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Lubbock Arts Alliance Calendar

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We’ve teamed up with the Lubbock Arts Alliance to help you out with what’s going on in the Lubbock Cultural district.

Take a look and support the arts!

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4:  –

CACTUS THEATER
ROBERT EARL KEEN
8:00 – 10:00 PM
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue        806.762.3233
Tickets:    $35-$40  Please call 806.762.3233 or visit our box office to purchase tickets.  Box office hours are:  Monday-Thursday 1:30 – 5:30 PM, Friday-Saturday 1:30 – 9:30 PM.    http://cactustheater.com/
http://www.robertearlkeen.com/

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5:  –

CACTUS THEATER
A TRIBUTE TO KISS, AC-DC, 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.  Box office hours are:  Monday-Thursday 1:30 – 5:30 PM, Friday-Saturday 1:30 – 9:30 PM.    http://cactustheater.com/


TEXAS TECH SCHOOL OF MUSIC
UNIVERSITY CHOIR SPRING CONCERT- LINGUIS PASSIONIS
7:30 – 9:30 PM
Hemmle Recital Hall
2624 18th Street – 18th Street and Boston Avenue
No Admission Charge
https://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/news-events/calendar.php

**FEBRUARY 2016 FIRST FRIDAY ART TRAIL**  (various locations throughout the Lubbock Cultural District)  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016


ART FOR GOODNESS SAKE will feature: Danny Boyce – Photography, Manuel Hernandez – Charcoal, Ben Konis – Oil Pastels, David Lamb-Vines – Acrylic on Canvas/Wood Sculpture, Bobby Lee – Acrylic on Canvas/Wood Carving, Harvey Madison – Photography, Annette Sprouls-Reasoner – Oil on Canvas/Acrylic on Board, and Robert Terrell – Wood Sculpture.
FFAT hours 6:00 – 11:00 PM
1808 19th Street         806.771.2727

BUDDY HOLLY CENTER  will feature:  Don Carpenter: Crossing the Liquid Divide, an exhibition of photography taken by Lubbock artist Don Carpenter, will on display in the Foyer Gallery until February 7, 2016. Images from underwater locations around the world featuring sharks, whales, manatees and sea lions will be on display, as well as fashion photography taken in swimming pools.

A Look Back: Vintage Works of the South Plains is on display in the Fine Arts Gallery through March 6, 2016; featuring the works of artists who were members of the South Plains Art Guild and the Lubbock Art Association during the mid to latter part of the twentieth century.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
1801 Crickets Avenue        806.775.3560

 

CHARLES ADAMS STUDIO PROJECT (CASP) LIVE/ WORK STUDIO FLATS
Farm 2 Market Arts:   presents Newfangled Notions no. 53, new work by Jeff Wheeler.
David Echols: The wheel will be turning or there’ll be burnt earth on the shelves. Must be present to know.
Ron Simons – handmade silver and gold jewelry, Michaela Proper- Fiber art
CASP AIR Studio 4: OTHER GIRLS by Hannah G. Thompson; Fabric, irrigation tubing, spandex bands, sound.  Wearable soft sculptures performed at the top of each hour in between 6-9 PM. Silkscreen prints available.  Hannah G. Thompson is a mixed media artist whose work questions the constraints of the body through building wearables. The unexpected transformations in her performances create interactions of absurdity and closeness between her and the audience.
All exhibits are one night only-Friday, February 5th
FFAT hours 6:00 – 9:00 PM
1010 Mac Davis Lane           806.788.1008


CHARLES ADAMS STUDIO PROJECT (CASP)
5th&J Gallery:  Abrab-Ex (Arabesque Expressionism) is a painting exhibition by Abed Monawar. Abed will be painting a live action painting throughout the evening.
The Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio:   Texas Tech University School of Art Print Club and the CASP Fellows will be selling Valentine’s Day cards and visitors will also be able to make their own Valentine’s Day cards.
The CH Foundation Metals Studio: In progress student work will be on display.
THE 5th&J COURTYARD (area outside of 5&J Studios): Food trucks in attendance and adult beverages available.
FFAT hours 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
1106 5TH Street        806.788.1006

CHARLES ADAMS GALLERY will be showcasing the following artists: Maisie Marie Alford, Shannon Cannings, John Chinn, Joe Clifford, Hannah Dean, Carol Flueckiger, Tina Fuentes, B.C. Gilbert, Lynwood Kreneck, Chad Plunket, Catherine Prose, Ashton Thornhill, Sara Waters, James Watkins, Jeff Wheeler, and Jonathan Whitfill.  Early regional artists Peter Hurd, Henriette Wyeth, Manuel Acosta, John Meigs and Luis Jimenez.  Also featuring original works on paper by Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso.
FFAT hours 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.   Regular gallery hours: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Saturday.
602 Avenue J            806.788.1008

CULTURE CLOTHING will feature Carl Leake – Pointillism on canvas. Carl is a native Alaskan showing his work for Alektor studios. Music by Crystal Leake, Noe Mohler – spray paint on canvas, and free home-brew beer.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
2306 26TH Street      806.368.6178

