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Dr. Michael G. Smith

Lecture to focus on patterns and symmetry in math and poetry

Galveston College will present “Confluence: Patterns and Symmetry in Mathematics and Poetry,” a lecture featuring chemist and poet Dr. Michael G. Smith on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Ave. Q, Galveston, Texas.

The lecture is the third in the college’s 2018-19 lecture series, Our World and Beyond: The Integration of Modern Technology and the Humanities.

“Nature provides templates to visual artists and writers alike,” said Dr. Smith in describing his presentation. “It is also a springboard full of questions for mathematicians. For example, using numbers, equations or models, how does mathematics visualize an ocean coastline, the human circulatory system, or a sunflower’s seed pattern? Often mathematical visualizations finds their way into art and poetry.”

In this presentation, Dr. Smith will explore some of the ways poets and artists use mathematics and share how Fibonacci, sestina and fractal poems have arisen.

“We are very excited to have Dr. Smith who is an accomplished chemist and a poet to present at our lecture series this year on such, at first glance, different topics as mathematics and poetry,” said Dr. Laimutis Bytautas, chair of the Faculty Professional Development Committee at Galveston College.

“After a deeper look, surprisingly, the mathematical concept of symmetry that is frequently observed in nature and a concept of beauty found in arts and humanities are closely related. Dr. Smith is an excellent speaker to reveal the deep and mysterious link between symmetry and patterns in mathematics and poetry. We would like to welcome everybody to attend this exciting lecture.”

As a chemist, Dr. Smith has held research positions at the University of Texas at Austin, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Montana State University. He taught mathematics at Santa Fe Community College (New Mexico). His poetry, haiku, haibun and essays have been published in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Cider Press Review, Crannóg, Nimrod, The Santa Fe Literary Review, Sin Fronteras, and other journals and anthologies. “No Small Things,” a volume of poetry, was published by Tres Chicas Books. “The Dippers Do Their Part,” a collaboration with visual artist Laura Young of haibun and katagami from their Shotpouch Cabin residency in the Coast Range of Oregon, was published by Miriam’s Well. “Flip Flop,” a collection of haiku co-written with Miriam Sagan, was also published by Miriam’s Well.

The Oregon Poetry Association selected his poem “Disturbance Theory” for its fall 2017 New Poets Award.

“The Revolutionists” by Lauren Gunderson

The Galveston College Theatre department will return to the stage this fall for a two-day run of “The Revolutionists,” a comedic quartet by San Francisco playwright Lauren Gunderson about four women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror (1793-1794).

The New Play Exchange describes “The Revolutionists” as a “grand and dream-tweaked comedy about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.”

Gunderson, who was named “America’s Most Popular Playwright” by The New Yorker and the “Most Produced Playwright of 2017-2018” by American Theatre Magazine, takes the audience to 1793 Paris and the world of playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle who, according to the New Play Exchange, “hang out, murder Jean-Paul Marat and try to beat back the extremist insanity.”

Director is Liz Lacy, program coordinator for Performing Arts at Galveston College. Company members include Eva Arita, Marie Daban, Alyssa Gudz, Jade Killebrew, Kristopher Prodoehl, Eric Scales, Destiny Shute, Wrath Sorrell, Alice Sullivan, Omar Tashatsheh and Adi Teodoru.

This production of “The Revolutionists” is entered as a participating production in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, a national theater program involving 20,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide annually.

Show dates and times are Friday, Oct. 5, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Performances are located in Room 207 on the second floor of the Galveston College Fine Arts Building.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.

For additional information, please contact Liz Lacy at (409) 944-1398 or llacy@gc.edu.

 

“The Revolutionists” by Lauren Gunderson

The Galveston College Theatre department will return to the stage this fall for a two-day run of “The Revolutionists,” a comedic quartet by San Francisco playwright Lauren Gunderson about four women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror (1793-1794).

The New Play Exchange describes “The Revolutionists” as a “grand and dream-tweaked comedy about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.”

Gunderson, who was named “America’s Most Popular Playwright” by The New Yorker and the “Most Produced Playwright of 2017-2018” by American Theatre Magazine, takes the audience to 1793 Paris and the world of playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle who, according to the New Play Exchange, “hang out, murder Jean-Paul Marat and try to beat back the extremist insanity.”

Director is Liz Lacy, program coordinator for Performing Arts at Galveston College. Company members include Eva Arita, Marie Daban, Alyssa Gudz, Jade Killebrew, Kristopher Prodoehl, Eric Scales, Destiny Shute, Wrath Sorrell, Alice Sullivan, Omar Tashatsheh and Adi Teodoru.

This production of “The Revolutionists” is entered as a participating production in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, a national theater program involving 20,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide annually.

Show dates and times are Friday, Oct. 5, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Performances are located in Room 207 on the second floor of the Galveston College Fine Arts Building.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.

For additional information, please contact Liz Lacy at (409) 944-1398 or llacy@gc.edu.

