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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11:  –

LANDMARK ARTS AT TEXAS TECH SCHOOL OF ART
MIRROR OF LIFE DISCUSSION and RECEPTION
12:30 – 2:00 PM Discussion, 2:00 – 3:30 Reception
Escondido Theatre, Sub, Texas Tech University
Free
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ART/SOA/nav/landmark/currentprograms.php

Sang-Mi Yoo (Associate Professor, School of Art), Moderator
Rafael Beneytez-Duran (Associate Professor, College of Architecture)
Mari Michael Glassell (Assistant Professor, College of Architecture)
Jessica Meuninck-Ganger (Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Kuhn Park (Associate Professor, College of Architecture)
SUSAN G. KOMEN LUBBOCK AREA
LAUGH FOR THE CURE
Doors open at 5:30 PM for heavy hors d’oeuvres and the silent auction.  Show begins at 6:30 PM with a live auction at intermission.
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  VIP Treatment $40 (heavy hors d’oeuvres, preferred seating, pink ribbon lapel pin, $10 off your Race for the Cure registration fee); purchase tickets here:  http://tinyurl.com/zeuc623
Dinner and a ticket $30  (heavy hors d’oeuvres, seating for the show); purchase tickets here:  http://tinyurl.com/jfg8eb2
Ticket $20 (seating for the show); purchase tickets here:  http://tinyurl.com/hnxh2ce
Additionally, three raffle ticket drawings will take place that evening for the following prizes.
• Ground beef – 20 lbs. a month for one year.
• Ribeyes – two premium-aged ribeyes a month for one year.
• Half Prime Rib – smoked, seasoned, aged and ready to eat.

Tickets are $10 each or 4 tickets for $30. Raffle prizes are once again generously donated by Raider Red Meats. Auction items have been generously donated by businesses and individuals.

Show and raffle tickets are on sale now at www.komenlubbock.org or by calling 806-698-1900. All proceeds from will benefit Komen Lubbock Area

For more information, email [email protected] or call her at 806-698-1900
http://www.komenlubbock.org/get-involved/laugh-for-the-cure.html
http://johncristcomedy.com/
http://derrickmichaeltennant.com/

Join us as headliner John Crist and opening act Derrick Tennant make a special appearance on their national tour at the Komen Lubbock Area’s 8th Annual Laugh for the Cure! Derrick and John bring their unique, full-on, family friendly brand of humor to the Hub City.



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12:  –

TEXAS TECH PRESIDENTIAL LECTURE & PERFORMANCE SERIES
BLACK VIOLIN
7:00 PM
Allen Theatre
15th Street and Boston Avenue on the TTU campus
Tickets:  $15  www.selectaseatlubbock.com, 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center.  TTU students 1 free ticket with valid TTU ID at the SUB ticket booth.
http://www.ttu.edu/administration/president/lectureseries/
http://blackviolin.net/

Virtuoso violinists Wil B and Kev Marcus meld highbrow and pop culture through a fusion of classical, jazz, hip-hop, blues and R & B.

CD signing following presentation

About Black Violin

Black Violin blends classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. Live, they are accompanied by their incredible band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJ SPS and a drummer. Named one of the hottest bands at SXSW in 2013, Black Violin was invited to perform at Bonnaroo and returned to SXSW this year to standing room only crowds.

Since starting Black Violin a decade ago, Wil Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester have performed an average of 200 shows a year in 49 states and 36 countries as far away as Dubai, Prague and South Africa, while appearing at official NFL celebrations for three Super Bowls and last year’s U.S. Open in Forest Hills with Jordin Sparks. Their groundbreaking collaboration has seen them play their music for everybody from the troops in Iraq to both the official President’s Inaugural Ball and the Kids Inaugural in Washington, DC. Individually and together, Black Violin has collaborated with the likes of P. Diddy, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin and The Eagles.

