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THURSDAY, JUNE 25:  -

BUDDY HOLLY CENTER
SUMMER SHOWCASE CONCERT SERIES – A TOUCH OF SOUL
5:30 – 7:30 PM
1801 Crickets Avenue     806.775.3560
Free
http://www.buddyhollycenter.org/

The Buddy Holly Center is eager to present A Touch of Soul as part of 2015 Summer Showcase, the weekly Thursday night concert series held in the Meadows Courtyard.  On June 25, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., A Touch of Soul will showcase their psychedelic rock and roll talent.  The concert is FREE and open to the public. A cash bar and food will be available for the crowd’s enjoyment.  Please, no outside beverages allowed.
 
A Touch of Soul is one of Lubbock’s finest soul and funk bands. They play familiar favorites from Aretha Franklin, the Staple Singers, Wild Cherry, KC and the Sunshine Band to Lenny Williams. A Touch of Soul band members include: Timothy Beck, Rufus Barns, Manuel Gonzales, David Anderson, Leslie Wilson, and Holly White. A Touch of Soul is capturing the hearts of people from every demographic with one common thread, the love of great music that moves the soul. The talented and versatile band is sure to get the crowd up and moving showcase night.

CACTUS THEATER
GARY P. NUNN
8:00 PM
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.3233
TICKETS:   $20  Please call 806.762.3233 to purchase tickets or visit the Cactus Theater Box Office
www.cactustheater.com  

Gary P. Nunn has been TAKING TEXAS TO THE COUNTRY and Texas country to the world for some 40 years now, establishing himself as an icon of Lone Star music. A founding father of the progressive country movement out of Austin in the 1970s that changed the face of popular music, Nunn is also an independent music pioneer who continues to oversee his own record label and song publishing companies, manage his own career (with the help of his wife Ruth), and plays most every weekend at top music venues throughout Texas and beyond. Now is your chance to see him in an intimate setting here in Lubbock. 
                                                                                 
FRIDAY, JUNE 26:  -

CACTUS THEATER
TRIBUTE TO GUITAR GREATS JIMI HENDRIX, SANTANA, & STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
7:30 PM
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.3233
TICKETS:   $20  Please call 806.762.3233 to purchase tickets or visit the Cactus Theater Box Office
www.cactustheater.com  

Since their debut, these three guitarists have set the standard for guitarists around the world. Dustin Garrett is undisputedly one of the finest guitarists, not only in Texas, but in the USA! Dustin's guitar playing in tribute to these greats will BLOW YOU AWAY! West Garza, Sheena Fadeyi, and Dustin's vocal stylings will make this a concert experience of a lifetime. Get your tickets early!

FRIDAY, JUNE 26 – SATURDAY, JUNE 27:  -

LUBBOCK MOONLIGHT MUSICALS
SHREK
8:00 PM
Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre   413 East Broadway
TICKETS:  varied prices; www.selectaseatlubbock.com, 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, “Shrek, The Musical” brings all the beloved film characters you know to life on stage and tells the tale of an unusual hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a gingerbread man with an attitude, and many other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got a musical like none you’ve ever seen!


SATURDAY, JUNE 27:  -

TORNADO GALLERY 
LUBBOCK DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
1822 Buddy Holly Avenue 
 Free Admission
 
The Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market grew out of the years of experience and effort of the Lubbock Downtown Art Market (DAM). The DAM has been connecting local producers and consumers of art for years. In addition, fresh produce and some local foods had always been available. Expanding on this long journey of connecting local producers (of art, crafts, and food) with local consumers, The Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market has built a strong sense of community, given Lubbockites access to fresh produce, and grown the local economy.  Every Saturday, June 20 – October 17, 2015, 9am ’til sell-out.


MOONLIGHT CHILDREN’S THEATRE
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JR.
10:00 AM
Moonlight Musicals Amphitheater Pavillion 
413 East Broadway
Tickets:  www.selectaseatlubbock.com, 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center

"Be our guest" for this enchanted musical tale as Lubbock Moonlight Musicals debuts its newest outreach: Moonlight Children's Theatre -a theatrical production group supported entirely by members of their youth performance ensemble, Moonlight Directions! Based on Lubbock Moonlight Musicals' love for education and family-fun, this production shall provide additional performance practice for Moonlight Directions and an entertaining experience for all guests! Featuring music from the classic film, Disney's "Beauty and the Beast Jr." tells a "tale as old as time" of young provincial woman, Belle, and her search to find the love she has only glimpsed among the pages of her beloved books. Similarly searching, though for vastly different reasons, a spell-bound young prince, now only known as the Beast, must learn the true meanings of love before time runs out. "Be our guest" and enjoy Saturday morning performances and budget-friendly tickets for Disney's "Beauty and the Beast Jr."!"