 

“The Revolutionists” by Lauren Gunderson

The Galveston College Theatre department will return to the stage this fall for a two-day run of “The Revolutionists,” a comedic quartet by San Francisco playwright Lauren Gunderson about four women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror (1793-1794).

The New Play Exchange describes “The Revolutionists” as a “grand and dream-tweaked comedy about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.”

Gunderson, who was named “America’s Most Popular Playwright” by The New Yorker and the “Most Produced Playwright of 2017-2018” by American Theatre Magazine, takes the audience to 1793 Paris and the world of playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle who, according to the New Play Exchange, “hang out, murder Jean-Paul Marat and try to beat back the extremist insanity.”

Director is Liz Lacy, program coordinator for Performing Arts at Galveston College. Company members include Eva Arita, Marie Daban, Alyssa Gudz, Jade Killebrew, Kristopher Prodoehl, Eric Scales, Destiny Shute, Wrath Sorrell, Alice Sullivan, Omar Tashatsheh and Adi Teodoru.

This production of “The Revolutionists” is entered as a participating production in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, a national theater program involving 20,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide annually.

Show dates and times are Friday, Oct. 5, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Performances are located in Room 207 on the second floor of the Galveston College Fine Arts Building.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.

For additional information, please contact Liz Lacy at (409) 944-1398 or llacy@gc.edu.

Eva Arita and Adi Teodoru

Galveston College Theatre to present ‘The Revolutionists’

The Galveston College Theatre department will return to the stage this fall for a two-day run of “The Revolutionists,” a comedic quartet by San Francisco playwright Lauren Gunderson about four women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror (1793-1794).

The New Play Exchange describes “The Revolutionists” as a “grand and dream-tweaked comedy about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.”

Gunderson, who was named “America’s Most Popular Playwright” by The New Yorker and the “Most Produced Playwright of 2017-2018” by American Theatre Magazine, takes the audience to 1793 Paris and the world of playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle who, according to the New Play Exchange, “hang out, murder Jean-Paul Marat and try to beat back the extremist insanity.”

Director is Liz Lacy, program coordinator for Performing Arts at Galveston College. Company members include Eva Arita, Marie Daban, Alyssa Gudz, Jade Killebrew, Kristopher Prodoehl, Eric Scales, Destiny Shute, Wrath Sorrell, Alice Sullivan, Omar Tashatsheh and Adi Teodoru.

This production of “The Revolutionists” is entered as a participating production in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, a national theater program involving 20,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide annually.

Show dates and times are Friday, Oct. 5, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Performances are located in Room 207 on the second floor of the Galveston College Fine Arts Building.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.

For additional information, please contact Liz Lacy at (409) 944-1398 or llacy@gc.edu.

 

Above, Eva Arita, who plays French playwright and political activist Olympe de Gouges, and Adi Teodoru, who portrays assassin Charlotte Corday, rehearse for “The Revolutionists,” which opens Friday at Galveston College.

 

2018 GC Art Show May 3

Galveston College student art show opens May 3

Galveston College student art show opens May 3

 

The Galveston College Art Department will host the 38th Annual Galveston College Student Art Exhibition from May 3 to Sept. 28 in the third floor Fine Arts Gallery on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

 

There will be an opening reception on Thursday, May 3, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.  A variety of art, including ceramics, paintings, drawings, sculptures and mixed media, will be on display.

 

For more information, contact John Stovall, associate professor of Fine Arts, at (409) 944-1320 or jstovall@gc.edu

There will be an opening reception for the Ball High School student art exhibition from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, in the third-floor gallery

Opening reception for Ball High School art show is Tuesday

There will be an opening reception for the Ball High School student art exhibition from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, in the third-floor gallery of the Fine Arts Building on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

The exhibition features the creative works of Ball High School art students, including paintings, drawings, sculptures and masks in a variety of mediums.

The show will run through Friday, April 27. It is free and open to the public.

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Gallery exhibition features work of ceramics artist Linnis Blanton

Galveston College will feature an exhibition of recent ceramic art by Linnis Blanton through Thursday, April 5, in the third floor Fine Arts Gallery at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas. The gallery is open during regular college hours.

Blanton is a southeast Texas native and adjunct instructor of ceramics at Lamar University. He received his B.S. and B.F.A. from Lamar University, and worked as an art teacher in the Port Arthur Independent School District for 30 years.

Blanton is well known throughout the area for his ceramic vessels and sculptures that subconsciously reference figurative subjects and the organic elements of the natural world in his shape, texture and form. The exhibition will focus on recent works by the artist.

There will be a closing reception on April 5 from 6-8 p.m. in the gallery. The public is invited.

2018 Culinary Arts Scholarship Luncheon

You are invited to the Galveston College 2018 Culinary Arts Scholarship Luncheon.

The students will present a garde manger buffet with a variety of appetizers and savory bites. The buffet project is the culmination of the students’ study of charcuterie products like sausages, pates and terrines, as well as smoking and curing of meats/fish, hors d’oeuvres, salads and condiments. There will be sweet items for dessert as well.

Tickets: $20

For reservations, contact Mari Macias at (409) 944-1404.