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a portrait of Ariana Castillo and Thi Ngoc Thuy Richland Student Artists Honored at League for Innovation Award Ceremony

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!


Dancers carrying one dancer. Dance Students Perform in ‘Celestial Glow’

The dance program students recently wrapped up a fantastic performance of the fall dance concert “Celestial Glow.”

“Thanks for the Richland College faculty and staff who took the time to come see the show and support our student success in the performing arts here at Richland College,” said Gina Sawyer, dance director. “I am also appreciative of all the cast and crew who make our students shine!”

The production of the show was led by Gina Sawyer, dance director; Jack Fletcher, technical director; Ryan Burkle, light designer; Raven Lanuza Brown, stage manager; and Jeremy Haldeman, sound engineer. Dance faculty and choreographers include Cooper Delgado, Lauren Schieffer Holley, Jessica Murphy and Gina Sawyer. Guest artists include imPULSE dance project and Choreo Records Tap Company directed by Keira Leverton.

Special thanks also goes to Diane Hilbert, dean of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; Whitney Rosenbalm, marketing director; Paul Knudsen, photographer; Filip Sego, graphic designer and Phil Key, physical education.

Congratulations again on putting on a wonderful show!


Photo of stage setup, featuring an actress standing on a platform with her arms spread wide. Theatre Students Win Awards at Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Congratulations to the Richland College theatre students who recently won several awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival – Texas State Festival, held at Panola College Nov. 6-9.

Richland performed its full production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and won the following awards:

  • Excellence in Ensemble Acting – The Mechanicals – “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” participants: James Jensen, Shae Hardwick, Gio Castro, Konstantin Terentiev, Michael Hampton and Carlos Radilla
  • Excellence in Scenic Design – Scott Osborne
  • Special Commendation for Innovation Production Design with Sustainable Materials – The Company of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (invited scene to the Region VI Festival in February
  • The Play within a Play – “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
  • Irene Ryan Acting Award – Labrina Miles
  • Irene Ryan Acting Award – Shae Hardwick
  • Irene Ryan Acting Award – Catherine Christenson
  • Director’s Choice – Outstanding Production and Held Production for Region VI in February – “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

The entire set was constructed with reclaimed items. Richland has been invited to be the “invited scene” for a special performance at regionals, in addition to moving onto that next phase of the competition. Should Richland win at the regional level, the students would proceed to the national competition at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Congratulations again to everyone who participated in this production!


Brazos Gallery Presents FOTOTEXAS: People, Places, and Culture

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HFPA and Brazos Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition FOTOTEXAS: People, Places, and Culture, a juried exhibition of photography from the Texas Photographic Society. The exhibition opens today and will be on exhibit in Brazos gallery through Nov. 11. There will be a reception Friday, Oct. 21 from 7-9 p.m. in Brazos Gallery. The guest juror Dan Burkholder will be attending the reception and talking about the work along with officials from the Texas Photographic Society. Please join us Friday evening. Students are welcome as always, refreshments will be provided.

To learn more about the exhibition visit Texas Photographic Society.


Music at Richland College
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Paul Knudsen/Richland College

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.

You can hear and see us at richlandcollege.edu/music. You can also view our class schedules at richlandcollege.edu/schedules.

If you play an instrument, (woodwinds, brass, drums/percussion, piano/keyboard, guitar, violin, viola, cello, bass) contact Derrick Logozzo, Director of Instrumental Music, at derricklogozzo@dcccd.edu, 972.238.6254.

If you sing, contact Melissa Logan, Director of Choral Music at melissalogan@dcccd.edu, 972.238.6284.

We offer private lessons on all instruments and voice for normal tuition rates in combination with our performing groups.


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.

 


The Richland Theatre Department Presents Sylvia

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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.


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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