CACTUS THEATER
HOLLY AVENUE DEBUT
7:30 PM
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.3233
TICKETS:   $20  Please call 806.762.3233 to purchase tickets or visit the Cactus Theater Box Office
www.cactustheater.com  


SATURDAY, JUNE 27 and SUNDAY, JUNE 28:  -

LUBBOCK GUN & BLADE SHOW

Saturday;  9:00 AM-5:00 PM  Sunday:  10:00 AM-5:00 PM
TICKETS:  $6 for adults; Children under 12 are free.  Tickets available at the door.
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Summer Gun & Blade Show where you are sure to find something you may need.  Guns, gun accessories, ammo, knives, knife sharpening, western art, even items for the ladies and kids.
http://www.silverspurtradeshows.com/

SUNDAY, JUNE 28:  -



LIVE MUSIC: -

THURSDAY, JUNE 25:  -


LA DIOSA
SPIVEY
7:30 PM
$3 cover charge
901 17th Street
http://www.ladiosacellars.com/


McPHERSON CELLARS
PATIO NIGHTS –  ALMA QUARTET
7:00 – 10:00 PM
1615 Texas Avenue  806.687.9463
http://www.mcphersoncellars.com/page?pageid=4a1135f6-eab2-f612-3fe8-34c5293f209a

Come enjoy wines by the glass or bottle, and our favorite, Crusty's wood-fired pizza, will be available for purchase.

FRIDAY, JUNE 26:  -

BACKSTAGE LUBBOCK
VIOLENT VENDETTA DIGITAL ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
7:00 PM
1711 Texas Avenue
http://backstagelubbock.com/

BLUE LIGHT
JOHN EDWARD BAUMANN with CODY JASPER
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.1185
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/
http://www.johnbaumannmusic.com/

LA DIOSA
FUNK PUPPETS
7:30 PM
$5 cover charge
901 17th Street
http://www.ladiosacellars.com/

OVERTON HOTEL
JUNIOR VASQUEZ
7:00 – 10:00 PM
2322 Mac Davis Lane  806.776.7000

SATURDAY, JUNE 27:  -

BACKSTAGE LUBBOCK

DRIVER’S BIRTHDAY BASH FEATURING RESIDUE & THE WYLDZ
8:00 PM
$7 COVER CHARGE
1711 Texas Avenue
http://backstagelubbock.com/

LA DIOSA
GINGER AND THE ALCHEMISTS
7:30 PM
$5 cover charge
901 17th Street
http://www.ladiosacellars.com/


OVERTON HOTEL
BRAD ETHRIDGE
7:00 – 10:00 PM
2322 Mac Davis Lane  806.776.7000


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
http://www.buddyhollycenter.org/
BUDDY HOLLY GALLERY
The Buddy Holly Gallery features a permanent exhibition on the life and music of Buddy Holly. Artifacts owned by the City of Lubbock, as well as other items that are on loan, are presented in this exciting exhibition. Included in the display are Buddy Holly's Fender Stratocaster; a songbook used by Holly and the Crickets, clothing, photographs, recording contracts, tour itineraries, Holly's glasses, homework assignments, report cards, and much more


FINE ARTS GALLERY
Illuminance
June 26th – August 15th, 2015
A national competitive biennial exhibition featuring photographic work from across the nation will be on display in the Fine Arts Gallery. Photographs submitted for this exhibition will focus on the theme, “The Feeling of Rural Night,” set by this year’s juror, Rixon Reed, owner of photo-eye gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

FOYER GALLERY
LARRY WILMONT:  JAPAN – ANCIENT TO MODERN
June 5 – July 5, 2015
The Buddy Holly Center announces Larry Wilmot: Japan – Ancient to Modern. Local photographer, Larry Wilmot, will share a selection of images from his brief sojourn to Japan in 2014, highlighting the contrast between traditional practices and contemporary society. This exhibition takes us from the Ancient Temples and Shrines to the most modern elements of the country.
GLASSYALLEY ART STUDIO
Monday-Friday  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
1940 Texas Avenue

