Archive for November, 2014

BFA Brown Bag Lecture Tuesday (11/25) at noon – Brittany Broussard and Cam Rich


The Department of Fine Arts presents the fifth BFA exhibition featuring Brittany Broussard and Cam Rich.  The exhibit will run from November 21st – 25th  in the Gallery of the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center.  The artists will be speaking about their work at a brown bag lecture on Tuesday, November 25th at 12 noon in the TSU Gallery.  

Digital Media majors Brittany Broussard and Cam Rich  focus on branding and marketing but from two different perspectives. Brittany Broussard’s exhibition is a practical and professional display of branding design. She will be exhibiting professional work that she is currently designing for an existing business. In contrast, Cam Rich’s  work is inspired by the works of Russian Constructivist artists and propaganda. His works are creative reimagining of existing brands in the Constructivist style.  There will be a reception on Friday, Nov. 21 outside the gallery of the Fine Arts Canter from 4:30-6 p.m. 

All Art and Digital Media majors are required to give a public presentation of their work during their Senior Exhibit.  There will be a Q and A  from faculty and students, are all welcome to attend.  The lecture will be Tuesday, November 25th, at noon in the Fine Arts Gallery.  All events are free and open to the public. 

Art Study Abroad


The Art Department is alive and well for international week!! Knut will be heading a class to South Korea this next summer (2015). The class will be South Korea Art Appreciation. The class has a Facebook page and don’t hesitate to contact Knut ( for any further info.

South Korea Art Appreciation

South Korea Art Appreciation is a study abroad class for students to experience artistic styles, periods of art, techniques, and ways of making art different from Western Art. This class will discuss Korean and Asian art that is made from prehistoric times as well as contemporary and digital art making. Students will go to art museums, Korean cinemas, arcades, game and graphic design studios.

Students will be introduced to eastern visual language and the Asian visual components of style.

COURSE OUTCOMES: Build a vocabulary that enables the student to begin to describe and discuss the visual components of art. Gain a general knowledge of the history of Asian artistic production.

CLASS FORMAT/ ATMOSPHERE: Students will have daily lectures in the morning and then visit galleries, studios, artists, and various art activities. Students are encouraged to ask questions. Students will keep a journal or digital journal (blog, flickr or other).

These are some of the places they plan to visit

Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art (리움)

Two Buildings

National Folk Museum of Korea (한국민속박물관)

Seoul Museum of History (서울역사박물관)

Hangaram art museum

National Museum of Contemporary Art

Annex of National Museum of Contemporary Art at Deoksugung (Palace)

Seoul Museum of Art

Walking tour (Seoul): Take a walking tour of Gyeongbokgung, the royal palace of Korea’s last dynasty, the Joseon.

Panmunjom / DMZ Tour: Take a tour of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)and the Joint Security Area (JSA) between North and Seoul Korea. Explore art aninging on fenes

Korean Folk Village: Explore old folk culture Art

Bukchon Hanok Village – Tradtional South Korean Village

Dol hareubang Island and explore old sculptures (wikipedia link)

SEOKGURAM GROTTO – Hand ared Buddaa

Gahoe Museum Hld 3000 Korean Art

See the digital D’Light – Samsung TV – Games

Meet Game Artist and Korean Artist Jogyesa Buddhist Temple – 500 years old


Here is a link to other events for International Week.

Just keep yourself updated on these types of trips. You will have the ability to learn so much more going and experiencing rather than just reading about it!


TSU International Week – This Week!

International Week, taking place from November 18 – 22, 2013, supported by the Center for Global and Multicultural Initiatives, offers an opportunity to reflect on global issues that affect us all. In doing so, we’re celebrating the intercultural facets of campus life. Lunch time presentations by international students and other world travelers, musical events, panel discussions have been planned to celebrate the week.

