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exhibition opportunities for Richland College

Porcelain Workshop with Bryan Hopkins

Richland College Ceramics presents a lecture, studio demonstration and hands-on workshop with New York artist Bryan Hopkins on April 12 and 13. The event is free and open to the public.

Participants will learn about Hopkins’ processes including how he uses porcelain to create functional items as well as architectural sculpture pieces. Hopkins received a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from State University of New York and is an adjunct professor at Niagra County Community College in Sanborn, NY. He has exhibited widely in New York and Pennsylvania. In Texas, his work will be exhibited at the Dallas Pottery Invitational taking place the same weekend, April 13-15, at The Gallery, Addison Visitors Center in Addison.


Lecture: “Functional and Dysfunctional Porcelain,” 6-6:45 p.m., Thurs., April 12 (location TBA)

Studio Demonstration and Hands-On Workshop, 7-9 p.m., Thurs., April 12 and 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Fri., April 13, Ceramics Studio

For more information about Bryan Hopkins:

For more information about the Dallas Pottery Invitational:

Annual Student Digital Media Showcase

Richland College Multimedia Department presents…


Annual Student Digital Media Showcase
April 4- May 11, 2012
Lago Vista Gallery, Richland College Library

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 4 from 12-1 PM

Selected exhibition showcasing the best of Richland College’s digitally developed student works. Food and refreshments will be available for the opening reception.

Annual Juried Student Photo Exhibition

Pepper by David Namasky, 2012

Annual Student Photo Exhibition
Brazos Gallery
April 19-June 3, 2012
Reception: Thursday, April 19, 12-1 p.m.

As part of the DADA Spring Gallery Walk the Brazos Gallery will remain open from 2-4 PM on Saturday, April 21st, 2012.

henderson-stair-int_500Juror: Richard Doherty

Doherty is an Associate Professor of Photography, Tarrant County College, Fort Worth. With an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago, his works can be found in museum collections such as the Amon Carter, Bellvue Museum of Art, the Chicago Art Institute and the Chicago center for Contemporary Photography.

Organized by the Richland Photographic &  Imaging Department

Sponsored by Asel Art, Red River Paper, Film Depot, BWC Photo Imaging, and the Richland College Office of Student Life.

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Annual Student Art Exhibition, 2012

Annual Student Art Exhibition, 2012

April 5-April 13
Brazos Gallery


Juror: Ruben Nieto, painter and UTD Centraltrak PhD candidate
Deadline: Thursday, March 29, 4 pm at Soft Earth Gallery (F-270)
Reception and juror talk: April 5, 12-1 PM

About our Juror:
“Ruben Nieto, (born in Guantajuato, Mexico) is a UT Dallas doctoral candidate and artist in residence at Centraltrak. He has re-imagined his childhood love for comic books with a new engaging perspective translated through his works of art. He transforms the comic book into highly energetic and visceral paintings which re-contextualize the imagery. He spent hours researching the history of comic books both from a political and creative perspective, the history of text, Andy Warhol, and techniques of Master painters like Millet.” ~ Arts and Culture Magazine interview

This year, due to pro-active advocates of the Richland College Art Department, we have tripled our prize money for student awards: Best in Show ($175), 1st Place ($125), 2nd Place ($100), and 3rd Place ($75), 3 honorable mentions ($50), and we have included the annual “Jen Rose Award for Ceramic Innovation” ($250).

— Best in Show ($175.00)

Josh Siguenza: Reliquaries of a Second Hand Calamity
[ Instructor: David Collins ]

— 1st Place

Kristina Thomas: Untitled
[Instructor: Eric Eley]

— 2nd Place
($100.00) —

Joel Gonzalez: Hershey’s Felt
[ Instructor: Eric Eley ]

— 3rd Place ($75.00)–

Betty Levy: Pipes
[ Instructor: Keith Williams ]

— Honorable Mention

Jessie Moncrief: Study of Youth and Wisdom
[ Instructor:  Ryder Richards ]

— Honorable Mention

Cindee Kueny: Maze Surface
[ Instructor: Jim Stover ]

— Honorable Mention ($50.00)–

Esteban Tijerina: Bonding Affection
[ Instructor: Brenda McKinney ]

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:

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Jock Sturges

Jock Sturges: Image Presentation and Artist Lecture

Thursday, March 8, 7 PM

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Richland College is pleased to present renowned photographer Jock Sturges at 7 p.m. on March 8 in the Fannin Performance Hall (f102).

