Category Archives: Visual Arts
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 email@example.com; or Valderas at Mountain View College by phone at 214-860-3649 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HFPA and Brazos Gallery present the annual spring student art show JURIED. The exhibition opens Monday March 23rd, which includes 36 works in a variety of media. A reception will be held on Wednesday March 25th from 12pm – 1pm. Show your support by visiting the exhibition during its run from march 23rd to April 10th.
Brazos 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.
On 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 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.