Click here for the full schedule

Video Game Tournament sponsored by TSU International Week

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Do you think you’re the best gamer on campus? Come to the International Programs Tournament and match your skills against your friends.Friday, November 21, 2014 in the Thompson Student Center, Lower Level.Great prizes! Play against international students from around the world. Tournament games are Injustice: Gods Among Us and Marvel vs. Capcom on Xbox 360 consoles. Feel Free to bring your own controller. Don’t feel like competing? Relax in one of our “hangouts” and play assorted games. Lots of snacks and drinks provided.

Sign up Here

See the Full Schedule for Tarleton International Week

The Great Discontent

The Great Discontent

The Great Discontent

The Great Discontent

So, there is this wonderful, amazing, inspiring, awesome group of peoples in New York that interviews just as awesome artists…… and they are looking for more work. Here is a link to their call. Do this! Read what they write! Learn something! Get INSPIRED!!


Day of BFA Candidates

This past Friday we had three BFA presentations. They were all unique in their own way and really brought some interesting skill sets.


Dawn Skinner

Dawn Skinner

The first up was Dawn Skinner. She presented a rewind on TV Guide. She used recent popular TV shows such as Dextar, Breaking Bad, American Horror Story, Walking Dead, Family Guy, Parks and Recreation and New Girl. She used different TV Guides to recreate the new; such as the 1952 cover of Martha Ray and the 1954 cover of Walt Disney. She kept the 15 cent sign along with the red banner that crosses the right bottom corner along with a 1950’s color palette. She did an excellent job recreating the new with the inspiration with the old. Some discussion was brought up about print dying due to social media. However, it is quiet clear that people do enjoy holding a physical item as well as take something that cannot be edited and uploaded more seriously. Dawn’s work gives the audience the opportunity to really appreciate printed media. Great job Dawn!


David Rutledge

David Rutledge

The second up was David Rutledge. He too did a remix but of Tarleton. David used a unique design to revamp the information that is sent out to potiential students of TSU. David believes that design is something that the younger audiences are more keen to notice/ appreciate. With this in mind he offers a new way to present TSU. He uses a more colorful fun and attractive way to present the values that TSU upholds. David’s show posed many questions on the marketing set up of Tarleton and the possible updates that would improve  TSU’s success in getting our name out there. I do believe that David’s work keeps an eye on the future while holding on to Tarleton’s traditions. His work just proves the importance of good design and its impact to today’s society!



Last and certainly not least Cory Crump presented at the Langdon Center in Granbury. Crump discussed his influence of being a member of the military on his choice of picking up a paint brush. Cory’s paintings are always ones that brings chatter to the halls of the Art building. The ability to use amazingly vibrant colors along with the ability to move about the canvas to create fun and unforgettable pieces. Cory hopes to continue on his quest of the canvas and produce work for himself and that represents him. Cory has a great way of connecting with the audience in that we get to see something a bit different then he intended but that is what makes his work important. Great job Crump!


Great job seniors, this semester is proving how awesome our art program is!


BFA Senior Exhibition – Blu Dornan and Heather Weeks


The Department of Fine Arts presents the fourth BFA exhibition featuring Blu Dornan and Heather Weeks.  The exhibit will run from November 18th – 20th  in the Gallery of the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center.  The artists will be speaking about their work at a brown bag lecture on Tuesday, November 18th at 12 noon in the TSU Gallery.

Multimedia artist Blu Dornan describes his BFA capstone exhibition entitled Finding My Voice…an Exploration of Portraiture as, “the personal journey of expression within the creation of portraits, through various art media and genres.  The search for how and why to present a portrait a particular way plays a significant role in the accurate depiction of its character.”

Painter Heather Weeks descibes her series Drips and Splatters as, “a bright and playful exploration of color. The works are not meant to represent any subject but images can be seen in them, similar to seeing images in the clouds. Vivid color blends together on the canvas to create unique images where each pool of color is important. For the artist, these works represent the in between period between being awake and lapsing into dream. “

All Art and Digital Media majors are required to give a public presentation of their work during their Senior Exhibit.  There will be a Q and A  from faculty and students, are all welcome to attend.  The lecture will be Tuesday, November 18th, at noon in the Fine Arts Gallery.  This event is free and open to the public