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Collin College Celebrates Art Day 2011

Collin College Celebrates Art Day 2011

March 11, 2011 – Collin College is celebrating its annual Art Day from noon-4:30 p.m., Saturday, March 26.

Hosted by the college’s Art Department, the open house event will feature studio tours, art talks, demonstrations and an awards ceremony announcing scholarship nominees.

Art faculty will guide visitors through the studios at the Spring Creek Campus, where all activities will take place.

Demonstrations will include metal casting, jewelry making and screen printing.

Art Day is free and open to the public.

A full schedule includes:

  • Noon-12:30 p.m. – Screen printing with professor Rex Reece
    Professor Reece will demonstration the printing process and transfer an image onto a T-shirt.
  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. – Santa Fe University of Art and Design “60 Minute Art Gallery”
    Explore the process of getting artwork up in a gallery with Rachel Carothers of Santa Fe University, who will lead students through a group experiment in coming up with an exhibit theme and create, hang and market to an audience.
  • 12:30-2 p.m. -- Copic Markers Demonstration
    Representatives from Copic Markers will demonstrate their product line.
  • 1:30-2 p.m. – Pine Car Derby
    Sculpture and 3D design students will display and race their pine cars.
  • 2-2:45 p.m. – Richard Oldham, City of Frisco, Public Art Manager
    Presentation with question-and-answer session about art opportunities in Collin County.
  • 3-3:30 p.m. -- Jewelry/Art Metals Demonstration
    Professor Chris Tinnen will show how to make a piece of jewelry using the deft clay method.
  • 3:30-4 p.m. -- Foundry Pour
    Sculpture Professors Luke Sides and Joel Kiser will demonstrate the molten bronze and the lost wax method.
  • 4-4:30 p.m. -- Departmental Awards Ceremony
    The summer’s “Invitational Student Art Show” invitees and nominees for the 2010-11 “Returning Student Scholarships” will be announced.

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