Exhibition – TAMUCC Graduate Students

The Islander Gallery at TAMU-CC begins 2019 with a group exhibition of current graduate students in the MFA Studio Art program. The exhibition will display a range of experience, exploration, and investigation including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and interdisciplinary installations.

The exhibition will feature works in progress by Maclovio Cantú IV, Josh Dancause, Clarissa Gonzalez, Kylie Justus, Rob Neal, Jamie Speck, Trent Thigpen, Carlos Israel Villarreal.

Opening reception:
Friday, January 25, 6:00-7:30pm, Islander Gallery

Show open:
January 25– February 8, 2019

Article – Leticia R. Bajuyo

New Sculpture Professor Quick to Make Mark on Texas Art Scene

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Artificial grass and compact discs – hundreds, if not thousands of them – play a large role in the installations created by Leticia Bajuyo, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Assistant Professor of Art. A sculpture artist in her third semester at the Island University, Bajuyo’s work is already popping up around Corpus Christi and beyond.

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Full article published: November 29, 2018

New Sculpture Professor Quick to Make Mark on Texas Art Scene

Publication – Laura Petican, Ph.D

Laura Petican, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Art History and Director of University Galleries, upcoming publication titled Fashion and Contemporaneity: Realms of the Visible will be available February 2019.

This book represents the voices of scholars, fashion designers, bloggers and artists, who speak to the pervasive nature of fashion in matters of politics, history, economics, sociology, religion, culture, art and identity. Dialogically open, the volume offers a broad apprehension of visual matter in the global contemporary context with fashion at its core, exploring its metamorphosing, media-oriented and ‘disordered’ modes of being in the early twenty-first century.

The book’s contributors consider topics of universal import stemming from the realm of fashion, its dissemination and impact, from institutional, corporate, collective and individual perspectives, reflecting on the morphing, interchanging and revolutionary quality of the visual realm as the basis for continued research in fashion studies. Contributors are Shari Tamar Akal, Jess Berry, Naomi Braithwaite, Claire Eldred, Sarah Heaton, Hilde Heim, Demetra Kolakis, Sarah Mole, Lynn S. Neal, Laura Petican, Cecilia Winterhalter, Manrutt Wongkaew.

Article – Jennifer Garza-Cuen

Photography Professor Explores New Creative Approaches at Residency in Florida

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Famed artist Robert Rauschenberg’s works are revered for his bold sense of adventure, so it stands to reason that an artist-in-residence would experience that same creative spirit at the prestigious Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, Florida. Jennifer Garza-Cuen, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi assistant professor of art, knows firsthand the extraordinary nature of such an experience:  She completed a six-week residency at the late artist’s creative center this month as a program awardee for Portland, Oregon arts nonprofit Photolucida’s Critical Mass initiative.

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Full article published: December 18, 2018

Solo Exhibition – Manami Ishimura

Graduate Student Manami Ishimura’s  MFA thesis exhibition titled Sublimation -昇華-, will be on exhibit at K Space Contemporary in downtown Corpus Christi, Texas.

Ishimura was born in Tokyo, Japan. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art degree in sculpture at Tama University in Japan, and will graduate from Master of Fine Art degree in sculpture and ceramics at Texas A&M Corpus Christi in December 2018.

Her works have been included in various important exhibitions including recent sculptural drawings at Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, Louisiana; Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University, Texas; Biwako Binnale, Shiga, Japan; and Gallery C at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan. Her commitment to this activity has led her to serve as a curator and as a resident artist for an interactive exhibition between Japan and the United States in 2019 in Okayama, Japan.

Exhibition Dates: December 1-15, 2018
Reception: Friday, December 7, 5:30 to 9 pm

K Space Contemporary
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 11 am – 5 pm
Free Admission

K Space Contemporary
415 D Starr Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78401 78401



The Weil Gallery presents

Line of Sight II

A solo exhibition by Martha Whittington
Professor of Foundations Studies, Savannah College of Art and Design
MFA in sculpture from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia
BFA in sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute

Exhibition Dates: November 5-December 7, 2019
Public artist’s lecture: Monday, November 5, 5:00-6:00pm, Bay Hall 103
Opening reception: Monday, November 5, 6:00-7:30pm, Weil Gallery

Weil Gallery

Since 1978 the Weil Gallery has hosted exhibitions of local, national, and international artists.

Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive
Center for the Arts, 1st fl.
Corpus Christi, TX  78412

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Laura Petican, Director of University Galleries

Exhibition – Leticia R. Bajuyo

Sculpture Month Houston (SMH) is a citywide biennial event that showcases sculpture throughout over 40 venues in the City of Houston, directing attention to the diverse creative energies of sculptors. While participating venues coordinate their own programming of three-dimensional art, Sculpture Month Houston also presents their own curated exhibitions—featuring a select number of artists from a wide variety of styles—to highlight a cross-section of international sculpture. Participation in the month is by invitation.

TAMUCC Assistant Professor of Sculpture, Leticia R. Bajuyo, was invited to participate in the signature exhibition of the 2018 Sculpture Month Houston is located inside re-purposed physical structure of the old Success Rice Silos near downtown Houston.  The sculptural installation that Bajuyo created titled “Event Horizon” combines three silos and the artwork is comprised of curving a curving wood structure that is 15 feet high, 60 feet wide, and is covered in approximately 15,000 donated CDs and DVDs. Bajuyo traveled regularly from Corpus Christi to Houston for two months to build her installation.

This year’s festival and main show at SITE Gallery Houston was titled, Peak Shift, and was on exhibit October 13 – December 1, 2018.

The Islander Gallery presents

TAMU-CC Department of Art + Design Faculty Exhibition 2018

The faculty of the Department of Art + Design present reCollection, an exhibition broadly conceived upon the notion of collections and the role they play in the creative process. The exhibition presents collections as aesthetic projects their own right, along with works formed and inspired by collected materials, offering an impression of the objects and ephemera that inform the faculty’s interdisciplinary practices.

Exhibition Dates: November 9 – December 9, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, November 9, 6:00-8:00pm, Islander Gallery

4024 Weber Road
Hamlin Shopping Center

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday – Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00pm
All programs are free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Laura Petican, Director of University Galleries

photos by Edgar DeLaGarza

Solo exhibition – David Fuentes

David Fuentes, who teaches courses in Foundations at TAMUCC, has two upcoming solo exhibitions titled Just Not in it for the Parking.  Fuentes earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2005 from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. In the fall of 2010, he earned his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Dallas.

David was influenced by toys and comics from the 80’s and 90’s, and knew he had an aptitude for drawing that has stayed with him throughout his life. His artwork visualizes the emotional and physical journey of a man reflecting upon and confronting his own life, limitations, and abilities because of and beyond his Cerebral Palsy, as expressed through a series of watercolor paintings.

Just Not in it for the Parking will be on display:

Dec. 2018
424 N. Chaparral Street, Corpus Christi, Tx 78401

March 2019
Hallet Oak Gallery, Historic Kahn & Stanzel Bldg.
115 N. Main Street, Hallettsville, Tx 77964