Changing Places: The Photographic Artifacts of Rick Dingus opened at the Museum of Texas Tech University on Friday, March 4th. Rick Dingus has been on the Texas Tech faculty since 1982. Scores of Rick’s friends, colleagues and alumni were in attendance for the exhibition reception held in Rick’s honor.
The exhibition features 40 years of creative investigations that began with Rick’s 1970s “time-based” studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara and concludes with recent infrared images of the earth from tens of thousands of feet overhead. In the fall of 2016, the University of Oklahoma Press will publish a comprehensive study of Dingus’ photographs: Shifting Views and Changing Places: The Photographs of Rick Dingus (R. Dingus, edited by P.S. Briggs, foreword by T. Jurovics, and with contributions by S. Armitage, P.S. Briggs, and L.R. Lippard). The exhibition will be on display through May.
During the evening’s proceedings, Robin Germany, professor of photography and Rick’s colleague in the Photography area, and Brianna Burnett, President of the Medici Circle support group of the School of Art and 2008 MFA alumna of the photo program, announced an initiative to raise funds for a RICK DINGUS SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT. A goal of $22,500 has been set for the endowment.
Brianna Burnett, speaking on behalf of the Medici Circle, announced that the Medici Circle would match donations to this scholarship initiative “dollar for dollar” up to $11,250, effectively cutting the campaign in half!
Alumni, friends and colleagues are invited to donate on line at:
Or checks made out to the TTU Foundation can be mailed to: Rick Dingus Scholarship, c/o TTU School of Art, Box 42081, Lubbock, TX 79409.
Rob Wilson (1990 BFA in Design Communication, living in Dallas) has designed the graphic (shown above) for Alice Isn’t Dead, a new serial fiction podcast from the team behind Welcome to Night Vale.
Larry Bamburg (1997 BFA in Painting & Metalsmithing) has a new exhibition opening this weekend. This exhibition, entitled TalctoTile, PL’d to MDO, will be on view from February 16-March 20 at the Simone Subal Gallery in New York, NY. The opening reception will take place on Sunday, February 14 from 6-8 p.m.
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Philip Monaghan’s exhbition entitled “Why Are You Doing This To Me” Philip Monaghan and David Trinidad opened this week at the Fales Library & Special Collections at New York University in Manhattan, New York. The exhibition presents 73 oil paintings whose subject matter is taken from David Trinidad’s poem “The Late Show.” The exhibition continues through May 6, 2016.
This exhibition was originally organized by the School of Art and presented in Lubbock during fall 2015. You can learn more about the exhibition [here].
Philip Monaghan is a New York based alumnus of School of Art (BFA in studio art 1976) who has led a distinguished and successful career as a freelance art director in New York and Milan. After receiving an MFA from Pratt in 1979, he was art director for Fiorucci in the early 1980s. From 1986 Philip held a variety of posts at Limited Brands, involved in brand positioning and creative direction for Express, Bath & Body Works, Henri Bendel and New York & Company. During this time in the fashion industry his creative career was highlighted by collaborations with artists, designers and photographers such as Andy Warhol, Francesco Scavullo, Antonio Lopez, Steven Meisel, Patrick DeMarchelier, Bruce Weber, Peter Arnell and Peter Lindbergh. He retired in 2001 to devote himself fulltime to art. His first major exhibition was presented in 2011 at the New York University Fales Library. The exhibition entitled “At Moments Like These He Feels Farthest Away” was reviewed by Holland Cotter of The New York Times.
Carol Cunningham (2014 MFA in Painting) has a new solo exhibition coming up this month entitled Honey, Smoke & Gold: The Tale of Bears. The exhibition will be at The Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene, TX. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, February 13th from 4-7 p.m. There will also be an artist talk with Carol at 5 p.m. The exhibition will be on view until the end of April.
Carol was also recently at the University of Wisconsin-Baron County as a Visiting Artist to deliver two lectures. While there, Carol also installed a solo show entitled Hooked, which was open from October 14-December 1.
Carol Cunningham, a San Antonio, Texas-based artist, received her BFA from Cameron University and an MFA from Texas Tech University. Currently, Cunningham is an Adjunct Professor at Northwest Vista College and The Art Institute of San Antonio. At both of these locations, she teaches an array of classes from Design, Drawing, Color Fundamentals, Photoshop, Painting and Art Appreciation. When not teaching you can find Carol working as a Co-Director/ Resident Artist at Clamp Light Artist Studios and Gallery. She is also currently conducting personal research at the San Antonio Zoo where she works part-time in the education department.
