We’ve teamed up with the Lubbock Arts Alliance to help you out with what’s going on in the Lubbock Cultural district.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26: –
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27: –
TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON, ELTON JOHN, PRINCE AND GUNS ‘N ROSES
7:30 – 9:30 PM
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue 806.762.3233
Tickets: $20 please call 806.762.3233 or visit our box office to purchase tickets
The Cactus Theater is known for debuting cutting edge upcoming young singers and musicians as they develop their talents right here in Lubbock. Join newcomers Steven Shedd and Corey Godfrey as they pay tribute to Michael Jackson, Elton John, Prince, and Guns N’ Roses! With this show, these two artists are testaments to the Cactus reputation. With Steven’s virtuoso skills on the piano and electrifying vocals, he will only complement the exciting and fine-tuned voice of Corey Godfrey.
“The ability of these two fine artists is absolutely breathtaking,” says Don Caldwell.
Dustin Garrett, the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine, fabulous lighting, the best accoustics, and even smoke for effect… it’s all LIVE at the coolest concert venue in West Texas!!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28: –
AMERICAN WIND POWER MUSEUM
COWBOY SANTA, MRS. CLAUS & MINI and ME HORSES
1:00 – 3:00 PM
1701 Canyon Lakes Drive 806.747.8734
Tickets: $5 per person; $10 family of four
Come out to the Wind Power Museum for a holiday treat! Cowboy Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the museum for pictures and Christmas cheer! Mr. and Mrs. Claus will also have some special guests with them, Mini and Me horses!
TEXAS TECH ATHLETICS
RED RAIDER BASKETBALL vs. HAWAII
United Supermarkets Arena
1701 Indiana Avenue
Tickets: 2015-16 Men’s Basketball Season Tickets are priced at $199 with some sections requiring an ASC of $300 or $250, depending on seat location. New for the 2015-16 Basketball season is General Admission seating in Sections 106-108 above Row 14. A “Family Four Pack” is available for both programs at $179 (4 @ 44.75 each) in the General Admission section. For more information call the Texas Tech Athletics Ticket Office at 806-742-TECH. Online tickets can be purchased here: https://ev10.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetGroupList?groupCode=MBB&linkID=ttu&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode=
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue 806.762.3233
Tickets: First four rows $50, Advanced tickets $30, Tickets at the door $35 please call 806.762.3233 or visit our box office to purchase tickets **This event is sold out***
Grammy and Oscar- winning singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham will take the Cactus stage November 28th! Bingham will be supporting his latest album Fear and Saturday Night; in which he faces down his past with a poetic grace throughout. It’s the hard-learned lessons, through both good times and bad, which helped make Bingham the man he is today. Fear and Saturday Night is the most authentic, personal, and deeply moving portrait of that man we’ve heard yet. You won’t want to miss the one night only concert!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28 and SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29: –
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Saturday 7:30 PM Sunday 2:00 PM
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets: $65, $50, $40, $25 www.selectaseatlubbock.com 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center
Featuring music from the immortal Disney film, as well as many new songs, Beauty and the Beast tells a “tale as old as time” of young provincial woman, Belle, and her search to find the love she has only glimpsed amongst pages of her beloved books. Similarly searching, though for vastly different reasons, a spell-bound young prince, now only known as the Beast, must learn the true meanings of love before time runs out and the last petal falls.
LIVE MUSIC: –
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27: –
SOUTH AUSTIN MOONLIGHTERS with JAMES COOK
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue 806.762.1185
LA DIOSA CELLARS
GINGER AND THE ALCHEMISTS
901 17th Street 806.744.3600
$5 cover charge
MEAN WOMAN GRILL
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
2103 Marsha Sharp Freeway
Randall King is a Lubbock Red Dirt Country Artist born and raised on the West Texas plains. King brings his own unique blend of Country and Southern Rock to Texas and he’s done a good job of it, rising to the top as one of Lubbock’s top entertainers and singer/songwriters. You can find out more about Randall King and get links to his music at http://meanwomangrill.com/Randall-King-Live-Music/
JENNI DALE LORD BAND
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
2322 Mac Davis Lane 806.776.7000
No Cover Charge
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28: –
RANDALL KING BAND with GENUINE DRAFT
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue 806.762.1185
DEPOT DISTRICT OBAR
609 18th Street
$10 cover 18+ only
LA DIOSA CELLARS
901 17th Street 806.744.3600
$5 cover charge
MEAN WOMAN GRILL
THE CARLY DURHAM BAND, with MIKE CARRAWAY and MARK WALLNEY
6:30 – 9:00 PM
2103 Marsha Sharp Freeway
This band always shakes up the Mean Woman Grill, and no wonder. Mike Carraway is known as one of the finest guitarists in the land. He’s a pro and also teaches guitar at South Plains College. Many of Lubbock’s top musicians seek him out when they need to learn a few new tricks because no one is better.
Carly Durham is a beautiful singer who, with her last performance at the Grill, has proven herself. She’s dead on with her rich vocals.
Mark Wallney is an old pro guitarists working as a bassist for this group. He’s also a music instructor at South Plains College.
Together, these guys absolutely bring the house down and if you missed their earlier performance at the Grill you will want to make this one. They are not to be missed.
JENNI DALE LORD BAND
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
2322 Mac Davis Lane 806.776.7000
No Cover Charge
AMERICAN WIND POWER CENTER AND MUSEUM
The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM–5:00 PM year round. (Also open Sundays 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (May through September)-always closed Monday. Admission is $5.00 per person or $10.00 for a family of four. Active Duty Military and their household families are admitted free with Military I.D.