Richland College 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 Ralph Gibson, Mary Ellen Mark, Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor, Joyce Tenneson, Keith Carter, and Arno Minkkinen. Sturges, known for his sublime photographs of the female nude, will address ideas of beauty and biography in art. This presentation will contain images that may not be suitable for younger or more sensitive audiences.

Sturges’ talk at Richland College will draw on the wider cultural and academic context of his photography, grounding his work in the history of art, while delving into his interests in perceptual psychology and anthropology. For Sturges, it is important to understand, “how vital it is for aspiring artists in any medium to be well and broadly educated in art history specifically and in all culture more generally.”

Sturges, a highly published and exhibited photographer, received his BFA from Marlboro College in 1974 and his MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1985. Currently he is working as a fine art photographer in California, Washington state, Ireland, The Netherlands, and the Atlantic coast of France. He is also a commercial freelance photographer specializing in fashion and classical dance and a contributing editor to various photography magazines. Locally, he had a solo exhibition at Photographs Do Not Bend in Dallas in 2001. His most recent monograph, Notes, as well his earlier acclaimed books, The Last Days of Summer and Radiant Identities, will be available for sale at the book signing.

Richland College Photographic and Imaging

MAP to Fannin Performance Hall

Educational literature:

Educational Programming for Jock Sturges

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.

Jill Magid

Jill Magid: Artist Talk and Image Presentation

Wednesday, March 7, 7 PM
Sabine Hall Rm 118, Richland College


In conjunction with the 21st Annual Richland College Computer Arts Festival Richland will host JILL MAGID, nationally renowned conceptual artist to engage with students and the community, sharing insight into her art practice. Her artist talk will take place directly after the reception for Incidental Transformations in the Brazos Gallery.

Magid is known for taking institutional structures and language as her media, developing a largely performance-based practice in which she seeks to engage institutions of power on a personal, intimate level.  Intrigued by hidden information and it’s relation to the public existence, her videos and installations have been exhibited in the Whitney Biennial 2010, the Tate Modern, and she is currently participating in Failed States at the AMOA-Arthouse, Austin.

Magid will also be speaking at the Fort Worth Modern Art Museum on Tuesday, March 6th and researching a commission piece for te D/FW area.

m0aevidencelooogidMagid received her Master of Science in Visual Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Magid was an artist-in-residence at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam from 2000-2. She has received various awards including the Basis Stipendium from Fonds Voor Beeldende Kunsten in the Netherlands in 2006 and the Netherland-American Foundation Fellowship Fulbright Grant from 2001-2002. Magid has had solo exhibitions at various institutions around the world including Tate Modern, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Berkeley Museum of Art, California; Tate Liverpool; the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam; Yvon Lambert, Paris and New York; Gagosian Gallery, New York; Sparwasser, Berlin; The Centre D’Arte Santa Monica, Barcelona, and Stroom, Netherlands. Magid is the author of three novellas, and is currently working on her fourth. Jill Magid lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Presented by Richland College Multimedia Learning Center and Richland College Organization for Student Life.

Review of lecture by Colette Copeland: GLASSTIRE.COM

interview with Jill Magid on We Make Money Not Art

Gabriel Dawe

Gabriel Dawe

Artist lecture and technical study in the Brazos Gallery

Jan 31, 2012


Gabriel Dawe and his assistant Sandi Edgar visited Richland and worked on test piece for Gabriel’s upcoming exhibit in California. While here Gabriel spoke with 60 students about his process and evolution as an artist.