Located in Building B, the Atrium Gallery is dedicated to showcasing visual communications works by professionals working in the field, as well as by students and faculty members in our program. Graphic designers, advertising studios, illustrators and other media specialists exhibit their work in our gallery, giving students and the surrounding community an opportunity to see the art of seasoned veterans of the applied arts and a reason to strive for greatness.
Atrium Gallery professional exhibitions have featured the work of:
The Visual Communications Faculty Show is exhibited at the beginning of the fall semester, and showcases the expressive and diverse talents of the department’s team members. The exhibition serves the students currently in the department’s programs, visiting school groups touring our facility, and others currently undecided on a career path. It's a way to appreciate the high degree of professionalism and discipline our instructors enjoy and implement into their classes.
Don’t miss the The Texas 2Show! This show is a special event for Brookhaven College Visual Communications Department. Since the Atrium Gallery is unique to our campus, in that we are the only two-year Visual Communications Department on a college campus in Texas that has its own art gallery space, we sponsor an invitational for students enrolled in two-year colleges in Texas studying visual communications, computer graphics, computer art and illustration, or communication design. The work is selected by area professionals with an awards reception, informal “Gallery Talk,” and awards issued to winning entries. This year's exhibit is during the fall semester.
Past judges for the 2Show have been:
This exhibit features more than 30 projects from eight classes in the Spring 2013 semester. Visual Communications instructors curate pieces from their respective class assignments for the showing.
After finishing his studies in graphic design and illustration at Wichita State University, Michael moved to Dallas with his wife and three children.
As a freelance illustrator, his client list includes the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Toyota, Harvard Business Review, American Airlines, Yahoo!, Playboy, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, ESPN and Newsweek.
Michael has worked at the Dallas Morning News as an illustrator and graphics editor since 2003.
Glenda Williams, graphic designer and artist, graduated from Brookhaven College in 2002 with an Associate of Applied Science in Visual Communications. Glenda served for three years as cartoonist for the Brookhaven Courier, submitting a monthly strip named "Rabbitz" (featuring rabbits living as humans, but with distinctly rabbit-like quirks) and an occasional political cartoon. She was also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Society.
Glenda worked for 18 years at Video Post & Transfer, a Dallas-based post-production facility. She was originally hired to assist in the marketing department, but her background in art and enthusiasm for learning quickly resulted in an evolution of her role in the company. She began working with Hothaus Creative, Video Post & Transfer's in-house broadcast design department during the day while taking night classes at Brookhaven College. While at Video Post & Transfer she worked on a variety of print and digital projects, including advertisements, logos, stationery and websites, but she had the most fun helping make props for Hothaus Creative to use in video shoots.
Glenda's freelance design company, Good Witch Graphics, was launched in 2011 after Video Post closed its doors. In addition to fine art, print design and web design, she offers in-studio production of signs, banners, posters and decals. Her goal for each project is to find the perfect balance of art and communication.
After Lauri Collins received her BFA and MFA degrees in printmaking from the University of North Texas in 1987, she began her teaching career at Brookhaven College. As a full-time faculty member, Lauri developed the curriculum for the Visual Communications program, gained state-wide recognition for two degree plans from the Texas Skill Standard Board, served on various state and campus committees, and taught graphic, Web, typographic and publication design classes as well as industry standard software. Having retired from her full-time faculty position in December 2011, she is currently teaching online classes as a part-time instructor, traveling throughout the US in an RV, cruising the oceans of the World and focusing her attention on creating her artwork.