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  • andrea.vasquez 10:13 am on November 12, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    STEM From Dance- Nov. 19- South Campus Fine Arts Center (S15) 

    Please join the San Jacinto College South Campus Lyceum Committee on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the South Campus fine arts center (S15) for a special event featuring STEM From Dance founder and CEO, Yamilée Toussaint Beach.

    STEM From Dance is a national educational outreach organization that works with under-served communities to show students how diversity, technology, and dance merge together to empower, educate, and encourage the next generation of technical innovators.

    Beach will give a presentation, workshop, and performance that illustrates how STEM and dance can live and thrive in the same space, while providing innovative educational opportunities. See flyer for the schedule of events. Hope to see you there!

  • amanda.fenwick 1:47 pm on April 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Art instructor’s ‘VVG2’ wins contest at state conference 


    Ken Luce, longtime art instructor at the North campus, recently placed first in an art competition at the Texas Association of Schools of Art Conference, held at St. Edward’s University in Austin.

    Ken Luce

    Colleges and universities that had entries in the contest included Texas A&M Corpus Christi, University of Texas-San Antonio, Midwestern State University, Stephen F. Austin University, Texas State University, Hardin-Simmons University, Lamar University, St. Edward’s University, Paris Junior College, Trinity Valley Community College, Brazosport College, El Centro College, Amarillo College, McMurray University, and Sul Ross State University.

    The name of the show was “One Cube Foot Exhibition” because all artwork had to be 12” x 12” or smaller. The title of Mr. Luce’s winning artwork is “VVG2” (Vincent Van Gogh, second in the series).

    Although Mr. Luce received no prize, trophy, or ribbon in the contest, he did earn considerable peer recognition, and yet another impressive addition to his already extensive and impressive portfolio.

    The competition was judged by the guest lecturer at the conference, Robert Hite, a well-known working artist, who attended Virginia Commonwealth University and The Corcoran School of Art.

    So, how did Mr. Luce get the inspiration for the winning artwork? “I had found a tiny wooden shoe and part of an old wooden pipe. I thought wooden shoe…pipe…Van Gogh!”

    Congratulations Ken on your outstanding accomplishment.

    • Shirley Wallace 10:14 am on July 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      We have some pieces of your work displayed in our conference room. Can you please contact me so I can send you a photo and ask if there is a specific meaning to these three pieces?

    • Shirley Wallace 1:40 pm on July 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Mr. Luce,

      Please send me an email at the address shown below. I tried to send you photos of pieces of your work we have in one of our buildings but I keep getting “undeliverable”.


  • amanda.fenwick 3:43 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Marketing office welcomes Joshua Wilson as graphics designer 

    Joshua Wilson

    Joshua Wilson

    The Marketing office recently welcomed Joshua Wilson as the department’s new senior graphics designer. Joshua grew up in Galveston and graduated from Ball High School.

    “About half of my family still lives in Galveston, even after Ike,” he commented. “Even though we always lived close to the Seawall, I seldom went to the beach.”

    That could be because Joshua’s world pretty much revolved around art. “I took just about every art class that they offered in high school,” he said.

    He earned a BFA in graphic design from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. “I didn’t change my major, not one time,” he remarked. “I knew exactly what I wanted once I got there, and I rode the wave until the end.”

    While attending SHSU, Joshua worked as a graphic designer in the college’s recreational sports department. Before coming to San Jac, he was a graphic designer for a media company in Houston. “We worked on several publications (one local and two global), and developed marketing materials for a pair of trade shows,” he said.

    Joshua currently lives in Texas City, but plans to soon move to Pasadena. “I like that Pasadena is close enough to Houston to partake in all the restaurants and entertainment, but without all the headaches of living in a huge city,” he commented.

    For recreation and diversion, Joshua likes to take in a flick. “I don’t like to brag, but I consider myself a movie buff. New, old, whatever,” he said. “I research each one I see and fill myself with useless information. I try to go to the theater frequently (at least twice a month). I’m open to them all (except romantic comedies). I’m more of a sci-fi and drama fan.”

    He also loves the Internet. “I’m don’t watch much television, but I read a lot of things on the Internet.” He also enjoys cooking, and (when he has time) reading, designing, drawing and painting (“I prefer oil”).

    Joshua has quickly become a valuable part of the Marketing team and is really enjoying his job.

    “No two days are ever alike. Each day presents a new challenge and I enjoy making all the pieces fall into place,” he said. “I get to interact with a variety of clients and I enjoy adapting my design style to fit their needs. I feel like the work I do is valuable. I’m helping spread the word to students, faculty, staff and local communities about all the positive things San Jac has to offer. It’s great being surrounded by a group of talented, passionate individuals. It’s cool.”

  • amanda.fenwick 2:23 pm on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Galeria Del Norte features works by Ken Luce 

    Ken Luce

    Ken Luce

    “A Leg Up,” selected works by veteran artist and North campus art instructor Ken Luce, recently opened at San Jacinto College North’s Galeria Del Norte, located inside the Charles Grant Fine Arts Building. The exhibit of Luce’s artwork will continue at the gallery through Nov. 19.

    The exhibit includes about 20 pieces, mainly wood assemblages of Neo-Dada primitive masks and constructivist reliefs. Luce uses found objects, which he repurposes into a variety of subjects.
    Luce earned bachelor’s and master’s of fine arts degrees from the University of Houston. He has been represented by many art galleries in America and Europe, starting with DuBose gallery in Houston in 1970 and David Findley Gallery New York in 1973. In the early 1980s he was represented by Eugene Binder Gallery in Dallas and Cologne Germany as well as Davis-McClain (later Barbara Davis Gallery) in Houston, Zola- Leiberman in Chicago, and Bette Stoler in New York.

    Luce has held many one-person and group exhibitions in his almost 40-year career, and has artwork in dozens of public and private collections, including the Menil Collection in Houston. He is a highly-regarded regional artist and has been chair of the San Jacinto College North art department for 25 years. He recently received an honorarium for exhibiting a large painting of Pope John Paul II at the El Paso Art Museum in a show of their permanent collection.

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