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Wesley Harvey – Ceramics Monthly Spotlight Artist in March

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Wesley Harvey (2007 MFA in Ceramics) is in the Spotlight this month – the Ceramics Monthly Spotlight, that is.  An interview with Wesley called “Queer Theory in Clay” can be found [HERE].

Wesley is currently a visiting assistant professor in ceramics at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.  A solo exhibition of new work entitled “Pretty Hurts” opens at the Hello Studio in San Antonio on Thursday, March 2nd and continues through March 18th. Read about the exhibition [HERE].

UPDATE March 2nd: Glasstire.com has designated “Pretty Hurts” #2 of the Top 5 exhibitions of the week. [Top Five_ March 2, 2017 with Reid Robinson – Glasstire]

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Graphic Design Student & Professor Travel to China to Receive Awards

Collin Perrier (at far right) receiving design award in the at the Hangzhou College Student Creative Design Competition in China.

Collin Perrier (at far right) receiving design award in the at the Hangzhou College Student Creative Design Competition in China.

Senior  Graphic Design student Collin Perrier and Dennis Schmickle, an assistant professor of Graphic Design in the School of Art,  represented Texas Tech and accepted awards for posters designed and presented at an annual creative design competition in China.

For the complete story, click [HERE].

Celebrating in China.

Celebrating in China.

Andrew Martin Solo Exhibition at Red Bud Gallery – Houston

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Andrew Martin, professor of drawing and painting in the School of Art and associate dean in the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts will have an exhibition titled “observer effect” presented at the Red Bud Gallery in Houston. The opening reception is Saturday, January 7th from 6:00-9:00 PM. The exhibition continues through January 29th.

Martin’s current works are images of communication towers in the landscape, painted or drawn on small, identical pieces of plywood shaped to resemble tablet computers, smart phones, or flat-screen televisions. The towers are quiet but insistent vertical interruptions that punctuate the long horizons where he lives in West Texas, easily-ignored physical underpinnings for our systems of capturing, disassembling, transmitting, and reassembling digital information.

Join Us at a Dallas-Area Alumni Gathering on November 18th

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Dallas Hilton-Anatole Hotel  ( 2201 N Stemmons Fwy)

Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

In conjunction with 2016 TAEA Conference and the MAE Exhibition ( Back to the Center) of Daniel T. Rodriguez and Shelbi Reichenau.

 

WEST, FAR WEST. – School of Art Presents Exhibition in Marfa, Texas

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Texas Tech School of Art Presents

WEST, FAR WEST: An Exhibition of Selected Artworks by Students, Faculty, & Alumni
Crowley Theater Annex (98 South Austin St, Marfa, TX)

Opening reception Friday, October 7, 2016, 5 – 9 PM
On view 10 AM – 5 PM, October 8th &  9th
Free and open to the public.

This exhibition, presented in Marfa during the 30th Anniversary Chinati Open House Weekend,   showcases contemporary artwork by Art alumni, current students and faculty.  The work represents the range of disciplines, creative activity, critical discourse and scope of practices taught and facilitated at the Texas Tech University School of Art. The program includes ceramics, jewelry design and metalsmithing, painting, photography, graphic design, printmaking, performance, sculpture, transmedia art, art history, and art education. The School of Art is a leading teaching and research institution offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

Special thanks to the Crowley Theater for providing the use of The Annex, and to School of Art alumnus Philip Monaghan for his assistance with this project. Additional support comes from Landmark Arts, Texas Tech University School of Art, & College of Visual & Performing Arts.

Students Engage in Stimulating Summer Internships

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NICOLLE LAMERE, who completed her 2nd year in the MFA program specializing in ceramics, has been awarded a Studio Assistantship from Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts located in Gatlinburg, TN from  June 23- July 23. She will be working for the school as well as taking two 1-week classes, Analogue Symmetry & Patterning With Hand-Cut Paper with Hunter Stabler and Transforming The 2D Surface to 3D With Fosshape  with Leisa Rich.

Allison GaughamALLISON GAUGHAN, a senior visual studies major will spend her summer (June through mid-August) at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond as a studio education intern.

After receiving an article from Dr. Jorgelina Orfila, associate professor of art history, about the top 25 most visited museums in the country, Allison applied to 12 of them on the east coast and in Texas.  She got interviews at four of them and offers from three.  “I decided on the VMFA,” she says, “due to their fashion collection (my original major at my first university was fashion design)”.  As studio education intern, she will be working with their summer classes involving studio arts and their collections.  “I hope to one day become an art museum educator, so this is the first step.”

Ashley BusbyASHLEY BUSBY, a third year MFA candidate completing her degree in December, was delighted to learn that she had received a summer internship at The Shumla Archaeological Research and Education Center located in Comstock, Texas.

“I met Dr. Carolyn Boyd, the founder of SHUMLA, when she came to Texas Tech School of Art this past semester to present her research on rock art sites. We discussed internship opportunities within her organization, and shortly after I applied.”

Ashley’s internship will internship include both field and lab work in the Lower Pecos region. Her duties will include photographing and collecting data from rock art sites, and then digitally analyzing the information within their archaeological data systems. She will be there from June 27th – August 4th.

RICK DINGUS Photography Retrospective Opens at TTU Museum

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.

Shreepad Joglekar, 2006 MFA alumnus, with Rick in front of one of Rick's 1980s photographs made in India, just about a mile from Shree's home.

Shreepad Joglekar, 2006 MFA alumnus, with Rick in front of one of Rick’s 1980s photographs made in India, just about a mile from Shree’s home.

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:

bit.ly/TTUART-RickDingusScholarship

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 Creates Graphic Logo for New Podcast – “Alice Isn’t Dead”

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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.

On March 7th the series received coverage by The New York Times and Rob, and his graphic for the podcast, were profiled by Dallas based GuideLive.com.

“Alice Isn’t Dead,” is available for download starting today, March 8th, with new episodes every other Tuesday from March 8 through July 12. Subscribe now via iTunes, Libsyn, or via RSS.

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PHILIP MONAGHAN’S “Why Are You Doing This To Me” Opens in New York

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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].

Opening reception held at Fales Library on February 9th.

Opening reception held at Fales Library on February 9th.

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.

SOA Alumni Reception in Dallas at Brookhaven Campus on February 3rd

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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 soa.alumni@ttu.edu.