Austin College Professor’s Art Featured in Dallas Exhibition

Austin College Professor’s Art Featured in Dallas Exhibition

Austin College | Sherman Texas | December 3, 2017

Mark Smith, Austin College Craig Professor in the Arts, is one of 20 regional artists included in the exhibition “A Celebration of Color” to be presented by the City of Dallas Department of Cultural Affairs December 2, 2017,  through January 27, 2018, at the Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas. The exhibition opened with a December 2 reception from 7 to 9 p.m. and features live music. The exhibition, reception, and all other events related to the program are free and open to the public.

A Celebration of Color by Mark Smith

The Bath House Cultural Center is located on the eastern shore of White Rock Lake at 521 E. Lawther, Dallas, TX 75218. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 6 p.m./10 p.m. on nights with theatre performances. For general information about cultural programs at the Bath House Cultural Center, call 214.670.8749 or visit the center’s website:www.bathhousecultural.com.

Smith, who has been a member of the Austin College faculty since 1986, is a painter and teaches courses in drawing, painting, and design. With more than four decades of experience working as a professional artist, his own work ranges from small paintings to large paintings and murals. As a creative researcher, he investigates the natural sciences, music, and art history as he begins new works. The challenge remains, he says, to strike a balance between structure and creative experimentation.

A press release about the exhibition, curated by visual artist Susan Lecky, says the Bath House Cultural Center is pleased to once again collaborate with Lecky “as she compiles and presents the inspiring works of twenty local and regional artists, whose work vibrantly illustrate the radiance, complexity, and expressiveness of color.  All the participating artists are presenting pieces that attempt to engage the viewer with not only the revealed subject matter of the art, but also with the inherent physical, optical, and psychological characteristics of color.”

Lecky said she chose the theme of color and the months of December and January to display her exhibition to bring forth an interesting contrast between the vivacity of the art and the bleakness of the environment. “After I thought about different concepts, I decided that it would be fun to have a show emphasizing color to take place in the dead of winter when it is dreary outside,” she said. ”To me, color is joy, and I get excited when I look at paints, colored pencils, bright flowers—colorful things. Thus the exhibition came about.”

The exhibition features paintings, sculpture, prints, electronic media, and kinetic art by artists Adela Andea, David Bates, Sue Benner, Julianne Biehl, Lisa M. Cardenas, Jerry Dodd, Jeanet (Jan) Dreskin-Haig, Brad Ellis, Billy Hassell, Susan Lecky, Jay Maggio, David McCullough, Bob Nunn, Michelle O’Michael, Danny Rose, Mark Stephen Smith, Cecilia Thurman, Michael Tichansky, Mary Vernon, and Laurie Weller.

The Bath House Cultural Center is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.  The center is dedicated to fostering the growth, development and quality of multi-cultural arts within the City of Dallas.  The center emphasizes innovating visual and performing arts as well as other multi-discipline events throughout the year. Funding for the Bath House Cultural Center is provided by the City of Dallas, with additional support from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Austin College, a private national liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas, has earned a reputation for excellence in academic preparation, international study, pre-professional foundations, leadership development, committed faculty, and hands-on, adventurous learning opportunities. One of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives, Austin College boasts a welcoming community that embraces diversity and individuality, with more than 40 percent of students representing ethnic minorities. A residential student body of approximately 1,275 students and a faculty of more than 100 allow a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and personalized attention. The College is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and cultivates an inclusive atmosphere that supports students’ faith journeys regardless of religious tradition. Founded in 1849, the College is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original name and charter.

Grayson College Year-End Student Art Exhibit 2017

Grayson College Year-End Student Art Exhibit 2017

2nd Floor GalleryThe Grayson College Year-End Student Art Exhibition is a juried show featuring selected works by Grayson College Visual Arts students currently enrolled in the art program or taking an art studio class in the spring 2017 semester. Student work will be selected into the exhibit and juried for awards.

Work in any media is eligible. Art work must be current and completed while enrolled at Grayson College. Artists are not limited to the number of works submitted. All artwork must be original and for sale. Flat work must be suitably framed, wired, and ready to hang.

All work submitted must be for sale and eligible for the purchase award ($250) regardless of the assigned value of the work.

The College reserves the right to reject any work that is deemed unsuitable for the exhibition.

All reasonable care will be given to artwork while in the custody of GC. Works are submitted at the artist’s risk. Grayson College nor those individuals setting up and taking down the exhibit cannot assume responsibility for damage or loss incurred before, during, or after the exhibition

Delivery of artwork for exhibit: Monday, May 1. Work will be accepted between 2:30pm and 4:30pm. No work will be accepted after 4:30pm.