GIORGIO’S PIZZA will feature live music by Anthony Aktion and artist Andrew Hill – acrylic.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
1018 Broadway         806.765.9330

GLASSYALLEY ART STUDIO    Cat Boucher – Photography, Vicki Bunting – Blown Glass, Heather Hedge – Mixed Media, Hailey Holmes – Paint, Rick Kincheloe – Ceramic Sculpture, Esther Lichti – Multimedia, Cliff Miller – Woodwork, Pauline Mills – Glass and Acrylics, James Peterson – Industrial art, Elizabeth Sandlin – Jewelry. Music By Texas Downunder.  On display during the month of February 2016.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM   Regular gallery hours Monday-Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
1940 Texas Avenue           806.535.2457

J&B COFFEE SHOP will be featuring Film and Digital Photography by Nate Collins.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
2701 26th Street         806.796.1114

LEGACY EVENT CENTER will feature A Splash of Red Exhibit by the West Texas Watercolor Society
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
1500 15th Street         806.792.2723

LHUCA
The Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall will feature husband and wife James Koskinas and Julie Schumer’s two person exhibit Partners in Color. The figure is James’ primary theme, part of his quest to know the human condition, and a chance meeting with a lost stallion on an Arizona highway set in motion Koskinas’s lifetime obsession with painting horses. Julie paints abstract landscape interpretations in an intuitive manner in the tradition of post-modern expressionism.
The Helen Devitt Jones Studio will feature New Directions, by Erika Pochybova and James W. Johnson. This exhibit is a selection of new paintings by these two nationally recognized Lubbock artists.
The John Lott Gallery will feature Lynwood and Eleanor Kreneck’s exhibit PDQ – Prints, Drawings and Quilts. An exhibition showcasing the viewpoints of a couple of West Texas artists, and husband and wife of 57 years.
Martin McDonald Gallery will feature The Art of Collage, an interactive collage and drawing exhibition. The public is invited to participate and all materials will be provided.
The Christine DeVitt Icehouse Travel back in time as All Saints Episcopal School art students draw inspiration from artists and cultures in a celebration of Art Through the Ages.
The Helen DeVitt Jones Clay Studio – multiple artists and mediums.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM    Regular Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday    11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
511 Avenue K           806.762.8606

LUBBOCK GARDEN AND ARTS CENTER will feature a collection of works from the Piece Together Quilt Group.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
4215 University Avenue            806.767.3724

LUBBOCK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA  will feature artist Susan Nall – watercolor and a live performance by the Hayley Burton Trio.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
601 Avenue K          806.762.1688

MCPHERSON CELLARS will feature artist David Bondt – mixed media on canvas, David came to Lubbock from Ireland and resides here with his wife and children. John Pritchett – acrylic, John is the owner of REDTIE Art Gallery in downtown Clovis, NM. Awe Shucks! food truck will be present as well as music by Alma Trio.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
1615 Texas Avenue         806.687.9463

 

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY will feature Stitches in Time – quilting and the Planetarium will be open.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
3301 4th Street        806.742.2490
TORNADO GALLERY will feature Tom Boutell – acrylic, oils, collage.  Also Lubbock-Con will be exhibiting work related to their next convention.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 10:00 PM, Regular Gallery hours Wednesday-Saturday  2:00- 6:00 PM
1822 Buddy Holly Avenue        806.441.8564
URBAN TECH/TTU DOWNTOWN CENTER   Graduate Studio – Infrastructure in the Urban Environment, work by Urban Tech Studios and music by Mariachi Los Matadores.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM    Regular hours:  Monday-Friday 8:00 AM  – 4:30 PM
1120 Main Street         806.543.7165
WEST TABLE will feature works by Carolina Arellanos, Karinda Condray, Autry Freeman, Allison Patterson, Nate Pollock, and Antonio Ramos Jr. and music by Joy Harris.
FFAT hours:  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
1204 Broadway         806.993.9378
This will be the 137th First Friday Art Trail.

Venues on the trolley route include:

The Buddy Holly Center
The Charles Adams Gallery
The CASP Live/Work Studios
CASP 5 & J Building
Georgio’s Pizza
GlassyAlley
Legacy Event Center
LHUCA
McPherson Cellars
Tornado Gallery
Urban Tech/TTU Downtown Center
West Table

Venues not on the trolley route include:

Art for Goodness Sake
Culture Clothing
J&B Coffee
Lubbock Garden and Arts Center
Lubbock Symphony Orchestra
Museum of Texas Tech

Citibus trolleys/buses will start at 6:15 PM and run till about 9:30 PM from the following locations:

LHUCA
The Buddy Holly Center
Tornado Gallery
McPherson Cellars
GlassyAlley


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5 and SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6:  –

TTU SCHOOL OF THEATRE AND DANCE and FOUR LISD DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOLS
LUBBOCK 30-HOUR PLAY FESTIVAL
Performances will be from 7:30 – 9:30 PM on Saturday, February 6th
Maedgen Theatre
2812 18th Street, 18th Street between Boston and Flint
The performances are free and open to the public.
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/theatreanddance/
Information provided by Mark Charney and Norman Bert, Texas Tech University.

