Category Archives: Off Campus Events

Richland Ceramics + Stoney’s

stoney's plates

The Richland College Clay Club is busy creating plates for Stoney’s, a well-established wine bar in Dallas. In addition to their new menu featuring cheese plates they have requested  hand crafted serving plates.

For more information about the Richland College Clay Club or if you are interested in Richland’s Ceramics program contact faculty member  Jen Rose.

Visual Art Exhibition


Visual Art Exhibition, curated by Richland College Art instructor Keith Williams

April 5-24, 2012
Viewing Hours: Mon- Fri, 9 am – 4:30 pm

Artist Reception: Thursday April 19, 4-8 pm

Artspace at Metropolitan Press
6400 Maple Ave. Ste 850
Dallas, TX 75235

ARTISTS on display: Sonjia Becker, Wallace Hughes, Pat Ferris, Bob Barretto, Cher Marsden, Marsh Kendall, Jean Chattin, Gary McCleskey, Cynia Barretto, Marlyn Keiffer, Rachel Schwarz, Mieko Dotson, Marilyn Mason, Jessica Bloomfield, Christina Thomas, Connie Pena, Carolina Marrero, Jesus Velasquez, Betty Levy, Rosa Simmons, Louise Slater

Artist Talk: Jon Shumway and Ian F. Thomas

Artists Talk and Image Presentation
Jon Shumway and Ian F. Thomas

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The McKinney Ave. Contemporary: Friday, March 9th, 5:30 PM
3120 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75204

themac-incidentaltransformationsPartnering with the MAC in efforts to continue Richland College’s innovative programming Pennsylvania-based artists Ian F. Thomas and Jon Shumway will give an artist talk and image presentation about their collaborative installation: Incidental Transformations on display in the Brazos Gallery at Richland College.

Projecting digital video and light onto ceramic forms, the Pennsylvania based artists offer a reexamination of traditional media and a restructuring of gallery usage. Erecting several walls and blacking out windows, the installation engages interior/exterior dynamics, requiring audience members to disrupt lighting patterns and projections as they navigate the re-situated space.

read  more about Incidental Transformations


Ceramics Department participates in Empty Bowls

Richland’s Ceramics department is participating in “Empty Bowls.” The  nationwide charity and benefit movement’s Dallas Chapter is sponsored by the North Texas Foodbank.



Friday, March 9, 2012, 11:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201

“Empty Bowls began as a small fundraising project that has now grown into a worldwide fundraising event. In 1990, a group of Michigan high school students, along with their art teacher, began actively searching for a unique way to help end hunger. After many ideas, they settled on a fundraiser where people of all kinds would be able to enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread served in a decorative ceramic bowl. Guests of the event were asked to keep the bowl as a reminder of those who suffer from hunger. Empty Bowls events are now held all over the world and have raised millions of dollars toward the fight against hunger.

Empty_Bowls_2007_074.jpg.380x380_q85“Empty Bowls is unique in that it does not have headquarters, directors, or guidelines. Each city’s event is a unique experience unmatched by any other. The Dallas chapter of Empty Bowls was started up by John Williams, potter and former owner of Trinity Ceramic Supply Inc., and his wife Darlene Williams. Thanks to the hard work of John, Darlene, and everyone involved, Empty Bowls has grown into a successful event in the heart of Dallas. Dallas’ Empty Bowls has benefitted countless North Texans in need, providing 2.5 million meals over the last twelve years!”

For more information on Richland College’s participation, please contact Jen Rose:

for more information on Empty Bowls in Dallas:

to purchase tickets to the event:

Smudge Studio art talks

Lecture and image presentation by Smudge Studio

Brazos Gallery, February 13, 4-6 PM
The McKinney Ave. Contemporary, Feb 13, 6:30 PM


smudge-themacElizabeth Ellsworth and Jamie Kruse of Smudge Studio spoke at the Brazos Gallery and The MAC on Monday, Feb 13, 2012.

