Every July, filmmakers and moviegoers alike gather at the historic Hippodrome Theatre for the Deep in the Heart Film Festival. This past summer, Baylor University alumnus Daniel Pennington’s film was one of 160 projects featured.
The Deep in the Heart Film Festival is a three-day celebration and exhibition of independent films. Projects shown include short films, music videos, screenplays and feature films. Featured on Moviemaker’s “20 Great Festivals for First-Time Movie-Makers” and FilmFreeway’s “Top 100,” the festival has grown since it first began six years ago.
It only takes a flame to start a fire. For Dr. Heidi Hornik, chair of the department of art and art history, it only takes a painting to start a collection. Hanging on the wall of her office in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center is the painting that started it all.
John Singletary, a 2020 alumnus, painted a single figure bathed in red light and surrounded by a harsh, heavy-stroked darkness as if it were consuming him. In comparison to this thinly rendered background, the man portrayed on the canvas is filled with life, evident through his glowing skin and intense stare. Singletary’s former painting instructor, professor Winter Rusiloski, said this manner of contrasting simplicity with detail is what catches the eye of the viewer.
“Curriculum for a Better Tomorrow” is currently on display in the Martin Museum of Art, containing works from artist Jason Bly where he conducted a lecture at the to share his process, techniques, inspiration and meaning behind his paintings.
Jason Bly, an assistant professor of art at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, utilizes a style called “trompe l’oeil,” meaning “trick of the eye,” a highly realistic artistic style that gives the perception of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface. His works are often vibrant and colorful with multiple layers and fine details full of imagery and symbolism, giving the illusion that it is more than a painting.
The doors of the Mabee Theatre will soon swing wide for Baylor Theatre’s fourth production this season. “Once,” based on the 2007 film of the same name, is a musical with a cast who sing, dance and play musical instruments.
The story follows an unlikely pair — a rather melancholy young man ready to give up on his love for music and a rather stubborn and determined young woman who loves music just as much as him but isn’t ready for his songs to cease.
KC Clay Guild presents the 12th annual Teabowl National Juried Exhibition. Sixty-five ceramic teabowls, made by fifty-one US based artists, were selected and will be exhibited. The teabowls range from intricately decorated porcelain to earthy wood fired stoneware.
Baylor Cherry Award nominee Dr. Hollylynne S. Lee, professor of mathematics and statistics education at North Carolina State University, will speak at Baylor at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5, in Marrs McLean Science Building, Room 101. Lee is one of three finalists for the prestigious award, and if she receives it, she will teach in residence in the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum & Instruction during a semester in 2022.
Lee’s lecture, “Data Moves and Discourse: Design Principles for Strengthening Statistics Education,” will be relevant to teachers and future teachers at all levels as she explores how to foster discourse and engagement with data. Prior to Lee’s work at the university level, she served as a K-12 teacher.
Earlier today I had the opportunity to testify before the U.S> House Subcommittee on S=Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee on Energy and Commerce in Washington, D.C., regarding many of the challenges facing intercollegiate athletics.
The Baylor Symphony Orchestra presents its second concert of the 2021-2022 season on Tuesday, October 5, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall. The orchestra is led by Conductor-in-Residence Stephen Heyde, and its graduate conductor is K. Trey Thompson from Haslet, Texas.