Watch the Installation of the New Exhibit from SMU Art’s Mary Vernon

SMU Meadows Professor Mary Vernon with Former First Lady Laura Bush.

Mary Vernon’s newest exhibit opened at the Grace Museum in Abilene earlier this month and will be available for viewing until early January.

In May, Mary Vernon concludes her long career at SMU. She is retiring as an art professor, a master of painting, drawing and color theory education at Meadows School of the Arts. She’s been teaching here for 50 years.

On September 15, her new exhibit titled “Painting is Drawing” opened at the Grace Museum in Abilene, where it will be on view until January 6. The exhibit features her interpretations of landscapes and still lifes, often marked by soft lines and blended colors in media including oil and graphite. The museum will host a reception with the artist […]

2017-10-05T09:50:33+00:00 October 5, 2017|Art|

Photos from SMU Art’s New York Colloquium

chriscoyne-1Every year, SMU Meadows encourages students to explore the arts outside of the traditional classroom environment.

During the New York Colloquium, students visit a range of museums, galleries, artists’ studios and other venues appropriate to the development of their critical and professional studies in art. Approximately 25 students participate each year, with at least half from the Division of Art, both graduate and undergraduate. The Colloquium forms the basis for contemporary art studies for our students, and provides exposure to the international art world as represented in New York.

In honor of the 2017 event, Photography Major Chris Coyne, a participant in the 2016 Colloquium, sends us a photo dispatch.

The New York Colloquium: Everything You Need to Know

  • Class historically meets during the first two weeks (14 days) in January […]
2016-11-17T13:17:14+00:00 August 24, 2016|Art, Photos We Love|

Meadows Alum Kyle Hobratschk: Building an Artists’ Enclave in Corsicana

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Kyle Hobratschk (B.F.A. Art, ’11) loves older buildings with character.

As an under-graduate he began doing drawings and watercolors of homes for the Park Cities Historic & Preservation Society, leading to commissions from real estate agents, homeowners and commercial developers.

Hobratschk was featured in a can’t-miss interactive feature in the Dallas Morning News entitled Corsicana diaries. 

Hobratschk on working in Corsicana, via our 2013 MPrint story:  “It’s shown me the importance of building community,” he says. “Growing up, I thought of an artist as someone alone in a studio. You don’t imagine working WITH other people until you realize that a lot of things you want to do aren’t possible alone. I couldn’t do Corsicana on my own.”

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2016-06-16T13:48:36+00:00 June 16, 2016|Art|

Introducing Meadows Prize Winner New Cities, Future Ruins’ New Site and Convening

 

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Meadows Prize Winner New Cities, Future Ruins, a curatorial initiative inviting artists, designers and thinkers to reimagine the extreme urbanism of America’s Western Sun Belt, has just launched an expanded website. It features the first details of November’s events in Dallas, including a list of early confirmed participants and links to register.

The convening will run November 11-14, 2016. This hybrid conference and festival will be open to the public, feature artists’ projects, bus tours, and events throughout the city, as well as talks, roundtable discussions, screenings, and workshops. Confirmed participants include Noura Al-Sayeh, Roberto Bedoya, Mary Ellen Carroll, Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman, Naima J. Keith, OtherOthers, Postcommodity, Andrew Ross, Elizabeth Tandy Shermer and Imre Szeman, with a larger list and full schedule to be announced later this […]

2016-05-24T16:28:53+00:00 May 24, 2016|Art, Ignite Arts Dallas|

Why SMU Meadows? Six Questions for Students

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Hear five students talk about their choices, majors, internships and more

“… Totally got my world flipped … We think you can do great things … Ability to double major …” are just some of the comments shared by five performing and visual arts majors on why they picked SMU Meadows as their college of choice. They were also accepted to such schools as Carnegie Mellon, Berkeley, UCLA, University of Rochester, Indiana University, University of Minnesota, University of Texas-Austin, Florida State University, Marymount Manhattan, The Hartt School, Santa Clara University, Pomona College, University of Nevada/Las Vegas, Texas Christian University and more. Find out why they chose SMU:

2016-04-06T19:29:34+00:00 April 6, 2016|Art, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre|
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