1701 Canyon Lake Drive 806.747.8734
BUDDY HOLLY CENTER
1801 Crickets Avenue 806.775.3560
BUDDY HOLLY GALLERY
The Buddy Holly Gallery features a permanent exhibition on the life and music of Buddy Holly. Artifacts owned by the City of Lubbock, as well as other items that are on loan, are presented in this exciting exhibition. Included in the display are Buddy Holly’s Fender Stratocaster; a songbook used by Holly and the Crickets, clothing, photographs, recording contracts, tour itineraries, Holly’s glasses, homework assignments, report cards, and much more
FINE ARTS GALLERY
October 16 – November 29, 2015 *ENDS SUNDAY*
The Buddy Holly Center is proud to announce the opening of Celebraciόn, an annual invitational exhibition of artwork that explores the history and meaning behind the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Día de los Muertos blends the Catholic traditions of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day (November 1st & 2nd) with pre-Columbian concepts of death that have been a part of Mexican society since Aztec times. Modern traditional Día de los Muertos festivities take place on November 1st and 2nd, and are a time of remembrance, reunion and feasting. Artists are not limited by choice of media, but are asked to focus on the unified theme of Mexico’s centuries-old ritual of commemorating the death of a loved one.
CAMPOSANTO SUITE: ART FOR ETERNITY
October 2 – November 29, 2015 *ENDS SUNDAY*
Photographer and life-long resident of the Texas Panhandle Jim Jordan will showcase a selection of his photographs taken in cemeteries throughout Northern New Mexico. Unlike modern perpetual care cemeteries, camposantos graves are often highly individualized with hand-made monuments using humble materials such as cement, wood, scrap metal, AstroTurf and lovingly decorated with artificial flowers. In Jordan’s words, “I find camposantos to be very special places of devotion and remembrance. As historian Bill Green says about cemeteries, “Every plot has a story.””
Please join us at The Buddy Holly Center on October 30, 2015 from 6-9 p.m. for Procesión, Lubbock’s citywide observance of the Día de los Muertos holiday, and meet artist Jim Jordan. Camposanto Suite: Art for Eternity will be on display in the Foyer Gallery.
GLASSYALLEY ART STUDIO
Monday-Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
1940 Texas Avenue
Pauline Mills opened her art studio and gallery in October 2009 in a quaint building on Texas Avenue in Lubbock, Texas. A dream finally became reality.
Pauline’s goal is to give Lubbock and regional artists a chance to showcase their artistic talents.
Services the gallery offers include:
Gallery space for artist rental on a monthly basis at $50.00 per month.
Gallery can also be rented for events: meetings, photography shoots, birthday parties, and other possible events. Prices are available upon request.
Glass Mosaic Classes range from Introductory, Intermediate, to Advanced classes. Classes are normally held every Wednesday night starting at 6 p.m. and Thursday mornings starting at 9 a.m. till Noon. If enough students are taking classes the first two Saturdays of the month from 9 a.m. – Noon is open. Other class options are open during the week. Please call 806.535.2457 for more information on pricing and scheduling.
All materials are included in the price. No experience is required. No artistic ability is necessary. Classes must have at least four students.
Other classes offered: Concrete Sculpture.
Kids classes and a Kids Summer Art Camp are also offered.
Artists in Residence – Pauline Mills – Mosaic art & photography, Cat Boucher – Photography, acrylics & mosaic art
LANDMARK ARTS AT THE TEXAS TECH SCHOOL OF ART
3072 18th Street 18th Street and Flint Avenue 806.742.3825
The Landmark Arts SRO Photo Gallery is located in the Sub-basement of the Texas Tech School of Art Building. The Art Building is located at 3072 18th Street (near the corner of 18th Street and Flint Ave). Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. On weekdays, paid parking is available on the fourth floor of the Flint Avenue parking facility. Parking is free on weekends. Admission to the School of Art Galleries is free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.srophotogallery.org for more information.
2015 FALL STUDIO ART BFA SENIOR SHOW
November 6 – December 2, 2015
EL SUENO AMERICANO PROJECT BY TOM KIEFER
November 10 – December 6, 2015
SRO Photo Gallery
Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents El Sueño Americano Project by Tom Kiefer, as the fourth exhibition in the 2015 – 2016 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series. El Sueño Americano Project will be on view November 10th – December 6th, 2015. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
The El Sueño Americano Project (“the American Dream project”) by Tom Kiefer features photographs of objects confiscated by U.S Border Patrol in the process of apprehending individuals, often during attempts to cross the Mexico – United States border illegally. In this series, banal personal effects become representative of precious belongings chosen for a journey that is dangerous and unsuccessful for many. The photographs are anonymous in that they do not reference any specific individual, but Kiefer’s grouping of similar objects in a number of the photographs point to shared values, needs, objectives, experiences, and ultimately, aspirations. Collectively, the photographs humanize and personalize the politicized and often polarizing issue of border crossing.
Tom Kiefer is a fulltime photographer based in Ajo, AZ. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States. A previous series by Kiefer entitled Ajo to Tuscon (2005) has been on exhibition tour continually since 2007, and his work is held in a number of public art collections, including the Phoenix Airport Museum (Phoenix, AZ) and the Texas Tech University Southwest Collection (Lubbock, TX).
DAVID MONAGHAN & DAVID TRINIDAD: WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME?
October 2 – December 13, 2015
Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
511 Avenue K 806.762.8606
The Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall will feature Glenn Downing exhibition One Way Ride. “A traveling hoot’nanny filled with hijinks and hilarity”.
October 2 – November 28, 2015 *ENDS SATURDAY*
Glenn Downing grew up in China Springs, near Waco, Texas. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University, and his Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Texas Austin. Downing is a Professor of Art at McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas.