Pauline Mills opened her art studio and gallery in October 2009 in a quaint building on Texas Avenue in Lubbock, Texas. A dream finally became reality.
Pauline’s goal is to give Lubbock and regional artists a chance to showcase their artistic talents.
Services the gallery offers include:
Gallery space for artist rental on a monthly basis at $50.00 per month.
Gallery can also be rented for events: meetings, photography shoots, birthday parties, and other possible events. Prices are available upon request.
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

18th Street and Flint Avenue  806.742.3825
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ART/index.php


LUBBOCK AREA TEXAS TECH ART ALUMNI EXHIBITION
June 13-July 25
Landmark and Studio Galleries
The Texas Tech University School of Art presents Lubbock Area Texas Tech Art Alumni Exhibition. The exhibition will be on view from Saturday, June 13th – Thursday, June 25th in the Studio Gallery on the first floor of the School of Art Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
The Lubbock Area Texas Tech Art Alumni Exhibition features works by Texas Tech School of Art alumni that continue their artistic practice in the West Texas region. It showcases a diverse range of mediums and content while bringing together a group of artists at various stages in their post-Texas Tech careers. 
The exhibitions, speakers and related programs at Landmark Arts and the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible, in part, by generous grants from the Helen Jones Foundation and The CH Foundation. Additional support comes from cultural activities fees administered through the College of Visual & Performing Arts.

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 John Hitchcock, “Storms of War” “Re Tracing the Plains”.
June 5 – August 1, 2015
“Storms of War” consists of works on paper. A multimedia installation of printed matter. The exhibition references the trauma of war and fragility of life. Artist John Hitchcock sets familiar images of U.S. military weaponry against unfamiliar mythological and hybrid creatures originating from the Wichita Mountains in western Oklahoma to allegorically explore the notion of assimilation and control.
About the artist: John Hitchcock uses the print medium with its long history of social and political commentary to explore relationships of community, land and culture. He is an artist and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he teaches screenprinting, relief cut and installation art. He earned his MFA in printmaking and photography at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, and received his BFA from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. Hitchcock has received numerous awards, including the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Artistic Innovation and Collaboration grant, and has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally.
http://www.lhuca.org/JohnHitchcock.html  

The Helen Devitt Jones Studio will feature Ken Dixon’s exhibit of eighteen months of studies and finished works that provide a window into the artist’s studio.
June 5 – August 1, 2015
This group of works and objects is a window into my studio over the past eighteen months.
t I opened a one-person exhibition at William Campbell Contemporary Art in November 2013 with a body of work that had been assembled over the previous twenty-four months; and, as I like to allow myself long periods of time in which I just let my mind/eyes go, December 2013 seemed like an appropriate time to “let go” and experiment.
This installation is a simple “recreation” of my studio walls. Works are generally hung in an arrangement which shows when they came into existence. Two older works (Order & Disorder --- Borrowed Parts” and Terrazzo/ Texas Falls) are included because the were living on the studio walls in December 2013.
It started with my intention to make another work which explored the collage border that appeared on Terrazzo/ Texas Falls. At the same time, I made a long paper chain in order to pile it up to photograph and reproduce selected “crops” of it. I imagined that these cropped shots might offer another interpretation(translation) of the waterfall in Terrazzo/ Texas Falls. From that point it became a stream of conscious “linkage” of one work to another, one experiment suggesting another version or suggesting a tangent of that version. Order and Disorder---Borrowed Parts became simply a handy “hanger” for the long paper chain I had made and wanted to preserve. But that arrangement, in itself, suggested keeping this combination of elements as an idea.
I am particularly aware of these influences that found their way into the work:
A group of drawing books garnered from the closing sale of Larry McMurtry’s bookshop in Archer City, Texas. These books contained:
An exhibition catalogue of Leonardo’s notebook drawings of moving water, clouds and fragments of script; and two books on Northern Renaissance drawing with many images of chiaroscuro drawing on toned papers, especially dark green and red.
A road trip north on Route 83 through land I had never seen --- the western mid-west to Mount Rushmore, the Badlands of South Dakota (and eastern Montana) to the Devils Tower and across Wyoming and the Santa Fe Trail along the Arkansas River in eastern Colorado.
My studio walls, where unexplored images and notes live, accompanied by units and fragments from older works that stare down at me from their random “storage” locations on the studio walls.
Some of the works in this installation may become a bridge to somewhere else and will get recycled. And some of these woks will surely end up with a title and will be shown in future venues. I may better figure this out after I first see the work outside the studio.
http://www.lhuca.org/KenDixon2015.html


