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Outside The Toy Box: John Hartley

Brazos Gallery  is excited to present Outside The Toy Box, by John Hartley. This unique show was created to show characters influenced by John’s surroundings. His paintings combine two passions: making art and collecting – linking the past with the present. His subjects are diverse, as are his interest. A common thread that binds John’s art is time, nostalgia for the past, recognition of former achievements and moments captured in a glance. John’s aim has always been to create intellectually and emotionally significant statements of the soul.

Brazos Gallery on Richlands College’s main campus 12800 Abrams Rd in Crockett Hall C140

Exhibit Dates: Monday October 1st through Friday October  26th 2018.

Artist Reception: October 17th, 1:00 to 3:00

Gallery hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 – 4:00 or by appointment.

Contact gallery Coordinator Charles Coldewey at 972-238-6339, or by email at Brazos-RLC@dcccd.edu


Printed Nature: 3D printed art by David Van Ness

Brazos Gallery presents the opening of the exhibition Printed Nature by David Van Ness.

David Van Ness been working with 3D printing and digital fabrication since 2005. Since then he has been fascinated with the medium. This concept isn’t new to digital art, but it is fairly new to sculpture.  In his own work he has explored issues of creativity on a verity of different projects. Because his work begins life as a data set this means that the creation of the piece using vector geometry, created from another seemingly disconnected data set, or some combination of that and more. David is also looking at ways of combining data to alter or perceptions and to re-imagining art.

The exhibition opens Monday August 27th through September 21st. Gallery Hours: M -F 10:00 – 4:00

 

Athena,
Polylactic (PLA) 3D Print

Lakia,
Polylactic Acid (PLA) 3D Print

Self Portrait
Stereo lithography
Slective Laser Sintering 3D Print

Unearthing: Photograph by Marcy Palmer

Brazos Gallery and the Richland College Photography Department are proud to present Unearthing SeriesA unique show of photographs based on Marcy’s life experiences. Unearthing opens on Monday May 14th through Friday June 22nd, 2018

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 – 4:00

Marcy Palmer – Artist Statement, “Unearthing Series”

The photographs in this series are about the space between the imagined and real.  There is reference to constellation, a need for a controlled environment within a chaotic one, and a constructed world with natural elements.  These works are filled with a tension between frustration and control, and wonder and delight.  Through these images, I could express my new and emotional journey of parenthood.  Although the objects used in these images are not directly related to childhood/parenthood, the emotions evoked are.  My experience as a parent to a young child lends itself to this tension, but the images relate to something larger than my own experience.

The images are made by drawing and painting on a paper backdrop, shining light through holes in the backdrop, hanging wire, string, branches, and other elements to create shapes and lines in the compositions, which I often interact with.  A slow shutter speed is used when capturing the images to show a sense of movement in many of them.

 


Juried: Student Art Exhibition

Brazos gallery presents the opening of the annual Juried: Student Art Exhibition. The exhibition opens Monday April 09th and will be open to the public through Friday May 4th, 2018. Gallery hours: M -F 10:00 – 4:00

Master Studies: Drawings by April Hopkins

Brazos Gallery and Richland College are proud to present Master Studies by April Hopkins.

This show is a solo exhibit with over 20 drawings on the human form. April has managed to elevate her subject with  detailed compositions, giving a glimpse of the beauty in shapes, through the use of different line types, value and classical compositions. All the while mastering her drawing and observation skills, which is April’s ultimate goal, mastery of the classical techniques of drawing.

The exhibition will be on view at the Brazos Gallery on Richland College’s main campus 12800 Abrams Rd. in Crockett Hall C140 beginning Monday February 26th through Friday March 30th 2018. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours: Monday -Friday 10:00 – 4:00 or by appointment.

Contact gallery coordinator Charles Coldewey at 972-238-6339 or by email at Brazos-RLC@dcccd.edu.


Dreams of Reality: Paintings and Drawings by Veronica Jager

Brazos Gallery  is proud to present Dreams of Reality by Veronica Jaeger. This unique show in that it is a solo exhibition was created to show off imaginary characters with whimsical parallels. Her ideas are drawn from a variety of aesthetic art periods in history: the Renaissance, Surrealism and Contemporary art mixed together with childhood dream imagery, giving us a false sense of normalcy and stability.

The exhibition will be on view at Brazos Gallery on Richlands College’s main campus 12800 Abrams Rd in Crockett Hall C140 beginning Monday January 15th through Friday February 23rd 2018.

Gallery hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 – 4:00 or by appointment.

