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Stark galleries to exhibit MFA student’s photos of alien worlds

Student’s photos on display at Stark galleries in July

posted April 29, 2014
Hypothetical landscapes of distant worlds, photographed by Cassandra Hanks, a Texas A&M Master of Fine Arts student, will be exhibited in the J. Wayne Stark Galleries at Texas A&M’s Memorial Student Center July 18-27, 2014.
Students in a drawing class sketch 19th century Argentine gauchos

Students sketch 19th century gauchos in life drawing class

posted April 29, 2014
Students sketched scenes and designed sets for a play about the cultural history of gauchos, Argentine cowboys who in the 19th Century helped create the tango, during a figure drawing class led by Robert Schiffhauer, associate professor of architecture.
Web advertisement spoofs accent May 2-3 Viz-a-GoGo screenings

Viz-a-GoGo 21 set for May 1-3 in downtown Bryan

posted April 25, 2014
Viz-a-GoGo, the 21st annual showcase of digital wizardry by graduate students in Texas A&M’s Department of Visualization, will be on public display at two venues May 1-3 in downtown Bryan.
Paintings by late design prof Alan Stacell displayed April 5 – June 29

Late design prof’s paintings displayed April 5 – June 29

posted March 27, 2014
An exhibit of 20 paintings by the late Alan Stacell, a prolific artist and former professor of architecture who for 40 years served as teacher and mentor to a legion of student designers, will be on display at the Wright Gallery, Langford A through June 29.
He’s ‘Cloud Igloo’ transforms vibe in Stockholm building entry space

He’s ‘Cloud Igloo’ transforms vibe in Swedish foyer

posted March 7, 2014
A nondescript entry space at a Swedish university was temporarily transformed into an intriguing gathering spot by “Cloud Igloo,” an architectural installation created by Weiling He, associate professor of architecture at Texas A&M, and a group of workshop participants.
 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.