Downing’s artwork is raw and real. Through aggressive and consciously intuitive mark-making, Downing’s work tells stories visually. Using a wide array of materials, Downing produces bright, larger than life drawings and sculptures that do not conceal the artist’s process. This exposed process allows the work to have the impact that it holds. His work captures emotion. Downing refers to his artwork as his “visual tunes combining materials and images like notes.”
The Helen Devitt Jones Studio will feature James Watkins exhibit Reflections. “I am influenced by many cultures and people, by my experiences in faraway places, by acute observation of nature and, in some way, by every object that I have ever seen”.
October 2 – November 28, 2015 *ENDS SATURDAY*
I am trying to make vessels of clay that appeal to all my senses: hearing, taste, sight, smell and touch. Each piece is comprised of preserved memories from both a personal history and a borrowed history. It becomes an artifact of my reality, made up of historical references, cultural melodies, dream images, physical stimuli and an aesthetic vocabulary.
I am influenced by many cultures and people, by my experiences in faraway places, by acute observation of nature and, in some way, by every object that I have ever seen.
My work is influenced by layers of remembered images. These images come from memories of my mother and grandmother making soap and washing clothes in black cast-iron caldrons and memories of scaling the scorched canyon walls of Rattlesnake Canyon in the Pecos wilderness to see ancient pictographs. The long-ago memory of holding a twelfth-century Song dynasty tea bowl in my hands in the basement of the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, led me many years later to firing a five-hundred-year old wood kiln in Jingdezhen, China. There are memories of reading about the Senoi people of Malaysia who trained themselves to become conscious while dreaming in order to bring back images and information to the wakened state. The memory lingers in my mind of the ineffable beauty of the sun setting behind the great Shinto Torii on the island of Miyajima, Japan. I also keep in mind the internal visions of the high and low intervals in the one, two, three, four rhythm time of John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”. My strongest memory is or my daughter’s response at age five to a platter that I pulled from the kiln, “um, yummy, Dad.”
In my current work, I am actively participating in the rite of remembering, and using this rite as a creative mechanism. The forms challenge me to explore the perfect balance and depth of visual texture that I remember from the Song tea bowl. As I mentally listen to Coltrane’s energized rhythms, the studio becomes a place of improvisation. All of my memories become players – composing vivid internal images of form, line and movement.
– James Watkins
The John Lott Gallery will feature Prairie View Furniture by Doug Ricketts, a new collection of contemporary high plains furniture and sculpture.
November 6 – December 19, 2015
As far back as I can remember, I have built and put things together, feeling a need to use interesting materials gathered close at hand or on special “wanderings. Now, after four decades of living in a somewhat isolated and sparsely populated place—a most-plowed, piped and pumped of places, the northeast Texas Panhandle, I have developed my Prairie View style.
I have always been drawn to the ruins and archetypal structures of the plains with their textures and ghost prints of long use and change. A search for a way to record the wear patterns on land and lives, as well as a need to create a cultural and personal sense of place, has led me to create regionally-inspired furniture—reliquaries of sorts—combining fine domestic woods with castoff ag machinery parts and occasional accent lumber from the ruins. Landscape and weather events, profiles of farm implements and buildings all figure into the designs. Each piece of Prairie View Furniture is a one-of-a-kind sculpture with a story to tell.
Martin McDonald Gallery will feature Joanne Cervantes. In Spite Of is an exhibition of recent works by Joanne, attempting to bridge contradictions of human experience, expression, and will through the use of mixed media, found and discarded materials, narrative, text, and symbolic imagery.”
November 6 – December 19, 2015
In spite of everything that has happened to her. In spite of everything that has happened to her and her. In spite of everything that has happened to her and her and her and her and her and you. In spite of the things you’ve done. In spite of the noise all around you, in spite of that white sweater.
Forget that wedding.
To give darkness a form is to try. Try and bring some clarity to the things we are up against, what we set ourselves up for.
Joanne Cervantes was born in Long Beach, California and has since lived between Baja California and various parts of Texas. Here, Cervantes is concerned with using drawing and the two-dimensional surface to explore an ongoing interest in histories of darkness, particularly those involving female experiences, narratives, and portrayals. Combined with her longtime interest in horses and their relationship with man, as well as the influences of cinema, literature, and music, these works seek to make visible what would otherwise flash and disappear, or hang in the night air indefinitely and pass—almost as if through the blood—unrecognized, unquestioned.
This October, Cervantes was named a finalist for the 2015 CADD FUNd grant by the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas. Her work has been exhibited nationally and, most recently, with a large three-part drawing in the exhibition Liminal Territory at the Fort Worth Central Library. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of North Texas in Denton.
MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH MOODY PLANETARIUM
The Moody Planetarium will be undergoing renovations beginning August 3rd thanks to generous support from The Moody Foundation and Texas Tech University. The Moody Planetarium will reopen in late 2015 with more planetarium shows, and an upgraded laser! Please visit the ViewSpace (located in the Davies Gallery of Southwestern Art) in the meantime to catch a feed from the Space Telescope Science Institute, home of NASA.
3301 Fourth Street 806.742.2432
TICKETS: General Admission (ages 18-59) $5.00; Children & Teens (ages 6-17) $3.00; Seniors (ages 60 & up) $3.00; University Students/Faculty/Staff $3.00 with valid ID; Kids (5 and under) Free; Active Military and their families are Free (MoTTU is a Blue Star Museum)
Tickets on sale 30 min before show time; first-come basis No late seating and you must be present to purchase a ticket. No re-admittance once shows are in progress
MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
Museum Hours: Tues-Sat 10:00 AM–5:00 PM Sun: 1-5 PM Closed Monday Museum Admission and Parking are Free.
