Text by Taylor Wilson, Gallery Attendant for the Forsyth Galleries
Suddenly, hundreds of them appear out of thin air. They’ve taken over every inch of our territory. They’re at Kyle Field, the MSC, walking along Military Walk, even on Northgate. Who are they, you ask? PARENTS!
That’s right; this past weekend was Parent’s Weekend, a time-honored tradition that welcomes the parents of our hard-working Aggies to College Station. There were plenty of events for them to attend including the Maroon and White game, an Aggie Mom’s Boutique, Midnight Yell, College Open Houses, and many others that helped them get a taste of what the Aggie life is really about.
Here at the Forsyth Galleries it was the closing weekend of our MSC OPAS exhibit. Some of the parents that stopped by were former members of OPAS and were excited to walk through their history. Traffic in the gallery was at an all-time high as students enjoyed showing their parents the artistic side of A&M. With over 200 visitors on Saturday and Sunday, the gallery was constantly filled with excited parents, enlightened siblings, and proud students.
Even though we have now said our goodbyes to both our parents and the OPAS exhibit, there are even more exciting things to come in the near future including the end of a semester and the beginning of our new exhibit: Mount Washington Glass. See you soon!