Texas A&M University-Kingsville


KINGSVILLE - February 07, 2008

Contact: Jill Scoggins
jill.scoggins@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2146

Legacy Ball
Oriental Doves

The original watercolor “Oriental Doves,” featuring doves in a scene of repose, has been chosen to set the motif for the Fifth Annual President’s Legacy Ball at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

For the fifth consecutive year, Kingsville artist Dolores Price is providing one of her original works of art to be used in printed materials and to establish the color scheme of the décor associated with the event.

The fifth annual ball will be held Saturday, March 15, in the Ballrooms of the Memorial Student Union Building on the A&M-Kingsville campus.

Price owns and operates the Kairos Gallery in Kingsville, where she teaches painting. Her art is currently displayed across Texas, including banks in Kingsville, Victoria and Houston and the Art Center of Corpus Christi. She has exhibited since the 1970s and is a professional member of the Watercolor Society of South and a charter member of the Watercolor Society of Houston. She holds a bachelor of arts from Sam Houston State University and a master of science from Texas A&I University, the former name of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. She also has studied at Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts and Rockport’s Simon Michael School of Art.

“Art is my ministry and my goal is to create paintings inspired by the spirit within me,” she says. “I respond to a painting by the color, freshness, and design. I strive to increase my knowledge of design in every session, whether teaching or painting on my own.

“My concept of painting is serenity. Things I love become my subjects, including grandchildren, beaches, scenes from my travels and nature. My teachers taught me that creativity is a winding path toward an unexpected goal. So I trust my feelings and my inventiveness and then paint with all my heart.

“Watercolor is a wonderful medium that can relax, excite, frustrate – all in the same session. For me, it expresses my life and emotions and the joy of being alive.”

The President’s Legacy Ball is organized by a group of community and university representatives under the direction of the Office of the President and First Lady Teresa Juárez and the Division of Institutional Advancement.

Each year, the event honors members of the Legacy Society, made up of individuals and organizations donating $100,000 or more to the university. The ball also raises funds to support student scholarships at A&M-Kingsville; the first four balls combined have generated more than $111,000 for the President’s Legacy Ball Scholarship Endowment.

The fifth annual ball also will mark the culmination of A&M-Kingsville’s Building on Our Traditions capital campaign. Launched at the second annual President’s Legacy Ball in 2005, the Building on Our Traditions capital campaign is the first in the university’s history. The three-year campaign was originally projected to raise $8 million for the university. However, response from alumni and other friends of the university has generated $9 million to date, leading university leaders to establish a challenge goal for the campaign of $10 million.

For more information and to make reservations for the 2008 President’s Legacy Ball, contact the Office of Development at (361) 593-4191.

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