Plays being performed:  The plays will be written during the 30-Hour Play Festival, beginning on Friday evening-between 7:00 PM and midnight, so at this time we don’t know the names yet, but they are based on fairy tales and will explore unique student perspectives.  There will be 8 short (7-10 minutes) plays, 4 written by LISD high school students and 4 written by our Theatre & Dance students.  On Saturday 8 casts with their directors will rehearse and then mount the plays.  These casts will be made up of our Theatre & Dance students plus faculty and students from the 4 high schools working together. 

What four LISD schools have been asked to participate?  Monterey, Lubbock, Estacado and Coronado High Schools.

In an exciting new venture, the School of Theatre and Dance will partner in February (5&6) with theatre programs from the four Lubbock Independent School District high schools in their first ever Lubbock 30-Hour Play Festival.  This version of our 24-Hour Play Festival will combine our faculty and students with the high school teachers and twenty-some of their students in writing, rehearsing, and performing eight short one-acts, all in the course of 30 hours.  Script Raiders Association, our playwrights club that has long sponsored the 24-Hour Play Festivals, is thrilled to see this expansion of their very popular program.  We all hope this event will spark a new era of cooperation between our School and our colleagues in the public schools.  This is a great opportunity for high school playwrights to work alongside college and university ones and to collaborate aesthetically.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6:    –

LHUCA
SATURDAY’S AT LHUCA: THE TWLIGHT ANGEL
a film by James Koskinas and John Witham
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
LHUCA Firehouse Theater
511 Avenue K
This event is free but donations are accepted.
www.lhuca.org

Artist discussion following the screening

An artist is confronted by a huge blank canvas and a deadline to complete the last painting of a series of twelve. He has hit a slump and has difficulty starting on the last painting. His identity is wrapped up in painting and the barren canvas makes him question who he is.

His cry of “Who am I?” is answered by a voice from his past. He is swept into the morass of the Vietnam war as an 18 year old on his way into town and to Mamasan’s bar with his buddies. A perceived tragic incident en route follows him the rest of his life. Remorse becomes embodied in his resistance to start painting.

WRITTEN and PERFORMED by James Koskinas, produced by Julie Schumer, cinematography and editing by John Witham

a Screeching Crow Productions, LLC film

LUBBOCK SYMPHONY GUILD
WINTER BALL

5:00 PM – Midnight
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
(This is all the information that is available at this time.  I have written directly to them for additional information)

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC
CANADIAN BRASS
7:30 – 9:30 PM
Allen Theatre
15th Street and Akron Avenue
Tickets:  General Admission  $25.00 plus $2.37 service charge, Seniors 60+ $10 plus $1.54 service charge, non TTU students $10 plus $1.54 service charge.  Tickets may be purchased here:  http://tinyurl.com/gvm6334 or by calling 806.742.2011
https://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/
http://www.canadianbrass.com/

In its 45th season, the game-changing Canadian Brass has performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world, been seen by hundreds of millions of people on television, sold 2 million of its approximately 100 albums worldwide, and contributed nearly 600 new works and arrangements to the brass quintet repertoire. Renowned for genre-bending versatility and joyous performances, the award-winning Brass is almost single-handedly responsible for elevating the art of the brass quintet to what it is today.

Canadian Brass is made up of five extraordinary talents: visionary founder, tuba legend and business specialist Chuck Daellenbach plus four top brass stars—Caleb Hudson and Christopher Coletti (trumpets), Achilles Liarmakopoulos (trombone) and Bernhard Scully (horn). Beyond their unparalleled musicality, each player possesses the creativity, good humour and love of performing that is the ensemble’s hallmark.

In addition to a non-stop touring and recording schedule, Canadian Brass is continually innovating to expand the brass repertoire, satisfy and challenge a loyal fan base, and use new media to connect to audiences worldwide. They provide extensive educational outreach under the banners “Effortless Performance” and “Shape Your Musical Destiny,” the latter which helps emerging musicians navigate the brave new world of self-production and promotion.

CACTUS THEATER
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue        806.762.3233
Tickets:  $35    Please call 806.762.3233 or visit our box office to purchase tickets.  Box office hours are:  Monday-Thursday 1:30 – 5:30 PM, Friday-Saturday 1:30 – 9:30 PM.    Tickets may also be purchased by visiting https://cactustheater.primetix.com/Tickets/?perfid=462
http://cactustheater.com/
http://asleepatthewheel.com/

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7:  –

TEXAS TECH SCHOOL OF MUSIC
PANGAEA CHAMBER PLAYERS GUEST ARTIST RECITAL
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Hemmle Recital Hall
2624 18th Street – 18th Street and Boston Avenue
No Admission Charge
https://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/news-events/calendar.php

TEXAS TECH SCHOOL OF MUSIC
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE PRE -TMEA CONCERT
8:00 – 9:30 PM
Hemmle Recital Hall
2624 18th Street – 18th Street and Boston Avenue
No Admission Charge
https://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/news-events/calendar.php

LIVE MUSIC: –

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4:  –

BLUE LIGHT
JASON LEE McKINNEY with THE HARVEST THIEVES
10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/
http://www.jasonleemckinneyband.com/


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5:  –

BLUE LIGHT
DIRTY RIVER BOYS
10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/
http://www.dirtyriverboys.com/

By utilizing traditional folk instruments with rock and bluegrass arrangements, they are blazing a trail paved by their own unique style of music. The Dirty River Boys’ style blows away any preconceived notions of what acoustic music can be. Harmonicas and fiddles cut melodies that blend with furious licks spilling from guitars and mandolins alongside explosive percussive rhythms all combined to create a whirling dervish of musicality.


