Archive for October, 2016

Modern ’til Midnight: WHERE THE PARTY STARTS – Art Society event

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The Tarleton Art Society ae meeting at 12:15 in room 162 on Thursday (10/27). We are talking about our trip to Fort Worth Friday for the Modern Til Midnight! Here is the press release about the event from the Modern Web Page…
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is proud to announce the eleventh annual Modern ’til Midnight on Friday, October 28, from 6 pm to midnight.
Save the date for Modern ’til Midnight: WHERE THE PARTY STARTS.

This event will include live performances by local and regional bands on the lawn. During late-night hours, guests will have the opportunity to explore the exhibition KAWS: WHERE THE END STARTS, join spotlight tours, enjoy DJ and dancing in the Grand Lobby, and dine on exceptional cuisine from Café Modern and the Modern Grill. The Modern Shop will offer unique giveaways and the opportunity to preorder the KAWS exhibition catalogue.

Tarleton Student Research and Creative Activity Symposium is today – in student center

We have 8 digital media and art majors presenting their creative research at the Tarleton Student Research and Creative Activity Symposium this year.  They will be presenting their work from 1 to 4 in the TSC lobby on Thursday October 27th.  Here is the blurb from the TSU website…

The Tarleton Student Research and Creative Activity Symposium is a celebration of students actively engaged in research and other scholarly activities in all disciplines. These students, who often go beyond the typical requirements for a degree, deserve special recognition on campus.

Students from all disciplines who have been engaged in faculty-mentored, independent study research and other scholarly activities are encouraged to present.  The primary focus of the Symposium is on students who have conducted research and scholarly activity independent of a classroom project.

Here is the Fall 2016 schedule

Registration time is coming soon for Spring 2017, Consult your advisors in advance….

Priority Registration is based on a student’s current classification at the time of registration.  In progress courses are not included when determining classification for registration purposes.  Students who are eligible to register may do so anytime on or after the date has passed for their classification group.

Registration will only be available from 6:00 am – 11:59 pm each day.

Classification Priority Registration Opens
Honors  Friday, October 28
Doctoral, Graduate, Post-Bacc, & Seniors Monday, October 31
Juniors Thursday, November 3
Sophomores Sunday, November 6
Freshmen Wednesday, November 9

Internship Oppurtunity: Graphic Designer (Stephenville) Ameriprise

(from a direct message) We are a financial planning practice in Fort Worth with a satellite office here in Stephenville. We are interested in placing a TSU Graphic Design student  to intern at our firm.  We are looking for availability anywhere from 6 to 20 hours per week but are very flexible. The position would be based here in the Stephenville office but would require some travel to our Ft Worth location.

Some of the projects would include:

                Financial & product brochures

                Marketing event invitations

                Social media content and placement

                Videos for use in Social media

                Limited photography work for advertising

We provide all of the equipment, computers and software licensing.

Most work would be Adobe Pro with some additional video editing software.

Please reach out to me at , Dori Wells, (254)968-6405 with any questions. Students may send resumes to dori.l.wells@ampf.com. – Clearfork Wealth Management/Ameriprise Financial

Info Session – Study Abroad 2017 – Urbino, Italy

img_6935Interested in Fine Arts Study Abroad in Italy for 4 weeks this July?

Come to the Urbino Info Session!

Fine Arts Building, Room 101 (Children’s Theater)

Contact: Megan Ehrhart – ehrhart@tarleton.edu

TSU Art Gallery Exhibition: And She Was by Margaret Meehan

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And She Was, a solo exhibition by Dallas-based artist Margaret Meehan, is a selection of work originally created for her installation Decoration Day at Atpace San Antonio in 2014. The exhibition focuses on the hidden histories of female soldiers during the American Civil War, and features a mixture of sculpture, photography and sound.

It is a little known fact that 400-1000 women disguised themselves as men and fought for both sides of the Civil War. Some were discovered and sent home while some stayed on the battlefield and worked as nurses. Others fought as men with distinction and came out as women only when safely living again at home. Many more were killed and buried on the battlefield, like Sarah Rosetta Wakeman (also known as Pvt. Lyons Wakeman), before the discovery of their true gender.

Meehan’s intention with this body of work is to highlight the legacy of these forgotten and invisible women and to compare their stories with those of contemporary queer and female American enlisted. She connects the stories of nineteenth century female soldiers who passed as men in order to serve with contemporary military members who are now allowed to fight in combat but still have to endure a number of social roadblocks placed before them.

 Originally commissioned and produced by Artpace San Antonio, Photo by Mark Menjivar

 

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Margaret Meehan

Now and Then (diptych). 2014.

Custom tintypes, wallpaper, velvet ribbon, vintage plaster frames, square cut nails, paint.

15H” x 12W” x 1.5D” each

Bio

Margaret Meehan has always been interested in the body. Not necessarily in the way it works, but more in how it has been perceived throughout history. She is curious about the intersections of myths, teratology, and medical anomalies which give basis to an anxiety about the body and the act of living. Her work focuses on women and individuals who have been depicted as monsters. Drawing from film, music and popular culture, but also family folklore and traditional crafts. Pulling from the past as well as the present, her  work is predicated on the treatment of others, visually referencing patterns of behavior in multiple parts of society at multiple times. 

Awards and residencies include the Nasher Sculpture Center Microgrant (2015), Artpace, San Antonio, TX (2014), The Lighthouse Works Fellowship, Fishers Island, NY (2013), Bemis Center, Omaha, NE (2009), the Dozier Travel Grant, Dallas Museum of Art, TX (2008). She has shown at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, The Dallas Museum of Art, Soil Gallery in Seattle, Flowers Gallery in London, David Shelton Gallery in Houston, and Conduit Gallery in Dallas, among others.