Category Archives: Visual Arts
Brazos Gallery and HFPA are proud to present the new exhibition The Veil’s Farewell, painting and drawing by artist and MFA candidate Spencer Evans of the University of Texas at Arlington. The exhibition will be on display from August 21 through September 22. Information regarding a reception and artist talk will be announced soon.
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 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.
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.
It’s the 1960s, and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms.
We’ve been hosting Arts Fest since 2012. It’s a collaboration between different Humanities disciplines. Each year we highlight an aspect of the Humanities department. In the past we’ve had a theatre performance or a dance performance. This year we’re highlighting the visual arts with an outdoor poppy installation around Fannin Hall: The Blood of Texas Heroes. The theme this year is Americana. That’s the inspiration behind this year’s Arts Fest.
Schedule of Events
- 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Professor Aditi Samarth Lecture on Social Realism in Russia — Room SH 118
- 11:30 a.m. – Dramatic reading — Advising Hallway
- 12:30 p.m. – Choral ensemble (60-70 people on stage) – Fannin Performance Hall
- 10:30 a.m. – Tour of Fannin building and poppy installation
- 11 a.m. – Dedication, opening ceremony: Jazz singer performs the National Anthem
Interpretive performance by the RLC Dance department
- 11:30 a.m. – RLC Wind ensemble concert — Cafeteria stage
- 12:30 p.m. – Tentative Donor Lunch/Lecture Room C140
- 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Professor Clive Siegle and Louis Parrot Lecture on the History of Poppies – Room SH117
- 11:30 a.m. – Dramatic reading – Advising Hallway Interpretive pieces
Comes the Storm is an original Texas crime drama written by Richland Theatre Chair – Andy Long. Set in a small run down bar in southeast Texas, Comes the Storm tells the story of a group of down on their luck people who accidentally come into a large sum of money that doesn’t belong to them. As an ice storm grips the town, virtually shutting off contact with the outside world, the individual who the money belongs to comes to claim it. Those in the bar are faced with a dilemma – do they keep the money not knowing the consequences of their actions, or do they give it back. Rated R for profanity and violence, Comes the Storm will perform at Richland October 6-10 and then travel to represent the College in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Texas State competition at Grayson College in Denison performing on October 16 at 8 PM.
Brazos Gallery and the Photography Department would like to invite you to view the Student Photo/Imaging Exhibition that opens todays. This is a juried exhibition of 40 student works. Several prizes were awarded for Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd places, and 3 honorable mentions.
Please join us on Wednesday May 6th from 12-1 pm for a reception and talk given by the juror of the exhibition Leigh Merrill. We look forward to seeing you there.
HFPA and Brazos Gallery present the RACI: Rose Award for Ceramic Innovation invitational exhibition. The exhibition will be on view from April 13th through April 29.
The RACI award was created to reward students using clay in unusual or inventive ways. Artworks must include a minimum of 20% clay. Functional and sculptural works will be considered so long as the work is innovative in materials, form, or glaze. Faculty from each of the seven DCCCD colleges will choose three works for display. Displayed works will be judged for awards by juror, Shannon Sullivan.
Juror: Shannon Sullivan Is Associate Professor of Art at the College of the Redwoods in Eureka, CA. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.
Please join us for a reception Thursday, April 23 from 6-8pm in Brazos Gallery. Awards will be given for First, Second, and Third place.
The Dallas County Community College District is proud to present the SEVEN Exhibition, which opens on Wed., April 8, at Dallas City Hall. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will hold a press conference that day at 12 p.m. to announce the opening of Dallas Arts Week, scheduled April 8-15.
Faculty and students from the art departments at all seven colleges in DCCCD’s system – Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland – were invited to participate and create a work of temporary public art by the City of Dallas. The temporary public art installation will be displayed throughout Dallas Arts Week and until June 5.
“All DCCCD colleges are committed to excellence in the arts, and this exhibition is a demonstration of the talents of its students and the exceptional level of instruction by its faculty,” said John Spriggins, gallery director at Richland College. Spriggins and Michael Valderas, gallery director at Mountain View College, conceived the idea for SEVEN.
“We envisioned faculty and students working together, teaching and learning. As a partner in this project, the City of Dallas has agreed to allow us to use City Hall as the exhibition space,” added Spriggins.
The mission of the SEVEN exhibition is to:
- Educate students about public art and career opportunities associated with creating art for public spaces.
- Serve as an educational tool for the public who may not be familiar with art.
- Develop a relationship with the City of Dallas for future exhibitions.
“We believe that art has the ability to empower, educate, and inspire the community, and what better way to reach the community than to place art in public spaces,” said Spriggins.
What: SEVEN Exhibition Temporary Public Art Installation and Exhibition.
Who: Presented by Dallas County Community College District
When: Reception 11:30 a.m., Press Conference at 12p.m. on Wed., April 8; exhibition ends June 5, 2015
Where: Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla St., Dallas TX 75201
Cost: FREE and open to the public
For more information, contact Spriggins at Richland College by phone at 972-238-6339 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Valderas at Mountain View College by phone at 214-860-3649 or by email at email@example.com.