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John Penny

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John Penny
Slow Measure: for Cornelius
Brazos Gallery: Sept 13- Sept 28
Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept 13, 4-6:00 p.m.

Richland College is proud to present Slow Measure: for Cornelius, an installation in the Brazos Gallery by Maryland Institute College of Art professor John Penny. A series of recorded “events,” including several constructions, will occupy the gallery paying homage to mentor and composer Cornelius Cardew. Referencing the space between abstract notation and drawing, Penny’s works will consider drawing as a material record of an action, as a non-autographic other composed of non-standard materials. Please join us at the opening reception for this reconsideration of drawing as constructed events on Thursday, September 13th from 4:00- 6:00 p.m.

Deriving the term “allographic” from Nelson Goodman’s “Languages of Art”, Penny’s works embrace the handling of material and it’s subsequent physical transformation as implied drawing, allowing the acts to convey the genus of idea rather than presenting ideological distillation through standards of traditional drawing. The subtle, conceptually formulated works espouse a formal beauty, often executed with reference to measurement, mark making, and spatial or time consideration.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: John E. Penny has taught sculpture, drawing, fine art, and theoretical studies in Australia, Great Britain, and the United States. After graduating from Maidstone College of Art, UK, he then completed his MFA in sculpture, with a minor in drawing, at Ohio State University. In 2003 he received a PhD in theoretical studies from the University of Leeds, UK. Since 1974 he has exhibited work in Australia and Great Britain, and recent work has been exhibited in Baltimore. Occasional writings have been published in Australia, Great Britain and the USA. He currently teaches in the Baltimore area.

More information on Allographic drawing: ALLOGRAPHIC DRAWING synopsis

Shayne Murphy


Shayne Murphy: Transient Space
Lago Vista Gallery: Aug 29-Oct 5
Reception: Wednesday, Aug 29, 4-6:30 p.m.

Richland College presents Transient Space, new works by Shayne Murphy drawing from narrative memory and fragmented logic systems.  Utilizing multiple styles within each work Murphy fuses figurative realism with linear abstraction to create mysterious spaces within his paintings.  Developed from the distortions in dreams and memory, figures in the work take on a surreal aspect as they navigate the mathematically iconic interiors.  Murphy will be responding to the challenge of the curved walls in the Lago Vista Gallery  as the works transform into an installation, allowing a complex evolution of illusory perspectival space into physical space.

Murphy, born in Houston, is completing his Masters in Fine Arts in Painting/Drawing from the University of North Texas, Denton. His ability to balance strong design with deft rendering has earned him “Best in Show” from UNT’s Student Art Competition and a purchase award from the Beaumont Art League, as well as inclusion to Craig Head Green’s New Texas Talent 2012.


Collapse, 2012.
Oil on canvas, 60″x48″.

Capture the Flag, 2012.
Oil on canvas, 55″x70″.


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Dallas Observer

New Mexico Workshop 18

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Richland College presents the 18th Annual New Mexico Workshop Photography Exhibition.

Brazos Gallery (C140) from June 8- July 20, 2012.
Opening Reception: Friday, June 8 from 7:00- 9:00 p.m.

Live Music by Jazz Harpist CARLOS GUEDES
by Blue Mesa

Participating artists: Jessica Bennett, Sara DelRegno, William Deniger, Stephen Evans, Steve Flatt, David Namasky, Peter Nguyen, Alcione Otero, Sandra Prevott, Helen Rieger, Valerie Tan, Aaron Thomas, Earl Ward, Roy Cirigliana, and Wayne Loucas.

Selected images on-line at: www.richlandcollege.edu/photography

Richland College Map to Brazos Gallery.

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Dallas Observer

Work: Annual Art Faculty Exhibition

Annual Art Faculty Exhibit

Brazos Gallery, Richland College, Dallas
Nov 17-23, 2011
Opening Reception: Nov. 17, NOON.

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Participating faculty include:

Dwayne Carter, Roy Cirigliana, David Collins, Colette Copeland, Sheila Cunningham, Eric Eley, Tim Jones,  Wayne Loucas, Brenda McKinney, Robert Galindo, Tom Motley, Vicki Mayhan, Ryder Richards, Jennifer Rose, Jim Stover, Keith Williams, and Kristin Vilbig

Regional JURIED High School Art Exhibit

colette-about_picRegional HS Art Show
Brazos Gallery: Oct 27- Nov 10
Opening Reception: Thursday, Oct 27, 4-7 pm

JUROR: Colette Copeland
We are pleased to have Colette, an extraordinary artist, arts writer, and new instructor at Richland College juror this years exhibit.




