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Artist (Afternoon) Brown Bag lecture – Candace Hicks – Wednesday 1/27 2pm

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Candace Hicks holds an MFA from Texas Christian University. She is an Assistant Professor of Art at Stephen F. Austin University and has exhibited widely at venues including Lawndale Art Center (Houston, TX), and K-Space Contemporary (Corpus Christi, TX).  The lecture will be in the Children’s Theater room 101 at 2 pm on Wednesday 1/27.  Open to the public.

Faculty Forum: Knut Hybinette – Tuesday, November 17th at 12:10 in Grant 116


Come to the Tarleton Liberal and Fine Arts Faculty Forum on Tuesday, November 17th in Grant 116 at 12:10pm. Digital Media Studies professor Knut Hybinette will be presenting his artwork and research.  Lunch will be served from Wing Stop.  

 Knut Hybinette will give a talk about his personal journey of creating photography, a 15 year project called Heathen, as well as his latest video game work, Esmart and Wonder.

The Heathen Photography Series is about Mischief and mythology.  Each photograph in this series illustrates a story from Swedish folklore or Norse mythology.  The subjects in the photographs are of his parents.  When he was young, Knut used to act out Astrid Lindgren’s stories of Pippi Longstocking, and to this day his photographs reflect this acting out. Acting out may be a family tradition; through these photographs, Knut has learned that the games he played, his parents also played as children.  Expressing his personality is easy in photography medium, even easier than speaking in his native Swedish tongue.

“Esmart” is a game simulation that addresses the problem of overcrowded cities and overworked doctors and aids patients with chronic pain in communicating effectively with health care providers in order to understand and properly diagnose medical issues.

“Wonder” is an innovative satirical interactive game environment that exposes the very real issue of how our society has become overly dependent on smart phone entertainment and social interaction, in particular, young adults currently enrolled in undergraduate degree programs, and how this addictive compulsion distracts attention from real life, often resulting in otherwise avoidable accidents and harm.

Knut will also talk about his deep-rooted love for preserved meat products in buns.

Jordan Gilbert – BFA Exhibition open 11/6-11/11, Brown bag lecture at noon on 11/10

Jordan Gilbert

The Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Gallery at Tarleton State University presents the second exhibition in the BFA Senior Exhibition series of Fall 2015. BFA candidate Jordan Gilbert will be presenting her photographic series Rural Exploration on November 6 through the 11th, with a public brown bag lecture at noon on Tuesday, November 10th. 

Jordan is from Granbury, TX and will soon be receiving her BFA in Art with an emphasis in Digital Media. For the past couple years, she have been shooting photos of abandoned buildings and malls on her way to and from Snyder, Tx.  She is inspired by the stories behind these places that have long started blend in the landscape.  Her work is a combination of digital printing and transferring processes that allow the print to appear on wooden surfaces.

The gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information contact gallery advisor Chris Ireland,

Brandie Smith – BFA Exhibition opening Monday 11/2, Brown bag lecture at noon on 11/3


The Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Gallery at Tarleton State University presents the first exhibition in the BFA Senior Exhibition series of Fall 2015. Post Baccalaureate student Brandie Smith will be presenting She, an abstract exploration of memories in paragraphs and photographs, November 1-5 2015. The exhibition will be at the Clyde H. Well Fine Arts Gallery. Brandie is seeking a BFA with a Digital Media emphasis. A lecture will be held November 3rd at noon and a public reception November 4 from 5 to 7pm.

With this body of work Brandie is interested in digging through her memories and expressing them as her truths. The raw memories are presented on the walls using  straightforward, clean text. The photographs overlaying the text are macro images of Brandie’s skin that are reimagined in an abstract way. With this exhibition she is reconnecting with who she is as well as bringing to light the way we connect as human beings. This work is the starting point for Brandie to continue her career as an artist and graphic designer.

The gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information contact gallery advisor Chris Ireland,

TSU English presents Creative Arts and Anthology Release Party 4/15


Visiting Artist: Swedish Game Animator lecture by Markus Hammarstedt – Thursday 3/25 at 1:30


Thursday March 25th at 1:30 in the Fine Arts building. computer Lab 110, we will have Markus Hammarstedt, a well known international Swedish game animator. Who will talk about his animation work and how he got started in the game industry. He is currently the lead animator for Castle Wolfenstein  ‘Old Blood’. He has work for EA, Epic Game Studio, Massive, Ubisoft, Grin and many more. Just recently, he showed two game animations in the “Extra Lives” Exhibition at the Clyde H. Wells Fine Art Gallery. Everyone is invited to his lecture.

Happy Gaming:)

Knut LSG Hybinette

Brown Bag Lecture: visiting artist Christopher Blay – Thursday 3/19 at 12:15

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The department of Fine Arts is pleased to announce a brown bag lecture on Thursday at 12:15 in the Fine Arts workshop theater, featuring North Texas artist Christopher Blay.  Christopher is also going to be the juror for the Juried Student Exhibition, opening next week.

Christopher Blay is a North Texas artist with a B.F.A. in photography from Texas Christian University. He founded the Group f8 photography collective in Fort Worth and works primarily as an installation artist, with an eye towards institutional critique.

Notable works include the NEA funded The Ark on Noah Street and Machine Time at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary

He has received awards including the 2013 Moss/Chumley Award from Southern Methodist University and the 2015 Masterminds Award from the Dallas Observer.