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The following is a comprehensive calendar of arts events at Texas A&M University through different departments. If you have an event to include in the calendar, please click here to submit it.
Architecture that Speaks: the work of S.C.P. Vosper
When: August 30, 2017 to November 4, 2017
Where: The Reynolds Gallery
Event Description: The Memorial Student Center Visual Arts Committee is proud to present Architecture that Speaks: the work of S.C.P. Vosper at Texas A&M University. Between 1928 and 1933, S.C.P. Vosper served at Texas A&M University as both a Professor of Architecture and as Chief Designer under the Campus Architect, Frederick E. Giesecke. During his brief time at the university, Vosper oversaw the completion of 10 buildings on campus in just 4 years. Trained in the Beaux-Arts tradition, Vosper designed buildings with a heavy classical influence, but with an eclectic style of his own. While most of Vosper’s original buildings have been modified to suit the needs and standards of campus architecture, his contribution to Texas A&M remains visible.
Vosper’s life and work is the subject of a recent publication by the Texas A&M University Press. The authors are architect Nancy T. McCoy, principal with Quimby McCoy Preservation Architecture, Dallas, and David G. Woodcock, Professor Emeritus of Architecture, Texas A&M University. The book will also feature the work of Carolyn E. Brown, whose photographs of architecture and nature are widely published and exhibited internationally. The Reynolds Gallery exhibition will feature Carolyn E. Brown’s photos of Vosper’s 10 buildings at Texas A&M, capturing the creativity and historical spirit of Vosper’s work.
About S.C.P. Vosper: Samuel Charles Phelps Vosper, also known simply as “Sam” or S.C.P. Vosper, was born May 19, 1887 in New Jersey to two European immigrants. Vosper obtained his highly prized Beaux-Arts education through an apprenticeship at an atelier led by a Beaux-Arts master. After moving to Texas, Vosper became the Massier of his own atelier, training younger architects in the traditions of Beaux-Arts. Vosper worked as an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas from 1923 until 1928 when he moved to Texas A&M University. Although the effects of the Great Depression were felt across the nation, money from an oil discovery in West Texas provided Texas A&M with the funds to complete 10 buildings in just 4 years. This money combined with an abundance of inexpensive labor, along with Vosper’s vision, made such an immense project possible.
Opening Reception: An opening reception will take place Thursday, September 28 from 6-8 pm in the Reynolds Gallery. Receptions are open to the public, admission is free.
Hours and Location: The Reynolds Gallery, located on the second floor of the Memorial Student Center
Open to the public:
Friday | 9 a.m. to 8 p.m
Saturday – Sunday | 12 p.m. to 6 p.m
Admission is free!
Visit vac.tamu.edu for more details.
When: January 18-February 25, 2017
Where: The Reynolds Gallery
Event Description: The Memorial Student Center Visual Arts Committee is proud to be present Sculptural Canvases: The Heavens Bend to Meet Us by David Chapman Lindsay. In his architectural installation, Lindsay focuses on the relationship between the human form and the surfaces on which they are depicted. By stretching and manipulating the canvas in to large three dimensional shapes, Lindsay invites the viewer to move around and with the figures. By shaping and changing the structure of the canvas, Lindsay creates a metaphor for external and interpersonal influences that manipulate the way we perceive ourselves and others.
About David Chapman Lindsay: David Chapman Lindsay is an educator at Texas Tech University who first became interested in architectural spaces while living in Northern Italy. At first he created paintings that referenced stained glass windows, however over time the structure of the canvases became larger and more elaborate until the canvases started to change shape, creating an architecture between the viewer and the painted figures. Now his work focuses on the interaction between painted images of the human form and the structured canvases on which they are painted.
Hours and Location: The Reynolds Gallery is located on the second floor of the Memorial Student Center.
Open to the public:
Tuesday, Friday | 9 a.m. to 8 p.m
Saturday, Sunday | 12 p.m. to 6 p.m
Admission is free!