The John Lott Gallery will feature “DEARTH”, a collaborative exhibition between artists and scientists from Texas Tech University. The result is an artistic expression of the water scarcity issue in the Texas panhandle.
May 1 – June 27, 2015  *ENDS SATURDAY*
Dearth: Communicating Science through Art
Curated by: Rebecca Hopp and Jenny Lloyd-Strovas
Dearth is a word of many facets. As a whole, it means scarcity or lacking, but by breaking it down you find the words “art” and “earth”. The Dearth Project is true to its name in all facets. It is an artistic expression of the water scarcity issues in the Texas Panhandle. Texas water sources, like playa wetlands and the Ogallala Aquifer, supply critical services for our ecosystems. The life-giving properties of these water sources promote biodiversity in an arid landscape, creating a unique mosaic of plant and animal communities. They also provide the water that we need for personal health and hygiene, as well as our dominant industry – agriculture. Dearth is a collaborative project between scientists and multidisciplinary artists that resulted in an artistic view of water-based research conducted in the Texas Panhandle. By walking the land, investigating research, and conversations with the scientists, the artists created imagery that spoke to their interests, questions, and beliefs concerning these water issues. This is an innovative approach to science communication and is designed to integrate themes of rigorous research, water conservation, and aesthetics. The project challenges Texans to investigate their role in the plight of playa wetlands and the Ogallala Aquifer.
Jenny Lloyd-Strovas, Ph.D. is a TEACH Consultant with the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center at Texas Tech University. Her research areas include environmental education and literacy. She studies large scale patterns of environmental education programs in Texas and explores nature experiences throughout the life cycle that positively influence environmental literacy levels.
Rebecca J. Hopp, M.F.A. is an instructor for the Literacy through Photography and Houston Center for Photography in Houston, TX. Through these organizations, she teaches children about the art of photography. Her artwork focuses on natural sources, the land, and the people who make up agriculture with a goal to educate and encourage conversations about agriculture. 
Contributing Artists:  Rebecca J. Hopp, MFA (Photography) Juanita Exiga, MFA (Printmaking) Melissa O’Connell (Studio Art) Jonathan Whitfill (Sculpture)  Joseph Drake (Sculpture)
Contributing Scientists:  Kevin Mulligan, Ph.D. Nancy E. McIntyre, Ph.D.
 
Martin McDonald Gallery will feature David Lamb-Vines, “What is Primary?” This body of work emphasizes through color and form, the essential connection of beauty, relationship and meaning.
June 5-27, 2015  *ENDS SATURDAY*
As an artist, I seek to accomplish three purposes: to express myself playfully, to share my sense of happiness with others, and to give form to the flow of creativity bubbling up from within. I paint with acrylics, choosing bright colors and most often applying the paint straight from the tube or bottle without mixing or diluting. Painting deliberately, I use my brush with precision to make sharp lines and clear boundaries between different color fields, in this way creating strong visual impressions. I paint both for my own and the viewers’ enjoyment, seeking to draw out a pleasurable response. In this way, I use my work as a means of self-expression to satisfy my creative impulse and to create an experience of play and joyous community with others.
Producing works with intensely vibrant color and child-like themes, David has established himself as a “visionary artist”, attracting collectors and recognition from the wider art community in Lubbock and Texas. David owns art for goodness sake, a studio and gallery where he produces and displays his and other artist’s work. He has been in business since 2009, when Dr. Karl T. Dockray MD offered wall space in his office to hang his paintings. His expressed purpose is to produce original art and facilitate the creative flow and exchange of ideas in a supportive, non-judging environment. 
http://www.lhuca.org/DavidLamb-Vines.html
http://www.artforgoodnesssake.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54126931@N03/       
 