TORNADO GALLERY
CARY SWINNEY and RICHARD BOWDEN IN CONCERT
7:00 PM
1822 Buddy Holly Avenue
Tickets:  $20 at the door, BYOB in effect, limited seating, inside Tornado Gallery
http://tornadogallerylubbock.com/

CACTUS THEATER
SUZY BOGUSS IN CONCERT
7:30 PM
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue        806.762.3233
Tickets:  $30-$75  available at the Cactus Box Office or by calling 806.762.3233 or by visiting here:  https://cactustheater.primetix.com/Tickets/?perfid=464
www.cactustheater.com
http://www.suzybogguss.com/home.html

A wonderful way to Celebrate Valentine weekend at the Cactus Theater when Suzy Boguss sings for Lovers!

Suzy Boguss is one of country music’s most pristine and evocative vocalists. With the release of the Illinois native’s 1989 major label debut, Somewhere Between, Suzy quickly became one of the key artists that defined those golden days of ’90s country. She scored a string of Top 10 singles with country radio staples like “Outbound Plane,” “Drive South,” “Hey Cinderella,” “Letting Go” and “Aces,” and her 1991 album of that name was certified platinum. In addition, she scored a trio of gold albums and notched more than 3 million sales.

Some of Suzy’s accomplishments include ten albums for Capitol Records, one of which has been certified platinum and three others, gold. Eight of her singles have cracked country music’s top 5. Suzy is the recipient of a GRAMMY award (for Best Traditional Folk Album as a part of Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster) as well as several awards from the Academy of Country Music, The Country Music Association, CMT, and ASCAP. Her songs have been heard on television shows and in commercials. She has performed on many national television shows including: In Performance At The White House (PBS), A Capitol 4th (PBS), Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Live With Regis And Kelly, and The View.

Suzy is a frequent guest on National Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. In 2011 Suzy released American Folk Songbook a 17 song CD and hardcover book with stories and sheet music, available online and nationally at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores.

See Suzy LIVE at The Cactus Theater on Valentines Weekend!  Get your tickets before they sell out! A great way to surprise your Valentine!
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12 – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14:  –

MOONLIGHT BROADWAY
THE LITTLE MERMAID
7:30 PM on Friday and Saturday, 2:00 PM on Sunday
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  Reserved seats are $68.75, $53.50, $43.50 and $28.25 for the general public. Reserved seats for children age 12 and younger are $38.25 and $28.25. (Prices include service charges.)  Tickets are available at www.selectaseatlubbock.com, 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center.  A ticket is required for everyone.

Houston actress Crystal Sheradin has been precast as Princess Ariel. Local actor Nathan Rhoden, who impressed as Gaston in Lubbock Broadway’s recent “Beauty and the Beast,” has been precast in “The Little Mermaid” as Prince Erik. The musical is based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale about a mermaid who dreams about the world above the sea, and gives up her voice to find love. The musical’s book is by Doug Wright, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman (written for the animated film), with additional lyrics by Glenn Slater. The musical made its way to Broadway in 2008. Stage direction is by Gerald Dolter. Choreography is by Houston’s Monroe Moore.

 

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13:    –

SATURDAY’S AT LHUCA
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.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Michel_Basquiat

TEXAS TECH ATHLETICS
LADY RAIDER BASKETBALL vs. BAYLOR LADY BEARS
2:00 – 4:30 PM
United Supermarkets Arena
1701 Indiana Avenue
Tickets:  http://www.texastech.com/tickets/basketball-tkts.html#buy   Women’s Basketball Season Tickets are priced at $149 with some sections requiring an ASC of $150.
http://www.texastech.com/tickets/basketball-tkts.html#womens
www.texastech.com

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. Two General Admission Season Tickets are also available for $99 (2 @ $49.50 each) on the women’s side.