OVERTON HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
BRAD ETHRIDGE
7:00 – 10:00 PM
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
http://www.overtonhotel.com/

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6:  –

BLUE LIGHT
DALTON DOMINO AND THE FRONT PORCH FAMILY BAND with CODY BRYAN BAND
10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/
http://newslanglbk.com/2014/05/05/new-releases-killing-floor-by-dalton-domino/

Dalton Domino’s gritty blend of fast, energetic Southern rock was formed right here in Lubbock, Texas. Domino is a Blue Light regular with a hint of everything from Americana, Red Dirt and Texas Country to Delta Blues and Soul. His last Blue Light show sold out on a Tuesday. Opening for Domino is the Cody Bryan Band. This will surely be a can’t-miss.

 

OVERTON HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
BRAD ETHRIDGE
7:00 – 10:00 PM
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
http://www.overtonhotel.com/


ONGOING EXHIBITS

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
http://www.windmill.com/

 

BUDDY HOLLY CENTER
1801 Crickets Avenue     806.775.3560
Hours of operation:  Tuesday-Saturday  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Sunday   1:00 – 5:00 PM  Closed Mondays and City Holidays.
http://www.buddyhollycenter.org/

LOOKING BACK – VINTAGE WORKS OF THE SOUTH PLAINS
January 29 – March 6, 2016
Fine Arts Gallery

An exhibition featuring the works of artists who were members of the South Plains Art Guild and the Lubbock Art Association during the mid-part of the twentieth century and whose creative energies were indicative of the rich artistic history of this region.

Featured artists include Toni Arnett, Fred Beasley, Janie Beitler, Dorothy “Mac” Carow, Ray Collier, Sybil Dickey, Leo Bernice Fix, Thelma Clark Griggs, Paul Hanna, Bess Bigham Hubbard, Clarence Kincaid, Jr., Pat Krahn, Lois Lawrence, Conny McDonald Martin, Paul Milosevich, LaWanda Murfee, Etoile Narmour, Mona Pierce, Juanita Tittle Pollard, John Queen, Quepha Rawls, Elizabeth Skidmore Sasser, among others.

 

 

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 song
book used by Holly and the Crickets, clothing, photographs, recording contracts, tour itineraries, Holly’s glasses, homework assignments, report cards, and much more
GLASSYALLEY ART STUDIO
Monday-Friday  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
1940 Texas Avenue          806.535.2457
http://www.glassyalley.com/

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.
GlassyAlley Classes:
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.
Exhibitions and speaker programs at Landmark Arts and the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible in part with a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation. Additional support comes from cultural activities fees administered through the Texas Tech College of Visual & Performing Arts.
Email [email protected] or visit www.srophotogallery.org for more information.
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ART/index.php

CONFECTED BY JASON DeMARTE
January 19 – February 14, 2016
SRO Photo Gallery

Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Confected by Jason DeMarte, the fifth exhibition in the 2015 – 2016 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series.

Jason DeMarte creates deliciously deceptive composite digital images of artificial flora and fauna and processed food products. DeMarte represents an unnatural natural world while simultaneously commenting on the ‘sugarcoated’ and “hyper-perfect way products and modern consumer life are represented in the media.” Each photograph is vivid, enchanting, and life-like, raising questions about the contemporary understanding and experience of what is real, disillusionment with modernity, and the impact of consumerism and waste on the natural world.

Jason DeMarte holds an MFA in Photography from the University of Oregon, and is currently an Associate Professor of Photography at Eastern Michigan University. His work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States, and his recent series Confected has been the subject of numerous publications, including Huffington Post, BLOW Magazine, and Light Leaked.

MIRROR OF LIFE:  AN EXPLORATION OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
January 21 – February 21, 2016
Studio Gallery
Curated by:  Sang-Mi Yoo
Panel Discussion will be held on Thursday, February 11th from 12:30 – 2:00 PM
Reception to be held Thursday, February 11th from 2:00 – 3:30 PM


LHUCA
Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday   11:00 AM–5:00 PM
511 Avenue K   806.762.8606
www.lhuca.org

The Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall will feature husband and wife James Koskinas and Julie Schumer’s two person exhibit Partners in Color. The figure is James’ primary theme, part of his quest to know the human condition, and a chance meeting with a lost stallion on an Arizona highway set in motion Koskinas’s lifetime obsession with painting horses. Julie paints abstract landscape interpretations in an intuitive manner in the tradition of post-modern expressionism.

