Release Date Jan. 11
The Brookhaven College Student Government Association (SGA) maintained a seven-year holiday tradition coordinating the Angel Tree Project during November and December. This year, 150 “angels” from the Head Start Center at Brookhaven College received an assortment of toys, games, books or clothing, depending on their Christmas wishes. Yasaman Contractor, assistant director of the Brookhaven College Office of Student Life and SGA sponsor, stated that 130 of the angel tags were returned with gifts, and SGA and college employees donated extra items to ensure every child had a gift. Santa, SGA members and Office of Student Life staff delivered the gifts to the Head Start Center on December 20th. SGA partners with various local organizations on the Angel Tree Project each year.
December cover photos for some of the Metroplex’s biggest publications had a Brookhaven College connection. The December/January issue of FD Luxe featured a series of photographs taken by former Brookhaven College photography student Steven Visneau. The photos showcase the dancers of the Texas Ballet Theater. A photograph of an outrageously stacked pork sandwich “styled” by Daniel Rodrigue (Brookhaven College Photography and Journalism professor) appeared on the cover of the December 13th issue of Dallas Observer. He arranged tacos, artfully sprinkled cheese and set onion bits in place for a photo spread that highlighted “The Year of Eating Fabulously.”
Brookhaven College School of the Arts is currently exhibiting works by Brian Molanphy (assistant professor at Southern Methodist University) and Jungeun Lee (Dallas photographer) in the Forum and Studio galleries, respectively. “Brian Molanphy: encapsulations” presents new ceramic work by the artist — one of fewer than 80 American ceramic artists who has been elected a member of the International Academy of Ceramics. Upon completion of his Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics, Molanphy was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study at the National Manufactory of Sèvres, France, and he has exhibited in France several times. Jungeun Lee displays photographs from “Silenced Suffering: The Comfort Women Project” in the Studio Gallery. Born and raised in Korea, Lee studied architecture at Hoseo University and received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography from Texas Woman’s University. A reception for both artists will be held January 25th.
Du Chau, former student and current instructor at Brookhaven College, has an exhibition on display at Kirk Hopper Fine Art in Dallas through February 9th. The exhibit, “Du Chau: The Color of My Memory,” features colorful silkscreen prints that cross-reference China, Vietnam and the United States. Chau has works in several collections, including two museums in New York. He is just 1 of 5 former Brookhaven College art students now teaching in the School of the Arts, and 1 of 21 currently teaching art in universities, colleges or high schools around the country.
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