Mountain View College offers pair of art exhibits beginning Aug. 25

(Dallas) – Mountain View College will host a pair of art exhibits Aug. 25 through Sept. 26 which will feature the work of Veronica Tosten and Lisa Qualls. Both exhibits are free of charge and open to the public.

Tosten*s exhibit, entitled *Food Fight,* will be housed in the Treetop Gallery. A special reception for the exhibit will be held Sept. 3 at 11:45 a.m. The Qualls exhibit, entitled *Breaking Ground,* will be displayed in the Kiva Gallery. A special reception for this exhibit will be held Sept. 1 at 11:45 a.m.

Tosten*s multi-dimensional work is produced in a variety of media ranging from carved wood to digital prints – and often relates to food.

*The content of my work can be taken at face value,* Tosten said.

*Simply looking at the work and reading the title is sufficient enough to understand the idea. In other words, what you see is what you get.*

Qualls uses her works to demonstrate a non-linear history of black communities in Texas.

*This body of work is inspired by my personal experience and developed through extensive first and second hand research,* Qualls said. *The art pieces in Breaking Ground focus on the first one hundred years after the Civil War because so many ground breaking steps were made in the black community in creating neighborhoods, churches, schools and businesses as well as creating a culture of literature, music, art and social groups.*

For more information about these fascinating exhibits, please contact the Mountain View College Arts, Humanities/Social Science Division, 214-860-8671. Mountain View College is located at 4849 West Illinois Ave. in Dallas.