Meet Artist and North Lake College Instructor Trevor Bennett

North Lake College professor Trevor Bennett is the featured artist in the campus Gallery this month with his exhibit "First Layer." The exhibition showcases his sculptures and drawings, and is free and open to the public through November 14. To celebrate his exhibit's opening, we asked Bennett questions about his artwork, his career, and his time at NLC. Who is Trevor Bennett? He’s respectful. I don’t mean it in terms of etiquette. I mean it in terms of being present-of-mind, being patient, and being humble. By recognizing that I don’t “know it all,” I maintain a posture of absorption. I [...]

2019-10-30T13:51:20-05:00October 24th, 2019|Arts|

Take the North Lake College Campus Art Walk

Next time you visit Irving, Texas, take a moment to enjoy North Lake College’s collection of public artwork, acquired over the decades from NLC art students, faculty, and major Dallas-area artists. Art is an integral part of our college’s heritage, and we’ve created a North Lake College Art Walk to help you explore what’s on campus. Stop 1: Sculptures by Robb Gentry and John Brough Miller Start your walk at Liberty Circle, the college’s front entrance. The new horse sculpture at the front of the circle is by former NLC instructor Robb Gentry, who now teaches at Little Elm High [...]

2019-06-20T16:05:32-05:00June 15th, 2019|Arts|

NLC Art Professor Brett Dyer Honored with First Solo Museum Show

This January through March, the work of North Lake College art professor Brett Dyer is featured at his first-ever solo museum show, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Longview, Texas. It’s a homecoming for Dyer, an East Texas native who grew up near Longview. The exhibit, entitled “Deliverance: Rescued and Set Free,” showcases around 200 of Dyer’s paintings and other artworks. The title and many of the works are autobiographical, reflecting Dyer’s own experiences growing up in small-town East Texas. “I didn’t really feel like I fit in, growing up in a small town,” Dyer says. “Art kinda saved [...]

2019-04-01T13:48:14-05:00January 14th, 2019|Arts, Events|

Jazzing it Up for North Lake College

by Darius Ortega, contributing writer for the North Lake College News-Register Have you ever wanted to play the piano but were unsure of your capability to do so? Do you find it difficult learning on your own without direction? Well, the campus has just what you need, whether you have moderate experience or none. North Lake College’s music department offers, accessible and engaging classes designed for your needs. The  program offers coursework in music theory, musicianship and jazz improvisation for all levels of musicians. Scholarships are available for classes within the program. Last year, more than $500 in scholarships were awarded. Music [...]

2019-01-08T10:46:51-06:00December 4th, 2018|Arts|

Submit Your Work to the NLC Literary Magazine

This story originally appeared in the NLC News-Register. North Lake College's award-winning literary magazine Duck Soup is composed entirely of student-submitted art, poetry and short stories. We accept any and all submissions for consideration. If you are a student of North Lake College and would like to see your work published in an award-winning magazine, please fill out a submission form and bring it to room A234. You can find the Duck Soup Submission form online: 2018 Duck Soup submission forms (PDF)  

2019-01-08T10:48:42-06:00November 30th, 2018|Arts|

2018’s Holiday Card Art Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our 2018 Holiday Card Art Contest! These students’ visual artwork was selected to appear on the North Lake College holiday card and other cards, and the students were compensated with scholarships and other prizes. The contest is a way of saluting and honoring the college’s visual arts students. NLC would like to thank its generous prize sponsors, DCCCD Financial Aid and the North Lake College bookstore. First place (up to $750 for tuition and books for a North Lake College class): Dawn Park, "The Changing of Seasons" (digital art) Second place ($100 Visa gift card): Georganna Tapley, "Wonders' [...]

2018-11-27T09:32:48-06:00November 13th, 2018|Arts|

Chalk It Up Fall 2018 Winners

On Tuesday, October 23, students across campus participated in the semesterly NLC chalk art competition, Chalk It Up! The Fall 2018 theme was North Lake College School Pride. Prizes were awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for individual and group entries. Want to see the winning chalk art? Take a look below! [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id="10" gal_title="Chalk It Up Fall 2018 Winners"] The next Chalk It Up competition will take place in Spring 2019. To learn more about Chalk It Up, contact Brett Dyer.

2018-11-02T18:45:00-05:00October 30th, 2018|Campus Life, Events|

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