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Chuck Sheffield: A Quarter Milliion Hours in the Theatre… Give or Take

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A Quarter Million Hours in the Theatre… Give or Take

Chuck Sheffield
September 7-  October 14, 2011

Lago Vista Gallery, Richland College, Dallas
opening reception: Wednesday, September 7 from 12-1 PM

Richland College’s Lago Vista Gallery presents A Quarter Million Hour in the Theatre, featuring the set designs, models, and sculptural works of Chuck Sheffield. The exhibit displays several scale models used as physical tools for understanding design and composition related to the theatre, while also showcasing the breadth of experience culminated in Sheffield’s forty-plus years in the field. The exhibition will open Wednesday, September 7 and run through October 14th, 2011 with an opening reception and artist talk on Wednesday, September 7th from 12-1 PM.

Sheffield recently retired from thirty-seven years in the Theatre department at Richland College. Remaining creatively active, Sheffield has allowed Richland to exhibit his models, as both a documentation of his impact on the college and as singular objects requiring consideration. The pieces, developed by hand in an era of digital manipulation and laser-cutters, offer an alternative for familiarization of design and space, preferring physical manipulation and time as elements of complex synthesis.

A Quater Million Hours in the Theatre… Give or Take and all related events are free and open to the public. The Lago Vista Gallery, located in the Library at 12800 Abrams Rd, Dallas, is open from 9AM-9 PM Monday through Thursday, 9AM-4PM Friday and Saturday 12-4PM. For more information please visit our website at or contact Gallery Coordinator Ryder Richards at (972) 238-6339 or

Reconstructing Perspective


Chaddy Dean Smith and Andrew Douglas Underwood
September 8- 24, 2011

Brazos Gallery, Richland College, Dallas
opening reception: Thursday, September 8 from 4-7 PM


Richland College’s Brazos Gallery presents Reconstructing Perspective, featuring the multi-perspective landscapes of  Chaddy Dean Smith and the research-inspired displays of Andrew Douglas Underwood. The exhibit re-evaluates optical and historical objectivity as inevitably subjective, offering geographic sites as the source of inquiry. The exhibition will open September 8 and run through September 24th, 2011 with an opening reception and artist talk on Thursday, September 8th from 4-7 PM. The exhibition will be open from 2-4 PM on Saturday the 24th of September for the DADA Fall Gallery Walk.

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