Category Archives: Humanities

10th Annual Dance Jam Festival, Nov. 30

 

The Richland College community is invited to the 10th Annual Richland College Dance Jam Festival at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 30 in the breezeway between Lavaca and Fannin Hall. The Dance Jam Festival is hosted by the dance program and is directed by dance instructor Gina Sawyer. The outdoor event is a collaboration that brings together dance students and educators from local independent school districts, studios, colleges and universities to celebrate and appreciate dance. 

For more information, contact Gina at GSawyer@dcccd.edu.


The Richland College Dance Program is Proud to Host Keira Leverton Tap Dance Master Class

Kiera Leverton received her early tap training from her tap teacher Terry Wolter, and her grandfather, Buster Cooper. Later she sought the training of Acia Gray in Austin, Barbara Phillips in San Antonio, and Jay Fagan in Chicago. Much of her exposure to the tap community was through tap festivals such as the Chicago Human Rhythm Project and the Third Coast Rhythm Project. She has had the privilege of studying with many professionals in the field, such as Derick K. Grant, Lane Alexander, Bril Barrett, Henry LeTang, Sam Weber, Nicole Hockenberry, Dianne Walker, Gregory Hines, and Yuji Uragami. In 2010, she received the Gene, Louise, and Fred Kelly Tap Teacher Scholarship. Leverton has performed at such venues as Radio City Music Hall, the Kodak Theatre, the Sky Dome in Toronto, and Wembley Stadium in London. She toured nationally and internationally as a dancer and later as dance captain with “Barney’s Colorful World” from 2003-2004. She played “Bert” and various chorus characters in Sesame Street Live’s touring productions of “Elmo Makes Music“, and “When Elmo Grows Up” in 2007-2008. In 2011, she received the opportunity to travel internationally to Japan, Korea, Turkey, Europe, and the UK as “Grover” with “Sesame Street Live’s USO Experience for Military Families”, as a part of Michelle Obama’s project “Joining Forces”.


Outside the Toy Box Exhibit, Through Oct. 26

 

The Richland College community is invited to the Outside the Toy Box exhibit by John Hartley in the Brazos Gallery from now until Oct. 26. This exhibit was created to show characters influenced by Hartley’s surroundings. His subjects are diverse, as are his interests. His paintings combine his two passions, making art and collecting, that link the past with the present. Common threads that binds his art are time, nostalgia for the past, recognition of former achievements and moments captured in a glance. Hartley’s aim has always been “to create intellectually and emotionally significant statements of the soul.” For more information about Hartley, visit http://www.johnhartley.net/index.html

See the exhibit from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Oct. 26 in Brazos Gallery. You can also listen to Hartley talk from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Brazos Gallery.

For more information, contact Charles Coldewey at ccoldewey@dcccd.edu


Reference Librarian Rae DeShong to Speak at the DFW Archives Bazaar, Oct. 14

Rae DeShong: Courtesy of DFW Archives Bazaar

Reference Librarian Rae DeShong will be the first speaker at the DFW Archives Bazaar, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, 1515 S. Harwood St. in Dallas. Rae’s talk, “Locating Research Material for Little Egypt: A Learning Experience,” will discuss the Richland College Library’s role in assisting faculty members Clive Siegle and Tim Sullivan in tracking down the story of the 1870s-era community, particularly its founding family. Little Egypt was documented in a sheaf of papers that lacked citation, but resources for the post-Civil War African American community and associated families turned out to be fairly robust.

Since 2015, honors history and anthropology classes have been studying Little Egypt under the direction of faculty members Clive Siegle and Tim Sullivan. Upon the end of the Civil War, several freedman’s communities popped up in the Dallas area. One of them was called Little Egypt, located in today’s Lake Highlands neighborhood. For additional information on Little Egypt, visit https://lakehighlands.advocatemag.com/2015/10/raising-little-egypt-two-richland-college-teachers-dig-into-lake-highlands-past.

To hear more about this project and other professionals helping preserve the history and culture of communities in North Texas, stop by the DFW Archives Bazaar for Rae’s discussion. More information on the event is at http://www.dfwarchivesbazaar.com.  


Dallas Art Exhibit by Painting Instructor Keith Williams, now through July 27

Richland painting instructor Keith Williams’ art will be showcased in a gallery exhibit now through July 27 at ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press, 1250 Majesty Dr. in Dallas. The exhibit, “Keith Williams: Journey Forward,” showcases Keith’s vivid images and progressive style.

An artist reception will take place in the gallery 6-9 p.m. Thurs., July 12.


Richland College Art: 3D Design Installation
The art department’s “3D Design” course at Richland College, focuses on: design, construction, the installation of a large project, and also has other art learning techniques and processes, encompassed within the course (sanding, painting, mounting decisions, etc.). The larger project was installed in the far west hallway of Sabine Hall. This video captures the students’ engagement in the class.

Juried: Student Art Show Opens in Brazos Gallery

 

HFPA and Brazos Gallery are excited to announce the opening of the Annual Juried Student Art Show. The exhibition features the work of Richland College art students. The exhibition opens today and will be on display until April 21st. There will be a reception and award presentation on Wednesday April 5th from 12-1pm. Light refreshments will be served. Please make sure to invite your students to the reception.


Brazos Gallery Presents: Sankofa Selected Works from the African American Museum, Dallas

Brazos Gallery and HPFA would like to invite you to view Sankofa: Selected works from the African American Museum, Dallas. Our Gallery Director John Spriggins has selected 25 paintings, drawings, and prints from the museum’s collection in observance of Black History Month. The exhibition includes noteworthy artists Roy Ferdinand, Clementine Hunter, Willard “The Texas Kid” Watson, and Horace Foxall. There will be a reception on Wednesday Feb 8th from 12-1pm. John will be giving a brief talk about the African American Museum and it collections, along with some insight into his selection of the exhibited works.


Brazos Gallery Presents FOTOTEXAS: People, Places, and Culture

FOTOTEXAS

HFPA and Brazos Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition FOTOTEXAS: People, Places, and Culture, a juried exhibition of photography from the Texas Photographic Society. The exhibition opens today and will be on exhibit in Brazos gallery through Nov. 11. There will be a reception Friday, Oct. 21 from 7-9 p.m. in Brazos Gallery. The guest juror Dan Burkholder will be attending the reception and talking about the work along with officials from the Texas Photographic Society. Please join us Friday evening. Students are welcome as always, refreshments will be provided.

To learn more about the exhibition visit Texas Photographic Society.