Grayson College Music Major Summer Camp

Grayson College Music Major Summer Camp

The camp is designed for High School juniors and seniors who are considering majoring in music. The camp provides a foundation in music theory, sight singing and ear training, and class piano. The student will be able to identify notes on the grand staff, construct all major and minor scales, spell and identify all major, minor, augmented, and diminished triads, construct harmonic progressions in major and minor keys, notate chords in basic part writing.

  • June 5 – June 29, 2017
  • 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • $250

Register online:  https/www.cwlgc.org, under community Education

Register in person:  Grayson College, Center for Workplace Learning, 6101 Grayson Drive, Denison,TX

More information call 903.463.8765

Grayson College Rotaract Club presents Community Service Award

Grayson College Rotaract Club presents Community Service Award

Grayson College’s Rotaract Club celebrated its second year as a club sponsored by the Grayson County Rotary. As part of its year end celebration, Grayson College Rotaract President, Christina Childress, presented the club’s 2016-17 Community Service Award to Brandy Barnard for her work with the Denison Animal Welfare Group (DAWG).

Brandy Barnard recieves awardBarnard shared her story of losing her dog, recovering him, and working with friends to establish the Denison Animal Welfare Group (DAWG) in 2014.  When their first location flooded after only a year, the group moved into its current home, the old South Side Fire Station on Spur 503. Barnard emphasized the generosity of the many volunteers who donate money and care for the dogs and cats waiting to find new homes after being abandoned. She spoke of DAWG’s work with the Oklahoma Spay Network that helps to keep more stray pets from being neglected and spares adopters the responsibility and costs associated with pet care. Cats are cared for by volunteers at PetSmart and PetCo. Dogs are at Petco for adoption on Saturdays from 10-4.

Barnard spoke enthusiastically about the upcoming DAWG 5K run and shorter walking event for raising funds that will take place in Heritage Park on Saturday May 12 from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Runners and walkers may register and enjoy the exercise and the support of a truly deserving cause. Leashed and friendly pets are welcome to join in the fun!

In addition to recognizing Barnard and her service, Childress presented a check for funds raised for End Polio Now to Grayson County Rotarian Terry Everett.  The Grayson County Rotary will double the check before sending it on to Rotary International. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will triple the donation in support of the goal of eliminating polio.

Grayson College’s Rotaract meets during the academic year twice monthly with students from a wide variety of majors. They volunteer with local Rotarians and have traveled to Dallas to help Fair Park Rotarians staff the Texas Discovery Gardens during the Texas State Fair. The group raises funds for Rotary International’s End Polio Now vaccination campaign so that they give locally and globally, reflecting the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self—He Profits Most Who Serves Best.” GC professor Jean Sorensen and librarian Alvin Bailey sponsor the campus organization.

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

TRASHION IV A Trash Fashion Show

TRASHION IV A Trash Fashion Show

The Grayson College Visual Arts Department will host its fourth “Trashion IV” runway style trash fashion show, in conjunction with the 2017 Texoma Earth Day Festival in Sherman, Texas on Saturday, April 22 at the Sherman Municipal Grounds.  The runway trash fashion and accessories show is open to all area artists, designers, college art students and high school art students in their junior and senior year. Work should include no less than eighty percent (80%) recyclable trash, found objects, and discarded fabric material.

Runway Show begins at 3:00pm Read more

TRASHION IV

TRASHION IV

TRASHION IVThe Grayson College Visual Arts Department will host its fourth “Trashion IV” runway style trash fashion show, in conjunction with the 2017 Texoma Earth Day Festival in Sherman, Texas on Saturday, April 22 at the Sherman Municipal Grounds.

According to wiseGEEK.com “Trashion is a word which is used to refer to objects and garments produced from discarded, unwanted, and leftover items.”  Trashion encompasses everything from home décor to garments, and public interest in trashion started exploding in the late 1990s, when being environmentally ethical while staying chic started to come into style. Trashion is considered to be a form of upcycling which refers to repurposing things for new uses, rather than simply getting rid of unwanted objects.

Trashion is a fusion of the words “trash” and “fashion,” and it is meant to imply that things made from recycled objects don’t need to be lacking in style. While anyone can browse a vintage or thrift store, someone interested in trashion might delve into boxes, piles of discards destined for the dump, and other more unconventional sources for potential artistic inspiration.

Trashion jewelry often uses discarded and waste metals, both from within the jewelry industry and outside of it, and artists may use things like bottle caps, discarded containers, and so forth to make their jewelry more visually interesting and to remind consumers of the jewelry’s origins. Trashion clothing often involves custom sewing, integrating several sources of discarded textile materials in designs which can vary widely, from sleek and hip to more casual and laid-back.”

The runway trash fashion and accessories show is open to all area artists, designers, college art students and high school art students in their junior and senior year. Work should include no less than eighty percent (80%) recyclable trash, found objects, and discarded fabric material.

Artists are limited to three (3) entries. The fashions on the runway are to be appropriate for “family oriented viewing”. The College reserves the right to reject any work that is deemed unsuitable for a show that is to be viewed by all ages or does not adhere to the theme of the show. Artists are to provide their own models for the runway show.

All reasonable care will be given to fashion wear and models in the show but fashions and their models are submitted at the artist’s risk. The Grayson College Visual Arts Department nor the organizers of the 2016 Texoma Earth Day Festival cannot assume responsibility for damage or loss incurred before, during, or after the show.

Runway “Trashion IV” Show Schedule

  • Notification of intent to participate in the show is to be sent to Steve O. Black (see information below). In addition, please submit the following information for designs and accessories no later than noon, Friday, April 14.

Saturday, April 22, 2016
• Model Line-Up: 2:15pm, back of gazebo
• Runway Show begins at 3:00pm

For information on the Trashion IV Fashion Show contact Steve O. Black at Grayson C Art Department (903) 463-8662 or e-mail to [email protected]
Author:  Steve O. Black

Grayson County College Visual Arts Department