Archive for November, 2016

Art/Digital Media New York City Trip – Spring 2017

The Art/Digital Media program will be hosting a “study away” field trip to New York City in the Spring of 2017.  We have tentative dates in April decided, from the 20th to the 24th.  Back in 2015, we did a similar trip where 8 students and Prof. Harding and Ireland went for a couple days.  We visited the Guggenheim, the MOMA, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Chelsea, the Met, Central Park, Times Square, and more all in a couple days.  This year we are interested in the 2017 Whitney Biennial, Brooklyn, Videogamesnewyork, Dia Beacon, etc.  If there is anything artsy, cool, nerdy, tasty, or anything interesting you wanna do, come to the first info meeting this Monday, December 5th at noon with your ideas.  Lunch will be provided.  Find out about costs, credits, scholarships, and all the technical info about the trip, and see if you can join us this year.


Senior Exhibition Presentation/Reception Tuesday 11/21 – Angelica Carlisle


Tomorrow (11/22) Angelica Carlisle will be presenting her BFA exhibition work, 12:05 at the TSU Fine Arts Gallery. Please come and support your seniors!

Tarleton International Week this week!!

(from the TSU International Office) 

 We think it’s an important time to celebrate International Week. From November 14 – 18, Tarleton is hosting and array of programs that will bring international, cultural, and global awareness to our students. We would appreciate your involvement and support, especially by letting your students know about the opportunities to experience “A World of Connections” through the events being held during this impactful and important week. Please visit for the complete calendar of events.

 In particular, we think students in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts would be especially interested in the following events:

 Spotlights on German History  – A Personal Approach by Jèrôme Rickmann

Wednesday, November 16

7:30 pm – 9:00 PM

O.A. Grant, Room 119

International Film Lab – After Spring

Thursday, November 17

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Tarleton Planetarium

We hope you’ll encourage your students to attend.



International Programs Staff, 

Dr. Marilyn Robitaille, Director

Mr. Carlos Figueroa, Coordinator

Ms. Julia Gotlibowski, Admissions and Retention Specialist

Ms. Kate Althlathini, International Recruitment Specialist  

Follow us now on Instagram


We have created a new Instagram page for the Tarleton Art and Digital Media Studies programs.

Next Week Senior Exhibitions Start


Five students graduating from the Art/Digital Media Studies program this Fall will be showcasing their work in senior exhibits starting November 15th through December 7th at the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Gallery.  Because of the number of graduates, there will be a rotation of three shows in the gallery during that time.  This gives the opportunity for the artists to mount a 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. 

The first show, from November 15th-18th will be a solo exhibition of the work of Micheal Ruiz Jr., who paints figures from the world sports in unique and thoughtful ways.  The second exhibition runs from November 21st through the 29th and will feature Angelica Carlisle and Meghan Dahlke.  Angelica’s work will feature her digital illustrations that deal with the nature of place, while Meghan’s research is in the field of art therapy.  The third and final exhibit runs from November 30th-December 7th and will feature two digital media majors Kenneth Lowery and Alex Adame. Kenneth will be displaying his graphic design work, while Alex will be showing her work that represents a modern day retelling of classic fairy tales.  

Senior advisor and art professor Chris Ireland states, “the art department is proud of its seniors and the diversity of the types of research our students are doing this year.  The seniors have worked very hard in getting their work ready to for these exhibitions and I think you will see in each senior a signature style and creative approach to their craft. They are self-motivated and engaged in their fields at a professional level.  “

Iceland Exhibition photo exhibit at CTFAC, reception this Thursday

Photo Credit: Knut Hybinette

Photo Credit: Knut Hybinette

Tarleton Digital Media Studies professors Knut Hybinette and Megan Ehrhart led eight students on a landscape photography quest in Iceland this last summer. An exhibition of their works will be on display at the Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council River North Gallery from Nov. 5-Dec. 17. Among the students who will be featured are Case Galbraith, Angelica Carlisle, Ellen Marie, Maria Beasley, Brittney Inman and Mathew Vanderpool.

“Each student shot approximately 4,500 photos for the course of at least 50 major Icelandic landscapes, so unlike anything seen before, this vast, almost mystical realm has so much to entice the senses. It is indeed a great challenge to try to capture the feeling of any particular moment with one still image seen through a glass lens.”, said Knut Hybinette in a press release.

The reception is Thursday, November 10 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at CTFAC’s River North Gallery.

Grassburr Cover Contest

screen-shot-2016-11-02-at-12-01-12-amThis contest offers any Digital Media student the opportunity to have their entry the chance at being picked for this year’s Grassburr. If there are any questions that aren’t answered by the information contained on the PDF please feel free to have your students email me…

Elena Fajardo

Grassburr Editor-in-Chief