Category Archives: Visual Arts

Richland College Theatre Presents: Comes the Storm

CTS_Poster[1][1]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 Presents Student Photo/Imaging Exhibition

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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.

 


Brazos Gallery Presents the Rose Award for Ceramic Innovation Invitational Exhibition

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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.

 


SEVEN Exhibition Opens at Dallas City Hall

seven-exhibit-logoThe 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 johnspriggins@dcccd.edu; or Valderas at Mountain View College by phone at 214-860-3649 or by email at michaelvalderas@dcccd.edu.


Brazos Gallery Presents Annual Spring Student Art Show ‘JURIED’

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Brazos Gallery Present Parallel: Sculpture by Ryan Goolsby

UnknownBrazos Gallery presents the sculpture of Ryan Goolsby in the exhibition PARALLEL. The exhibition opens Monday, March 2nd.  The reception and artist talk is Wednesday, March 4 from 12 – 1 p.m. Richland College Students will have a great opportunity to view this brilliant exhibition of sculpture.

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“Mextasy” Exhibit and Lecture by William Nericcio.

UnknownOn Wednesday, February 11, at 4 pm in Sabine Hall 118, William Nericcio, director of the Masters in Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences program at San Diego State University, will present his “Mextasy” artwork exhibit and lecture. The exhibit and lecture explore stereotypes surrounding Mexican Americans and recent immigration issues. Nericcio is originally from Laredo, Texas. His work may be viewed at http://mextasy.blogspot.com/

The Honors Academy is hosting the event with Professor Kendra Unruh and her Honors English 1302. There will be a reception following the lecture with light refreshments provided by the Office of Student Life.

Funded by a $1.4 million grant from the Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution program of the U.S. Department of Education.


Brazos Gallery Presents “Unrestored: Roots Flying South,” by Anna Lee Wagoner

UnknownIMG_3175Brazos Gallery presents the photography of Anna Lee Wagoner in the exhibition Unrestored: Roots Flying South.  The exhibition opens Monday Feb 9th.  The reception and artist talk is on Wednesday Feb 11th from 12 – 1p.m.  Please come and view this wonderful exhibition of beautiful nostalgic imagery.

Anna Lee Wagoner is a native Texan, born and raised in San Antonio. Her first encounter with a camera was around the age of 13, starting with disposable point-and-shoots. Once in high school, she had her first film camera, an Olympus OM-10, which provided her with a new way to look at the world. She had always been curious, particularly with the relationship of inanimate objects in rural environments. The camera gave her an opportunity to explore these relationships and to build a new visual vocabulary.

 


Brazos Gallery Presents “C.S. WATSON AND THE COSMIC WOMB”, by JooYoung Choi

square cardThe Brazos Gallery has been populated with 40 different works, including paintings, video art, animation, puppets and music created by JooYoung Choi, a current Lawndale Art Center Studio program resident.

Choi has prepared an eclectic multi-media experience that weaves her life story as a Korean adoptee (who was able to successfully reunite with her birth family), with the classic coming of age mono-myth, to develop an epic fantasy world filled with heroines, monsters and supernatural beings.

richlandshowJooYoung Choi blends Eastern, Western, and Pop Culture together to create a strange new paracosmic reality she calls the Cosmic Womb. This exhibition focuses on the journey of Choi’s protagonist C.S. Watson, the royal artist and official historian of this magical land.

Through large scale paintings using familiar Christian composition from stained glass windows and early western painting, she merges them with a style of image making popular in Korea during the Japanese occupation.

Humorous videos resembling the Sesame Street sing along format, hand drawn cartoons, animated collages of a child finding a place she can call home, retro community access bulletin boards play simultaneously on 7 different televisions within the gallery (viewers can choose to watch the videos on either VHS or DVD).

Through her prolific and passionate love for storytelling and art making, Choi has brought an imaginary world to the Brazos gallery, one that may feel both alien and delightfully familiar all at once.

***JOOYOUNG CHOI’S SOLO EXHIBITION: “C.S. WATSON AND THE COSMIC WOMB” ANNOUNCED!

***RECEPTION FRIDAY JANUARY 23RD 6:30 – 8:30PM AT Richland College – Brazos Gallery,12800 Abrams Road, Crockett Hall, Room C140, Dallas, TX 75243

***SHOW RUNS FROM JANUARY 20TH TO FEBRUARY 6TH 2014.

***REGULAR GALLERY HOURS RUN M-F 10-4 PM

***ADMISSION IS FREE.

For more information, call the Brazos gallery at 972.238.6339 or visit www.jooyoungchoi.com.

 


Richland College Partners with Woodbridge Neighborhood for “Moonstruck at Woodbridge” Event

Layout 1Richland College is partnering with Woodbridge, a neighborhood adjacent to the campus, to host “Moonstruck at Woodbridge,” an outdoor art exhibition created by Richland College art students, Oct. 25 from 2-5 p.m. at the intersection of Shadow Way and Woodlake Drive.

The artwork highlighted at “Moonstruck at Woodbridge” will involve painted wood surfaces, clay and wood sculptures. A jury of Woodbridge residents will award three scholarship prizes totaling $700 to participating students who show exemplary achievement in 2D and 3D art categories.

“We are so excited to partner with the Woodbridge homeowners association for this unique event and showcase some amazing artwork created by our talented art students,” said Jennifer Rose, Richland College humanities faculty visiting scholar. “We are really looking forward to this event and cultivating an ongoing relationship between Richland College and the Woodbridge community.”

The event will be in conjunction with the 2014 Richland College Arts Fest, taking place Nov. 3-7 on campus. The theme for the festival is “Moonstruck,” and it will focus on cultural celebrations of the full moon and the madness that the moon inspires.

For information on the 2014 Richland College Arts Fest, contact Jennifer Rose at jenniferr@dcccd.edu. To keep up-to-date on Woodbridge and “Moonstruck at Woodbridge,” follow @WoodbridgeHOA on Twitter.