Fall 2019 Exhibitions
August 29 – October 3, 2019
The McCormick Gallery is pleased to present Roadrunner, an exhibition of Midland College Alumni artists, curated by Michael Hubbard. This exhibition features Sam Ivie, Rachel Long, and Jessica Mason.
Artist Question and Answer Session
September 26, 1 - 2 pm
September 26, 6 - 8 pm
Sam Ivie specializes in a variety of painting and drawing with mediums such as ink, colored pencil, oils, watercolor, acrylic and graphite. Painting and drawing are meditative activities for the artist where he creates portraits and invented images with their own symbology. Sam attended Midland College from 1990-1992. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Texas in 1997. He has been living in the area ever since, continuing to paint and exhibit artwork in solo and group exhibitions.
Rachel Long’s work is imbued with a sense of family significance and caring for animals. Her work has foundations in a Hebraic understanding of language and meaning, and she creates a symbolic rhythm that plays to the beat of a visual representation of the invisible. Rachel attended Midland College in the fall of 2014 through the spring of 2016, where she graduated with an Associate of Arts degree. She then earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Rachel’s work has been featured in shows in the San Antonio and Midland regions.
Jessica Mason is a mixed-media artist based in Austin, Texas. By using collected pieces that invoke nostalgia from her past, she creates bold yet ambiguous work left open for individual interpretation. Native to Midland, Jessica attended Midland college from 2011 to 2014. Here she was able to experiment with many different styles and found herself drawn to text-based art. After relocating to Austin, she continued her education at Texas State University, and in 2018 graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts focused in Expanded Media.
Our mission is to exhibit exciting works of contemporary art from regional, national and international artists. The McCormick Gallery is dedicated to providing an educational experience for our students and a cultural haven for the Midland Community. We offer students unique insights into artists’ work. Whenever possible, artists are invited to give lectures, critiques, and demonstrations, and we’ve even hosted exhibitions in which students worked directly with professional artists. We strive to make contemporary art accessible and enjoyable to all members of our community. Our programming embraces diversity, supporting all sorts of art from all kinds of artists.
Every year we have a full calendar of group and solo shows including the annual Midland Arts Association Fall Juried Art Exhibition. Each Spring and Fall our Student Art Shows celebrate the creative endeavors of Midland College students enrolled in Fine Arts classes.
Art is an enormous priority for us at Midland College, and we take great pride in this program which began in 1971, even before the campus had a fine arts building.
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