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.
https://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/
http://www.georgewinston.com/

CACTUS THEATER
BABY BOOMER COMEDY SHOW
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.    Tickets may also be purchased by visiting https://cactustheater.primetix.com/Tickets/?perfid=465
http://cactustheater.com/
http://babyboomercomedyshow.com/
http://theworklady.com/
http://www.kentraderspeaks.com/

The Baby Boomer Comedy Show is 90 minutes of hilarious clean stand-up comedy focusing on work, family, kids, grandkids, do-it-yourself projects and more! Comedians Jan McInnis and Kent Rader are fellow boomers who provide as many “AHA” moments as “HA HA” moments in their comedy. They are veterans of the stage with a combined 40 years of touring theaters, comedy clubs and corporate venues. They have a reputation for clean and funny humor – Jan was featured in the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post for her clean humor, and Kent’s clean comedy won him the Branson Comedy festival.

Baby Boomers and their friends and family will LOVE the show and will leave laughing and reminiscing.

2016 LUBBOCK HEART BALL
6:30 PM Event program-Cocktail Open Bar reception/Silent Auction begins; 7:45 PM Dinner and Live Auction; 8:45 Live Auction/Open Your Heart Appeal/Dancing immediately following
McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center
17th and University Avenue
Tickets:  For ticket information please email [email protected] or call 1.888.433.7220 x2642
http://tinyurl.com/jn4vx9v

This elite black tie event features prominent members of the health, philanthropic and local business communities.

The evening’s black-tie festivities will include Dinner, Open Bar provided by Republic National Distributing Company, Entertainment by Element, Dancing and an exciting Auction. Meet our Keynote Heart Survivor, Xavier Ramirez, miraculous heart survivor & Slaton High School football player who recently collapsed at a football game from a heart attack. CPR and defibrillator saved his life! Our Keynote Presenter for the evening will be Mr. Ron Roberts, Weather Meteorologist. MC, Bryan Mudd.

 

UNDAY, FEBRUARY 14:  –

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY


CACTUS THEATER
80’s ROCK OF LOVE
7:30 – 9:30 PM
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue        806.762.3233
Tickets:  $25    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=473
http://cactustheater.com/

Impress your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day at the Cactus Theater. A variety of musicians will be performing a romantic mix of famous ’80s rock ballads. Come and fall in love again with romantic live music and wine!
LIVE MUSIC: –

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11:  –

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


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12:  –

BLUE LIGHT
JOHN BAUMANN
10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/
http://www.johnbaumannmusic.com/


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

WILD WEST
AARON WATSON
8:00 PM – 2:00 AM
2216 I-27           806.741.3031
Tickets:  $15 in advance plus applicable fees, $20 day of show for 21+, $20 day of show 18-20 plus $5 at the door charge.  Tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting:  http://tinyurl.com/hz9bfon
http://wildwestlubbock.com/
http://www.aaronwatson.com/

“I’d rather be an old fencepost in Texas than the king of Tennessee,” Aaron Watson sings on “Fencepost,” echoing the words of one of his favorite fellow Texans, Sam Houston. It’s a song about a rising Texas country songwriter who gets the door slammed in his face by big-time Nashville record executives who underestimate him. Instead of giving up on his dreams, though, he rolls up his sleeves, proves them all wrong through sheer determination, and soon finds them knocking on his own door. If it sounds familiar, that’s because, as Watson sings, it’s “a true story,” and the reason he’s titled his 12th record ‘The Underdog.’

“I’ve always liked the idea of the underdog,” says Watson. “I’ve always liked the idea that the guy who’s not supposed to win could still beat all the odds through hard work and perseverance. A lot of people are always telling us that what we’re achieving in the music business is just next to impossible. I don’t really consider it that way. We’re just out there working hard.”

Working hard is a serious understatement for Watson, who performs hundreds of shows every year, has collaborated with special guests like Willie Nelson, Dale Watson, Jack Ingram, and Bill Joe Shaver, cracked the Top 10 on the Billboard 200, and sold hundreds of thousands of tickets, all as a totally independent artist with his own label. The lead single from ‘The Underdog, “That Look,” which Watson wrote for his wife Kimberly, turned heads by debuting in the Top 10 of the Billboard Country Digital Songs Chart and closing out the year as one of the most successful-selling independent singles of 2014.