ArtFest2017: Student Art Competition
Where: Reynolds Gallery
Event Description: The Memorial Student Center Visual Arts Committee is proud to present ArtFest 2017 the annual student art competition for Texas A&M students. The MSC Visual Arts Committee was established in 1953 and over the years has allowed Texas A&M students of all majors and classifications to gain an experience in the visual arts. Each year students exceed all expectations with their creativity and unique submissions to ArtFest. New this year is a film category, ArtFest 2017 will include examples of short film and animation works and a top film category winner will be selected.
Opening Reception: There will be an opening reception at the Reynolds Gallery on March 2nd from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Refreshments and live jazz music will be provided. The top 3 winners will be announced at the reception. Receptions are open to the public and admission is free.
Hours & Location: The Reynolds Gallery is located on the second floor of the Memorial Student Center. Open to the public Tuesday—Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday—Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.
Parking: Visitor parking is available in the Cain Garage and Universtity Center/Koldus Garage, please plan accordingly as parking rates vary. Parking information is available from Texas A&M Transportation Services.
Visit http://transport.tamu.edu/Parking/visitor.aspx for more details.
International Film Series | Brazos Valley Worldfest 2017
International Film: “Strictly Ballroom – Australia, 1992“
When: Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 6pm
Where: MSC 4400
International Film: “Billy Elliot – United Kingdom, 2000“
When: Thursday, November 17, 2017 | 6pm
Where: MSC 2400
International Film: “Devdas – India, 2002“
When: Thursday, November 18, 2017 | 6pm
Where: MSC 2406B
Nancy Mooslin, Visiting Artist
Public Lecture: “Seeing Music in Color”
When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Noon
Where: Langford A, Technical Reference Center
Visiting artist Nancy Mooslin is a painter and interdisciplinary artist who explores relationships between color, form, and music. Creating large-scale, public artworks with interactive sound technologies, Mooslin has collaborated with composers, choreographers, fabricators, and sound and electronics technicians. Following a 25-year collaboration with composer Steven Stucky, creating two public art projects with him, most recently Mooslin completed the Moulin A Nef Artist Residency in France. On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, Nancy Mooslin will visit classes in the College of Architecture and the Department of Performance Studies.
Texas A&M Day of Dance:
When: April 7, 2017
Students 15-23, who are interested in the Dance Program at TAMU will be able to come into the classroom for a typical day in the life of a dance major. Registered participants will take three classes (ballet, modern, and Pilates/wellness) as well as receive a t-shirt and two tickets to a dance program concert that evening. Click here for more information.
Collegiate Summer Dance Intensive:
When: June 11-17,2017
Texas A&M Dance Collegiate Summer Dance Intensive is designed to provide serious dancers with the opportunity to prepare for dance at the collegiate and pre-professional level, as well as gain insight into campus life and the Dance Science Program at Texas A&M University. Participants must be ages 15-20 and have a minimum of four years of dance experience. Students will be staying in university dormitories, walking our vast campus, and working closely with dance faculty. Each day will include various classes in Ballet, Modern, and Wellness (Yoga, Pilates, etc.) as well as Improvisation and Choreography as taught by TAMU dance faculty: Carisa Armstrong, Christine Bergeron, Diane Cahill-Bedford, Michelle Strong, and Alex Pooley-Detwiler and other professional guests.
When: June 21-24, 2017
Texas A&M Dance Youth Summer Dance Intensive is designed to provide young dancers with the opportunity to explore their interest in dance and campus life at Texas A&M University. Participants must be 12-14 years of age (students must turn 12 before the start of camp) and have a minimum of one year of dance experience. Students will be staying in university dormitories, walking our vast campus, and working closely with dance faculty. Each day will include various classes in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Improvisation, Pilates/Yoga, and Choreography as taught by TAMU dance faculty: Carisa Armstrong, Christine Bergeron, Diane Cahill-Bedford, Michelle Strong, and Alex Pooley-Detwiler and other guests. Additionally, the students will participate in fun evening activities such as Aggie Scavenger Hunt, movie night, and site-specific dancing, etc.
When: April 6 & 7, 2017 at 7:30pm
April 8, 2017 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm
April 9, 2017 at 2:00pm
Where: PEAP 207
Admission: General $10, Students & Seniors $6
Texas A&M Dance Composition II
When: May 2, 2017 at 7:30
Where: PEAP 207