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Category: Department of Art & Design Stories

  • OC Hosts Artist Exhibit Through March 25

    OC is hosting an exhibit of work by Edmond artist Jennifer Cocoma Hustis through March 25. Hustis’ oil and acrylic paintings received a positive review by Newsok.com’s John Bradenburg. The exhibit is on display in the OC Art Gallery, which is located in the Garvey Center on OC’s campus. The gallery is open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • OC Students Receive National and Regional Honors

    Whether students are drilling water wells in developing countries on the other side of the world, competing against the best language and literature scholars in the nation or receiving professional design recognition, OC’s off-campus impact is intentional and significant. OC student Ryan Groves, co-founder and director of Wishing Well: Water For The World, has been selected as a speaker for the inaugural TEDxOKC conference in April. Patterned after the TED world conference that brings ...

  • Work By Political Cartoonist on Display at OC

    Political cartoonist Paul Fell’s work will be displayed in OC’s Art+Design Gallery through Feb. 28. Fell lives in Nebraska and his work is seen throughout the country, including in the “Oklahoma Gazette.” Fell spoke to OC students last Friday and stayed for reception that opened his gallery show. The public is invited to view Fell’s work. The Art+Design Gallery is open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Professional Photographer's Work Featured In OC's Gallery

    OC’s department of art and design will host professional photographer Jodi Alempijevic Nov. 5. Based in Chicago, Jodi was raised in a small town in Wisconsin, where much of her inspiration comes from. A professional for the last four years, Jodi took up photography by learning from an accomplished professional. She then studied at the Chicago Photography Center, working with some of the city’s best photographers. Jodi now volunteers at the Center as an instructor. According to ...

  • Former Cartoonist Exhibits Syndicated Work At OC

    This article by Morgan Edwards appeared in the Oct. 15 edition of OC’s campus newspaper, The Talon. “This art has been dormant for 11 years, and I was kind of waiting for someone to ask to display the art,” cartoonist David Miller said. Oklahoma Christian University’s art gallery in the Garvey Center is currently featuring Miller’s cartoons through the month of October. Many Oklahoma Christian students went to the art show’s grand opening on Oct. 1, where...

  • OC Secures Access to $170,000 Special Effects Software

    OC’s Jeff Price, an art and design faculty member, has secured access for students to use $170,000 worth of special effects software known as Houdini. The high quality, 3-D animation effects package was developed by Side Effects Software out of Canada. It is highly regarded in the film and television industry and was used heavily in the “Transformers” movies. According to Price, the program costs about $6,500 per seat for professionals. “We now have 26 copies,”...

  • Interior Design Program At OC Granted Accreditation

    The Council for Interior Design Accreditation has granted a six-year accreditation to the interior design program at Oklahoma Christian University. The Council accredits more than 150 programs across the country. This makes Oklahoma Christian only the third school in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities to have an accredited interior design program as well as one of a just a few accredited programs in Oklahoma. “Receiving accreditation really benefits our students,” ...

  • OC hosts Art & Design competition

    Students from 78 high schools and universities across the country competed in the 24th Brass Ring Awards Art and Design Student Competition at Oklahoma Christian University. At the April 3 ceremony 126 Oklahoma students received awards in 40 categories.  Twelve of the awards went to Oklahoma Christian students. The Brass Ring Awards competition was created to motivate and reward students for excellence in art and design. Award-winning professional designers and artists judged all work. ...

  • OC named one of the top gaming programs in U.S.

    Only School in Oklahoma To Make The List For students interested in a career in video game design, there is only one school in Oklahoma among the top 50 in the country. Oklahoma Christian University was selected as one of the top undergraduate gaming design programs by The Princeton Review and GamePro magazine. The full list is published in both April issues. Approximately 500 game design programs in the United States and Canada were evaluated. “The final choice for the top 50 ...

  • Art students place in competition

    We received this note from Jeff Price, Professor of New Media. I wanted to announce that three of my students in ‘Technology for Graphics’ had their posters accepted in a poster competition at OU. The competition was to celebrate the opening of a show regarding the New Deal at the OU Museum. It was open to both professionals and students. For all three students it was the first competition they entered as design students. Their posters will be on display at Michelangelo’s ...

  • OC Art and Design students win gold, silver and bronze awards

    Nine Oklahoma Christian University Art and Design students took several top places, in multiple categories, at the 5th Annual Oklahoma State University Creative Lightning Competition. Their work was competing against 155 entries from several higher education schools in Oklahoma. Kirsten Jones, Brian Brewer, Rachel Burgess, Austin St. Aubin, Luke Gaither, Dylan Conklin, Amanda Hoddy, Jay Brumhall and Rebecca Vaughan all received awards in the competition ranging from 3d animation, interactive, ...

  • OETA spotlights OC Art

    Thursday at 6:30 p.m., Oklahoma Educational Television Authority will highlight a joint art gallery between Oklahoma Christian digital photography students and UCO digital printmaking students. Both groups are taught by adjunct art professor Narciso Arguelles, who was interviewed for OETA’s show Oklahoma News Report. The 30-minute program can be seen locally on channel 13. The joint art gallery will have an opening reception Friday, April 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the IAO Gallery in ...

  • OC Students Raise Funds to Honor Professor

    Oklahoma Christian University (OC) students plan to honor the memory of Dr. Tony Alley by creating the Tony Alley Memorial Garden, just outside the building where he taught and mentored students. Alley, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2006, died in January 2008. He was Chair of the Department of Art and Design at the time of his death. The students, who hope to raise $175,000 for the project, are holding a silent auction November 5-8 in the gallery in the university’s Garvey ...

  • Eat at Johnnie's to support Tony Alley memorial

    Be sure to eat at any of the 7 Johnnie’s location on Sunday, September 21.  All locations are donation a portion of proceeds to the Tony Alley Memorial Garden if you mention that you are from OC or with the Tony Alley group.  Click here to find out more information about the Tony Alley Memorial Garden. 

  • OC alumna helping produce Olympic ceremonies

    OC alumna Jennifer Ma is the chief designer of visual and special effects for the opening and closing ceremonies at this year’s Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Click here to view photos from the ceremonies. ————— Every four years, the world comes together for the Summer Olympics. Billions of people tune in to watch the opening ceremonies – the parade of countries, the lighting of the torch and, at this year’s games, the work of a ...

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