9/11 hate crime survivor gives strong message to college students: ‘You can end hate’

"How would you react if you were shot in the face?" Rais Bhuiyan, a 9/11 hate crime survivor, gave a talk on compassion, connection and community to a crowded room on April 18. As pictures of his survival after he was shot in the face point-blank were shown, the crowd collectively held their … [Read more...]

Artists aim to bring life to downtown

When asked to describe the city, “artistic” is not a word that first comes to mind. Local artists, residents and Wichita Falls Museum of Art staff plan to change this way of thinking. The Arts for All reception on Feb. 23 at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art allowed inhabitants of the city to come … [Read more...]

350 create mural to unify community

About 10 people showed up to Anne Farley Gaines' workshop on Feb. 21- part of an 18-month endeavour. But overall, some 350 people contributed to the collaborative mural project which Gaines said was designed to unify the community. According to Gaines, the 18-month-long project will unify the … [Read more...]

Couple’s galleries incorporate nature into pieces

The opening reception held at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art on Feb. 3 at 6-8 p.m. featured the works of Sherry Giryotas and Phillip Shore, whose work looks to focus on the natural world. As her paintings looked at observations of the environment, his sculptures tried to describe the relationship … [Read more...]

26 businesses attend part-time job fair

More than 300 students filtered in and out of the Career Management Center's Part-Time Networking Job Fair on Sept. 7. Booths lined the inside of Comanche Suites, where 26 businesses and 21 volunteer opportunities had representatives waiting for students to come up and ask questions."A number of … [Read more...]

Empty Bowls fundraiser Oct. 13

The Empty Bowls fundraiser will be held at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art on Oct. 13 to raise money to go toward feeding the community. “It’s kind of grown into something much bigger than that,” said Steve Hilton, associate professor of art. “Here at Wichita Falls, just like in a lot of places, … [Read more...]

Rogers: Pavilion a success for Priddy, the arts

The Wichita Falls Museum of Art will host "Arts at the Pavilion" on May 15-16, a grand opening event for the new pavilion at Sikes Lake. Many community productions will be featured, from the Zavala Youth Ballet Folkloricao to the MSU Caribbean Pan Ensemble. Jesse Rogers, university president, … [Read more...]

Texas A&M curator to discuss MSU collection

Todd Samuelson, curator of rare books and manuscripts at Cushing Memorial Library and Archives at Texas A&M University, will visit the Wichita Falls Museum of Arts on Nov. 13 from 6-8 p.m. He will be analyzing selections from Moffet Library's Nolan A. Moore III Heritage of Print Collection and … [Read more...]

Empty Bowls raises hunger awareness for the third year

The reception for Empty Bowls, a charity event that benefits the Wichita Falls Food Bank, was held Oct. 21 in the Wichita Falls Museum of Art. Attendees at the packed event bought handmade ceramic bowls crafted in the university's ceramics shop. The $40 for the bowl also included all-you-can-eat … [Read more...]

Four new art exhibits opening Oct.17

The Wichita Falls Museum of Art will host a free reception for four new exhibits Oct. 17 from 5-7 p.m. Mary Helen Maskill, museum public programs director, said, “MSU has not had four grand openings for exhibits on one night in a long time so the museum should have over 300 people … [Read more...]