Previous Exhibits

Sydney Webb

By the Sweat of Our Brow

April 15 – May 10
As artists we don’t often consider how our work may impact our environment. Increasingly though, artists are becoming aware of more sustainable processes and methods of making. Artist Sydney Webb combines traditional print and drawing processes with environmental material to engage people in conversations about nature and ecology. Her small sculptures constructed of handmade cotton paper are injected with life, literally. Contained inside each delicate form are several seeds meant to germinate and eventually burst forth, becoming part of the work. While on exhibit the seeds will continue to grow and eventually be planted in various sites.

Sydney Webb earned her BFA in Printmaking in 2010 from Herron School of Art and Design and is currently an MFA Candidate at the University of Texas at Arlington. This is Sydney’s first solo exhibition in Texas.

Temporary Occupants

April 15 – May 10, 2013

The Eastfield College Department of Visual Art presents the fourth annual installment of Temporary Occupants, April 15 - May 10, at Eastfield College. Artists have been invited to create temporary site referential responses to various spaces in and around the campus. These individual projects encourage viewers to reconsider the notion of artistic "space" and how works are to be presented and viewed. Temporary Occupants presents art objects as situations to be discovered rather than viewed in any formal or expected way.

Artists included Willie Baronet, Art Beef, Jim Burton, Wanda Dye, Danielle Georgiou and Justin Locklear, Randy Guthmiller, Greg Metz, Ricardo Paniagua, Cassie Phan, Jen Rose, and Cut Space

March 4 - April 5, 2013
What does it mean to be from somewhere? How do our bodies and minds identify with place? Nation explores these ideas by bringing together the work of two artists – Morehshin Allahyari, an Iranian born artist whose work The Romantic Self-Exiles 1 re-constructs identity through the memory of her Tehran – real and re-imagined; and Janeil Engelstad, an artist and curator whose public art project Voices from the Center reveals how identity is influenced in the midst of socio-political transformation.

Morehshin Allahyari is a new media artist and an art activist. She was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States in 2007. Her creative and research interest encompasses experimental 3D animation, digital filmmaking, installation, performance and extensive activity as a curator and producer. Morehshin’s socially and politically charged animated films and collaborative projects address censorship, exile, surveillance, and government restriction. She has participated in exhibitions, festivals, and conferences across the world including Tehran, Denver (TEDx conference), Chicago, New York, and The 7th Berlin International Directors Lounge in Germany.

In Janeil Engelstad’s multiform project, Voices From the Center, Central Europeans reflect on the differences in their lives before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Sharing these stories through the lens of social documentary and art, Engelstad used the material from this project to create an award winning, interactive web site, public art, exhibitions, and community programs throughout Central Europe and the United States.
Engelstad’s work has been exhibited internationally and featured in media outlets, such as Art News, Metropolis, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Timeout Chicago, NBC Nightly News, and NBC Today Show. She is the founder of Make Art With Purpose (MAP) an organization and virtual resource center for creative projects that are shaping and transforming our world in positive ways.


January 22 – February 15


Food is like art, in that it should be savored.  This exhibition brings together 7 artists – Alison Starr, Hannah Hudson, Stephen Lapthisophon, Cynthia Mulcahy and Robert Hamilton, Tom Sale, and Erik Tosten – whose work is not so much palatable to tongue as it is to the eye and mind.  The exhibition which focuses on artist’s whose work constructs meaning in the physical and psychological space between art and food will feature video, installation, painting, and sculpture.




November 9 - December 7, 2012

In a fast-paced world we put a lot of energy into arrivals and departures and less into the experience itself. – Wolfgang Sachs

Presented in the new gallery at Eastfield College, Fast seeks to examine the phenomenon of societal acceleration through the work of three artists – Jesse Morgan Barnett, Christine Bisetto, and Danielle Georgiou – whose work makes reference to the dynamic relationship between consumption and time. In addition to the artworks, self-directed and teacher-led meditation sessions will be inserted into the exhibition dialogue to create a sense of awareness of time and the consumption of it.

Join us for an opening reception Friday, November 9, 6-9 pm, featuring performance by Danielle Georgiou and meditation with local yoga/meditation teacher Beth Cunningham. Light refreshments will be served.

In conjuction with the exhibition, Beth Cunningham will present a lecture on Why the Mind Accelerates on November 12, 9:30-10:15 a.m., Room G101.
Meditation sessions led by Cunningham in the gallery (H100) are as follows:
November 13-16 and December 4-7, Tuesday-Friday, 9-11am.

Las Manos Negras:
October 8 - November 2, 2012
"Within the context of regional immigration politics, the historical antagonism between cities and nomadic populations, epitomized by the construction of walls and fences, is especially relevant to understanding how fears and misconceptions become objectified in the architecture of social relations and urban spaces," claims artist Scott Gleeson, creator of Las Manos Negras (LMN), a controversial new public art project on immigration and workplace injustice in North Texas. "Social, economic, and psychological exclusionary forces operate in our communities as extensions of physical barriers found in the borderlands, as evidenced by the current epidemic of wage theft and violence against migrant day laborers.” In August 2011 Gleeson partnered with artist Dane Larsen, a fluent Spanish speaker, to establish LMN as an aesthetic response to published reports on Texas construction industry labor violations and the passage into law of TX SB 1024.  For this effort the artists were awarded a coveted 2012 Idea Fund grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

To mark the project's first anniversary, Gallery 219 at Eastfield College is hosting a bilingual exhibition, titled "Las Manos Negras: Territories.” On display is the LMN "mobile archive,” a collection of texts, graphics, and audio which maps the effects of border politics within the spaces of the self, neighborhood, and city. Requests for a project description and exhibition catalogue may be sent to the artists at


image courtesy Rino Pizzi
Leticia Bajuyo: Event HorizonSeptember 22 - October 26, 2012

special performance by the Austinauts

Thirty years ago we were amazed by the evolution of digital technology and happily traded our fragile Beastie Boys cassette tapes for a seemingly better invention called the compact disc. But, in our world the new becomes old the second you finally come to terms with a new device – think cell phones. So what do we do with all the old technology? Make art, of course.

Leticia Bajuyo makes use of the outdated medium of compact discs in her large scale installation Event Horizon, which she states becomes a “quilt of digital memory.” The beauty of this work is not only in the structure created from thousands of compact discs, but in the participatory event created by the addition of two Theremins serving as conduits through which viewers may conjure a new audio experience.

Leticia Bajuyo holds a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition at Women and Their Work Gallery in Austin, Texas and the outdoor exhibition Canopies: Groin Vaults and Chain Links commissioned by the Louisville Visual Arts Association. Leticia’s outdoor sculpture Brew History: all bottled up is featured in Cindy Ann Coldiron’s book Recycled Glass Sculpture published by Schiffer Publishing in 2011.




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