For Watson, there are three things he believes in above all else: family, faith, and fans.

“There is no Aaron Watson without those three things,” he says. “My faith is what guides me. It keeps me focused on my music. God has blessed me with an amazing wife and beautiful kids, and at the end of the day, success to me is working hard and making a living for my family. That’s all any dad wants. My fans like the fact that I’m really a normal guy,” he continues. “If I can’t get on stage and talk to my fans about my faith and my family, I’ve got nothing.”


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13:  –

BLUE LIGHT
TWO TONS OF STEEL with KAYLA RAE
10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/
http://www.twotons.com/
 

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  *ends Sunday*
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.

LANDMARK ARTS AT THE TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ART PRESENTS CIRQUE DU PSYCHE   *new*
February 15 – March 27, 2016
SRO Photo Gallery

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.  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.


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.
February 5 – March 26, 2016
http://lhuca.org/christine-devitt-exhibition-hall

Julie Schumer

My abstract landscapes are interpretations of what I see around me and what I have seen other places. The series is about expression and movement. I often combine several mediums, including oil, acrylic and graphite and work on canvas, panel or paper. The landscapes are constructed in an intuitive manner in the tradition of post-modern expressionism. I start first by introducing color, shapes and line, and respond to their development. Constantly moving things around by sanding, scumbling, rearranging, adding and subtracting, the painting comes together after many layers have been placed on the support. The work pushes and pulls itself to completion. The inherent rawness does not take away from the painting’s sensitivity and sophistication.  The paintings in my figurative series on paper arise organically from the paper, and appear through subtle layers of paint that are applied and partially removed over a heavily textured surface. The textured, layered, ambiguous forms of the figure produces an image that appears to have been uncovered, discovered at an archeological site. The figures mix a feeling of the ancient with the contemporary. The additive and subtractive nature of the process of their creation furthers this quality. The paintings present as abstract shapes, lines and colors that suddenly comprise a recognizable figure or group of figures. They are not necessarily male or female, but rather contain all of humanity.

James Koskinas

James Koskinas is a painter, writer, actor and co-creator of the film, “The Twilight Angel,” as well as a play, “Even if the Mountains Burn.”  He attended the College of Arts and Crafts, in Oakland, California and has more recently studied with artists with Bob Winston, Robert Burridge, and Dean Howell.

The figure is James’ primary theme, part of his quest to know the human condition.  He attempts to paint as automatically as possible which is intended to bring forth elements of his unconscious. He adds layers of paint until the original painting has been covered over many times, working at a rapid pace.  He usually has more than one painting going at the same time.  Influenced by Native American mythology, Koskinas sees the role of the artist as akin to that of a shaman, trusting his instincts and freeing the figure from the customary restraints that painting imposes.

A chance meeting with a lost stallion on a Arizona highway set in motion Koskinas’s lifetime obsession with painting horses.  Lately he has added a rider to his horses.  The riders have become self-portraits and a search for unity between the horse and man.

www.jameskoskinas.com

the Twilight Angel
a film by James Koskinas, John Witham and Julie Schumer
theTwilightAngel.com
505 603-1706
[email protected]

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.
February 5 – March 26, 2016
http://lhuca.org/helen-devitt-jones-studio-gallery

James Johnson

“I make paintings about my perception of life and beauty.”

Erika Pochybova

Erika is well-known for her unique, signature style. In 2014, Erika expanded her creative expression by adding work in spontaneous, gestural abstraction. Among others, Erika’s story and her artwork were featured in the Slovakian national publication New Time Sunday, in the Creative Quarterly #13, #16 and #26 national publications, and in the winter issue of ARTNEWS Magazine. Erika has received many awards, including the Silver and Merit Award in a New York City based national competition, a second place award in the Texas National competition, the second place award in a Houston-based national competition Texas Art juried by Shelly Langdale, Curator of Prints and Drawings in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Erika was twice selected as a finalist for the Hunting Art Prize, as well as for the national juried exhibition System Failure curated by Sarah Tanguy, an independent curator, arts writer & critic, and a curator for the Art in Embassies Program in Washington, DC. Erika was awarded a public art commission for the University Medical Center. Erika’s work is currently represented by galleries in Houston and Oklahoma.