3301 4TH Street
**PLEASE NOTE: The Museum of Texas Tech University will be CLOSED November 26-29 for the University holiday** Museum will reopen on Tuesday, December 1st.
CURRY HOLDEN: A LANDMARK VISIONARY
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – Sunday, October 2, 2016
Curry Holden, the first Director of the West Texas Museum (now the Museum of TTU), is credited with the discovery of Lubbock Lake in 1936. It all started when the young Kimmel brothers brought him bones of ancient bison and a Folsom point found there. Throughout the decades, Holden’s research championed protection of the Lubbock Lake. He oversaw excavations, worked with community leaders, and raised community awareness with his own guided tours into the late 1960’s. His ceaseless efforts are chronicled in celebration of the Landmark’s 80th anniversary of discovery. His vision is the foundation for the Ladnark’s current mission and success.
INTERIORS: ARTISTS LOOKING INSIDE; RECENT ACQUISITIONS FROM THE MUSEUM’S ART COLLECTION
Sunday, September 20, 2015 – Seasonal Rotation
This selection of paintings, drawings, photographs, and prints offer glimpses of each artist peeking into the interiors of homes, cafes, and daily life. All of the exhibited works are recent additions to the Museum’s art collection and many are part of the Artist, Printmaker/Photographer Research Collection (AP/RC). The exhibition is curated by Peter S. Briggs, Helen DeVit Jones Curator of Art and Michael Glenn.
HELENN J RUMPEL: FOUR DECADES OF ART
October 2 – December 20, 2015
This exhibition will feature approximately 60 of Helenn Rumpel’s embroidered works, paintings and ceramics spanning four decades. Rumpel, who died in 2014, was a Santa Fe-based artist best known for her “creative stitchery.” Combining vibrant colors and energetic textures, Rumpel joins threads, cloth, varieties of stitches, dyed fabrics, yarns, sparkling materials, beads, and found objects to explore landscapes and cityscapes. The subjects of her artistic world are international, spanning the mountains of her home in New Mexico, Greek villages along the Mediterranean, onion-domed churches in central Europe and Russia, rural villages in Germany and England, and Byzantine architecture. In addition to acclaim she earned in textiles, Rumpel also painted in oil and watercolor and created ceramic pieces. This exhibition celebrates her rich career as an artist.
ANSEL ADAMS: AMERICAN MASTER
Galleries 2 & 3
August 14, 2015 – January 17, 2016
Selections from the David H. Arrington Collection
This exhibition is a collection of 103 photographic works of art surveying a lifetime of creative insight and photographic acumen by American master, Ansel Adams (1902-1984). Adams prevails as a premier American artist of the 20th century and his images established the standard for American landscape photography. The masterful photographs have been curated from one of the largest collections of Adams art work in the world. Midland, Texas, resident David H. Arrington, an advocate and student of Adams’ artistic methods, has gathered together not only many hundreds of Adams’ original works but the most iconic and finest prints that the artist ever completed. He has generously shared his collection with the Museum.
ANARTICA-PIONEERING AMERICAN EXPLORATIONS OF THE FROZEN CONTINENT January 30-January 24, 2016
Main Gallery, Balcony and Gallery 6
Battling roaring winds, freezing temperatures, and crevasses, F. Alton Wade, joined the Second Byrd Expedition to Antarctica in 1933. He was appointed lead geologist for the Eastern Sledge Party, a 77 day sled journey into the unknown of Marie Byrd Land.
In 1939, Wade, returned to the icy frontier as Senior Scientist for the United States Antarctic Service to plan and manage the expedition’s scientific program as well as command the cutting-edge Snow Cruiser, a mobile research lab equipped with an airplane on its roof. Wade came to Texas Tech University in 1954 serving as Chair of the Department of Geosciences and leading 6 Texas Tech Antarctic expeditions. Wade was also a member of the first group of professors to be awarded as a Horn Professor. In 1971, he created the Antarctic Research Center at the Museum of Texas Tech University to further advance the discoveries of the Texas Tech expeditions that are detailed in this year’s featured Horn Professor exhibition, “Antarctica – Pioneering American Explorations of the Frozen Continent,” a new exhibit running Jan. 30 – Dec. 20 at the Museum of Texas Tech University.
The exhibit highlights nearly 100 objects from the collections of the Museum of Texas Tech University, said Tabitha Schmidt, interim director for the Museum. Attendees can learn why it took 200 years before large sections of the Antarctic interior could be explored. Penguins, sled dogs, fossils of ancient animals, and a mummified seal tell the story of how this seemingly inhospitable landscape, 98 percent covered in snow and ice, has evolved and always teemed with life.
“Not only will you be able to trace the steps of Antarctic exploration, you can see how you would measure up to a life-sized cutout of an Emperor penguin, interact with games that test your knowledge of Antarctic exploration, learn about the Frozen Continent’s prehistoric tropical past, and see what parts of an actual exploration campsite would have looked like,” Schmidt said. “The exhibition also features a large mock glacier in the main gallery that contains a continuous mural depicting Antarctic scenery. These are experiences you will not want to miss.”
July 10 – On Going
A new partnership between Texas Tech University and The Remnant Trust, Inc. brings a collection of original, first edition and rare early written works to the museum. These works are intended to inspire an elevated public understanding of individual liberty and human dignity through hands-on availability of the world’s great ideas in original form. The Remnant Trust, Inc. will maintain a permanent presence in the museum promoting the ideas of individual liberty and human dignity.
