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 will feature “Squares and Strips,” an exhibit by artist Lane Banks, Sept. 30-Oct. 25. This exhibit will showcase paintings of geometric shapes in varying configurations.
This show comprises works from two series that developed more or less simultaneously. One group is Concentric Squares, which has been ongoing for several years, and paintings from this set have been shown numerous times in various venues recently. The other group, Horizontal Stripes, is smaller, with just six altogether. They have not previously been shown. Both groups use only a range of grays and metallic hues, what I have been calling an industrial palette, to distinguish the colors from spectrum or natural hues. They all are hard-edged using straight lines and multiple layers of paint to give the surface an opaque effect that keeps the eye of the viewer on the surface instead of penetrating into an illusionist depth.
The squares are classical in their symmetry and are made up of a series of mathematical relationships and proportions that are determined before the painting is begun. The paintings are conceived as a series of concentric forces compressing toward the center, or conversely, radiating outward from it.
The stripes use a vertical rectangular format that consists of stripes or bands of color of differing widths. The canvas is divided down the center vertically from top to bottom, which contrasts with the horizontal bands in order to reconcile the opposing forces of the two directions. The central divide is conceived as an upward or downward shift in the horizontal movement of the bands, so that the band is broken and disrupted at the midpoint, continuing as a different color and width on the other side of the divide.
These works are abstract rather than abstractions, the difference being that an abstraction is rooted in perception, what the eye can see, and the resulting work is a distillation, reduction or essence of what was observed, regardless of how far removed from its source the work appears to be. An abstraction is therefore dependent upon a subject outside itself for its existence. My abstract works are entirely conceptual, in that they are invented with no reference to anything outside themselves. They are a physical, visual embodiment of an idea that consists of proportions and colors of areas relative to each other and to the framing edge of the painting.
An artist reception will take place from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 22.
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Richland College has bands, choirs, orchestra, jazz groups, steel bands, private lessons and much more. At Richland College, you learn and perform!
Our Music Department has courses in: Music Theory, Piano, Recording Arts, Audio Engineering, Music Business, Music Composition, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz and Rock (American) Music History, and Guitar.
If you play an instrument, (woodwinds, brass, drums/percussion, piano/keyboard, guitar, violin, viola, cello, bass) contact Derrick Logozzo, Director of Instrumental Music, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 972.238.6254.
If you sing, contact Melissa Logan, Director of Choral Music at email@example.com, 972.238.6284.
We offer private lessons on all instruments and voice for normal tuition rates in combination with our performing groups.
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.
Richland College presents a six-part lecture series on India and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Feb. 1-March 7 in Sabine Hall, room 118. Richland faculty members will present their findings from a five-week program in India to develop discipline-based curriculum projects on India and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals sponsored by the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad to India. The event is free and open to the public.
Creating a Context for Understanding India: An Overview of the Fulbright-Hays GPA in India
Aditi Samarth, Humanities
A Multimedia Immersion into India
Robert Galindo, Photography
Gender Relationships and Communication
Artist Thornton, Speech Communication
India: A Sustainable Society?
Pamela Ice, English and Cultural Studies, North Lake College
Women and Society
Noeli Biggs, Model UN
Challenges for India: Poverty, Pollution, and Poverty
Craig Pavlue, English
This lecture series is a part of the U.S. Department of Education funded Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad for year 2011-2012.