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 Ph.D. student raises crowdsource funds for artist-in-residence stay

Ph.D student seeks crowdsource funds for artistic endeavor

posted February 25, 2014
James Westwater, a Ph.D architecture student at Texas A&M and an award-winning artist, is raising funds through a crowdsourcing site to finance his stay as an artist-in-residence March-May 2014 at a studio in Dublin, Ireland.
Former Viz prof exhibits 'ironic monuments of the ordinary'

Former prof’s work displayed at Wright Gallery March 5-31

posted February 19, 2014
Images of everyday, personal objects and drawings of oversized handkerchiefs, representing memory and observation, were featured in a March 5-31, 2014 exhibit of work by Karen Hillier, professor emerita of visualization, at Texas A&M’s Wright Gallery.
Viz professor's groundbreaking 70’s facial expression animation shows up in Miley Cyrus video

Viz prof’s pioneering 70s work lands in Miley Cyrus video

posted February 11, 2014
Amid the twerking and frolicking in “We Can’t Stop,” a 2013 Miley Cyrus music video, are brief scenes of pioneering experiments in computer-animated facial expression developed by Fred Parke, professor of visualization at Texas A&M, when he was a graduate student at the University of Utah in the early 1970s.
Former student's work showcased in best of the best photo book

Alum’s photo makes best of the best book

posted November 26, 2013
“Ballerina,” a photo by former Texas A&M visualization student Igor Kraguljac ‘08, was selected for inclusion in “Best of the Best Photographers 2013,” a collection of creative images from photographers worldwide distributed to top advertising agencies, art directors and art buyers.
Art questions gender stereotypes of American western mythology

Prof's art questions gender stereotypes from American West

posted November 19, 2013
A series of large-scale paintings by Felice House, assistant professor of visualization at Texas A&M, invites viewers to question gender stereotypes in American western mythology in “Re•Western,” an exhibit at the Wright Gallery, Langford A, through Feb. 14.
MSC’s 'Memory Cloud' garners coverage from design websites

Design websites spotlight MSC's 'Memory Cloud'

posted November 19, 2013
Design websites continue to spread the word about Memory Cloud, a permanent, hanging sculpture at Texas A&M’s Memorial Student Center containing 4,000 LED nodes designed in part by Andrew Vrana ’93 that displays moving, 3-D silhouettes in real time and from days past.
Fabricators' firefighting sculpture wins Queen Theater contest

Fabricated firefighter sculpture wins contest at Queen

posted October 31, 2013
“Come Hell or High Water,” an intricate metal sculpture created by a team from the College of Architecture’s Automated Fabrication and Design Lab, won the People's Choice award in a contest benefiting the renovation of the Queen Theater in downtown Bryan.
Vizzers contribute to 'Free Bird,' Reel FX's first animated feature

Film's time-traveling turkeys created by former Vizzers

posted October 31, 2013
Turkeys time travel to the first Thanksgiving in an effort to prevent their brethren from becoming the day’s main menu item in “Free Birds,” the new animated movie that includes 12 former visualization students in leading animating roles.
‘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.