THE ICE AGE ON THE SOUTHERN PLAINS
A new permanent gallery featuring megafauna from the Pleistocene Period of prehistory like mammoths, saber-toothed cats, giant camels, short-faced bears, and dire wolves. This exhibition is from the Museum’s collections and reflects the local area’s distant natural history past as revealed by ongoing research activities of the Museum of TTU at the Lubbock Lake Landmark. An “Up from the Basement” exhibition.
WORLD WAR II ON THE SOUTHERN PLAINS
An “up from the basement” exhibition from the Museum’s collections. Photographs from the WWII era pertaining to Lubbock.
BEYOND EXPRESSIONS IN CLAY
William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art
A new long term exhibition that focuses on works by Pueblo peoples of the Southwestern United States. It showcases both traditional and innovative pottery from a range of time periods. Long-time collectors Bill and Evelyn Davies have provided the Museum with this collection of Southwestern Native American works. Many of the pieces in the new exhibition were donated to the Museum forming the Davies Collection, and some are on loan from these veteran collectors.
AZ<>NM<>TX — 20th and 21st CENTURY ART IN TEXAS, NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA
TALKINGTON GALLERY OF ART
The first exhibition, AZ<>NM<>TX — 20th and 21st Century Art in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, is comprised of over 50 pieces by artists who have worked in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, and is drawn entirely from the collections of the Museum of Texas Tech University, including several works donated by Margaret Talkington.
Among the artists in the exhibition are Georgia O’Keeffe, Fremont Ellis, Beatrice Mandelman, Gene Kloss, Edward Curtis, Mark Klett, John Sloan, Dorothy Brett, and William Lester.
GOTTA CATCH ‘EM ALL-COLLECTING, PRESERVING, AND DISPLAYING INSECTS
An up from the basement exhibit from the Museum’s Natural Science Research Laboratory Invertebrates collection.
NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER AT TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
3121 Fourth Street 806.742.0498
Experience the real West.
The NRHC is a museum and historical park located on the Texas Tech University campus. The 24-acre facility is home to forty-eight structures, ranging from windmills, a train, barn, dugouts and more, that have been moved from their original location and restored at the museum.
The NRHC is open: Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 AM–5:00 PM. The outdoor portion of the NRHC closes at 4:00 PM each day. The NRHC will be closed for all Texas Tech University holidays as well.
There is no admission fee, although donations are accepted.
Please visit our website at www.nrhc.ttu.edu for additional information and a complete list of special events and programs.
CURRENT EXHIBITS – NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER: –
ACROSS TIME AND TERRITORY: THE NRHC STORY
“Across Time and Territory: the National Ranching Heritage Center Story,” is a permanent exhibit covering the walls of the Don and Kay Cash Reception Hall. Material in the exhibition is present in a mural form with 3-D enhancements. Also in this area are two touch-screen monitors featuring attractive photographs of the structures in the historical park, presented in a virtual tour format, along with educational information about each building, available in both English and Spanish suitable for adults and children.
WRITERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE
The exhibit title – “Writers of the Purple Sage” – is a word play on Zane Grey’s famous novel, “Riders of the Purple Sage.” Published in 1912, the novel set the pattern for the modern Western and sold over a million copies.
Owen Wister, who wrote “The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains,” had his 1902 novel form the basis of four movies and a television series. Wister’s novel defined the Western genre and paved the way for such authors as Zane Grey, Louis L’Amour and Larry McMurtry, all of whom are represented in this exhibit.
Writers such as Willa Cather, J. Evetts Haley, Tom Lea and Elmer Kelton, to name a few, allowed every one of their readers a chance to experience the American West as it once was or might have been. Written in ordinary language about ordinary people and places, Western literature has become an important part of our national literary scope.
The permanent collection of the NRHC includes a wide range of Western and ranch-related books, many of which are first edition signed manuscripts that will be part of this exhibit.
BLUE STEVENS GALLERY
The Blue Stevens Gallery is home to a collection of items that have been donated to the NRHC over the past several months. This Gallery features changing content as new items are donated to the NRHC.
LEVER ACTION RIFLES
An exhibit that examines the history and development of the lever-action rifle from its earliest form. The exhibit also features lever-action firearms from the NRHC collections.
A selection of saddles from the Texas Cattle Raisers Museum collection.
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SOUTHWEST COLLECTION/SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY
2805 15th Street (15th Street and Detroit)
MAD TRENDS: FOUND ADS OF THE 1970’s, A DIGITIZATION DISCOVERY
September 20, 2015 – January 20, 2016
Each advertisement in this exhibit comes from digitized issues of the TTU student paper during the 1970s. Most of the advertisements represent not only Lubbock businesses from the past but also popular culture gimmicks in their marketing to college students.
ON THE CONSTITUTION: A COLLABORATIVE EXHIBIT
September 16, 2015- January 15, 2016
ON THE CONSTITUTION is an exhibit of early works on the history of the United States with a focus on the United States Constitution. Items displayed were provided by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library Rare Books collection, the University Library, and the Remnant Trust, Inc.
The Rare Books Collection, located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library contains over 38,000 rare and early printed books, many of which are limited edition, finely-bound, or illustrated.
The Remnant Trust is a public educational foundation that collects manuscripts, 1st edition, and early works dealing with the topics of individual liberty and human dignity, and makes them available to educational institutions and the general public to view, touch, and read.
CENSORED! WALT WHITMAN’S LEAVES OF GRASS
May 1, 2014 –
A new exhibit at the SWC/SCL explores Walt Whitman’s controversial masterpiece, Leaves of Grass. From its first appearance in 1855 until Whitman’s death in 1892, this collection of poems was often the target of censors due to its frank portrayal of sensual pleasure.
The Marc Reisner Collection is now open for research.