The Helen Devitt Jones Studio will feature New Directions by Erika Pochybova and James W. Johnson. This exhibit is a selection of new paintings by these two nationally recognized Lubbock artists.

The John Lott Gallery will feature Lynwood and Eleanor Kreneck’s exhibit PDQ – Prints, Drawings and Quilts. An exhibition showcasing the viewpoints of a couple of West Texas artists who happen to have been married to each other for almost 57 years.
January 8 – February 13, 2016
http://lhuca.org/john-f-lott-gallery

I firmly believe that harnessing personal passions increases artistic power.   I have always loved landscapes – especially the raw rugged beauty of the Caprock and great sweep of the skies of West Texas.  I admire other scenery – but I have so internalized the land of West Texas that the images of it always form the stage for my silhouetted cast of characters.  Silhouetted figures, in my opinion, give a sort of universality to depictions of people as well as animals.  As a result of a month spent at a Chinese print center, the occasional Chinese image finds its way into my quilts.  Because West Texas is so much a part of my psyche, I feel free to rearrange the mesas and playa lakes that form during a rainy period into any configuration that serves my art.  There is a mystical quality about West Texas, which I try to communicate in my art quilts.

Ellie Kreneck

I am a narrative artist.  I speak to a variety of ideas and issues that I feel are important.  My prints and drawings are often vignettes that describe or interpret what could be described as a moment related to the human condition.  The Human Condition, I have found is often enhanced by the influence of the animals in our lives.  I seek to strike a familiar chord in some viewers, who might think,” I never saw things quite that way, but I think I may have been there or experienced something very similar.

Lynwood Kreneck
Martin McDonald Gallery will feature The Art of Collage, an interactive collage and drawing exhibition. The public is invited to participate and all materials will be provided.
January 8 – February 13, 2016
http://lhuca.org/martin-mcdonald-gallery

 

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH MOODY PLANETARIUM

TEMPORARY CLOSURE:

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

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/planetarium.html

 

 

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
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/index.html

LEGACY OF A THOUSAND STITCHES:  HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH QUILT COLLECTION
January 15 – May 15, 2016
Gallery 1
Selected from almost 300 quilts in the collection this exhibition of about 30 quilts will feature the best and most interesting quilts in the collection. Early chintz quilts and recent acquisitions will be showcased. Curator of Clothing and Textiles, Dr. Marian Ann J. Montgomery, selected the quilts for exhibition based on their artistic appeal and story. The makers of several of the quilts are known and their story will also be shared. Because women in the 19th century often didn’t leave a written record, these quilts remain an important legacy of these women.

From early chintz quilts to rare doll quilts this exhibit features more than 40 spectacular antique quilts from the Museum of Texas Tech’s collection. Among the quilts featured is a signed and dated 1839 Medallion Quilt of chintz. The exhibition also will feature six never before exhibited doll quilts. It is rare for doll quilts to survive because they were toys often made from household sewing scraps, sometimes by a child.

Selected from almost 300 quilts in the collection this exhibition features the best and most interesting quilts in the collection. The quilts have been selected based on their artistic appeal and story. Many of the beautiful quilts were made by an unknown creator and in many cases this may be the only legacy the quilter left behind. Where the maker of the quilt is known her photos and stories will be shared.

This first major exhibition of the Museum’s quilts in recent years will be accompanied by an exhibition catalog featuring images of each of the quilts on exhibit along withanother 50 not on dipslay dur to space constraints. The catalog will be available through the Museum Gift Shop and may be ordered by phone at (806)742-2436.

Accompanying this exhibition is a collection from the Caprock Studio Art Quilters. On display from Feb. 9 through April 4, the exhibition represents a regional group who create original works of art through the medium of quilting and other fiber arts techniques, such as embroidery, fabric dyeing, printing and surface design, and beading. Many of the members have won awards at the Houston International Quilt Festival, the Ogallala Quilt Festival, and the annual Lubbock Arts Festival. Their works have also been featured in books and magazines.

For more information, contact Dr. Marian Ann Montgomery, curator of clothing and textiles, at (806) 742-2490 or [email protected]


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.

 

REMNANT TRUST
Gallery 6
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
Lubbock Gallery
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
Explorium Gallery
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.
SADDLES
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)
General Hours:  Monday-Friday  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
http://www.swco.ttu.edu/

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
http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/

Created in 1989, The Vietnam Center and Archive is home to the largest collection of Vietnam related material outside the U.S. National Archives.

THE LEGACY 
Hours:   9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
1500 14th Street     806.791.2723
http://www.legacylubbock.com/

3rd ANNUAL SPLASH OF RED WATERCOLOR EXHIBIT  
Ends:  February 28, 2016
Legacy Main Halls
Watercolors based on the color “red” will be represented.  Patrons are encouraged to vote for the People’s Choice Award for best painting.

Ongoing Exhibits from the West Texas Watercolor Society. 