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
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.

February 1- 14, 2016

Wednesday – Friday; Sunday
2:00 p.m. – Laser iPop
41 minutes
Baby – Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris
All the Way Up – Emily Osment
Naturally – Selena Gomez
Can’t Be Tamed – Miley Cyrus
ABC – Jackson 5
Telephone – Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé
The Grid – Daft Punk
Halfway There – Big Time Rush
Freak the Freak Out – Victorious featuring Victoria Justice
Masquerade – Ashley Tisdale
I Gotta Feelin’ – Black Eyed Peas

Rocketeer – Far East Movement with Ryan Tedder
Firework – Katy Perry
3:30 p.m. – Lucy’s Cradle
21 minutes
Learn how changes in the Earth’s geography and atmosphere paired with Lucy’s upright posture converge to allow creatures to first observe the skies. Explore the Solar System to see the other worlds in our solar neighborhood. Why is intelligent life only found on Earth? Could any other planet or moon harbor primitive life? Travel back into time to ancient Africa, home of the world’s most famous fossil. Watch her come alive with her family, and see how changes in her environment drove hominid migration.

Saturday
11:30 a.m. – Cowboy Astronomer
37 minutes
Explore the stars from a cowboy’s point of view! This full-dome planetarium show is a skillfully woven tapestry of star tales and Native American legends, combined with constellation identification, star-hopping, and astronomy tidbits — all told from the unique viewpoint of a cowboy astronomer who has traveled the world plying his trade and learning the sky along the way. Narrated by cowboy humorist and poet Baxter Black.


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
CURRENT EXHIBITIONS:  –

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.

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 with another 50 not on display due 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
Exhibition located at Lubbock Lake Landmark
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 Landmark’s current mission and success.

CAPROCK STUDIO ART QUILTERS  *new*
February 9 – April 4, 2016
The Caprock Studio Art Quilters are 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.

ON THE ROAD  *new*
February 14 – June 6, 2016
The road, the highway, the path, the trail, the route, the freeway…they all lead somewhere. Immortalized by Jack Kerouac’s 1957 novel and appropriated for the title of this exhibition, On the Road is an exhibition of paintings and works of art on paper that explores how visual artists have used the road as sign, symbol, metaphor, and icon of 20th and 21st Century American life.

SYNOPTICS  WORDSCAPE  *new*
February 12 – August 28, 2016
The 2015-2016 theme of the Texas Tech University Humanities Center is “Synoptics: Epistemologies of the Observer.” When we reflect on how we know what we know and what our own relationship to that knowledge is, we can develop deeper understanding in order to begin to tackle conflict.

Synoptics Wordscape explores this theme by asking viewers to study images and consider how words both encapsulate responses and also have the power to influence thinking, perhaps opening up new ways of seeing. Concurrent with this exhibit, a traveling display and interactive kiosk will invite people to explore many perspectives throughout campus.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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.
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.

LONG TERM EXHIBITIONS

THE DIAMOND M GALLERY WING-ROMANCING THE WEST
The Diamond M Galleries showcase the collection of the late Clarence Thurston and Evelyn Claire Littleton McLaughlin.