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY – THE VIETNAM CENTER AND ARCHIVE
Southwest Collections/Special Collections Library
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
2805 15th Street (15th Street and Detroit) 806.742.9010
Created in 1989, The Vietnam Center and Archive is home to the largest collection of Vietnam related material outside the U.S. National Archives.
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
1500 14th Street
DONNA ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY – FROZEN FLORALS
October 15 – November 30, 2015
MICHAEL SYNATZSKE – sculptures in bronze, alabaster, cast aluminum, clay; paintings
LINDA ADKINS – re-purposed vintage jewelry
UPCOMING EXHIBITS: –
LUBBOCK ARTS ALLIANCE CHILDREN’S ART SHOW – December 2015
Artists: Baron Batch, Tony Greer, Rachel Jones, Hilton McLaurin, Lawrence Montgomery, Larry Prcin, Heidi Simmons, Larry Simmons, Steve Snell, Brenda Watts
Tornado Gallery is the home of Baron Batch artwork.
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
WEST TEXAS ENDURANCE TO HOST 4TH ANNUAL CAROL OF LIGHTS RUN
West Texas Endurance will host the 4th Annual Carol of Lights Run (presented by Covenant Health) on Sunday, December 6 on the campus of Texas Tech University. Enjoy the spirit of the season with an evening run beginning at 6:45 pm.
There will be 2 distances offered, including a “family friendly” course of 1 mile that will take you through the more than 25,000 colored lights that illuminate the many buildings on campus, while being entertained with carolers and a band along the course. A 5K (3.1 miles) course will additionally have the participants running a lap through Jones AT&T Stadium with great photo opportunities available. After crossing the finish line, all runners will enjoy Santa’s cookies and milk that will provide a warm treat on a cold winter’s night.
Toys and books will be collected and donated to U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Over the 58 years of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, Marines have distributed more than 351 million toys for 166 million needy children. This charitable endeavor has made U.S. Marines the unchallenged leaders in looking after needy children at Christmas.
Ainsley Nelson, Principal of West Texas Endurance said “The Carol of Lights Run is a wonderful holiday tradition that unites the Texas Tech family with the entire Lubbock community. What better way to usher in the holiday season than to join more than 1,000 participants for this fun, family-friendly race. Participants will have the opportunity to dash through the illuminated campus while enjoying the unique sights and sounds of the Christmas season. New for 2015 will have the participants ‘catching the Christmas spirit’ in the Jones!”
Participants can pick up their race packets on Friday, December 4 at Cardinal’s Sport Center, 6524 Slide Road, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm or Saturday, December 5 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Race packets include a long-sleeved t-shirt and much more.
It’s not too late to register by going online at www.westtexasendurance.com or by visiting Cardinal’s Fitness on Friday, December 4 or Saturday, December 5 during packet pick up. Race day registration is also available on Sunday, December 7 from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Northeast corner of the Chemistry Building on the campus of Texas Tech University.
West Texas Endurance is a full service event production company based in the hub of the South Plains – Lubbock, Texas. We offer running events for the family and endurance races such as half marathons, cycling event, fun runs and more! Our 2016 Calendar of Events will be posted soon at www.westtexasendurance.com, including the Willie McCool Memorial Half Marathon on April 2, 2016
TEXAS TECH SCHOOL OF MUSIC CAROL CONCERT
Celebrate the Music of the Season with the 2015 Carol Concert
Texas Tech School of Music hosts annual holiday favorite.
WHAT: The Texas Tech University School of Music presents the 2015 Carol Concert, featuring favorite and traditional Christmas carols sung by the combined university choirs and West Texas Children’s Chorus. This non-stop concert will also include several sing-alongs as well as the music of Monteverdi, Charpentier, Orban and Esenvalds.
Conductors for the concert are Richard Bjella, University Choir, Carolyn Cruse, Women’s Chorale, Ryan Person, Matador Singers, Ryan Sullivan, University Singers and several other graduate conductors. Also featured is organist Dr. Mark Chaney
Ticket prices are $14 for reserved seating, $11 for preferred general admission, and $8 for general admission. Texas Tech students get one free ticket with an ID. Tickets can be purchased online at music.ttu.edu or at the door prior to the concert.
WHEN: 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 1
WHERE: Hemmle Recital Hall in the Texas Tech School of Music
NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER
Children 12 and Under Invited to Junior Rough Rider Winter Corral December 5
Award-Winning Author to Teach About the Cowboy and Working Ranch Horse
Award-winning children’s book author S.J. Dahlstrom will bring his horse to the Junior Rough Rider Winter Corral at the National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC) from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 5 to teach children about the working relationship between a cowboy and his ranch horse.
Children 12 and under are encouraged to make a reservation to attend the event, which is free to Junior Rough Riders (JRR) and cost $5 for non-members. JRR is the official youth membership organization of the NRHC and meets four times a year.
Dahlstrom recently won the Will Rogers Gold Medallion for Young Reader Fiction with his book “Texas Grit,” which is the second in a series of four books describing the adventures of a 12-year-old boy named Wilder Good, who lives in a fictional southeastern Colorado town where the plains meet the mountains.
“The Wilder Good book series takes the reader on outdoor adventures that include hunting, fishing, farms, ranches, mountains and prairies,” said Julie Hodges, Helen DeVitt Jones Director of Education at the NRHC and coordinator of the JRR corrals.
“Dahlstrom lives and writes in Lubbock with his wife and children,” said Hodges. “He loves all things outdoors and creative, which makes him a natural fit for working with us to teach children about the ranching lifestyle and heritage.”
