A collection of works by Tyler Junior College art faculty has been featured in a prominent art magazine.
Glasstire, the oldest online-only art magazine in the country, has promoted the visual arts in Texas to a local, regional and national audience since its founding by Houston writer Rainey Knudson in 2001. It is the journal of record for the Texas visual art community and is the only publication in Texas to produce serious art criticism on a daily basis.
Each week, Glasstire editors count down the state’s top five art events — and this past week, TJC’s exhibit made the list: https://glasstire.com/2023/02/09/top-five-february-9-2023/.
“We are proud to be featured on the Glasstire site,” said Chance Dunlap, TJC art professor. “I submit each of our exhibits for addition to their arts calendar, but this is the first time we have been selected to the weekly Top 5.”
“Seeing is Believing” is an exhibition featuring work by TJC’s six full-time art faculty: Dunlap, Rebecca Hollen, Paul David Jones, Paula McDermott, Amanda Slaughter and Derrick White.
“The work is a reflection of the quality and dedication to aesthetic that our faculty embrace,” Dunlap said. “It is a varied group of work featuring painting, sculpture and mixed media. This variety shows in the broad approach to art that our students are offered in the TJC Art program.”
The exhibit will be on view through Sunday, Feb. 26, in the Glass Case Gallery located in the TJC Art Department hallway in Jenkins Hall, on the TJC central campus.
About TJC’s Glass Case Gallery
The Glass Case Gallery focuses on the student experience, allowing TJC art majors to view a varied selection of excellent works throughout the semester.
The art hallway’s glass display cases had been installed for a long time, but they had only been informally utilized to display artwork.
During updates to the Rogers Palmer Performing Arts Center a few years ago, TJC art professor and art gallery director Philana Pace formalized a schedule for the space, and the Glass Case Gallery emerged.
Since Pace’s retirement last year, Dunlap has assumed gallery duties.
“The Glass Case Gallery has featured several of our alumni who have continued their art education and studio practice, including Erika Whitney, Lorianne Hubbard and Barry Jacobs,” he said. “We have also featured state and nationally exhibiting artists such as the Amazing Hancock Brothers and a group exhibit of artists from Mighty Fine Arts Gallery in Dallas.”
The next exhibit, “Come See This,” features work by artist Nora Schreiber, who works in mixed media, fiber arts and installation. Her show will be on view Feb. 27-March 24.
Following Schreiber’s exhibit will be the Art Club Silent Auction, which has grown into a large, popular event and opportunity to obtain works by TJC faculty and students.
The final Glass Case exhibit of the spring semester will feature Fort Worth-based artist Jayce Wierzbicki, the self-declared “world’s only spray foam artist.”
Next fall, TJC art alumna Kelly Waller will return to show selections from her Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibit from Texas Woman’s University.
For more information on the TJC Art Department, go to TJC.edu/art.