Viz prof’s art exhibit opens new Arts Council gallery space

Dmitri Koustov

The first exhibit at the new [Arts Council of Brazos Valley] ( location, [4180 Highway 6 South in College Station] (,+College+Station,+TX/@30.5696142,-96.2712198,19.01z) , launched in October 2018 with colorful, abstract oil paintings and a sculpture created by Dmitri Koustov, Texas A&M [visualization] ( lecturer.

The exhibit, “Textured Fictions,” highlights Koustov’s explorations of movement and form. “My work is based on what I see in the colors, shapes, textures, and sounds that surround us every day,” said Koustov. The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 22.

In addition to leading drawing, painting and sculpture classes in Texas A&M’s Department of Visualization, Koustov is a regular contributor to the area art scene.

His public commissions include “Genesis,” an abstract sculpture on display at College Station’s Easterwood Airport, and “Paradiso,” a mural completed for the Arts Council. Koustov has also conducted numerous area art workshops and classes.

The new arts council building, with more than double the exhibition space of its previous location on 2275 Dartmouth St., will significantly expand opportunities for youth arts education programs and serve as a new Brazos Valley arts destination.

Richard Nira

posted October 11, 2018