person might not only hear music, but also see it. Our students have interpreted the senses of sound and visuals to create abstract paintings, some even are informed by the senses of color, smell and touch.”


Next up for visitors to the Common Lobby Gallery will be the Freelancer Magazine Art and Literature Show, featuring competition among submissions – in art, photography, poems and essays – published in the AC magazine.


This exhibit opens with a reception, at which winners will be announced and awards presented, from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 5. Everyone is welcome to attend.