The 41st Annual TMCC Art Faculty Show
TMCC Main Art Gallery
Featured works by Paris Almond, Erika Bein, Marti Bein, Dean Burton, J. Damron, Gerald Lee Franzen, Kelsie T. Harder, Ken Heitzenrader, Kerra Kinion, Candace Nicol, Maria Partridge, Micaela Rubalcaua, Blanco de San Roman, John M. Septien and Thomas Turman.
Encaustic paintings by Suellen Johnson: "Pivotal Bits"
Red Mountain Gallery
Encaustic paintings by Suellen Johnson: "Pivotal Bits" begins as an effort to visually describe significant moments in Suellen's life and the lives of those close to her. The paintings represent a slice between memories where the process involves heating, layering, cutting, fusing and scribing.
"Pivotal Bits" A moment in mediaeval times was defined as 90 seconds. A moment in the field of physics is a turning effect produced by a force acting at a distance on an object. These paintings visually explore unique moments, experiences and inherent feelings of awe, bewilderment or grace. They are pivotal bits or slices of life. Suellen Johnson uses encaustic paint forming physical/tactile color relationships; the process involves heating, layering, cutting, fusing and scribing. She enjoys the nature of wax paint- the smell, the heat and its tradition though history. Fabrics and other materials are incorporated to make more links to memories and events. The moments expressed here are a kind of abbreviated visual poem that may or may not touch a time or place. Just as an experience is significant, the amount or placement of color matters.
Dalaga: Drawings by Janine Gubuan
Red Mountain Student Gallery
Janine currently attends Truckee Meadows Community College and is in the Graphics Communication Program.
Drawing females has been one of Janine Gubuan's favorite things do. Often times she will emphasis a certain part of the body, like the hands, the neck, the face or the hair. Usually it is the curves of the female body that is greatly admired. As Janine states, "I agree that the female's body curves are a beautiful subject but I find other parts of it more interesting. I take my time drawing the subject's delicate hands, or visible collar bone, the tension in the neck, curves of the back and the flow of the hair." Janine starts her art pieces by loosely drawing the overall image. Then she builds the image up by drawing scribbles. "I find this technique enjoyable and effective as it brings energy to my drawings. There are highly excited scribbles and then there are ones that are light and delicate. I have layers and layers of scribbles on my pieces and this time I played with color and enjoyed how it affects the over all feel of the drawing. Then I find something on the subject to focus on and start with the lightest color. I scribble the next darker color over it and the darkest one usually has the most intense lines." Her color choices often depends on how she know the subject or how the subject makes her feel. If the subject exudes confidence and power she tend to use warmer colors. Cool colors, she reserves for the calm and delicate. As she states, "I do tend to pay attention to the process of building up the image. The choice of colors and the emphasis on the subject is very calculated but the lines and the scribbles I make are definitely more fun and free. It is quite nice sometimes to be careless and mindless on the mark you make on a piece instead of limiting yourself to rigid rules or principles."
Panoramic Landscape Photographs by Ricky Martinez
Erik Lauritzen Gallery
Panoramic landscape photographs by TMCC student Ricky Martinez. TMCC student Ricky Martinez loves creating photographs and spending time with his companion, close friends, and his Great Danes. He is inspired by most things around him; and relishing those moments when he attempts to capture light, movement, structure, and scenes with his camera. His collective work is diverse in hopes to capture a moment that resonates with each viewer.
Photographs and Prints
Photographs and prints by Anthony Renda, Andi Anderson, and Sue Roberts.
Veteran's Art Project: Selected Works
Veterans Upward Bound Gallery