One of the Diamond M galleries focuses on a large collection of leading western artists. A second gallery focuses on the works of N.C. Wyeth, a leading illustrator of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Wyeth created the illustrations for the classic books Treasure Island, Last of the Mohicans, and dozens of others. Copies of these books are also available in the gallery. He also did illustrations for major magazines of the time.
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/exhibitions/downloads/diamond-m-gallery-guide.pdf
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/exhibitions/downloads/nc-wyeth-gallery-guide.pdf
BEYOND EXPRESSIONS IN CLAY
The William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art displays an extensive collection of Southwest Native American pottery and textile. The collection is owned by the Davies and represents about 20 different Native American tribes. The rugs represent specific patterns and styles of the individual tribes. Each rug is hand woven.

The pottery of the Native American tribes includes a variety of utilitarian as well as ceremonial and trade vessels. A number of Storytellers, such as the one at right, are included in the collection.
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/exhibitions/downloads/davies-gallery-guide.pdf

 

CHANGING WORLDS:  DINOSAURS, DIVERSITY AND DRIFTING CONTINENTS
Changing Worlds looks at dinosaurs of different types, offers theories about how the earth was formed, how dinosaurs developed and eventually disappeared.

The exhibit features the work of the Museum’s own internationally known paleontologist Dr. Sankar Chatterjee – whose work seems to established that today’s birds were likely yesterday’s dinosaurs. Most scientists believe birds evolved during the Jurassic time. But Dr. Chatterjee has discovered Protoavis – it’s about a 210 million year old – much older than other scientists think birds developed.

 

AZ<>NM<>TX — 20th and 21st CENTURY ART IN TEXAS, NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA
TALKINGTON GALLERY OF ART

The Talkington Gallery of Art combines works from the Museum’s collection with a significant donation from Margaret and J.T. Talkington, long-time Lubbock business and civic leaders. The gallery features selections from 20th and 21st Century art of the Southwestern United States. This art reflects the people and landscapes of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and portions of Colorado and Utah.

No particular type of landscape represents the Southwest, and no singular art style defines it. The art works on exhibit sample many divergent paths that artists from the Southwest have followed, from realism to romanticism, from impressionism to expressionism, from minimalism to conceptualism, and more.

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.
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/exhibitions/downloads/talkington-gallery-guide.pdf
THE ICE AGE ON THE SOUTHERN PLAINS
This gallery features prehistoric megafauna from the Pleistocene Period such as 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 as revealed by ongoing research activities of the Museum and the Lubbock Lake Landmark.
REMNANT TRUST
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 display at 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.

A new display will open February 29 with works that explore the relationship between economics and political freedom. The main collection of The Remnant Trust, Inc. is housed on the Texas Tech campus in the Southwest Collection/ Special Collections Library.

 

DIEKEMPER GALLERY OF PRE-COLUMBIAN ART
Art created in Central and South America before the 15th century is referred to
as Pre-Columbian art, which is artwork created before the voyage of Christopher
Columbus in 1492. Pre-Columbian cultures believed in many different deities
(gods) who controlled all aspects of life and nature. In this gallery, there are
a variety of objects made by the historical people of Colombia and Panama.
Ranging from sparkling beads and shiny gold, to earthy pots and figures, the
items in this gallery had great meaning in Pre-Columbian culture. Some items
had a practical use, like for drinking, and some were important reminders of
symbols, such as opposing forces like good vs. evil.

Rededicated in 2005, many of the interesting artifacts in the Diekemper gallery of Pre-Columbian Art were donated by Ray J. Diekemper Jr. and Lou Dunn Diekemper.
Ray attended Stanford and Harvard before moving to Lubbock, TX. He becamean independent oil operator, and he and his wife became active members of the Lubbock community participating in organizations such as the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, the Lubbock Economic Council, YWCA, Women’s Protective Services, Junior League of Lubbock, the Science Spectrum board, and both were founding members of the South Plains Food Bank. Ray passed away in 1999. Lou Dunn Diekemper is still a generous benefactor of both Lubbock and Texas Tech University.

