O'Donnell Visiting Artists 2011-2012

    

 

O'DONNELL VISITING ARTISTS
 2011-2012

 

Since 1970, The Juanita Harvey Art Gallery (formerly known as the University Art Gallery) has been bringing visiting artists to campus expanding art opportunities for Midwestern State University students and Wichita Falls and surrounding communities. With generous support from the O’Donnell Foundation, we have expanded our proud tradition and bring you our 2010-2011 O’Donnell Visiting Artists.

The O’Donnell Visiting Artists is a program of the Juanita Harvey Art Gallery that allows MSU students and citizens of Wichita Falls to be exposed to the work, inspirations, and ideas of regionally and nationally known artists outside the immediate community.The O'Donnell Visiting Artists logo was created by Patrick Lindor, a student in one of the Graphic Design classes offered by the Harvey School of Visual Arts.

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Carlos Enrique
Lecture and Presentation
Friday, September 23, 2011
1:00pm, C111

 


pictures courtesy of the artist/taken from clay demonstration at the Harvey School of Visual Arts

Portrait in Clay Demonstration
Monday, September 19, 2011
9:00am-12:00pm
C119 Ceramics Studio
Fain Fine Arts Center

 





 


About the Artist
bio courtesy of the artist

 

Carlos Enrique is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning artist. He is also the department head and a professor of Sculpture and Ceramics at the University of the Arts of Cuba. He has won numerous awards for his artwork at exhibitions both in Cuba and abroad.




  
  
  

Drive By Press
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
9:30am-12:20pm
Fain Fine Arts parking Lot

Printmaking Demo
Personalized T-Shirts will be available for purchase
$10 - If you bring the shirt
$20 - If you purchase a shirt at the event

 










Pictures from Drive by Press's Facebook page


About the O’Donnell Visiting Artists
bio from Drivebypress' Flickr page
Drive by Press is a design collective specializing in art, apparel, design, and special project marketing. They specialize in on-site Wood Block apparel printing at events, concerts, and marketing tours.

Drive by Press prints limited edition apparel by using a process that is totally unique and separate from commonly seen screen-printing operations. Their approach to design is truly innovative in that each one is hand cut and custom printed on site. Participants are able to select a design block and then get to watch as the woodcut block is inked and printed right in front of them.

By printing using their woodcut method, everyone has the chance to collaborate with the artists in the selection and placement of the design, creating a one of a kind printed especially for them!

DBP is the only operation in the country that is using this method and are truly “one of a kind” apparel printers.









  
Saints and Sinners:
Amy Cordova and Dan Enger

Main Gallery

October 28– November 25, 2011

painting, printmaking, book illustration

 

Opening: Friday, October 28, 2011, 6:00pm-8:00pm

 



 
bottom pictures from Taos Art Experiences













 


About the O’Donnell Visiting Artist
bio from Amy Cordova's website.

AMY CORDOVA is an artist, author, educator, and award winning illustrator of children’s books. A two time winner of ALA’s prestigious Pura Belpre Honors Award, a Wisconsin Library Association Illustrators Award,  and recent America’s Award, are among her many honors. Cordova’s work is saturated with vibrant color and speaks of connection, the spirit, and a sense of place within a cultural context.

 

Cordova has illustrated books in collaboration with Rudolfo Anaya and many other wonderful authors. Currently, she has over seventeen books published that feature her artwork, as well as, many offerings for book/CD covers and art for educational publishers, including National Geographic. She has authored two books for children, Abuelita’s Heart and Talking Eagle and The Lady of Roses.

 

Cordova is a long time arts educator and has designed culturally specific curriculum related to pedagogy of place. She lectures and presents art residencies for both children and adults, throughout the U.S., related to her books and explorations into the self.

 

WORKSHOP*
Reverse Glass Painting with Amy Cordova
 

Fain Fine Arts C106
Thursday, October 27, 2011 9:30am-12:20pm

Friday, October 28, 2011      9:30am-12:20pm

 

LECTURE*
Books for Kids

The Juanita Harvey Art Gallery

Thursday, October 27, 2011, 2:00pm

 

GALLERY TOUR*
History of an Artist

The Juanita Harvey Art Gallery

Friday, October 28, 2011, 1:00pm

 

 

*Activities have limited space. Please call in advance to register at (940) 397-4264*

 
  
  

 

  

 

Gabriel Dawe
Main Gallery
January 20 – February 24, 2012

sculpture, mixed media

Opening, Friday, January 20, 2012 6:00pm-8:00pm
 

 

 
artwork photos from Gabriel Dawe's website, photo of artist by Alexandra Olivia


About the O'Donnell Visiting Artist
bio from Gabriel Dawe's website
Gabriel Dawe was born in Mexico City where he grew up surrounded by the intensity and color of Mexican culture. After working as a graphic designer, he moved to Montreal, Canada in 2000 following a desire to explore foreign land. In search for creative freedom he started experimenting and creating artwork, which eventually led him to explore textiles and embroidery—activities traditionally associated with women and which were forbidden for a boy growing up in Mexico. Because of this, his work is subversive of notions of masculinity and machismo that are so ingrained in his culture. By working with thread and textiles, Dawe’s work has evolved into creating large-scale installations with thread, creating environments that deal with notions of social constructions and their relation to evolutionary theory and the self-organizing force of nature.

After seven years of living in Canada and gaining dual citizenship as a Mexican-Canadian, Gabriel moved to Texas to pursue graduate school at the University of Texas at Dallas where heworked on an MFA in Arts and Technology. His work has been exhibited in Dallas, Houston, Montreal, Toronto and Barcelona.




WORKSHOP
Installation with Gabriel Dawe
The Juanita Harvey Art Gallery 
January 17-20, 2012


  
  


 
photos taken from artists' websites



Upcoming O'Donnell Visiting Artists Workshops:
(Times, dates and activities to be announced.)

Abraham Mohler

Karen Blessen

Lari Gibbons