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a flyer for an art exhibit ‘Made in America, A Current City’ Exhibition, Jan. 13-Feb. 7

See “Made in America, A Current City” from Jan. 13-Feb. 7 at Brazos Gallery. This solo exhibition by Riley Holloway will feature an artist reception from 11 a.m.-noon Feb. 6 inside Brazos Gallery.

Riley is a Hunting Prize finalist and figurative painter, who attended the Art Institute of Dallas and the Florence Academy of Art. He also attended an artist residency at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas and has his first solo exhibit at The Gallery in Fairmont in 2013.

According to his website, “Holloway is best known for his dynamic work and fresh look at figurative art. His images are often accompanied by text and other personal references embedded within the work…Holloway’s aesthetics create familiar spaces that are rich in storytelling, free from constraints and true to his subjects. Holloway’s technique is undeniable and his content is rich in drama, history and intimacy.” Learn more about Riley here:

For more information on the Brazos Gallery, visit or call 972-238-6339.


Outdoor Ceramic Art Installation on Campus

Over the next two weeks, keep your eyes open for beautiful pieces of ceramic art scattered around campus. This public art project is headed by art faculty member Jen Rose and features not only her work, but also the work of several ceramics students.

Look closely for these “Easter eggs” in areas such as the Wichita Garden, labyrinth, the main bridge and north bridge. You never know what you’ll spot!

“I Am Woman” featuring Missy Burton at Brazos Gallery, Jan. 14-Feb. 8

See the “I Am Woman” exhibit in the Brazos Gallery Jan. 14-Feb. 8. Artist Missy Burton’s powerful photography series tells the story of individual women who are all connected through their womanhood.

According to her website, “The woman is where all human life begins. She is a mother, daughter, sister, niece, aunt, grandmother, wife and matriarch. She is a teacher, student, doctor, lawyer, nurse, artist, athlete and politician. She is a nurturer, yet neglected. She is fearless, yet she is afraid. She is hopeful, yet she is hopeless. She is powerful, yet enslaved. At times she appears superhuman. Her essence is her superpower, and she is the only reason your legacy exists.”

An artist reception will be held from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 5. You can see the exhibit anytime the Brazos Gallery is open, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Learn more about the “I Am Woman” exhibit here. For more information about the Brazos Gallery, click here.


Open Music Auditions, Jan. 9 and 18

Open music auditions for instrumentalists and vocalists new to the Richland College music department will be conducted Jan. 9 and 18 in Fannin Hall. These auditions are open to vocalists and students who play instruments, including the piano, drums, guitar, bass, woodwind, brass, string or other percussion instruments.

Instrumentalists: Derrick Logozzo, 972-238-6254 or

Vocalists: Melissa Logan, 972-238-6284 or

“Printed Nature” Exhibit in Brazos Gallery, Aug. 27-Sept. 21

The Richland College community is invited to “Printed Nature” from Aug. 27-Sept. 21 in the Brazos Gallery. Artist David Van Ness has been working with 3D printing and digital fabrication since 2005 and is fascinated with the medium. Although common in the digital art world, 3D printing and digital fabrication is a relatively new concept to apply to sculptures.

In his work, Van Ness has explored issues of creativity on a variety of different projects, and he uses vector geometry, data sets and a combination of the two. He is also looking at ways to combine data to alter perceptions and to re-imagine art. The Richland community is also invited to meet Van Ness at an artist reception at 1 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Brazos Gallery.

For more information, contact Charles Coldewey at

Richland College Welcomes Guest Choreographer Kaley Jensen

Courtesy of Facebook

Welcome, Richland College Guest Choreographer Kaley Jensen!

Kaley Jensen was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended Brigham Young University, where she graduated with a major in dance and minor in business. While there, she performed and toured with the Theatre Ballet Company all four years. Kaley has had the privilege of training on scholarship at programs such as the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and Ballet West, as well as achieving academic and international talent awards at the World Dance Movement in Italy. Last May, Kaley completed her MFA in Dance University of Arizona, where she also deepened her passion for performing, educating, and choreographing.