Dahlstrom will use his horse, Fancy, to help children understand the close relationship between a cowboy and his horse and how the two depend on each other. He also will read some excerpts from his Wilder Good books, all of which draw on Dahlstrom’s experiences as a cowboy, husband and father.
The JRR Winter Corral will be limited to 50 participants and include snacks, a take-home craft for every child and a visit with Santa Claus. To make reservations or obtain more information, contact Sarah Baca at (806) 834-7645 or email@example.com. To learn more about Dahlstrom and his book series, visit www.wildergood.com.
BUDDY HOLLY CENTER PRESENTS A TRAIN STORY: ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS FROM THE AWARD WINNING CHILDREN’S BOOK
December 4, 2015 – January 3, 2016
The Buddy Holly Center’s Fine Arts Gallery is thrilled to host A Train Story: Original Watercolors from the Award Winning Children’s Book. A Train Story was written by Dolores Mosser of Lubbock and illustrated by Nathan Jensen of Portland, Oregon. Published in 2009, the book was recently selected as the first stand-alone computer app produced by Reading Rainbow. This exhibit will give visitors a chance to see Jensen’s original artwork, nineteen gorgeous watercolor illustrations, coupled with Mosser’s verses. Train lovers of all ages will delight in the images and text, which celebrate a train’s ability to capture the imagination.
Inspired by the experience of Mosser and her son as they watched trains passing through their town of Slaton, Texas, A Train Story, highlights a special memory. One day, much to their surprise, a circus train stopped, letting off its animals and performers to the delight of the townspeople. The story book captures all the sights and sounds of this spontaneous event.
The illustrator, Nathan Jensen, graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree. He is an animator for feature films, as well as an illustrator for books, newspapers and magazines.
BUDDY HOLLY CENTER – DON CARPENTER: CROSSING THE LIQUID DIVIDE
December 4th, 2015 – January 10th, 2016
Lubbock artist Don Carpenter will showcase a selection of his photography from underwater locations around the world. The images feature sharks, whales, manatees and sea lions as well as fashion photography taken in swimming pools.
NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER
Western Art Contest Entries Due Friday, Dec. 4 for Lubbock Youth Ages 11 to 19
Lubbock County youth from 11 to 19 years old may submit art entries by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 for the annual Western Art Contest sponsored by the National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC) and the Lubbock County Junior Livestock Show (LCJLS).
Winning entries will be announced at an awards ceremony Jan. 9 at the NRHC and will receive cash prizes and ribbons in addition to being displayed in the NRHC main gallery from Jan. 9-17. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion also will be on exhibit at the LCJLS Auction.
Awards will be given for first through third place within two divisions: Middle School (grades 6-8) and High School (grades 9-12). Each division will award prizes in three categories: Mixed Media, Drawing and Painting. In addition, a Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion will be named in each division and the overall contest.
Art entries must be Western art that represents and/or expresses the spirit and semblance of ranching and/or the Lubbock County Junior Livestock Show. Participation is limited to Lubbock County students enrolled in grades 6-12 at a public, private, charter or home school. Exhibitors must be between the ages of 11 to 19 as of Jan. 1, 2016. Entries will be judged on artistic merit, creativity and expression of the theme and subject matter.
For details regarding entry forms and contest rules, contact Julie Hodges or Scott White at the NRHC by calling 806.742.0498 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Artwork entries with properly signed forms must be received at the NRHC by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4.
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY VERNACULAR MUSIC CENTER UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming highlights in the VMC’s 2015-16 season
Celtic Christmas: “Christmas in Bassanda” (Maedgen)
Celtic Ensemble Winter Concert (Hemmle)
Guest artist: Irish fiddler Kevin Burke (Hemmle)
International Bagpipe Day
Tech Irish Set Dancers at Home Merc, Nazareth TX
Caprock Morris at Taos Mountain Morris Ale (NM)
Dancing with Mr Darcy (Lubbock, TX)
Dancing with Mr Darcy (Midland, TX)
Celtic Ensemble Spring Concert (Hemmle)
TTU PRESIDENTIAL LECTURE & PERFORMANCE SERIES PRESENTS ITS 10th ANNIVERSARY SEASON
From classical music to modern dance performances, from thought provoking lectures by public intellectuals to those of authors and poets, the Presidential Lecture & Performance Series provides engaging entertainment and learning opportunities for the Texas Tech campus and community alike. Join us as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary season. Don’t miss a moment!
Friday February 12, 2016 – Black Violin in concert
Virtuoso violinists Wil B and Kev Marcus meld highbrow and pop culture through a fusion of classical, jazz, hip-hop, blues and R&B.
The group uses their violins innovatively to keep audiences engaged, navigating the intensity of orchestral violin with hoedown fiddle, even strumming their violins like guitars at times. The duo was labeled one of the hottest bands at SXSW in 2013 and returned this year to standing room only crowds of enthusiastic fans.
Friday March 4, 2016 – Martha Redbone Roots Project
Independent Music Award- winning singer Martha Redbone is renowned for blending music from her Native and African American background with R&B grooves, blues and dashes of Appalachian folk. Come see the artist Billboard has called “A true original; the kind of artist who sets trends, as opposed to following them.”
Friday April 1, 2016 – Complexions Contemporary Ballet
America’s original multicultural dance company seamlessly and boldly intersects the lives of dancers from various artistic and cultural backgrounds.
Complexions continues to lead the way with its unprecedented approach to contemporary ballet, mixing methods, styles, and cultures to offer audiences an electrifying blend of cutting edge choreography and original music within the roots of classical dance.