3rd Place

Meghan Dahlke’s “Pandora’s Ball: Tears of Joy or Sorrow”

color photo            Garland HS            J. Thompson            Senior


2nd Place

Darby Fields’ “Untitled”

watercolor, crayon        Rowlett HS            C. Wilkinson            Senior


1st Place

Estella Garza’s “Urban Totem”

mixed media, ceramic          North Garland HS            L. McBride            Junior

List of all participants: Richland High school juried exhibit-2011_participants

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Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, 2011


Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

 Brazos Gallery (C140)
Richland College, Dallas
March 31-April 17
Reception/Juror Talk and Awards Presentation:
Friday, April 8th, 12-1 p.m.

ricardo_yello_bars_hcodJuror: Ricardo Paniagua

Ricardo Paniagua is a
Dallas based painter.

Ricardo has participated in numerous exhibitions,
including the upcoming, prestigious Texas Biennial 2011
held in Austin on April 15-16, 2011.


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“Trajectory” by Ryder Richards, Dallas

thirdspace_go(a)l(d) antelope-angle_ 7x5 ftWHERE: ThirdSpace, presented by Ro2 Art, benefiting DPAP
1608 Main St. Dallas, TX 75201
WHEN: Aug 7- 24, 2010.
Opening Reception: Saturday, Aug 7, 6-9 p.m.

“Trajectory” is presented by Ro2 Art at ThirdSpace, benefiting Dallas Public Arts Project. Ryder Richards’ new drawings, installations, and sculptures are derived from the ballistic trajectory of a .243 Winchester rifle. The works explore the physical and metaphorical quandary of a trajectory as a quantified destiny, attempting to alter the predetermined path. The works will be on view August 7th through the 28th, 2010. Please join us for the opening receptions Saturday, August 7, 6-9 p.m.

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Annual Student Digital Media Art Competition

 Computer Arts Festival: Student Exhibition

robert-reedyDigital Media Student Exhibition
April 7- May 3, 2010
Lago Vista Gallery

Selected exhibition showcasing the best of Richland College’s digitally developed student works.

The exhibition coincides with the Annual Digital Media Conference. the event is coordinated to take place on April 6th and 7th featuring guest lectures and other events. See details below…

or visit the website:  http://www.mmlab2.rlc.dcccd.edu/sideshow/

To view:  IMAGES of the ART or Video


2010 Guest Lectures, and Events:

The April 6th and 7th Festival will feature artists and professionals from the region. Other events include the Student Art Exhibition opening and a special event on the DCCCD Second Life Island

 Tuesday, April 6

 10:00 AM, Room T248: Regan Smith, President of MLink Technologies, Inc. will present some of MLink’s Flash based training and promotional materials. M-Link has won numerous awards for excellence from the Society for Technical Communication, Metroplex Business Technology Council for its eLearning and interactive marketing material.


12:30 PM, Room T252: Pauline Hudel, Faculty, Richland Multimedia and UTA, will discuss UTA design student work. She will also discuss graphic design concepts. Ms Hudel has also worked on numerous freelance design projects for national and international clients. Recent projects include the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book cover art and product design and the Dallas Opera ‘Nabucco’ presentations for creators Frances Bagley and Tom Orr.

1:00 PM, Room T250: Erin Jennings, University of Texas at Dallas PHD Research Assistant, will discuss educational game career opportunities.

 2:00 PM, Room T252P: Artist Piotr Chizinski will discuss recent projects. Chizinski’s art develops through a careful questioning of assumptions surrounding the issue of class. Chizinksi’s photographic work utilizes pseudo-science to document class levels by quantifying the trappings of a living room into a score denoting low, proletariat, middle or high class. The work, while taking into account issues of heredity and culture, questions the stratification in society and the individual within a system that proposes unlimited upward mobility. KERA radio interview with the artist.

 3:00 PM, Room T248: Artist/Designer Pauline Hudel meets with afternoon classes.

 4:00 PM, Room T248: Piotr Chizinski will demonstrate Google SketchUp demo

6:00 PM, Room T252: “Using social media to extend political or democratic action” David Parry, Assistant Professor, Emerging Media, University Texas at Dallas, studies how the transformation from an analog to a digital archive changes knowledge production and dissemination. Currently he teaches courses on writing in the digital era, and the digital archive.

