Archive for January, 2012

Student Work: Lewis Straughter

Congrats to Lewis for having his work prominetly displayed at the annual Tarleton Martin Luther King dinner this last Monday.  His work was enjoyed by everyone who came to the event, and was eventually purchased by Tarleton president Dr. Dominic Dottavio.  But more importantly, his design was appropriate for the event, which was an uplifting reminder of the works of Dr. King.

Photoshop – CS6, now in a more tangible version


Tarleton Art Society meeting Thursday (1/26) at noon

The Tarleton Art Society will be having their first meeting of the Spring this semester. It will be at noon on Thursday the 26th, in room 162.

Among the topics to be discussed:
The Tarleton Art Society exhibit at the Cross Timbers Gallery next month
Spring Art Auction
Guest Speaker invites
Museum/event trips to DFW (Shepard Fairey exhibit next week)
Reorganizing the studio
Possible intramural sports team
and other social events…
Please come if interested, it doesn’t take much to be a member other than to show up. Pizza will be provided.

Brown bag lecture: Jana Perez, artist/designer, February 1st

 Tarleton Fine Arts and the Tarleton Art Society present a brown bag lecture by visiting artist

Jana Perez

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at noon in the Fine Arts Gallery

Jana Perez will be speaking about her work as a photographer and designer, as well as her “Objectify” series that is currently in the show Re:Thinking Digital Art. She currently holds the position of assistant professor of graphic design at Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas. Perez has worked as a designer for over ten years, and influenced by her background in advertising, her fine art utilizes the mechanics of language and image to communicate personal and humorous reactions to advertised ideas of female identity and beauty. Working mainly with natural light, Perez’ commercial photographic work reflects her expertise in both framing and creating an intimate environment that invites the viewer into the composition.

Perez’ photographic work has been featured in juried and solo exhibitions nationwide including the 4th Photography Biennial, the ReFresh Print Biennial I, as a Portfolio Winner at The Houston Center for Photography, Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, Art Basel Miami, Ohio’s Fitton Center

Twitter reacts to Internet Censorship

Twitter Reacts to Internet Sensorship from Andrei Taraschuk on Vimeo.

Technologists Andrei Taraschuk and Aaron Ott have come up with an interesting visualization that shows the speed at which the Twitter community reacted at the Internet blackouts in protest of SOPA and PIPA.

The 21-sec video is created by mapping tweets containing hastags #pipa, #sopa and #blackout on Jan. 18 between 8am and 8pm.(from designtaxi)

If you are unfamiliar with the SOPA bill and the concerns over government regulation of the internet, read more about it here. 

In the TSU Gallery: Re:Thinking Digital Art

Come see the new exhibit at our local Fine Arts Center gallery.   The show, titled “Re: Thinking Digital Art,” will be on display in the Fine Arts Center gallery from Jan. 17 to Feb. 17, and it features contemporary artists whose work is created with, or presented through, digital technologies.

Your faithful blog author curated the show. I selected a range of artists, many of whom I have worked with in the past, that had a broad range of styles.  They include:

Douglas Gast
Colby Jennings
Heather Mcgeachy
Jana Perez
Reza Safavi
Barry Underwood
Joseph Von Stengel
Jamie Marie Waelchli

The variety of media in the work includes digital painting, photography, interactive work, installation, video and sculpture. Jana Perez, assistant professor of art (graphic design) at Texas Woman’s University, will present a brown bag lecture on her art and design work at noon on Feb. 1 in the gallery.

Oppurtunities: JTAC

The school newspaper JTAC has positions open for a photographer, and a digital media specialist. If you are looking for a job or good experience this is a great opportunity.  If interested send a call to Kenneth Brisendine at call 254 968 9057 or just come down to Room 20 of the Student Center, down the hall from advising.