Archive for April, 2016

Tarleton Final Exam Schedule

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Mark Davis Retirement reception on Wednesday, May 4th at 4pm

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Mark Davis is retiring after 45 years (!!) of service to Tarleton.  Mark Davis is the founder of the BFA program in Art at Tarleton, and his presence will be missed by all of those who have ever taken a class or have graced the hallways of the art program here.  His friend and artist Bob Wade suggested to Mark that they have an exhibition during the final weeks of his tenure at Tarleton, and from those conversations comes the exhibition Friends for Forty.  There will be a reception on Wednesday May 4th from 4-6pm in the gallery that will double as a retirement party for Mark.  We expect to see many of his former colleagues and students there.  The event is open and free to the public.

Exhibition Opportunity: Travel Shorts

Travel Shorts

A Moving Image Festival

As part of the 73rd annual Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC)

Calling for video, animation, motion graphic works that in some way deals with the theme of travel. Works are to be no longer than 10 minutes and may include sound. The moving image festival will be exhibited on the bus ride between Roanoke and Blacksburg VA, during the SECAC Conference to attend the keynote address by Lynn Hershman Leeson, at the Moss Arts Center’s theater in Blacksburg on Oct 21, 2016.


Email a vimeo or youtube link to using TRAVEL SHORTS as subject.

Submit entries prior to 11:59 PM EDT August 31, 2016
Entry is free
Up to three entries per person is permitted.
Late entries will not be reviewed.
On acceptance uncompressed files will be called for via WeTransfer (a free transfer service up to 2 GB)

National Video Game Museum now open in Frisco, TX


Photographer: Kena Sosa

Photographer: Kena Sosa

The National Video Game Museum is open as of April 4th.  The museum is located at 8004 North Dallas Parkway, Ste. 300 in Frisco. Admission is $12 for ages 13-65; $10 for children ages 4-12 and teachers, military and seniors. Admission includes four tokens to use in the arcade. More tokens are available for purchase. Children ages 3 and under are free. Parking is free at the Frisco Discovery Center. The museum is closed Mondays but can be visited Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m. Tarleton Digital Media Studies will be soon developing programming around visits to the museum, but you should check it out beforehand if you want.  Here is the website. 

Internship Opportunity: Marketing Intern at Tarleton

Tarleton is seeking a Marketing Intern.  The job will be 10-15 hours a week for the 2016/17 school year.  The intern’s primary job duties for the first semester include: creating flyers, posters, and marketing pieces for upcoming events, Assist in creating and implementing new marketing strategies, and promoting Career Services Center through various activities

Must be a self-starter and  have ability to work independently with little supervision

The full job position has also been posted on Hire A Texan. TSU will begin interviewing candidates next month and hope to have the position filled before the end of this semester.

BFA Exhibition Review today

Otoniel Chaine will be discussing his senior exhibition today at 12:05 in the Fine Arts Gallery.

Art/Digital Media Senior Exhibitions open Monday


The Department of Fine Arts is pleased to showcase the work of five graduating seniors at the Spring 2016 Senior BFA Exhibition Series, on display at the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Gallery from April 11th to May 2nd.   This group of seniors includes students who are receiving their BFA in Studio Art along with graduates of the interdisciplinary Digital Media Studies degree program. Because of the number of graduates, there will be a rotation of four exhibitions in the gallery during that time.  This gives the opportunity for the artists to mount a unique and professional exhibition of a complete body of work that showcases a cohesive portfolio in the field of study the student intends to focus on upon graduation. 

For the first exhibition, Otoniel Chaine will be presenting A Series of Landscapes, his most current collection of photography of urban and natural landscapes, from April 11-14. He is inspired by his observation and exploration of these cities and nature. The artists Jordan Privett and Robert Fletcher will participate in a shared exhibition from April 15-20. Jordan Privett will be presenting Recreated Disney Posters, a project of reimagined designs from class Disney films. Robert Fletcher will be presenting Impression of Memories, a series of HDR photographs that explore the mind and memories and how easy it is for memories to get mixed together and become something new. Nicole Shortes will be presenting Illumination, on April 21 – 26. Nicole Shortes’ work was inspired by how light gets lost in the hustle and bustle of everyday life until it is taken away, and studies how light can also create masterpieces when given a chance. And finally, Chelsea Drisdale will be presenting her series of her most recent paintings on April 27th to May 2nd.

 Each senior is required to participate in an oral defense of the work that is open to the public.  These will usually take place on selected Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the month of April.  More information on specific times will be posted on the official Department website and on