Archive for the ‘ Changes to Our facilities ’ Category

Space Changes in the Art Building

Rolando Shaw, Woodshop Manager; and graduate students,Quinton Owens and Tohidi Siavash put the finishing touches on one of the Visual Studies rooms.

Rolando Shaw, Woodshop Manager; and graduate students,Quinton Owens and Tohidi Siavash put the finishing touches on one of the Visual Studies rooms.

As the Interim Director, Professor Tina Fuentes, settles in to the Director’s office, and the Ceramics program has moved to the 3D Art Annex, there will be a few more changes space-wise for some of the staff and faculty. Visual Studies has the area to the South of the VRC (where ceramics used to be)—rooms B 12,13,14.  The rooms have been decked out with new paint and metal.  You can find Associate Professors Dennis Fehr, Ed Check and Assistant Professors Future Akins,and Carolyn Erhler this area.

Joe Arredondo, Director of Landmark Arts, can be found in the back of office 108A now while Ryan Scheckel, Adviser,  will be back in his former office 102B. Robert Terrell, Safety Coordinator, and Will Reid, Computer Lab Manager, will have offices on the 2nd floor of the Architecture Building in the computer lab. Jon Harper, Assistant to the Director for Branding and Marketing Communications, will be in the front space of office 108A while Debby Gibson, Senior Grant Writer, will be in 101#B with Sue Yager, Senior Business Assistant. Mark Bond, 3D Studio Area Technician. be moving into B16.

Visual Studies room

Visual Studies room

Visual Studies room

Visual Studies room

Those friendly, helpful folks, Senior Business Assistants, Sam Marchman and Gena Woods, will remain in the main area of 101. Department Business Manager, Connie Lamp, will also remain in her office.

New Ceramics Facility Nearly Complete

Last year the Helen Jones Foundation made a significant contribution to the 3D Art Annex project toward the completion of the Ceramics facility.  As a result construction has been ongoing most of this year.  This fall, Von Venhuizen, associate professor of ceramics, conducted an upper level kiln building class.  Graduate students and seniors got hands-on experience designing and building state-of-the-art kilns.  The Ceramics area will be moving into the newly renovated space in the 3D Annex later this fall.

Rob Glover Showcases New 3D Art Annex with Jewelry Exhibit

Professor Rob Glover has completely moved the Jewelry Design & Metalsmithing program into the new 3-D Art Annex, a remodeled and transformed warehouse, on the north part of the TTU campus across from the Aquatic Center.  “Former students would really appreciate the layout, the great soldering area where 12 students can work safely and productively at once. The outside hammering and raising yard is amazing,” says Glover.  (See a TTU News Media podcast of Rob in the new facility by clicking here.)   When asked what words of wisdom he has for former students, he laughingly remarked, “Stop complaining and get busy!” 

Professor Glover follows his own advice.  This fall he has curated Content in Contemporary Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing, an exhibition which will be presented in the Landmark Gallery from October 18th through December 13th.  The exhibition features the artwork of 28 artists from around the United States.

The exhibition will be kicked off with a symposium on Saturday, October 18 from 10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. Key artists in the symposium will be Lisa Gralnick, Keith Lewis, Patricia Nelson, and Marjorie Schick.  An Opening Reception will follow from 6:00 – 8:00 PM that evening.