Exhibition open to the public:
May 3 thru May 12.

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday 9am to 3:30pm

Artists Reception and Awards Ceremony: Tuesday, May 9, 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Awards to be announced at 7:15pm

Austin College Exhibits Art Inspired by the Inventions of the 60s

Austin College Exhibits Art Inspired by the Inventions of the 60s

Patebt Pending Art ExhibitAustin College | Sherman Texas | April 2017

An art exhibit inspired by United States Patent Books from the early 1960s is on display in the Dennis Gallery of the Austin College Forster Art Complex through April 21. The exhibit, titled Patent Pending, features work by 30 artists using a variety of media.

Exhibit curator Jon Whitfill will give a talk about Patent Pending on Monday, April 17, at 1:30 p.m. at the Austin College Forster Art Complex, room 210. The exhibit and lecture are free and open to the public.

This invitational collection began when Whitfill sent original, de-commissioned patent books dated 1961 to 1965 to U.S. and international artists. They, in turn, sent back a piece of art that was inspired in some way by their book. Some artists responded to the physical nature of the thick, mustard-colored volumes, while others responded to the books’ contents. All books document the inventions and proposed inventions during this innovative time in history. The exhibit highlights the spirit of human inventiveness, the bizarre and technical aspects of the patent process, and a good dose of mid-century kitsch.

Austin College, a private national liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas, has earned a reputation for excellence in academic preparation, international study, pre-professional foundations, leadership development, committed faculty, and hands-on, adventurous learning opportunities. One of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book College’s That Change Lives, Austin College boasts a welcoming community that embraces diversity and individuality, with more than 40 percent of students representing ethnic minorities. A residential student body of 1,250 students and a faculty of more than 100 allow a 12:1 student-faculty ratio and personalized attention. The College is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and cultivates and inclusive atmosphere that supports students’ faith journeys regardless of religious tradition. Founded in 1849, the College is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original name and charter.

Austin College Presents American Cowboy Photography Exhibit

Austin College Presents American Cowboy Photography Exhibit

 American Cowboy Photography ExhibitAustin College | September 29, 2015

The Austin College Art and Art History Department will host the photography exhibition The American Cowboy: GENERATIONS, by photographers Bank and John Langmore, from September 28, 2015, through April 15, 2016, in the Robert and Joyce Johnson Gallery in Wright Campus Center. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call 903-813-2048.

Photographs by the father and son team showcase more than 40 years of documenting the American West.

Bank Langmore, who quit a corporate job more than five decades ago to pursue photography, is recognized by artists as one of the leading photographers of the American cowboy. In the 1970s, he traveled some 20,000 miles to photograph cowboys in the United States, touring the western portion of the country. His work was published in The Cowboy, a book that many consider the most influential body of work on the subject.

When Bank’s passion for photography grew, his wife Dorothy, also took up the art and developed a successful photography studio, first in Dallas, then in San Antonio. Obviously, John grew up in a family of photographers, but John took to the art later in life. A corporate attorney, once John’s work moved him to Asia, he quickly developed the same passion for photography that has become his family legacy. Today, his brother Will and sister Marie run the Langmore Photography portrait studio in San Antonio, Texas.

John’s work has been widely published, exhibited, and collected. He was a founding member and president of the Austin Center for Photography, in addition to having completed long-term projects on East Austin and Oaxaca, Mexico.

Austin College, a private national liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas, has earned a reputation for excellence in academic preparation, international study, pre-professional foundations, leadership development, committed faculty, and hands-on, adventurous learning opportunities. One of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives, Austin College boasts a welcoming community that embraces diversity and individuality, with more than 36 percent of students representing ethnic minorities. A residential student body of 1,250 students and a faculty of more than 100 allow a 12:1 student-faculty ratio and personalized attention. The College is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and cultivates an inclusive atmosphere that supports students’ faith journeys regardless of religious tradition. Founded in 1849, the College is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original name and charter.

Regional Art Fair

Regional Art Fair

Regional Art Fair at Mary Karam Gallery

Something New! A Regional Art Fair with 15 or more artists with their art. Signed up so far we have Donna Finch Adams, Steve O. Black, Alan Burris, Sharon Burris, Sherry Hudson, Arlene Cason, Jodi Castelli, Janet Karam-Gonzales, Linda Hopson, Bo Huff, Mary Karam, Pat Pierce, Missy Sofey Andrews, Robyn Raggio, Marie Van Arsdale. Hours on Friday will be 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Hours Saturday will be 10 am to 5 pm.  Meet the artists and see some extraordinary art! Art for sale