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Grey matters: the colors of mental illness

Grey matters: the colors of mental illness

Jeri Moore, Reporter

October 15, 2019

The National Alliance on Mental Illness had its third annual Grey Matters art exhibit demonstrating the struggles of the lives touched by mental health issues on canvas. Two hours were not enough for the catering, live music and touching conversations on Oct. 11.  Among the artists showing their work at this ex...

Local art teacher’s artwork on display at The Kemp Center for the Arts

Local art teacher’s artwork on display at The Kemp Center for the Arts

Peyton Alonzo, Reporter

April 29, 2019

When walking through the halls of The Kemp Center for the Arts attendees now will find the artwork of Wichita Falls High School teacher, Chris Mayfield hung up along on the walls. Mayfield said, he is doing is what he expects out of his students, and having his work on display gives him and w...

Photos, ceramics displayed as part of March 8 opening

Photos, ceramics displayed as part of March 8 opening

Peyton Alonzo, Reporter

March 11, 2019

As the staff of the Wichita Falls Museum of Art opened the doors students, faculty, and members of community trickled in to view the two new opening art galleries on display. Judy Sherrod and S. Gayle Stevens, Nocturnes and Other Murmurations focused on the work of Sherrod, a pinhole camera builder and artist...

Fine Arts students to take a field trip to Dallas Museum of Art

Karrington Bradley, Reporter

February 26, 2019

The Juanita & Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts is sponsoring a free trip to the Dallas Museum of Art on Feb. 27 for some 60 students. Gary Goldberg, art professor, said, "We try to pick exhibitions that we can incorporate into our studies. Many of our students have never been to these museums...

Arts Council Center ‘the heart’ of Wichita Falls

Arts Council Center ‘the heart’ of Wichita Falls

Mica Victorian, Reporter

January 27, 2019

The Arts Council Center is where amateur and professional artists can display their work. It's also where people in the community can view, buy, and meet upcoming artists. Chief Executive Carol Sales said she believes that the Arts Council Center is the heart of Wichita Falls, but because it is a...

Humanities welcomes diversity with African American Art and Literature course

Madison Davis, Reporter

December 18, 2018

Tyler M. Williams , humanities assistant professor, is teaching an African-American Art and Literature course that will analyze the upbringing of literary works that give insight to political battles from the perspective of African Americans dating back to 1945. “One of the results of a recent cam...

Voices allows students to express themselves through literature and art

Yerasly Duran, Reporter

November 20, 2018

Lights! Camera! Action! To allow students creativity to flow, share their writing, art and to express themselves, Voices art and literary journal is accepting submissions from students until Dec. 7. Giving the opportunity for aspiring writers and artists to get their work published. Voice...

Fine Arts building celebrates 40 years

Fine Arts building celebrates 40 years

Denush Vidanapathirana, Reporter

October 10, 2018

When Paul and Patti Stillson graduated in 1971 and 1973, respectively, with degrees in art, there was no fine arts building. “We were not in this building. We were in a building across campus. They were barracks buildings (the university) got from Sheppard,” Paul Stillson said. Patti Stillson said...

Cheech displays his heritage through artwork at WFMA

Cheech displays his heritage through artwork at WFMA

Brittni Vilandre, Business Manager

September 20, 2018

About 350 people attended Cheech Marin’s new art gallery opening on Sept. 19 at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art. Marin, whose original first name is Richard, is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, writer and activist who gained recognition as part of the comedy act Cheech & Chong...

Senior art exhibit ignites conversation

Senior art exhibit ignites conversation

Brendan Wynne, Reporter

May 3, 2018

Worried that the message of his senior exhibition was being compromised, Ethan Parker, art senior, voiced concern over the placement of his work in the foyer adjacent to the Juanita and Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts. Parker, a graduating art student, created a collection of sculptures and ...

Fain dean discusses connecting creativity through updates, renovations

Cortney Wood, Managing Editor

May 1, 2018

From flying to New York a new piano for Akin Auditorium and others for the music department to helping raise funds for the new mass communication building that debuted in Fall 2017, Martin Camacho finishes his fourth year as dean of Fain Fine Arts college with his determination to continue to improve the environment for students and...

Inclusion Now paint fight splatters Sikes Lake

Inclusion Now paint fight splatters Sikes Lake

Chloe Phillips, Reporter

April 8, 2018

Laughter, screams and paint splatters from about 20 attendees filled the air surrounding Sikes Lake. The Inclusion Now! Festival came to a close with a paint fight in an "active and fun" way on April 6 at Sikes Lake. According to Jonathon Quam, associate professor of mass communication, the idea...

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