Wednesday April 7

 10:00 AM, Room T248 Jenny Vogel, Assistant Professor in New Media, College of Visual Art and Design, University of North Texas will show some of her recent projects. Vogel’s art explores the world as viewed through new media technology using web-cameras, blogs and Google searches as source material. She received her MFA from Hunter College (NYC) in 2003. She is a 2005 NYFA fellow in Computer Arts

11:40 -12:30 PM, Room T248: Virtual visit to the DCCCD Second Life Island. Melissa Martinez & Debbie Smith will show you how to design and build your avatar.

 12:30 -1:30 PM, Lago Vista Gallery, Lavaca Hall: The Annual Student Art Competition opening, refreshments served

Artist/ Designers in the show: 

 Jenna Nolan

Kevin Prater

Raul Zavala

Jon Martin

Thomas Manaugh

Brittany VanWinkle-Hatridge

Veronica Campos

Andrew VanDeCasteele

Luis Martinez

Charles Fortner

Aaron Munoz

Mike Singleton

Rebecca Shipman

Stephanie Diez de Sollano

Chancy Benton

Leslie Conner

Zoey Christianson

Jenna Nolan

Robert Powers

Robert Reedy

Robert Reedy

Ahmed Ghazy

Alan Flores

Ashley Varghese

Cheryl Thomas

Marci Reyes

Seth Trimble



Water: More or Less

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Brazos Gallery, Richland College, Dallas TX
Opening reception: Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 from 5-7 p.m.

“Water: More or Less” was developed in conjunction with the Art, Science and Sustainable Community Symposium hosted by Richland College. (Sat, Jan. 30, 1-5 pm) The juried exhibition focuses on the role of water and sustainability within the environment.

paul villinski_photo by nash bakerJuror: Paul Villinski

Paul Villinski lives and works in New York City. His inventive use of recycled materials and found objects captivates viewers by revealing the creative potential dormant in the ordinary. Villinksi’s converted Emergency Response Studio (ERS) utilizes green methods of construction to confront topics local responsibility and art within the community.

For images of the HUGELY SUCCESFUL event: http://www.rlc8.dcccd.edu/media/?p=1861


Here is a quick video of the Exhibtion. I apologize for the low quality:

Artworks accepted into the exhibition:

simone riford_watergrid Simone Riford _ Watergrid

shreepad joglekar_Untitled shifting horizons series Shreepad Joglekar _ Unitled (Triptych from Shifting Horizons Series)

nola richards_spring into green Nola Richards _ Spring into Green

Deluge / Schlinke Naomi Schlinke_ Deluge

marla ripperda_blue Buchanan Marla Riperda_ Blue Buchanan #7

liz olson_underwaterseries3 Liz Olson_ Underwater Series #3

kware_waterhorse Kristin Ware _ Water Horse

kware_steppignstones Kristin Ware _ Stepping Stones

kware_sloan lani Kristin Ware _ Sloan and Lani

kware_narrow streams Kristin Ware _  Narrow Streams

kware_diamonds on a dry creek bed Kristin Ware _ Diamonds on Dried Creek Bed

kverdugo_skateKenneth Verdugo_ Skate

kverdugo_choking the earth Kenneth Verdugo_ Choking the Earth

jbuff_reflection of a melting penguin Jill Buffington_ Reflection of a Melting Planet

jbuff_invasion of gentoo penguins Jill Buffington_ Invasion of the Gentoo Penguins

jbuff_antartica melting Jill Buffington_ Antartica Melting

erika pochybova_recycle Erika Pochybova_ Recycle

elaine powlowicz_garedenhose Elain Powlowicz _ Garden Hose

denise davis_in the water2 Denise Stringer Davis _ In the Water 1

denise davis_in the water1 Denise Stringer Davis _ In the Water 2

denise davis_bather reaching Denise Stringer Davis _ Bather Reaching

chris ireland_maid of the mist Chris Ireland _ Maid of the Mist

cathy night_smart waterCathy Night_ Smart Water

Bryan Pettigrew_hygrometer Bryan Pettigrew_ Hygrometer

belinda smith_flood control Belinda Smith _ Flood Control

anniesimpson_wave Annie Simpson _ Wave

andrea estrada-meter 3 otra vez Andrea Estrada_ Meter 3 (orta vez)