Groups living in Pre-Columbian times made pottery for many reasons.
They made vessels of all sizes and shapes using a coil method: building the walls from a long string of clay before smoothing them out and adding pictures or shapes.  All the pottery that you see here was made by hand. Pre-Columbian cultures did not have the modern techniques that we have today. They decorated their pottery by incising (carving) designs onto the clay and painting them with minerals they found in their area.
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/exhibitions/downloads/diekemper-gallery-guide.pdf

 

 

 

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/

CELEBRATING THE NATIONAL PARKS:  THE PHOTOGRAPH OF RO WAUER  *new*
February 1 – June 17, 2016

The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library is pleased to announce a new exhibit of colorful National Parks photographs by Roland “Ro” Wauer, a 32-year veteran of the National Park Service. His career offered wonderful opportunities to explore a wide variety of natural habitats, from California to the Virgin Islands, and from Alaska to Mexico. An internationally acclaimed expert on the birds and butterflies of North America, he is the author of 25 books and 200 articles. His extensive library, manuscript collection and photographs reside at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.

The exhibit also includes reproduced postage stamps of the National Parks issued in 1934 as well as reproduced commemorative postcards from the parks.

The National Park Service Centennial is 2016.
CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH COMMEMORATIVE POSTAGE STAMPS *new*
February 3 – February 29, 2016

Each year the U.S. Postal Service issues a new postage stamp in their Black Heritage Stamp Series featuring famous statesmen, scientists, artists, musicians and actors, as well as others. The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library has on display reproductions of 26 different stamps culled from the beginning of the series in 1978.
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

THIS WEEK AT THE TEXAS TECH SCHOOL OF ART

Mark your calendars now for:

Mirror of Life Panel Discussion

Thursday, February 11th

12:30 – 2:00 PM Escondido Theatre, SUB (Free)
Sang-Mi Yoo (Associate Professor, School of Art), Moderator
Rafael Beneytez-Duran (Associate Professor, College of Architecture)
Mari Michael Glassell (Assistant Professor, College of Architecture)
Jessica Meuninck-Ganger (Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Kuhn Park (Associate Professor, College of Architecture)

Museum Hours (Jem Cohen, 2012. 106 min.)
Thursday, February 18th at 7:00 PM, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (FREE)
Director Jem Cohen will be present for Q&A after the screening
Presented by Landmark Arts in the School of Art as part of JOINT: A Poetry/Video Collaboration.


TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY PUBLIC ART SEEKING ARTISTS

Information provided by Emily Wilkinson, Public Art Director, Texas Tech University

Happy New Year! I am happy to share with you the first public art posting at Texas Tech of 2016. Please let me know if you have any questions about the posting. I look forward to seeing your submission!

 

Project Summary: The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist(s) to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) to be placed outside of the New Honors Residence Hall. The building is scheduled to be complete by August 2017.

 

Ideal submissions will create a functional art piece that can also work as a shade structure in the courtyard. This art installation will not only aesthetically enhance the area, but will also create a natural gathering place in the courtyard and create a visual focus in the space. Submitting artists should consider lighting and other elements that will draw attention to the sculpture at various times throughout the day.

 

If budget permits, submitting artists may want to consider creating smaller pieces that complement the main shade structure in the area. Additional pieces could be scattered throughout the courtyard or travel from the front of the building through the arched tunnel to the courtyard (see building renderings in attachments). Artists may also want to consider incorporating seating to establish a welcoming, accessible outdoor destination for students.

 

Public art near this location include “Wind River” by Deborah Butterfield and “We are in the Business of Changing the World” by Joe Barrington and Tara Conley (see photos in RFQ attachments). Soon to be nearby is a commissioned sculpture by Koryn Rolstad.

 

In order to be considered, submissions must comply with the requirements outlined in this document. Objects that are mass-produced or of standard manufacture are not eligible for consideration.

Location: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Budget: $287,000

Deadline: March 2, 2016 at 3 p.m. (Central)

See full RFQ here: http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=122123

Apply here: http://publicartist.org/artist/call.cfm?id=828

View our current collection on our website at http://texastech.edu/publicart

 

 

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.


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)

Apr 15-16

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 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:


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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