Two Richland student artists were awarded recently at the 34th League for Innovation award ceremony, held at Mountain View’s Cliff Gallery. This exhibition showcased nearly 70 works of art from across DCCCD.
Ariana Castillo from Richland received the National Finalist award, meaning her artwork now moves to the National League for Innovation Exhibition. A sculpture by Richland student Thi Ngoc Thuy received an honorable mention.
Congratulations to our student artists!
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.
Come join us for Sylvia. This week Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 PM in the Arena Theatre is the final production of the school year for the Richland Theatre Department.
Sylvia by A. R. Gurney is a contemporary comedy drama about a couple of empty nesters and their new dog.
Anyone who has ever had a dog knows they all come with their own unique personalities. We as dog owners tend to impose human traits on our animals. This is at the heart of the play Sylvia. A smash hit on Broadway it was written for Sarah Jessica Parker. Greg and Kate have gotten the last of their children off to college, sold their house in the suburbs and moved to Manhattan. Kate has gone back to Graduate School and is now teaching Shakespeare to inner city Jr. High students. Greg has an unsatisfying career in Currency exchange. One day he comes home with a dog named Sylvia. Kate is not pleased. Anyone who has ever had a dog will recognize the trials, tribulations and wonderful triumphs every dog owner goes through. The play is a wonderful look in the mind of our four legged best friend.
Rated Mature for Language, Sylvia is recommended for 16 and up.
House opens at 7, play at 7:30. Only 95 seats available and no reservations are taken. Admission is free.
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.
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.
The Richland College dance program will present “Bella Giorno,” a multi-genre performance celebrating the awakening of spring, involving students and faculty in both choreography and performing roles, with two performances March 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Dance genres featured in the performance will include contemporary modern, jazz, tap and hip-hop.
“There are many talented returning students in the program this semester,” said Gina Sawyer, director of Richland College’s dance program. “Our students and guest artists make this dance concert a must-see!”
Sawyer will direct “Bella Giorno,” with support from dance faculty Cheryl Callon, Shate Edwards and Julie Rowley. The show will feature guest choreographer Joshua Peugh, with guest performers Katelyn Harris with Rhythmic Souls, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance, directed by Peugh, and Melissa Sanderson.
Dark Circles Contemporary Dance made its American debut in 2013 and soon after was recognized in the top ten of Theater Jones’ “2013 Review: The Year in Dance.” It is dedicated to bringing the progressive work of international choreographers and dancers to a worldwide audience. The company’s newest branch is based in north Texas and is led by Peugh, an internationally award-winning choreographer.
Harris, a Texas native, was a principal dancer with Austin-based Tapestry Dance Company from 2006-2010 and has been nominated several times for “best dancer” by the Austin Critics Table awards. She has received extensive training in a variety of movement styles, including rhythm tap, classical ballet, jazz, contemporary dance, hip-hop, swing dance and hatha yoga.
Sanderson has performed in a variety of national and international festivals, and her choreography has been performed in California and Texas. She is currently a company member of Contemporary Ballet Dallas and co-chair of the Creation and Presentation Network of the World Dance Alliance – Americas.
The Richland College dance program provides a challenging teaching and learning environment for students that values diversity and develops artistic excellence, fosters creative and collaborative practices and encourages personal agency and social responsibility in appreciating dance.
“Bella Giorno” is free and open to the public in the Fannin Performance Hall on the east side of the Richland College campus. Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Road.
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.
The 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.
JooYoung 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.
Richland College’s School of Humanities Fine and Performing Arts announces the Fall 2011 Fine Arts Calendar of Events. Highlights for this Fall include a retrospective exhibition of Chuck Sheffield’s work in Theatre presented by Richland Galleries, a new “Professional Artist Series” featuring Dallas’ premier professionals in the field of entertainment, and a full concert calendar with Richland Music.
For daily events, please consult the Google-based calendar conveniently located at the top of the Humanities webpage to provide at-a-glance convenience as well as timely updates for those looking for fine arts opportunities. “Arts News,” an online news room, provides in-depth information about special events and the latest news. Richland Gallery exhibition press releases and information can still be found at the Richland Galleries web page.
- Fall 2011 Arts Calendar – http://www.richlandcollege.edu/temp/fineArtsCalendar.pdf
- Humanities Calendar – http://www.richlandcollege.edu/hfp
- Arts News – http://www.richlandcollege.edu/artsnews
- Richland Galleries – http://www.richlandcollege.edu/gallery
- Recital Series – http://www.richlandcollege.edu/music/recitalseries.php