Archive for January, 2014

South Africa 2014 Movie Trailer

Faculty Art Reception this Tuesday (1/28) at 3:30pm at the TSU Gallery

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The Department of Fine Arts at Tarleton State University is proud to announce the first art exhibit of the Spring 2014 semester with a month long exhibit of work made by Tarleton’s faculty.   All of the art faculty were invited to participate.  This year’s exhibit features recent painting, photography, and video work by Linda Butler, Mark Davis, April Delaney Thompson, Tim Harding, Knut Hybinette, Chris Ireland, and Sharon Seelig.

The exhibition is an oppurtunity for students to see what Tarleton professors are up to when they aren’t teaching class, grading papers, and advising students, among other things.  All Tarleton art faculty are working artists who exhibit creative work across the United States and internationally.  Much what students learn in in studio art courses is directly inspired by the research and production achieved by the faculty. 

Come celebrate with the Tarleton faculty at a reception on Tuesday 1/28th from 3:30 – 5:00pm at the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Gallery.

image above by Knut Hybinette

International Game Developers Association – Info meeting 2.9.12

 

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Are you interested in becoming a game designer? This is a great way to get involved and connected. Knut will be having a meeting on 1.29.14 at noon in the theatre workshop room 103, in the Fine Arts building to give the details and information about IGDA.

http://www.igda.org/?page=chapters

SIGGRAPH 2014 Student Volunteer Program – 2.9.14 deadline


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The SIGGRAPH 2014 Student Volunteer Program puts you right in the middle of all of the action with a full conference pass, and deep into a network of fellow students who, just like you, are inspired to be the industry leaders of tomorrow. As a Student Volunteer, you will help support the conference and have the opportunity to meet and learn from professionals, creators, educators, visionaries, and each other. Students who demonstrate leadership, service, and a passion for computer graphics are encouraged to apply!

This exclusive experience is available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students who are enrolled full time for at least one semester during the 2013-2014 academic year and are at least 18 years of age (on or before 9 August 2014). Qualified students can apply to volunteer for 23 hours (approximately) during the conference. All applicants are eligible to apply for financial aid for travel or housing to help ease the cost of attendance (please note, however, that funds are limited and aid is not guaranteed).

Don’t miss YOUR chance to experience a synergism of ideas spanning computer graphics and interactive techniques. Become a Student Volunteer in 2014. Become Naturally Digital.

For more information visit the website:

http://s2014.siggraph.org/volunteers/student-volunteers#dates

Diversity Art Exhibit in new Student Center Art Gallery now accepting submissions

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The Tarleton Office of Diversity and Inclusion contacted the art department last year to see if any students would be interested in an exhibition with this theme.  We do have students that need exhibition experience that are doing work that does cover some of the themes of diversity. We have a diverse group of people in the art area, but I also see other ways diversity could be represented.  I hope that everyone in the department can think of ways their work might fit the theme, a place where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated.  In that regard all artists here should have an interest in this theme.  Submit your work by February 14, 2014.

Global Game Jam

Hey Video Gamers at Tarleton. We are going to host (January 24-26) one of the biggest GLOBAL GAME JAM here at Tarleton State University. We need everyone from Arts, Music, English, Theater, Computer Science or anyone who loves video games.

More info for (Stephenville): http://globalgamejam.org/2014/jam-sites/tarleton-state-university-game-jam

What is GLOBAL GAME JAM. It is a weekend that stirs a global creative buzz in games, while at the same time exploring the process of development, be it programming, iterative design, narrative exploration or artistic expression. It is all condensed into a 48 hour development cycle. The Global Game Jam encourages people with all kinds of backgrounds to participate and contribute to this global spread of game development and creativity. Or who just likes to collaborate in creative way. The structure of a jam is usually that everyone gathers on Friday late afternoon, watches a short video keynote with advice from leading game developers, and then a secret theme is announced. All sites worldwide are then challenged to make games based on that same theme, with games to be completed by Sunday afternoon. People are invited to explore new technology tools, trying on new roles in development and testing their skills to do something that requires them to design, develop create, test and make a new game in the time span of 48 hours.

http://globalgamejam.org/2014/jam-sites/tarleton-state-university-game-jam

Everyone is invited who loves games or Anyone with a good attitude and is willing to do something productive, not an “Idea Guy”

TAS Meeting Thursday 1.23.14

Hey artstars!!! TAS is having the first meeting of the spring semester next Thursday at noon in room 162.

If you haven’t been to one of our meetings, come check us out!!! Get involved with the Tarleton Art Society.llama3