DMC students show talent in makeup

Makeup artists, models and photographers recently gathered at a local studio to create artistic expressions, network and do photo shoots.  Students from the Del Mar College cosmetology program also participated in the April 24 event that allowed them the chance to meet other creatives who share their love for makeup and glamour. “Being a part of this event was one of the biggest steps to making my dreams come true,” said Samantha Villarreal, cosmetology major. “The opportunity was very much appreciated and I look forward to working with this successful group of people in the future.” The event gave makeup…

Artist draws inspiration from travels and background

Guest lecture artist Sharon Kopriva came by Richardson Performance Hall at Del Mar College’s Heritage Campus on Feb. 17 to introduce a few of her pieces that will be shown at DMC’s 56th annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show. Kopriva is the guest juror for the show. According to Assistant Professor of Art Benjamin Ogrodnik, Kopriva is a multidiscipline artist whose work is mysterious and timeless. Kopriva’s work consists of sculptures, drawings, and paintings. The Houston-based sculptor and painter portrays her Catholic faith through her artwork. Kopriva said her piece “Pendent Woman” portrays a new period of light in…

Artist tells students to embrace their struggle

 The Art Department’s first guest speaker since the pandemic started praised Del Mar’s art students during a visit to the Fine Arts Building on Nov. 9. Jimmy Pena, a self-taught artist, encouraged the students to learn as much as they can while they pursue their art degree. “I wish I would have gone to art school to learn about the history of art and all the techniques. It’s a good thing you all are here to continue learning about art,” Pena said. Pena, an artist from K-Space Contemporary Art Studios, spoke to a packed room of art students as he…

City changes rules on filming in city limits

The Corpus Christi City Council recently amended the city’s film ordinance to allow local filmmakers to film in the city for no charge and with no permit required. This first became a problem when filmmakers around the city were having to purchase permits to be able to film in the city, and many filmmakers were having to go film in Portland due to the law in Corpus Christi at the time. There was a lot of convincing when it came to encouraging the City Council to agree to a meeting to address the film ordinance. According to the Heidi Hovda…

Cain Gallery reopens for art show

Over the last 55 years, Del Mar College’s Art and Drama Department has presented the National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show. This year, the Cain Gallery has transitioned back to in-person viewing and has reopened to feature this year’s fall show, “Permanent Collection Exhibition.” The decision to transition from virtual to in-person is part of the college’s Return-to-Campus Plan Phase 3. In this collection, the art on display was purchased from 1970 to the most recent purchase from this year’s 2021 show. The art department added to the collection this year featuring the 2021 Joseph A. Cain Memorial Purchase of…