Contact gallery Coordinator Charles Coldewey at 972-238-6339, or by email at Brazos-RLC@dcccd.edu


A Closer Look: Parking Lot Abstracts and Artifacts by Larry Petterborg

Brazos Gallery and the Richland College Photography Department are proud to present A Closer Look: Parking Lot Abstracts and Artifacts by Larry Petterborg. Larry is a student at Richland and is under the guidance of Professor Wayne Loucas. This is an unique show in that it is a solo exhibition granted to a student currently enrolled at Richland College. The exhibition contains over 30 large format digital prints of Larry’s work on the subject matter of parking lots. Professor Loucas recognized Larry’s strong composition and design around the banal and mundane subject matter of parking lots. Larry has managed to elevate his subject to striking abstract compositions of shapes, forms, colors and textures.

The exhibition will be on view at Brazos Gallery on Richland College’s main campus 12800 Abrams Rd in Crockett Hall C140 beginning Monday May 1st through Friday May 19th. There will be a reception Wednesday May 10th from 6-8p. The exhibition and reception is free and open to the public. Gallery hours: Monday – Friday 9a – 4p or by appointment. Contact gallery director John Spriggins at 972-238-6339 or by email at Brazos-RLC@dcccd.edu.

ARTIST STATEMENT

A CLOSER LOOK: Parking Lot Abstracts and Artifacts

Larry Petterborg

Following retirement from Texas Woman’s University, where I taught Human Gross Anatomy in the School of Physical Therapy, I have had more time to devote to the pursuit of photography. The current exhibition is the result of a project that began in an independent studies class at Richland College. The principle aim of the project is to explore the often-overlooked visual delights of common spaces and what is more common in our car culture than parking lots? These utilitarian places where we leave our vehicles while engaged in other activities, contain unlimited opportunities for seeing the small and interesting. We hurry through them hardly bothering to notice the myriad shapes, textures, and colors that are readily apparent, if only we would take a moment and look more closely. The camera allows me to focus on and isolate small patches of an otherwise boring parking lot and turn them into exciting visual treats. Next time you are in a parking lot, slow down and look around. What fun things might you see?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/lpetterborg/


Master’s Class: Annual Faculty Exhibition

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Brazos Gallery and HFPA would like to invite you to view the Annual Faculty Art Exhibition beginning Nov 16th at 10am. The exhibition will be open from 10a -4pm M-F from Wednesday Nov 16 – Friday Jan 6. Please stop by and bring your students for a reception Wednesday Dec 7th from 12-1pm. This is an exciting and dynamic show, so do not miss it!!!

For question about the show, please contact the Gallery Director, John Spriggins at johnspriggins@dcccd.edu or 972-238-6339.


FOTOTEXAS: Texas Photographic Society Juried Exhibition

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Rales Chapel, Digital Print, Thelma Pilley, Lubbock, TX

HFPA and Brazos Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition FOTOTEXAS: People, Places, and Culture, a juried exhibition of photography from the Texas Photographic Society. The exhibition opens today and will be on exhibit in Brazos gallery through Nov 11th 2016. There will be a reception Friday Oct 21 from 7-9pm in Brazos Gallery. The guest juror Dan Burkholder will be attending the reception and talking about the work along with officials from the Texas Photographic Society. Please join us Friday evening. Students are welcome as always, refreshments will be provided.

http://texasphoto.org/fototexas


In You We Trust

Brazos Gallery and HFPA present the opening of the exhibition In you We Trust by artist and art faculty Jen Rose and Marian Lefeld. The exhibition opens Monday September 26th and will be open to the public through October 17th. There will be a reception Friday September 30th from 10a-12p,
Gallery Hours M-F 10a-4pm

Schedule of Events

In You We Trust Exhibition September 26-October 16
Opening reception: Friday, September 30 10am-12:30pm  – Speaker at 11:30

Evening Reception: Friday, September 30 6-8pm
Survivor Lecture: Friday, September 30 11:00am-12:00pm
Traffic911 lecture: Wednesday, October 5 12:pm-1pm

About the Exhibition

In You We Trust is a collaboration between artists Jen Rose and Marian Lefeld in an effort to bring awareness to the epidemic of sex trafficking of children in the United States. The sex trade is the world’s fastest growing illegal industry today, gaining ground and surpassing that of illegal drugs.  Studies cited by law enforcement and advocacy groups conservatively estimate that 100,000 children are enslaved in the sex trade in the United States.  Many of these children are homeless or runaways.

The Dallas Independent School District reports that six thousand of its students are homeless, and studies from the National District Attorneys Association estimate that one out of every three children will be approached by a pimp within 48 hours of being on the street. Staggeringly, this means that two-thousand children are potentially sold each year in Dallas County alone. The two-thousand coins created for this exhibition represent the practice of using children as currency, each coin symbolizes a child.

In You We Trust gives a visual form to the statistics. The word “You” is a call for action. We aim to create an installation that will bring attention to this social issue and open pathways for discussion and awareness to a wider public.

Be aware. If you see something suspicious, say something!

Human Trafficking 24-hr Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

 

If you are interested in purchasing a coin, you may do so at https://www.gofundme.com/inyouwetrust to help us raise money for shipping expenses and supply costs.  Purchased coins can be picked up here or we will ship them to your home.