All events will begin at 7:00 PM in the TTU Allen Theatre
$18.00 General Admission individual tickets and $75.00 season ticket packages are available by calling Select-A Seat at (806) 770-2000 or by visiting www.selectaseatlubbock.com
TTU students receive 1 free ticket with valid TTU ID at the Allen Theatre information desk located in the Student Union Building
For more information, please contact Jo Moore at (806) 834-5261, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.presidentialseries.ttu.edu and www.facebok.com/presidential.series
LUBBOCK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
15-16 SEASON CONCERT INFORMATION
This season’s annual Holiday Concert will be December 4 at Broadway Church of Christ featuring George Frideric Handel’s beloved Messiah. Season tickets for the dynamite masterworks series are available now. Season ticket holders enjoy up to 20% in savings over individual tickets with the best seats in the house, flexible ticket exchanges and no waiting in line. For tickets, call LSO at 806-762-1688, go to the website at www.lubbocksymphony.org or visit the office located at 601 Avenue K, Lubbock, TX 79401.
15-16 SEASON TICKET PRICES: 5 CLASSICAL CONCERTS
ADULT TICKETS STUDENT TICKETS
Premier Adult $210 Premier Student $160
Choice Adult $170 Choice Student $140
Enrich your concert experience with a gourmet dinner and the Maestro’s preview of the performance before each classical concert at Soundbites.
SOUNDBITES $100 for the season or $20 per concert
15-16 SINGLE TICKET PRICES:
ADULT TICKETS STUDENT TICKETS
Premier Adult $50 Premier Student $38
Choice Adult $40 Choice Student $33
Standard Adult $25 Standard Student $15
15-16 SINGLE TICKETS: HOLIDAY-MESSIAH CONCERT
General Admission Only $35
15-16 CHAMBER SERIES TICKET PRICES: 2 CHAMBER CONCERTS
HOLIDAY $20 [Adult], $10 [Student]
WINTER $60 [no student pricing]
BIO: David Cho Born in Seoul, Korea, David immigrated to the United States in 1985. He later attended Oberlin College and Conservatory where he received his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. He went on to acquire a Master of Music in Piano Performance at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University. The launch of Maestro Cho’s conducting career took place in 1999 when he was invited by Robert Spano and Seiji Ozawa to attend the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center as a Conducting Fellow. Maestro Cho then went on to acquire a Masters of Music in Instrumental Conducting degree at Rice University. Cho inaugurated his first season as Music Director for the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra in 2012 with a spectacular gala performance featuring guest artist Yo-Yo Ma. Previously, he concluded a highly successful five-year tenure as the Associate Conductor of Utah Symphony | Utah Opera. Described as “charming, eloquent, and delightfully musical,” David has led Masterworks, education, Pops, outreach, and tour concerts. After winning 1st Prize at the Eduardo Mata International Conducting Competition in 2007 and having served as Resident Conductor for the San Antonio Symphony (2004-2007) where he held the Bruno Walter Conductor Chair, Cho received numerous guest conducting engagements in Europe and South America. Maestro Cho’s most recent accomplishments include conducting the Lubbock Symphony’s opening night gala with guest soprano Renée Fleming in 2014. In North America, Cho has conducted at the Grand Teton Music Festival and has made appearances with the symphonies of Seattle, Minnesota, Atlanta, Houston, Memphis, and Baton Rouge.
Additional information about the Lubbock Symphony’s Genesis 2015-2016 season can be found on the LSO website at www.lubbocksymphony.org.
At the Science Spectrum:
The Unique Works of Richard Slechta INHERENT TRAJECTORIES Opening at the Science Spectrum Oct. 16th, 2015 - January 10th, 2016 The Science Spectrum Museum is delighted to present the enigmatic chromogenic photograms of Richard Slechta’s Inherent Trajectories. Slechta’s art process is a simple one: light = color. It is the basic premise of how we perceive our natural world, only with Slechta’s art; there is a very specific place and time of this occurrence. John Cage once said, “There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear.” In the photograms of Inherent Trajectories, that principle is turned into moments of transience. Slechta is a descendant of the Action Painters such as Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock, Cy Twombly and the like who made art that had an unmistakable ‘physical’ aspect. In this instance, the term ‘physical’ refers to the fact that when one views the works of the aforementioned Modern Masters you imagine the artist in the act of painting. Slechta’s art has that imprint. His process is about recording movement and time, which is how any physical act is interpreted and understood. The complexity and the ‘control’, for lack of a better term, comes from the paintings he creates to make his photograms. Using permanent pigments over prepared acetate, Slechta paints hard edge, geometric compositions that are later employed as a sort of negative that filters direct points of light. Working in a totally darkened space, the ‘Action’ begins when Slechta moves a pen light across the surface of the painting. The light, which travels through the pigment is filtered in varying degrees by color, paint thickness, time and distance. Each piece is unique – one-of-a-kind – as the variables can never be duplicated. Slechta has no preconceived notions about representation when he makes his marks with light. Yet, viewers cannot help but see horizon lines as we tend to look for something to ground us. However, after those needed anchors are set to rest, the art tends to lean more toward the realm of the afterimage – something one might see when one’s sight is temporarily blinded by a flash, and vision first begins its return. The beauty in Inherent Trajectories is its simplicity. Once the paintings are made and laid upon the light sensitive paper the most elementary factors such as the gentle ripples in the acetate, the time of light exposure, the speed of movement and the opacity of the pigment leaves us with both the elements of chance and the fleeting aspects of control that make Slechta’s art truly uplifting and inspirational. Admission to Inherent Trajectories is included with a regular museum ticket of $8.00 for adults and $6.50 for kids (ages 3 to 12) and seniors (ages 60+). Inherent Trajectories is on display in the ExploraZone gallery on the ground floor of the museum.