Engaging the students, faculty, and public the lectures encouraged a re-thinking of our conceptions of both time our place within the present moment. Delving into their practice as a both a conceptual and physical interaction with sites as a way to blur boundaries, the artists delivered a novel approach to art through research and a holistic, long term approach to our current time period and possible futures. The artists answered several questions from the audience, generating an insightful discourse into possibilities.

Jen Rose “Just Press Print,” Houston, TX

JenRose-interracial-chubby-with-horsesJen Rose (Richland ceramics instructor)
“Just Press Print”
Anya Tish Gallery, Houston TX

Opening Reception Friday, June 10, 6 – 8:30. On view until July 3, 2011.

Six artists from three continents focus on non-conventional approaches to printmaking: ArdAn Ozmenoglu, Jen Rose, Karin Bos, Orna Feinstein, Sang-Mi Yoo, Steve Wiseman.

“Jen produces subtle subversive sexual designs that extend into a spectator’s personal space. While completing her graduate degree she studied patterning in quilts,textiles,china painting and clay as noteworthy in the women’s Craft Movement. Women in sexually provocative poses,decorative stylized animal forms and direct anatomical references become imagery for one composition for wall paper and textile designs or on a vinyl panel applied directly to the wall. The flat,graphic images becomes patterned by rhythmically being tessellated or formed using small squares or blocks as in tile floors and pavements arranged in a checkered or mosaic pattern. To her an image’s power evolves when it is patterned –“however,when the image is patterned into hundreds of repetitions in one design the meaning dissolves into decoration.”

~June Mattingly, 2011

June Mattingly’s Texas Contemporary Art

29-95 Art: Just Press Print

Houston Press Arts


Ryder Richards: Pow[d]er

3-disruption-ii-void_gunpowder-and-graphtie-on-paper_30x22-inRyder Richards: Pow[d]er
Art Corridor II, Tarrant County College- SE
2100 Southeast Parkway, Arlington, TX

March 24- April 23, 2011
Opening reception: March 24, 4-6:30 PM

“Pow[d]er” explores power structures as systems of reproductive ideology and seduction. Richards, artist and gallery director at Richland College, Dallas, offers new gunpowder drawings and large sculptures drawing associations between weaponry and beauty.

The work is an investigation into the power of the subliminal ideas or ‘temes’ within society, featuring an architectural installation pulsing with activity and sound along with several new, intricate drawings, made by igniting gunpowder on paper. The imagery offers organic patterns disguising and disrupting rifles set to impregnate the space –or the mind. (insert sinister laughter here)

(Art Corridor II is located on the second floor of the C-wing of campus. )

Video of the installation piece “Power: The Combine”

DADA’s Edith Baker Art Scholarship

TransparenciesI_KarlaHernadezRichland College Art program has submitted three artists as finalists for the Edith Baker Art Scholarship presented by DADA (Dallas Art Dealers Association).

Karla Hernandez
Samantha Mitchell
Rachel Schwarz

The scholarship encompasses the 7 DCCCD campuses, allowing 21 students a chance for the $2,500 scholarship given to one promising student. DADA coordinates the event that culminates in an art exhibition September 2011 at the McKinney Art Center in Dallas.

We are very proud of our art program and the students that make it great. This is one of several scholarship opportunities that we embrace in an effort to aid our students on their path of success.

See more about our incredible students below…




“Nest” curated by Anne Lawrence
curated by Richland College instructor/arts PR person: Anne Lawrence
Featuring Michael Mazurek and Jesse Morgan Barnett
Bows and Arrows
February 19-March 23, 2011

Bows and Arrows presents “Nest” featuring Michael Mazurek and Jesse Morgan Barnett, curated by Anne Lawrence, opening Saturday, February 19, 2011, 6-9 p.m. The exhibition will include site-specific installations by each artist.

“Nest” centers on the question how do artists respond to having a child? While feminist and conceptual artist Mary Kelly’s seminal “Post-Partum Documents” tracked the evidence of the child with forensic precision creating a subtle narrative of the mother’s relationship with the growing child, Mazurek and Barnett, both fathers, are each known for their elaborate constructions and installations; thus turning away from the processes of the body towards the process of making and building.

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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.)