TORNADO GALLERY
Hours:  Wednesday-Friday  2:00 – 6:00 PM
Saturday  10:00 AM–2:00 PM
1822 Buddy Holly Avenue
www.tornadogallerylubbock.com
http://tornadogallery.blogspot.com/

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

SATURDAY’S AT LHUCA

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13:  –

EXPLORE THE LIFE AND WORK OF JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT with CHRISTIAN CONRAD
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
511 Avenue K
Free and open to the public, donations are accepted

One of the pivotal moments in modern art came with the inclusion of the graffiti style. A key figure in the movement was Basquiat who elevated the style into the context of fine art. Under discussion will be the tragic life and work of the artist in the setting of New York in the 1980’s. In addition we will look at other artists that were collaborators and contemporaries from Andy Warhol to Keith Haring.
LANDMARK ARTS AT THE TEXAS TECH SCHOOL OF ARTS PRESENTS ALIENTO A TEQUILA

Landmark Arts in the School of Art proudly presents “Aliento A Tequila” a curated exhibition of 39 photographs by Austin-based photographer and Texas Monthly contributor Joel Salcido documenting Mexico’s tequila culture, craft and history. The exhibition will be on display in the Landmark Gallery of the School of Art from February 20 through March 27, 2016. A closing reception with a talk by the artist will be held on Friday, March 25th in the Art Building from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. The exhibition and closing reception are free and open to the public.

Curated by Roy L. Flukinger, MA, Senior Research Curator of Photography at the Harry Ransom Center of the University of Texas at Austin, “Aliento A Tequila” consists of 39 photographs made by Salcido during his travels across Mexico among growers and distillers of the national drink. Ten images from the series were published in Texas Monthly December of 2013. The series has been exhibited to great acclaim in Marfa, Houston and Austin where it broke an attendance record.

Salcido was first introduced to Don Julio’s Master Distiller Enrique de Colsa at a private tequila tasting in Austin. Colsa soon invited Salcido to visit La Primavera, the Don Julio distillery in Atotonilco, Jalisco, Mexico, to learn more about the authentic production. This private tour resulted in photographs that reflect the world and tradition of tequila, from production to the culture of these historical towns that produce the iconic Mexican spirit.

“I had been looking forward to returning to Mexico with an opportunity to reveal the legacy and mystery of tequila,” said Salcido. “I’m happy that I was able to photograph the culture and beauty still rooted deep in the soul of Mexico and its people. In my journey, I also rediscovered part of my childhood as I traveled through the tequila countryside and relived the cultural richness and traditions of these towns.”

Salcido began working professionally in photography as an intern for the El Paso Times in 1979. Soon after receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Business Administration, he became a staff photographer for the El Paso Times. As a staff photographer for the newspaper, he documented the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico, covered the 1985 earthquake in Mexico and traveled extensively in Latin America for USA Today. He received multiple awards, amongst them several for his coverage of life in Cuba and inhalant abuse on the U.S.-Mexican border. In 1991 Salcido left The El Paso Times as photo editor to pursue commercial and editorial photography. In 1999 he moved to Spain for a year to launch his fine art commitment.

Salcido’s fine art photographs are now in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The El Paso Museum of Art; the Harry Ransom Humanities Center at UT Austin; The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University-San Marcos; The Permanent Art Collection of UT San Antonio; The Austonian and the Federal Reserve Bank in El Paso. The photograph titled Atotonilco El Alto from the “Aliento A Tequila” series was inducted into the National Heritage Art Collection of Mexico in February of 2015 and now resides in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City.

Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The Art Building is located at 3010 18th Street (near the corner of 18th St. and Flint Ave.). On Mondays through Fridays, paid parking is available on the fourth floor of the Flint Avenue Parking Facility. Parking is free on weekends.

The exhibitions, speakers and related programs at Landmark Arts and the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible, in part, by generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation. Additional support comes from cultural activities fees administered through the College of Visual & Performing Arts.

LANDMARK ARTS AT THE TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ART PRESENTS CIRQUE DU PSYCHE

Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Cirque Du Psyche by Leslie Hall Brown, the sixth exhibition in the 2015 – 2016 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series. Cirque Du Psyche will be on view February 15 – March 27, 2016. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

In her series Cirque du Psyche, Leslie Hall Brown constructs and photographs fantastical ‘circus acts’ that recall traveling circuses, carnivals, and freak-shows of days past. The photographs in this series highlight the combination of humor and horror that has been successfully used to entertain the public for centuries. Brown effectively associates the series’ circus acts with the dream-like (and even nightmarish) through the use of black and white photography and vignetting techniques. She suggests the photographs in Cirque du Psyche are metaphors for ‘psychic struggle’ as the “images are as marred as our psyches, showing the signs of history and aging.”

Leslie Hall Brown is both a professional photographer and psychotherapist. Her photographs have been exhibited extensively throughout the United States. She is the recipient of numerous art awards, including 1st prize at the 2014 Prix de la Photographie in Paris, France, and her work has been featured in numerous publications including PH Magazine (Ontario, Canada) and online photography magazines such as Light Leaked and F-Stop.

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 3010 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 [email protected] or visit www.srophotogallery.org for more information.

