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‘Designist’ discussed art’s role in transforming urban, rural sites

'Designist’ discussed changing urban, rural sites at Nov. 6 lecture

posted October 29, 2013
Frances Whitehead, a self-described “designist,” talked about how she combines art and design to help transform distressed urban and rural sites at a Nov. 6 public lecture.
Professor, students install curtain of grocery bags on UT campus

A&M team installs curtain of plastic bags on UT campus

posted October 25, 2013
Society’s love-hate relationship with plastic bags is explored in “Plastic Poetry,” an architectural installation designed by a team of Texas A&M students led by Weiling He, associate professor of architecture, one of four designs chosen for display at the University of Texas.
Viz students’ interactive artwork exhibited at regional art center

Viz students’ art showcased at regional art center

posted October 22, 2013
Visitors interacted with art created by students at Texas A&M’s Department of Visualization in “PLAY inside the box,” an exhibit on display at in October at the Art Center of Brazos Valley.
Schiffhauer’s exhibit portrays 20th-century European activists

Schiffhauer's portrait exhibit features 20th century activists

posted September 23, 2013
Portraits of Europeans who publicly opposed anti-Semitism and genocide in the 20th century, many of whom lost their lives because of their writings and actions, are on exhibit through Oct. 16 in the College of Architecture's Wright Gallery.
Movement to integrate science, art education gathering STEAM

Initiative fusing arts, technology education gains momentum

posted September 18, 2013
A remarkably diverse coalition including national science, arts and education groups assembled by Carol LaFayette, associate professor of visualization at Texas A&M, is advocating for the inclusion of the arts in science and technical education, an idea gaining traction among educators across the United States.
Student art installations adorn public space in downtown Bryan

Students transform downtown Bryan with public art

posted June 20, 2013
Several giant cube-shaped art installations created by Texas A&M visualization and environmental design students have temporarily transformed a formerly empty city block in downtown Bryan into a public art exhibit for ArtFill, a community art project .
Vizzers' short film earns screening at NYC film fest, SIGGRAPH nod

Vizzers' animated short film earns NYC festival screening

posted June 6, 2013
A student-made animated short film about a boy who crashes into reality after a fanciful, albeit harrowing sled ride down a towering mountain earned a screening a the New York City Film Festival and a SIGGRAPH 2013 award.
Undergrad Viz students’ murals reflect style of Mexican masters

Viz students craft Mexican-styled murals for play

posted June 4, 2013
Collages echoing a style of art born in an early 20th century Mexican cultural renaissance were created by visualization students at Texas A&M in a collaboration with their counterparts in the university’s performance studies program.
Arch grad student creates wall for students to mark their life’s goals

Campus installation prompts students to reflect on life, goals

posted May 29, 2013
In her search for meaning after her mother's death, Texas A&M graduate architecture student Nesserine Mansour built a chalkboard on Rudder Plaza, a busy area on the College Station campus, and prompted passersby to complete the phrase “before I die I want to … “
MFA student work shown at semester-culminating exhibit

Asterisk* multimedia exhibit showcases MFA-Vizzer's work

posted May 29, 2013
“Asterisk*,” a multimedia exhibit May 2013 in the College of Architecture's Wright Gallery, showcased artistic explorations by students in VIZA 631 Contemporary Art Studio/Seminar, offered through the Master of Fine Arts in Visualization program.
College of Architecture honors six distinguished former students

College names six outstanding alumni

posted May 9, 2013
Six former students from Texas A&M’s College of Architecture who have risen to the top of their professional field while making significant public service contributions were honored Oct. 11, 2013 as outstanding alumni.
Former student, partner creating marketing videos for design firms

Alumnus shooting architectural videos for design firms

posted April 19, 2013
Architecture firms are turning to video as a branding tool that combines a design philosophy and visuals of completed projects, said former Texas A&M environmental design student Andrew Pogue, ’07, a Denver-based videographer and photographer.
Doctoral student’s colonia settlers sketch shown at New York exhibit

Student's sketch chosen for NYC gallery exhibit

posted April 19, 2013
A sketch by Texas A&M Ph.D. architecture student Bara Safarova depicting the imaginary arrival of settlers to a new colonia was part of Sketch. 2013, an exhibit investigating the role sketches play in design communication shown at Fordham University in New York.
Students use recycled materials to craft installations along walkway

Recycled materials incorporated into bridge installations

posted April 17, 2013
A series of architectural installations created from recycled materials and designed to interact with the surrounding architecture, nature and viewers were erected last March on the second floor bridge connecting the Langford Architecture Center at Texas A&M.
Hillier’s work on display in  Houston gallery this spring

Hillier’s work to be displayed in Houston

posted April 8, 2013
Intricate handkerchief drawings by Karen Hillier, a former visualization faculty member at Texas A&M, will be on display in Houston’s BLUEorange Contemporary Art Gallery from April 13 - May 12, 2013.