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Ralph Gibson

6-MJ in SardeniaRalph Gibson

Lecture and Image Presentation
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Fannin Performance Hall, 7:00 PM

presented by Richland College Photographic and Imaging Department

Richland College is proud to present renowned photographer Ralph Gibson at 7 p.m., Thurs., March 10 in the Fannin Performance Hall at Richland College. Richland continues its commitment to excellence in photography by bringing world-class photographers to campus to interact with students over the course of a day concluding with a free public lecture, reception and book-signing. Past participants in this distinguished series include Mary Ellen Mark, Jerry Uelsmann & Maggie Taylor, Joyce Tenneson, Keith Carter, and Arno Minkkinen.

1-Hand WatchRalph Gibson studied photography while in the U.S. Navy and then at the San Francisco Art Institute. He began his professional career as an assistant to Dorothea Lange and went on to work with Robert Frank on two films. Gibson has maintained a lifelong fascination with books and book-making. Since the appearance of “The Somnambulist” in 1970, his work has been steadily impelled towards the printed page. To date, he has produced over 40 monographs, his most current projects being “State of the Axe” to be published by Yale University Press in Fall of 2008 and “Nude” by Taschen, 2009. His photographs are included in over 150 museum collections around the world, including the Dallas Museum of Art and the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University and have appeared in hundreds of exhibitions.

2-ChristineGibson’s awards include fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the Leica Medal of Excellence and the Silver Plumb Award from the Landmarks Preservation Committee. He is a Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France, and holds honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Maryland and Ohio Wesleyan University. In 2007, he received The Lucie Award for Fine Art Photography. He has worked exclusively with the Leica for almost 50 years.

As Gibson explains, “I have been a photographer all my life….and have made photographs of many things and for many reasons. But one thing that becomes more and more apparent is that I am simply only as good as my next photograph. That’s the one that counts the most….For this reason, I find it a delight to face a new day, and to develop that new roll of film. It’s a great way to live.”


What: Ralph Gibson: Artist’s Lecture and Image Presentation

Followed by a reception, book sale and book-signing

Who: Presented by Richland College Photography

When: 7 p.m., Thurs., March 10

Where: Fannin Performance Hall, F102, Richland College, 12800 Abrams Rd., Dallas, TX 75243

FREE; open to the public

For images and more information on Ralph Gibson visit



Anne Lawrence, Publicity Manager, Division of Humanities, Fine and Performing Art, 214 677-6925 (number not for publication),

Wayne Loucas, Richland Photography Department, 972 238-6078,

Ryder Richards, Richland Gallery, 972 238-6339,

League of Innovation

bettyLeague for Innovation Student Art Competition
Mountainview College, Kiva Gallery and North Bridge
January 18 – February 18
Reception: Saturday, February 12, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

“League for Innovation” is an Annual Juried Student show held at Mountainview College in South Dallas. The exhibit includes 10 art pieces from each college in the DCCCD for a total of 70 art pieces. The juror, Lupita Murillo Tinnen from Collin County College’s Photography Department, will select award winners from the pool of art works. The exhibition will last from January 18- February 18th in the Kiva Gallery with an opening reception held on Saturday, February 5th from 6-8.

“League for Innovation” at Mountainview College is a precursor to a national exhibition where the award winners move forward to compete with national finalists from several school districts. A catalog is produced at the end of the exhibition featuring the works of the students included. The gallery coordinator for Mountainview College is David Kirkland: (214) 860-3649 or

This years winners:

League for Innovation finalists:

Francisco Alvarado

Seca y pesad

woodcut in 4 sections (Brookhaven College)

Lauren MacKnight

Pure Tone

Plaster, resin, monofilament line, wood shelf and platform, sound (Brookhaven College)

Katie Beegle

The Wedding Dress

cotton muslin, paper and feathers (Mountain View College)

Betty Levy

“3 Maidens”

oil on canvas (Richland College)

Randy Bennett

Old Man

archival inkjet print (North Lake College)

Honorable Mention:

Elisa Guardiola


collograph, linocut with mixed media (El Centro College)

Honorable Mention and Juror’s Purchase Award:

Yvonne Uwah


silver gelatin print (Eastfield College)

Richland’s League of Innovation Artists_ Spring 2011

Nicole Loehr
“I have heartburn and I’m bleeding on my insides”
acrylic on panel

Amanda McTigue
“The Herd”
pastel on paper

Karla Hernandez
acrylic on panel

Lorna Johnson
“Steering Wheel”

Marshall Kendall
Silkscreen over clay

Gene Chatting
oil paint and collage on panel (4’x4’)

Betty Levy (finalist!!)
“3 Maidens”
oil on canvas, (3×4)

Hassan, Rejin
“Life of Buddha in Gold”
Stoneware with gold paint

Hassan, Kajin
Stoneware with black stain

Balandrano, Emily (not pictured)
“The Letter E”

(Sorry for the poor image quality… there will be better images posted after the exhibit is installed.)

D Magazine: How Community Colleges are changing the Dallas Art Scene

The schools may be small, but they’re taking risks and creating galleries for alternative art and artist interaction.

RyderRichards by Sam Fleischman

If you had walked into Richland College’s Brazos Gallery on the evening of September 3, 2010, you would not have seen a single painting on a wall, sculpture on a pedestal, or print in a frame. Instead, you would have seen a strange, machine-like object in the center of the room, flashing lights and laser projections. The piece, Personal Victories, by artist Richie Budd, wasn’t exactly something you would find in the galleries in the Design District. It was a multimedia experience, the kind of art spectacle that you imagine confronting in a gallery in London’s Tate Modern or at a special installation at Mass MoMA. But was it art? It felt more like a performance than object.

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