Exhibitions and speaker programs at Landmark Arts and the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible in part with a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation. Additional support comes from cultural activities fees administered through the Texas Tech College of Visual & Performing Arts.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13:  –

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC and TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY FRIENDS OF MUSIC
GEORGE WINSTON IN CONCERT
7:30 – 10:00 PM
Hemmle Recital Hall
2624 18th Street
Tickets: General Admission $20.00 plus $2.09 service charge. Tickets can be purchased here http://tinyurl.com/zumgf5b or at the door prior to the concert.

Solo pianist George Winston will perform a benefit solo piano concert at Hemmle Recital Hall on Saturday, February 13. The concert will benefit Friends of Music and all proceeds will go towards the George Winston and Friends of Music Scholarship Endowment for music majors.
There will be a food drive at the concert in support of South Plains Food Bank, and audience members are encouraged to bring a non-perishable donation to the concert.
This benefit solo piano concert will feature selections from George’s melodic piano recordings, as well as R&B piano, stride piano, Vince Guaraldi’s Peanuts© pieces, and more. George will also play some Hawaiian Slack Key guitar.

 


TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY VERNACULAR MUSIC CENTER UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming highlights in the VMC’s 2015-16 season

Feb 21

Celtic Ensemble Winter Concert (Hemmle)

Feb 23

Guest artist: Irish fiddler Kevin Burke (Hemmle)

Mar 10

International Bagpipe Day

Mar 13

Tech Irish Set Dancers at Home Merc, Nazareth TX

Mar 18-20

Caprock Morris at Taos Mountain Morris Ale (NM)

Mar 26

Dancing with Mr Darcy (Lubbock, TX)

Apr15-16

Dancing with Mr Darcy (Midland, TX)

Apr 24

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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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 [email protected] or visit www.presidentialseries.ttu.edu and www.facebok.com/presidential.series

 

LUBBOCK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

15-16 SEASON CONCERT INFORMATION

Passion            March 4 & 5, 2016

Guest conductor Bohuslav Rattay leads the LSO in exploring the richly Romantic sounds of Wagner’s Prelude und Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. The orchestra is transformed into the story-teller for these gripping musical tales of fate, love, and death.
Revelation        April 29 & 30, 2016

After her immensely successful performance last season, virtuoso cellist Maja Bogdanovic returns to the LSO to perform Dvorak’s poignant cello concerto in the finale of the 2015-16 Genesis season. Paired with Brahms’ stately Academic Festival Overtureand heroic Symphony No. 3 , the sumptuous sounds of these emotional masterpieces will inspire your own Revelation.
CHAMBER SERIES

Winter Chamber
Tuesday, February 9, 2016    7:30 PM     The Legacy
Stravinsky   LSO Chamber Ensemble
Yvonne Racz Key – dancer
Marcos Antonio – dancer
Jonathan Marks – narrator
Tickets:  GA Adult $60, GA concert only $30  can be purchased here:  http://tinyurl.com/ovrhklp

L’Histoire du Soldat (1918) is a unique combination of chamber work, epic fable, allegoric tale, dance, and play. Stravinsky was broke and stranded in Switzerland in 1918, off royalties from his German and Russian publishers due to complications associated with WWI. Stravinsky’s ballet collaborator Diaghilev and what was left of his Ballet Russes were also stranded due to lack of income from performances—but in Lisbon! Interestingly, this lead to the composition of De Falla’s Three-Cornered Hat, which the LSO is also presenting this season. Luckily for the musical canon, Stravinsky was stranded with his friend, novelist C.F. Ramuz. The two friends conjured up a fantastical French-language libretto for a chamber ballet translated from the tales of Swiss poet Alexander Afanasiev. With financial assistance from Swiss merchant, philanthropist, and amateur clarinetist Werner Reinhart, the work came to fruition only to be cut short by an outbreak of the Spanish Influenza which closed all theaters in the area.

Regardless of the longevity of its initial run, L’Histoire represents Stravinky’s final break from the Russian school and a significant turning point in his compositional style. Stravinsky’s wit and sense of theatricality is present throughout the work, surfacing in the raw sound of the violin, the punctuation of the percussion, and the erratic clarinet. Stravinsky treats the ensemble like a jazz band, uniquely combining the sauciness and snap of jazz with elements of ragtime, high Viennese style, tango, marches, and his own personal ballet style.

“The Soldier’s Tale” is a modern re-telling of the classic Faust story that simultaneously takes the tale back to its rustic roots. This mixed-media work uniquely combines dance, narration, and chamber orchestra to depict a young WWI soldier who trades his violin to the devil for a magic book that predicts the future. After learning how to use the book, the young soldier follows the devil’s advice to ‘put the book to good use,’ amassing his fortune. He begins to pine for the simplicity of his soldier’s life and purchases his old violin back from the devil…but finds he can no longer play. He discovers that a princess lays dying and the King has vowed that whomever heals her will become her husband. The devil, disguised as a virtuoso violinist, is also vying for the hand of the princess. After strategically losing his fortune to the devil in a card game, the soldier regains his ability to play. He miraculously heals the princess with his virtuosic power and she begins to dance. The devil tries to destroy the couple, but the soldier enthralls him with his playing and forces him to dance to exhaustion. The devil succumbs, but warns the soldier that if he ever leaves the castle, the devil will take his soul. After many years of happy marriage, the soldier’s mother falls deathly ill. The princess urges him to visit her, and the devil awaits him as he approaches the castle door

