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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.


Richland Theatre Alum Jason Waggoner Presents Theatrical Sound Design and Composition


Richland alum Jason Waggoner will lead a workshop based on his broad experiences with theatrical sound design and composition 12-1:30 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 4, 2010. This is a rare opportunity to learn behind-the-scenes techniques for those interested in pursuing sound design. Using examples from past productions and hands-on exercises, Waggoner will lead participants through his process from the beginning to end of a dramatic theatrical production.

A native of Dallas, Waggoner graduated from Richland College with his Associate of Arts degree in May 2003. He has since gone on to receive his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Design and Management from the University of Texas at Arlington and his Master of Fine Arts degree in Sound Design from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

In his professional career, Waggoner served as Resident Sound Designer for Dallas’ own Classical Acting Company during their 2004-2005 seasons, as well as holding that same title for CoRE in California in 2007 and the Adirondack Theatre Festival for their Summer Season in 2008. Other theatre companies Waggoner has done sound design work for include Plano Repertory Theatre, North Carolina Stage Company, and The 62 Center for Theatre and Dance. In addition, he spent two summers working as an audio technician and mix engineer at the Disneyland Resort in California. Besides his theatrical work, he is also a frequent collaborator with sculptor Vicki Grant and architect/computer enthusiast Art Robinson. Together the trio creates ceramic wall sculptures that use sound, light, and a variety of sensors to tell stories and create environments. Their work is currently on display in various galleries throughout the North Carolina region.

Since 2008, Waggoner has been employed by the German loudspeaker manufacturer d&b audiotechnik in the role of education and application support. This position includes education on the functions and uses of d&b audtiotehcnik’s product line, as well as basic principals of audio and sound reinforcement. While with d&b audiotechnik, Waggoner has had the privilege of working on a variety of projects including the Jazz at Lincoln Center Allen Room, Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theatre, and The Capitol Theatre. He is currently based in Asheville, North Carolina.

What:       Presentation on Sound Design and Composition by Jason Waggoner
When:      noon–1:30 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 4, 2010
Where:     Fannin Performance Hall, Room F102, Richland College, 12800 Abrams Road, Dallas, TX, 75243
Who:        Presented by Richland College Theatre
FREE; open to the public

For information about the Richland Theatre Department, please e-mail rlctheatreboxoffice@dcccd.edu or call 972-238-3733.


Photographer Mary Ellen Mark: Artist’s Lecture and Image Presentation

The Damm Family in Their Car, Los Angeles, CA 1987

Richland College is proud to present international photographer Mary Ellen Mark at 7 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 28 in the Performance Hall. This free, public event will include a lecture, reception, book sale and book signing.

Mark has achieved worldwide visibility through her numerous books, exhibitions and editorial magazine work. She has published photo-essays and portraits in publications including LIFE, New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair. For over four decades, she has traveled extensively to make pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism.

Throughout Mark’s long career she has photographed the dispossessed, stating, “I’m for the underdog. I certainly feel that it’s a land of unequal opportunity. I’m interested in having people feel for the people I photograph. It’s an unfair world.”

Today, she is recognized as one of our most respected and influential photographers. Her images of our world’s diverse cultures have become landmarks in the field of documentary photography. Her portrayals of Mother Teresa, Indian circuses, and brothels in Bombay were the product of many years of work in India. A photo essay on runaway children in Seattle became the basis of the academy award nominated film “Streetwise, directed and photographed by her husband, Martin Bell.

Mark was presented with the Cornell Capa Award by the International Center of Photography in 2001. She has also received the Infinity Award for Journalism, an Erna & Victor Hasselblad Foundation Grant, and a Walter Annenberg Grant for her book and exhibition project on America. Among her other awards are the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the Matrix Award for outstanding woman in the field of film/photography, and the Dr. Erich Salomon Award for outstanding merits in the field of journalistic photography. She was also presented with honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees from her alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of the Arts; three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts; the Photographer of the Year Award from the Friends of Photography; the World Press Award for Outstanding Body of Work Throughout the Years; the Victor Hasselblad Cover Award; two Robert F. Kennedy Awards; and the Creative Arts Award Citation for Photography at Brandeis University.

She has published 16 books including Passport (Lustrum Press, 1974), Ward 81 (Simon & Schuster, 1979), Falkland Road (Knopf, 1981), Mother Teresa’s Mission of Charity in Calcutta (Friends of Photography, 1985), The Photo Essay: Photographers at work (A Smithsonian series), Streetwise (second printing, Aperture, 1992), Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years (Bulfinch, 1991), Indian Circus, (Chronicle, 1993 and Takarajimasha Inc., 1993), Portraits (Motta Fotografica, 1995 and Smithsonian, 1997), a Cry for Help (Simon & Schuster, 1996), Mary Ellen Mark: American Odyssey (Aperture, 1999), Mary Ellen Mark 55 (Phaidon, 2001), Photo Poche: Mary Ellen Mark (Nathan, 2002), Twins (Apeture, 2003), Exposure (Phaidon, 2005), Extraordinary Child (The National Museum of Iceland, 2007), Seen Behind the Scene (Phaidon, 2009.) Mark’s photographs have been exhibited worldwide.