Category Archives: Off Campus Events
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, 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
Artists Talk and Image Presentation
Jon Shumway and Ian F. Thomas
The McKinney Ave. Contemporary: Friday, March 9th, 5:30 PM
3120 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75204
Partnering 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…
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 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: email@example.com
for more information on Empty Bowls in Dallas: http://www.ntfb.org/d_empty_bowls_info.cfm
to purchase tickets to the event: http://www.ntfb.org/d_empty_bowls_info.cfm
Lecture and image presentation by Smudge Studio
Brazos Gallery, February 13, 4-6 PM
The McKinney Ave. Contemporary, Feb 13, 6:30 PM
Elizabeth 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 (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
Ryder 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”
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…
curated by Richland College instructor/arts PR person: Anne Lawrence
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.
League 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
This years winners:
League for Innovation finalists:
Seca y pesad
woodcut in 4 sections (Brookhaven College)
Plaster, resin, monofilament line, wood shelf and platform, sound (Brookhaven College)
The Wedding Dress
cotton muslin, paper and feathers (Mountain View College)
oil on canvas (Richland College)
archival inkjet print (North Lake College)
collograph, linocut with mixed media (El Centro College)
Honorable Mention and Juror’s Purchase Award:
silver gelatin print (Eastfield College)
Richland’s League of Innovation Artists_ Spring 2011
“I have heartburn and I’m bleeding on my insides”
acrylic on panel
pastel on paper
acrylic on panel
Silkscreen over clay
oil paint and collage on panel (4’x4’)
Betty Levy (finalist!!)
oil on canvas, (3×4)
“Life of Buddha in Gold”
Stoneware with gold paint
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.)