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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 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.



Brazos Gallery and HFPA present the opening of the exhibition INTENSITY by artist Du Chau. The exhibition opens Monday August 22nd and will be open to the public through September 16th. There will be a reception Wednesday September 7th from 12-1pm,
Gallery Hours M-F 10a-4pm

Du Chau was born in Vietnam and came to the United States in 1981.Having pursued a medical career in pathology, he took a sabbatical to pursue a BFA and MFA at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He lives and works in Dallas, Texas. He has exhibited his work throughout the United States including San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and Amarillo Museum of Arts. Du Chau’s works are in the collections of the Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, the Dallas County Community College District Service Center, Mountain View College and Brookhaven College.

Artist Statement

Porcelain is the foundation of my work, combined with wire elements to create a quiet and contemplative charged space. My current artworks evoke childhood memories and repetitive daily activities involving knowledge and contemplation. I commit to the same activity to visualize different parts of myself. I am passionate about duplicating forms using mold making and slip casting technique. This process reveals my fascination with clay replication with subtle variations. Constant permutation is the core of my creative process.

Founders’ Foyer Rotating Art Exhibit

Congratulations to Genn Armstrong. Featured email art detail: Genn Armstrong, Richland College, Untitled (self-portrait),
Charcoal/watercolor on paper, 2016


Please join us for the Founders’ Foyer Rotating Art Exhibit reception.

The exhibit features a diverse collection of artwork by students of the colleges of the Dallas County Community College District.

Date: Tuesday April 19, 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: DCCCD Headquarters, Founders’ Foyer
1601 South Lamar St. | Dallas, TX 75215

Please RSVP to:
Suzanne Bristol 214-378-1547 or

Light refreshments
Complimentary DCCCD parking in lot at northeast corner of McKee and South Lamar

The Founders’ Foyer and Rotating Art Exhibit are made possible by a generous gift from founding DCCCD Board Vice Chair Mrs. Margaret McDermott.


RACI: The Rose Award for Ceramic Innovation Student Invitational Exhibition

HFPA and Brazos Gallery are proud to present RACI: The Rose Award for Ceramic Innovation Student Invitational Exhibition. The exhibition opens today  March 2nd and will be on display until March 28th. There will be a reception Friday March 4th from 12pm – 1pm in Brazos Gallery. Please tell your students it is free and all are welcome. Thank you to everyone who visits the gallery, your attendance is very much appreciated.

The RACI award was created to recognize students using clay in unusual or inventive ways. Artworks must include a minimum of 20% clay. Functional and sculptural work will be considered so long as the work is innovative in materials, form, or glaze. Faculty from each of the seven DCCCD colleges will choose three works for display in the RACI. The selected works will be judged by Mickey Bruce. Mickey Bruce is a functional potter from Forney, TX who works primarily in porcelain with brushed slip and glaze decoration.

Sepia: a legacy in photography


Richland College, in cooperation with the African American Museum at Fair Park in Dallas, TX is proud to present the opening of the exhibition Sepia: A Legacy in Photography opening February 1 2016 in the Brazos Gallery. The exhibition will feature 50 rare photographs from the Sepia Magazine photographic archive. This is the first exhibition of its kind, curated by John Spriggins, gallery director for Richland College. The opening reception will be Monday Feb 1st at 5pm in Brazos Gallery, with a lecture on the history of Sepia Magazine by Dr. Mia L. Anderson, Assistant Prof. of Communications for the University of South Alabama, beginning at 7pm in Sabine Hall 118. The exhibition will be on display for Black History Month, February 1 through February 29. Gallery hours are M-F 10am to 4pm, or by appointment.

New Exhibition: Uncharted Voices: Jenny Hong DeLaughter

Brazos Gallery and HFPA are proud to announce the new exhibition Uncharted Voices paintings by Richland Alum Jenny Hong DeLaughter. The exhibition will be open to the public Dec 14th – Jan 25th in the Brazos Gallery. On display are more that 20 works by Jenny. The colorful, lyrical, meditative paintings give a nod to the likes of De Kooning and Kandinsky.


For more information contact John Spriggins 972-238-6339 or email

Gallery Hours are from 10a – 5p M-F (most days)

Work in Progress: Juan Cruz Installation in Fannin Hall

Juan Cruz is a budding young artist studying at Richland College. His installation  Work in Progress is a testament to his creativity, skill, and hard work at developing himself into a professional artist. Stop by and view his work in Fannin Hall Gallery East.

Masters’ Class: Annual Faculty Art Exhibition

Brazos Gallery and HFPA would like to invite you to view the Annual Faculty Art Exhibition beginning Nov 4 at 10am. The exhibition will be open from 10a -4pm M-F from Wednesday Nov 4 – Tuesday Nov 24. Please stop by and bring your students for a reception Tuesday Nov 10th 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 or 972-238-6339.

Fiber Visions: works by Dallas Area Fiber Artists

Brazos Gallery and Humanities Fine & Performing Arts  are proud to present Fiber Visions: works by DAFA, Dallas Area Fiber Artists. Make sure you stop by to view this wonderful group exhibition of colorful and innovative works. Also, mark your calendar for the reception Thursday October 15th in Brazos Gallery from 12-1pm. There will be a talk given by Professor Brenda McKinney.

There will be an additional reception Thursday Oct 15th at 6pm for the public.


Opening: Oct 1
Daytime Reception: Oct 15th, 12-1pmEvening Reception: Oct 15th, 12-1pm
Gallery Talk: Brenda McKinney
Closing Date: Oct 31st

DAFA website:

Questions, contact:
John Spriggins