Archive for February, 2015

Study Abroad Mini Fair this Thursday 2/26 11am-2pm in TSC Ballrooms

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Now Showing in TSU Gallery – Video artist Sarah Paul

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The Department of Fine Arts at Tarleton State University will present an exhibition entitled Slow Grease, by multimedia artist Sarah Paul. The exhibition will be on view weekdays in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Gallery, February 17th to March 21st 2014.

Sarah Paul is a cross disciplinary artist focusing on the intersection of popular culture, fine art and social action. She strives to balance sociopolitical content with compelling visual structure. Her videos, installations and performances integrate infectious vocal melody, luscious moving images, humor, and maximal theatrical spectacle. Most of her work derives from an outrageous narrative that she has concocted in order to explore a marginalized subject. She is always rooting for the underdog. In the past she has supported such underdogs as fat ladies, gender queers, and the mentally ill. At the moment, her underdog is Cleveland, the place where she lives and works.

Sarah Paul is currently serving as chair of the Digital Arts Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She received her MFA from the University of New York at Buffalo, NY in 2007. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of New York at Albany. Recent exhibitions include the 7th Annual Women’s Caucus for Art International Video Shorts Festival in New York, NY, and the traveling exhibition Goodnight Cleveland: A Little Miss Cleveland Bus Tour, which exhibited in Cleveland, OH, Detroit, MI, and Buffalo, NY.

Job Oppurtunity – Tarleton IT Department is seeking student workers

The IT department is seeking student workers.  This position is NOT being advertised on Hire A Texan, so if you are interested please contact Professor Ireland, or you may submit your resume to IT manager Stephen Wilson (wilson@tarleton.edu)  in the IT Building.  The IT department is looking for students who are interested in computers, how they work, and have the people skills and the work ethic to handle the service aspect of the job.  He does not expect you to be an IT major or be a total expert, and he is happy to teach needed skills and allow you to learn on the job, as long as you show a good work ethic.  I can tell you from experience there is nothing better on your resume than being able to say you have experience in customer service and tech support, because everyone likes having one of those guys/girls around in the workplace.

Your Shot

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Long time no talk, I know!!! I don’t know about you guys but this semester has been a busy and productive one!

Well, if you have taken the photojournalism class at TSU then you already know about National Geographic’s Your Shot….if not then you should check this out. It is free to enter….so NO EXC– USES. Every two weeks or so they have assignments with different themes and you can submit your photo. There are different judges each time and they give tips and such for the theme. Thousands of people enter, but this is great practice and encourages you to pick up the camera each week. Here are the upcoming assignments.

CADD

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This past weekend I was introduced to a cool organization in Dallas called CADD. CADD is the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas. CADD’s mission statement is:

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD) is a non-profit membership organization of galleries formed in 2006 for the purpose of promoting the advancement of contemporary art on all levels. CADD’s members function as an important component of the Dallas art community, providing the means by which artists reach their public and collectors gain access to works of art.

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD) includes the city’s foremost contemporary dealers who are experienced and knowledgeable in their field. Member galleries are committed to represent the highest standards of contemporary art, while recognizing the importance of integrity and responsibility in working with artists, collectors, museum professionals, and the cultural community of Dallas.

Membership to Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD) is by invitation after consultation with the entire membership. To qualify, a gallery must demonstrate professionalism and good standing among colleagues in their field and contribute to the cultural life of the Dallas community.

There are several galleries that make up CADD:

Circuit 12

Conduit Gallery

Craighead Green Gallery

Cris Worley Fine Arts

Cohn Drennan Contemporary

Galleri Urbane Marfa+Dallas

Holly Johnson Gallery

Kirk Hopper Fine Art

PDNB Gallery

Ro2 Art

The Public Trust

Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden

500x Gallery

So head on over to CADD’s site and check out these galleries. Go ahead…you may find inspiration or even an opportunity. You just need to get out there!

(brandieNsmith)