Since graduating and moving to Dallas with her husband, Kaley has enjoyed freelancing as a performer and teacher with companies such as Contemporary Ballet Dallas, Collin County Ballet Theatre, and Chamberlain Performing Arts. She has also had the privilege of performing and choreographing for the national AGO conference for the last two years. Currently, Kaley dances professionally as a company member with Ballet North Texas. She is also a Ballet Burn and pilates instructor and is completing the Fletcher Pilates Comprehensive Program of Study. Kaley is thrilled to be back in the collegiate setting as a guest choreographer for Richland College this fall.

Former Richland Music Student to Premiere Symphony with New Texas Symphony Orchestra, June 24

Photo by Bill Zeeble (KERA).

Former Richland College student and local composer Quinn Mason will perform the world premiere of his Symphony No. 3 “Bridges of Dallas” with the New Texas Symphony Orchestra at 3 p.m. June 24 at Moody Performance Hall in Dallas.

“Bridges of Dallas” is a new, four-movement work inspired by the bridges of Dallas: Margaret McDermott Bridge, Klyde Warren Park, Ronald Kirk Bridge and Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. The NTSO commissioned Mason to write a symphony that reflects the uniqueness of their beauty and design.

Mason attended Richland College from 2015-2017 before transferring to Texas Christian University, where he is currently studying composition. He was also recently named one of three winners in the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra’s young composer’s competition contest. In addition, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has commissioned Mason to compose a new symphonic work to be premiered in fall 2019.

Mason’s performance will be part of the NTSO’s season finale concert, “Bridges: Around Town.” Also during the event, the NTSO will perform Dvorak’s “Carnival Overture” and “Our Town” by Aaron Copeland. Tickets are available here: 

Additional information about Mason is available on his website,

The NTSO is an all-volunteer, non-profit performing arts group under the baton of Kathryn Brown, who founded it in 2004 with a dream that provides amateur musicians an opportunity to play in a full orchestra setting and that shares with audiences the excitement and quality that comes from music performed by those who play for the love of it. It will be celebrating its 15th anniversary during the upcoming 2018-19 season.

RACI Student Ceramic Invitational

HFPA and Brazos Gallery are proud to present the RACI Exhibition: Rose Award for Ceramic Innovation Student show on view now in Brazos Gallery C140. This exhibition features works from students taking ceramics classes around the DCCCD. It is also a juried show, so we invite you and your students to the awards presentations and reception TUESDAY, MARCH 7TH 12-1PM in Brazos Gallery. Thank you all for your continued support of HFPA and Brazos Gallery.

Richland College Theatre Presents: Gray, Oct. 17-22



A modern musical adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. This masterpiece of Gothic horror tells the story of a young man who’s portrait inherits all of his worldly ills. The young man discovers he doesn’t age, the portrait does. He discovers if he is injured, he heals, and the portrait is wounded. He sets about on a journey to discover all the pleasure his senses will allow and in doing so realizes though outwardly he is not effected, his soul suffers irreparable damage.

Richland Theatre presents Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Proof

Richland College Theatre is proud to present Proof at 7:30 p.m. on April 25-28 in Arena Theatre. This event is free and open to the public. No reservations are needed; seating will be based on availability.

Proof tells the story of Catherine, the daughter of a world-renowned and Nobel Prize-winning mathematician who has recently died. She struggles with the conflict of her emotional state, grieving over her father’s death while battling the fears she has about her own mental state. She worries she might be going crazy. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 2000, Proof also won the Tony award for best play on Broadway and was a movie starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Anthony Hopkins. Richland’s production will feature guest artist, Brad Dickinson, a Richland alumnus and owner of the Pocket Sandwich Theater.

Richland’s production, held in collaboration with Women in Math and Science Club and Richland’s department of mathematics, coincides with Math Awareness month in April. The Math Club will be setting up an interactive math fair in the lobby of Fannin Hall for the audience to experience before and after the production.

What:     Proof

Who:     Presented by Richland Theatre with Women in Math and Science Club and the department of mathematics

When:      7:30 p.m., April 23-28

Where:     Arena Theatre, Richland College, 12800 Abrams Rd., Dallas, TX 75243

FREE; open to the public