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FACULTY NEWS : 2014

TWU Sculpture Faculty Tanya Synar visited Arizona State University March 19th and gave an artist talk about her installation works that involve cast metal, video and audio.  She also had the opportunity to give a sand molding demo during her visit.

TWU Ceramics Faculty Colby Parsons has an exhibition entitled Convergence at the Living Arts Gallery in Tulsa, OK.  The work on display is a multimedia installation of video projections onto ceramic form.  The show will be up from April 4 to April 24 with an opening ceremony April 4 from 6-9.

TWU Graphic Design Faculty Jana Perez has work in the Pico House Gallery exhibition titled, From Her : An Exhibition by Women about Women. Perez's piece titled "housewifegiant" consists of collage, solvent transfer and colored pencil. The show will be on display from March 20 - April 6 with an opening reception and film screening Friday, March 21 from 6:00-9:00pm.

Photography faculty Susan Kae Grant will be recognized as the Society's Honored Educator at the 51st SPE National Conference for 2014.  Congratulations Susan!

Wichita Falls Museum of Art is hosting "Texas Sculpture Inside and Out", an invitational exhibition.The WFMA celebrates Texas sculptors through outdoor monumental sculptures, indoor sculpture and works on paper made by sculptors. TWU Sculpture Faculty Tanya Synar has work in the exhibition and on the cover of the show card. The exhibition will be on display from November 1, 2013 through February 22, 2014.

Chair of the TWU Department of Visual Arts , Michelle Hays, and Graphic Design Professor, Jana C. Perez are participating in The OpEd Project's 2014 "Public Voices Thought Leadership" program.  This is a national initiative to increase the number of women contributing to newspaper opinion columns, television and radio talk shows which are forums traditionally dominated by men.

TWU Ceramics Faculty Colby Parsons has a solo show at Brookhaven College in the Studio Gallery. Parsons' works consist of wall-mounted three dimensional ceramic sculpture with digital video projections.  The reception will be held January 30 from 6 to 8 pm.

Vance Wingate and Susan kae Grant are included in the 500X exhibition, "Creative Differences: 35 Years at 500X” This exhibition features a variety of media, including painting, photography, installation, assemblage, video, drawing, and performance by a selection of twenty-nine former members.  The show will be up from December 7, 2013 to January 5, 2014 with an Opening December 7 from 7-10pm.
FACULTY NEWS : 2013

Colby Parsons has work included in a group show "New Directions" at the Lacoste Gallery in Concord, MA. His ceramic and video  mixed media work is featured in an article on ArtDaily.org.

Susan kae Grant is co-juror for the exhibition "Tangibles: Beauty and Purpose in the Art of the Book", which will be on view September through November, 2013 at the Northern Arizona University Art Museum in Flagstaff, Arizona. For more information click here.  Photography faculty Susan kae Grant in a video interview for the Dallas Museum of Art. 
TWU Photography Faculty Susan kae Grant's work is included in the 2013 SPE South Central Members Exhibition. The exhibition is at the Galveston College Art Gallery from September 24 to October 24.

Susan Kae Grant - Photography Faculty Susan Kae Grant is featured on the cover of Adore Noir magazine "Issue 11" along with an 18 page featured article on her work. The issue is now available for download at www.adorenoir.com.


FACULTY NEWS : 2012 

John Calabrese's works "Heart of the Matter", "Little Girl Lost", "Solar Wind", "The Magnetic Field (Concerto for Emily)" and "This Island Earth" have been selected for the “14th Annual Painting, Drawing, Photography & Print Juried Online International Art Exhibition” presented by Upstream People Gallery. The exhibition will debut worldwide on November 1, 2012 at www.UpstreamPeopleGallery.com.

Susan Kae Grant is on the cover and has several reproductions inside of this month's Diffusion: Unconventional Photography, Volume IV. For more information: http://shop.diffusionmag.com

Dr. John Calabrese has had papers accepted at 5 conferences for the upcoming year. 'The Returning Vet and Film Noir: The Problematic' / Third International Conference on the Image, Poznan, Poland & Hawaii University International Conference on Arts, Humanities and Social Studies, Honolulu, HI, Jan. 6-8, 2013; 'The Power of Art; How Art Objects and Artists Impact upon Characters, Scenes and Plots in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock.' / Texas Association of Schools of Art Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, Oct. 11-14, 2012 & Hawaii University International Conference on Arts, Humanities and Social Studies, Honolulu, HI, Jan. 6-8, 2013.;'A Pedagogy for Two Part Art History Studies Abroad Courses' / Fourth Annual International Conference on Fine and Performing Arts, Athens, Greece.'

An exhibition of works by Susan kae Grant titled, "Theatrical Worlds of the Whimsical and Tragic" opens at Conduit Gallery in Dallas, Texas on September 8th and runs through October 6, 2012. For more information and directions to the gallery: www.conduitgallery.com

Tanya Synar's work will be featured in an outdoor sculpture installation in Abilene for their 32nd Outdoor Sculptour. The work will be at the Center for Contemporary Arts / 220 Cypress Street / Abilene, Texas for 2 years. For more information: http://abilenecac.org/galleries/sculpturetour/

Asst. Professor Jana Perez and Adjunct Instructor Raul Varela presented research recently at the UCDA Design Education Summit held this year at Virginia Tech. http://ucda.com/educonf.lasso

Perez and Varela lectured on "Curriculum that creates Designers of the Future", sharing program objectives, course projects and resulting student work that addressed the summit's topic of "Catch 22: being stuck between technology and design in the classroom". Among the ideas shared, TWU graphic design curriculum fosters "design thinking" through three main ideas: eliminating silos, fostering design leadership and creating interaction points.

Tanya Synar / Her work "Pangea" was selected for an exhibition at Blue Star Contemporary by curator Phillip King. The exhibition was May 31- August 20, 2012. The show is in conjunction with the conference, "Scale: A Gathering of Sculptors". bluestarart.org/

Dr. John Calabrese was accepted into the 500XPO 2012 at 500X Gallery in Dallas, Texas. The exhibition was juried by Aaron Parazette, nationally known artist from Houston, TX.

Professor Susan kae Grant interviewed online as the Featured Educator at MAC-ON-CAMPUS.com.

Professor Susan kae Grant is included in three upcoming group shows. One in Florida and two in China!
Contemporary Complexities / J. Johnson Gallery [website] / Jackson Beach, Florida / September 17 to November 5, 2011
Symbiosis / Curator: Susan Dooley / 2011 Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China / September 19-25, 2011
This exhibition includes the work of nine leading U.S. photographic educators and three of their students (from TWU are Ashley Whitt, Daniel Khoury and Elizabeth Claffey). [website]
Pictures Are Words Not Known / Curator: Sean Justice / The LiShui Museum of Photography, LiShui, China [website] / October 30 to December 30, 2011 Assistant Professor Jana Perez was awarded Second Prize by Ruth Fremson, the juror for Professional Women Photographer's International Call for Entry. The award includes $500, inclusion in a group show in Manhattan, an online gallery exhibition and inclusion in an article in PWP's Imprint Magazine. Ms. Perez's "Personify" was the artwork selected for the award. More information at www.pwponline.org.

 

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