SPECIAL EVENTS
Thursday-Sunday, March 10-13, 2016  North American Saxophone Alliance at Texas Tech University.
March 10  7:30 PM  Opening Concert
March 13  3:00 PM  Closing Concert
Claude Delangle, Frederick Hemke, Rich Perry, and Eugene Rousseau – saxophones
Registration here:  http://www.saxophonealliance.org/conference.asp
 

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:


You’ll be smiling Ear to Ear at the

Children’s Dental Health Fair

Sat., Feb. 6th (10:00am to 1:00pm) at the Science Spectrum!

 

Join the South Plains District Dental Society for their annual Children’s Dental Health Fair at the Science Spectrum, Saturday, February 6th from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

This annual health awareness fair is always a huge family hit.  Not only will families receive invaluable oral health information and lots of free “toothy” giveaways, but will also have a blast doing it!  Best of all, the event and regular Science Spectrum Museum admission is totally *FREE to all children up to age 12.  This is a great opportunity for families that may not regularly attend the Science Spectrum to try it out and see all the great family fun and learning that awaits them!

 

Enjoy These *FREE Activities:

 

Children’s Dental Health Screenings by a Dentist!

Kids Toothbrush & Dental Health Giveaways!

Lots of Booths with Great Oral Health Information!

Tons of Cool Games and Prizes!

Face Painting & Balloons!
Awesome Door Prizes!
Elsa from Frozen and other special guests!

Children up to age 12 will be admitted *FREE to the Science Spectrum Museum from 10:00am until 1:00pm only.  (*All children must be accompanied by a paying adult.  Regular OMNI Theater rates apply to all individuals.)

Adult Tickets into the Science Spectrum Museum: $8.00

South Plains Dental Society Media Contact:

Whitney McBrayer D.D.S. / Event Chairperson

806-445-1050

[email protected]

 

Tenth Annual

 Severe Weather Awareness Day

to be held at the

Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater.

Sat., February 27th (10:00am to 5:00pm)

 

The Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society at Texas Tech University, along with KCBD News Channel 11, the National Weather Service, and the Science Spectrum, will be hosting Lubbock’s Tenth Annual Severe Weather Awareness Day on Saturday, February 27th, from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater.

 

Activities will include hands-on weather experiments for kids of all ages, live weather demonstrations with tornado and lightning simulators, information on severe weather preparedness, and door prizes.  Storm Chasing vehicles and weather instrumentation from Texas Tech’s Severe Storm Research Team will be on-site and open for all to see.

 

Special OMNI Theater screenings of the film Tornado Alley will also be featured in celebration of the day’s events.  Tornado Alley lets audiences ride along with tornado researchers and chasers and get closer to real tornadoes than most would ever dare!

For additional film information visit www.tornadoalleymovie.com.

 

Forecasters from the National Weather Service (NWS) office that serves the South Plains area, whose local offices are located in the Science Spectrum building, will also be providing a Skywarn Storm Spotter Training, and Tornado / Severe Weather Safety Talks to the public.

 

NWS Skywarn Storm Spotter Training – 1:00pm (approx. 1 hour)

NWS Tornado / Severe Weather Safety Talks – 11:00 & 3:00pm (approx. 30 mins. each session)

 

Come out and Meet this Year’s Special Guest:

Sarah Dillingham:  Co-Host of the Weather Channel’s – Weather Underground TV

Sarah Dillingham is originally from Georgia and attended the University of Georgia for her Bachelor’s degree. She then came to Texas Tech as a Master’s student in the Atmospheric Science Group before moving back to the East Coast to pursue a career in broadcast meteorology.

She has been the severe weather producer at The Weather Channel for the last three years and is currently a co-host of The Weather Channel’s new show titled Weather Underground TV.  The show airs on The Weather Channel weeknights from 6-8 PM EST.

 

Additionally, come out and meet John Robison, Steve Divine, and Cary Allen from the KCBD weather crew for a weather-filled day of fun!

 

This is a *FREE event for the general public and will be located in the Science Spectrum’s main lobby and Exhibit Hall.

 

*Standard ticket rates apply for all OMNI Theater films and museum admission.

 

Showtimes for Tornado Alley on Sat., February 27th will be 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm and 5:00pm.

 

General Admission Ticket Prices for OMNI films:

$8.00 Adults

$6.50 Seniors (60+)

$6.50 Children (ages 3-12)

 

 

TTU Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society Contact:

Ashley Morris / PresidentTTU Student Chapter of [email protected]

 

Science Spectrum Media Contact:

James Nesmith / Administrative Manager

Science Spectrum Museum & OMNI Theater

2579 S. Loop 289 #250

Lubbock, TX 79423

806-745-1216 x270

[email protected]

www.sciencespectrum.org

 

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