THE ARTS gallery at Collin College will host FOG. FLAME. SPARK, SPACE., a solo exhibition created by Julie Shipp, Collin College professor of art, from Monday, Feb. 19- Thursday, March 22.

Free and open to the public, the exhibition features recent large-format oil paintings that reference natural occurrences in nature that are visually transitional, or things that cannot be permanent. This series is an extension of previous works that address the sublime forces of nature and reflect the temporal “quick flashes” of our time and existence.

A free reception will be held from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22 at THE ARTS gallery. As part of the Art Café series, an Artist Talk will be held from noon-12:45 p.m., Thursday, March 1 in THE ARTS gallery.

The gallery is located on Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, room A175, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Regular gallery hours are: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m-3 p.m., Friday-Saturday. For more information about this exhibition and any future exhibitions, visit the gallery’s website at or call 972-881-5873.

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 3,200 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.