Dallas College Student Blog: The Arts Are Back: Art Exhibitions and Fall Performances at Dallas College
12 October 2021
After taking a brief intermission during the pandemic, the Arts and Humanities Division at Dallas College is proud to announce that art exhibits and performances are back on campus and open to the public.
“Reintroducing our programming to the public aligns with our goal of expanding access and clarifying pathways to student success. This will increase the inclusion and engagement of all individuals at the School of Creative Arts. , Entertainment and Design, and in our local communities here in Dallas County, âsaid Dr. Solomon Cross, vice president of the Dallas College School of Creative Arts, Entertainment and Design.
The nearly two-year hiatus hasn’t slowed the Arts and Humanities Division a bit, and they are bringing things back with a bang. In October, the Mountain View Campus and the Brookhaven Campus will each host an art exhibit and a theatrical production.
âThe Arts and Humanities Division is committed to offering culturally appropriate programming that reflects our fundamental values, coupled with the interest of students,â said Dean Giraud Polite. âRegardless of the instability of educational pathways caused by the pandemic, we look forward to reuniting with students in our art spaces as they continue to work on their path. “
To ensure everyone stays safe, masks and social distancing will be required at all indoor events. The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon will take place outside, near the Learning Fountain Garden on the Mountain View campus, and social distancing is being sought.
From an exhibition showing how Asian and Asian-American artists use nature-based images, to a performance designed to explore the role of art in social change, the feedback from our artists on campus is events not to be missed!
“The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon Play” Date: October 13-16, 2021 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: The Garden of Learning Fountain, Mountain View Campus. Enter the lobby of the Mountain View Campus Performance Hall and signs and actors will direct you to the fountain.
Free, family-friendly outdoor replay of everyone’s favorite Grimm fairy tales including Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel. Bring your garden chairs, blankets, insect repellents and masks to enjoy your night under the stars.
“Tree With Half a Root” Date: October 11 – December 3, 2021 Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday Location: Cliff Gallery, Mountain View Campus
This exhibition, curated by Kim Phan Nguyá» n and Narong Tintamusik in collaboration with gallery director Alison Starr, shows how Asian and Asian-American artists use nature-based images and materials to explore themes such as l belonging and identity. Drawing on intimate memories, the gallery becomes a place of contemplation, meditation and renewal. The participating artists show places that protect us from hostile environments and open our imaginations.
Each artist works on different media to create new worlds from paintings, drawings, digital processes, ceramics and textiles. These created environments transcend the instability of reality into the fantastic and the surreal. Shared materials such as paper, thread, clay embody delicacy and fragility on the verge of near collapse. Images of common areas, family heirlooms, changing weather conditions, hanging toy soldiers, and falling seeds occupy different levels of the room.
âSomewhere inside and outsideâ Date: October 11 – November 5, 2021 Time: 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday Location: Studio Gallery, Brookhaven Campus
The work of Texan artist Meg Griffiths attempts to subtly alter and deconstruct the way we engage with time, reality, perception and memory. Rely on personal history and identity to question oneself, before and after significant life events. These images also suggest broader questions about human experience – being and non-being. Everyday household objects are used to construct scenes that anchor us to the familiar, the domestic and the recognizable. These everyday things are also used as a starting point for their conventional use and connection to create new meaning. Each image is formed by a process that synthesizes both internal and external experience in a code. Like taking a poem, that is to say a part of the artist’s life, and distilling it in a crystalline form, elegantly fixed, completely fragile and most certainly ephemeral.
Meg Griffiths was born in Indiana and raised in Texas. She received two BAs from the University of Texas in Cultural Anthropology and English Literature, and earned her MFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. She currently lives in Denton, Texas, where she is an Assistant Professor and Head of Photography in the Department of Visual Arts at Texas Woman’s University.
Meg’s photographic research currently focuses on domestic, economic, historical and cultural relationships in the southern United States and Cuba. His work has been exhibited in several venues across the country including: Columbia Museum of Art, Center for Fine Art Photography, Museum of Living Artists in San Diego, Griffin Museum in Boston, Houston Center for Photography, Candela Gallery in Richmond, Virginia and Rayko Galerie in San Francisco. She has also appeared in Oxford American, Aint Bad Magazine, Boston Globe, Photo District News, South X Southeast Magazine, Lenscratch, The Journal of Photography and Fraction Magazine. Her work is in numerous private collections as well as the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Center for Fine Art Photography and Middle Tennessee University.
She was honored as one of PDN 30’s new and emerging photographers, named one of eight emerging photographers at the Blue Spiral Gallery, Atlanta Celebrates Photography’s to Watch, recently received the Julia Margaret Cameron for Best Series of art in 2017.
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