DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(051318)-OC RENAMES OPTIONS GALLERY TO PHILLIPS – GOFF GALLERY

ODESSA, TEXAS/MAY 13, 2018 – ODESSA COLLEGE MADE AN IMPORTANT ANOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE OPTIONS GALLERY. OC OFFICIALLY RENAMED THE GALLERY TO PHILLIPS-GOFF GALLERY IN HONOR OF TWO LONG SERVING PROFESSORS OF ART AND VISUAL ARTS AT THE COLLEGE.

(STEVE GOFF, PROFESSOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, ODESSA COLLEGE

“TO HAVE BEEN INCLUDED IN THE NAMING OF THE GALLERY IS JUST PHENOMINAL; I’M SO PROUD AND EXCITED AND HAPPY TO SHARE THIS WITH BARRY. YOU KNOW, OUR YEARS OF EXPERIENCE HERE, AND PASS THAT ON TO OTHER PEOPLE. IT’S A GREAT HONOR.”

THE PHILLIPS FAMILY HAS BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH ODESSA COLLEGE FOR 60 YEARS-THREE GENERATIONS STARTING IN 1958.

(BARRY PHILLIPS, JR. ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ART-ODESSA COLLEGE)

“MY FATHER TAUGHT HERE 40 YEARS. HAD A GREAT CAREER. TAUGHT 10,000 STUDENTS. HE WOULD BE SO PLEASED.”

THE SERIES OF WORK THAT IS BEING DISPLAYED IN THE NEW PHILLIPS-GOFF GALLERY IS FROM BARRY PHILLIPS’ ODIN’S ODESSY SERIES, THAT HAS BEEN EXHIBITED NATIONALLY. BARRY PHILLIPS IS ALSO KNOW FOR ART EXHIBITS THAT HAVE CAUSED CONTROVERSY.

(BARRY PHILLIPS, JR. ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ART-ODESSA COLLEGE)

“HE ALWAYS LIKES TO PUSH THE ENVELOPE A LITTLE BIT. HAVE SOME CHALLENGING IDEAS ABOUT INSTITUTIONS AND, UH, GET PEOPLE TO THINK, WHICH IS ONE OF THE MAIN FUNCTIONS OF DOING GOOD ARTWORK.”

THE OPTIONS GALLERY WAS ORIGINALLY LOCATED IN THE LEARNING RESOURCES CENTER, BUT WAS LATER MOVED TO SEDATE HALL. THE OPTIONS GALLERY FEATURES EXHITBITS FROM WELL KNOWN ARTISTS, PHOTOGRAPHERS AND SCULPTORS AND WORK FROM ODESSA COLLEGE STUDENTS.

(STEVE GOFF, PROFESSOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, ODESSA COLLEGE)

“I THINK IT WAS THE LATE 80’S, THAT BARRY AND I WANTED TO DO SOMETHING WHERE WE COULD SHOWCASE STUDENT, AND LOCAL AND NATIONAL ARTISTS AND WE UH, DEVELOPED A SPACE IN FRY GALLERY IN OUR LIBRAY, AND UH, TO ALL THESE YEARS WE HAD SOME GREAT PEOPLE COME THRU HERE”

THE PHILLIPS-GOFF GALLERY IS IMPORTANT TO ODESSA COLLEGE – STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO SEE AND EXPERIENCE HIGH QUALITY ART.

(STEVE GOFF, PROFESSOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, ODESSA COLLEGE)

“IT’S SO IMPORTANT TO HAVE A GREAT GALLERY FOR INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSES TO SHOW OUR STUDENTS WHAT GOOD WORK IS ABOUT. AND UH, IT’S ALSO A REFLECTION OF US, YOU KNOW, WHEN WE BRING GREAT WORK TO SHARE WITH PEOPLE AND THE COMMUNITY.”

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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Author: Danny Barrera