In conjunction with the closing reception for associate professor Sang-Mi Yoo’s exhibition at Brookhaven College, School of Art and Brookhaven have teamed up to host a reception for School of Art alumni. The reception will be held in the Forum Gallery at Brookhaven College from 6:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday, February 3, 2016.
Brookhaven College is located at 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Dallas, TX (BrookhavenCampusMap). The Forum Gallery is in building F (the Art Building) adjacent to the P-5 parking lot. Use P-5 as your parking lot.
Director Lydia Thompson and faculty Future Akins, Gary Johnson, and others will be in attendance. If you are likely to attend, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ryu-Hee Kim (2013 MFA in Jewelry Design & Metalsmithing) recently won the best 3 dimensional artwork with her piece I Miss You and will be featured in Simplicity, an exhibition by the Still Point Art Gallery in New Brunswick, ME. Kim’s portfolio will also be published in the gallery’s winter edition of the Still Points Arts Quarterly, an art and literary publication. Simplicity will be on display until January 31st.
Kim currently resides in Philadelphia. Just in the last year, her work has won 1 award and been in 6 exhibitions and 3 publications (Still Points Arts Quarterly, Spirit Magazine, NICHE Magazine).
The Medici Circle 5×7 Art Scholarship Fundraiser is an annual crowd pleaser with its delightful mix of art, food, drink, and wild fun during the “art grab.” Support of scholarships for students provides long-term benefit for future generations of artists, art historians and scholars, art educators, and graphic designers.
Join us for the 2016 Medici Circle 5×7 Fundraiser on January 16, 2016 at the Lubbock Country Club as we celebrate during an evening of Victorian Futurism and Steampunk.
Several hundred artworks by local, Texas, and national artists with ties to Texas Tech have been donated for the evening’s exhibition and “art grab.” Each work is 5×7 inches in size and exhibited anonymously. Each sells for $75 – you find out who the artist is after you purchase it. Special artworks and other items will be live auctioned during the evening.
The event will include:
Event pricing schedule is shown below.
MEDICI CIRCLE TABLE ($1,75O)
Includes eight seats at a premium reserved table for the 5×7 dinner and art run. Two tokens for free 5×7 artworks from the “art grab” (excluding live auction items) and two bottles of champagne. Highest prority listing in all printing materials.
SPONSOR TABLE ($1,2OO)
Includes eight seats at a reserved table for the 5×7 dinner and art run. listing in all printed materials.
Includes one seat for the 5×7 dinner and art run.
5×7 ART DONOR + ONE GUEST ($15O)
Includes two seats for the 5×7 dinner and art run; one art donor artist plus one guest.
The Medici Circle Board of Directors, supporting the School of Art invites you to join us on December 5, 2015 for the 2015 Holiday Soup & Champagne Supper.
Last year, the Medici Circle Board of Directors, in collaboration with the Ceramics program of the School of Art, staged two winter Soup & Champagne Suppers. Over 1OO cup donations from students, alumni and artists from around the USA were collected and used as the soup vessels for the evening’s festivities.
Not only were the soups and events delightful, the Medici Circle successfully raised enough funds to create a new scholarship endowment whose purpose is to support students in the Ceramics program. The proceeds from this year’s event will be used to augment the endowment.
Additional ceramic works by School of Art ceramics students will be on display and for sale during the supper. Proceeds from those sales will support the students directly and their travel to the 2O16 Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) this coming spring in Kansas City.
Tickets for the event are only $50 person and include all the soup and champagne you can eat AND you get to keep the handmade ceramic cup. Space at this event is limited to 50 persons. [$30 of the ticket price is a charitable contribution to the Texas Tech Foundation for which you will receive an acknowledgement in writing from the Texas Tech Advancement Office.]
Call 806-742-1947 to make your reservations today.
Appetizers at 6:30 PM by Jerred Tochterman
Served with French bread in a handmade ceramic mug
Cajun Gumbo by Denise Bean
Curried Winter Squash by Joe Arredondo
Chicken Kale Soup by Ashleigh Brodbeck