Collin College’s THE ARTS gallery will host “The Letter as Art in the Digital Age,” an exhibition curated by Dr. Dallie Clark, Jan. 17-Feb. 22. A special reception for the exhibition will be 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2 in THE ARTS gallery.

This interactive exhibition includes beautiful handwritten letters and art inspired by this timeless form of communication, including paintings, sheet music, record pressings, movie posters, pens and pen advertisements, postcards and stamps. Visitors will also have the opportunity to pen a missive of their own at a letter writing station in the gallery. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

“Visitors will not only be able to peruse some beautiful, artistic letters, but they’ll also be able to view short film clips about letters – or listen to music composed about letters,” Dr. Clark said. “They’ll be able to see paintings inspired by letters and a few student projects as well.”

Dr. Clark is a humanities professor at Collin College, an advisory board member for the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas and the Arts Incubator of Richardson, and Collin College’s Lebrecht Endowed Chair for Scholarly and Civic Engagement.

THE ARTS gallery is located in room A-175 of Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. For gallery hours or more information on the show and related events, please visit

Collin College serves more than 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,100 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.