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH MOODY PLANETARIUM

LASER SHOWS / ASTRONOMY SHOWS
SECRET OF THE CARDBOARD ROCKET
BLACK HOLES
June 2 – June 30, 2015

Wednesday-Sunday
2:00 PM   SECRET OF THE CARDBOARD ROCKET
3:30 PM   BLACK HOLES
 
Saturday Shows:
11:30 AM  SEASON STARGAZING
2:00 PM    SECRET OF THE CARDBOARD ROCKET
3:30 PM    BLACK HOLES

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

THROUGH THE NEEDLE’S EYE 
May 3 – September 6
Gallery 1
The Embroiderer's Guild of America's National Exhibit Through the Needle's Eye, is a showcase of the best in artistic and technical embroidery. This juried exhibit features contemporary embroidery from across the nation. The works include both traditional and contemporary embroidery techniques employed to create clothing, wall-pieces, jewelry, vessels and sculpture. The exhibition shows the diversity of embroidery and how this age old art form continues to be practiced by artists of the 21st century. For the Museum of Texas Tech venue the works will be complimented by pieces made by skilled embroiderers from the region, many of whom are master embroiderers. Embroidered pieces from the Clothing and Textile Collection of the Museum of Texas Tech University will round out the offerings. The wonderful 1820s school girl samplers, 18th century embroidered purses, embroidered household linens and other works from the permanent collection will be showcased.
40th ANNUAL WESTERN FEDERATION OF WATERCOLOR SOCIETIES EXHIBITION
April 16 – July 16, 2015
Gallery 2&3

The annual juried exhibition of the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies presents work from artists who are members of at least one of twelve regional watercolor societies, including the Arizona Watercolor Association, Colorado Watercolor Society, Idaho Watercolor Society, Nevada Watercolor Society, San Diego Watercolor Society, Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild, Southwestern Watercolor Society, Texas Watercolor Society, Utah Watercolor Society, Watercolor Society of Oregon, and the West Texas Watercolor Society. The Western Federation was founded in 1974 and held its first show in 1976.
The 2015 juror, Linda Baker, selected works by ninety-six artists from among a combined membership in the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies of more than 5,000 artists. The works are in a variety of water-based media including, for example, casein, gouache, tempera, acrylic and transparent watercolor.
This exhibition has been organized by the West Texas Watercolor Society and has been made possible in part through a grant from the city of Lubbock as recommended by Civic Lubbock, Inc. The project is also supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.
ANARTICA-PIONEERING AMERICAN EXPLORATIONS OF THE FROZEN CONTINENT  January 30-December 20, 2015 
Main Gallery, Gallery 6 and Balcony

Battling roaring winds, freezing temperatures, and crevasses, F. Alton Wade, joined the Second Byrd Expedition to Antarctica in 1933. He was appointed lead geologist for the Eastern Sledge Party, a 77 day sled journey into the unknown of Marie Byrd Land.
In 1939, Wade, returned to the icy frontier as Senior Scientist for the United States Antarctic Service to plan and manage the expedition’s scientific program as well as command the cutting-edge Snow Cruiser, a mobile research lab equipped with an airplane on its roof. Wade came to Texas Tech University in 1954 serving as Chair of the Department of Geosciences and leading 6 Texas Tech Antarctic expeditions. Wade was also a member of the first group of professors to be awarded as a Horn Professor. In 1971, he created the Antarctic Research Center at the Museum of Texas Tech University to further advance the discoveries of the Texas Tech expeditions that are detailed in this year’s featured Horn Professor exhibition, “Antarctica – Pioneering American Explorations of the Frozen Continent,” a new exhibit running Jan. 30 – Dec. 20 at the Museum of Texas Tech University.
The exhibit highlights nearly 100 objects from the collections of the Museum of Texas Tech University, said Tabitha Schmidt, interim director for the Museum. Attendees can learn why it took 200 years before large sections of the Antarctic interior could be explored. Penguins, sled dogs, fossils of ancient animals, and a mummified seal tell the story of how this seemingly inhospitable landscape, 98 percent covered in snow and ice, has evolved and always teemed with life.
“Not only will you be able to trace the steps of Antarctic exploration, you can see how you would measure up to a life-sized cutout of an Emperor penguin, interact with games that test your knowledge of Antarctic exploration, learn about the Frozen Continent’s prehistoric tropical past, and see what parts of an actual exploration campsite would have looked like,” Schmidt said. “The exhibition also features a large mock glacier in the main gallery that contains a continuous mural depicting Antarctic scenery. These are experiences you will not want to miss.”

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, 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.

HAROLD DOW BUGBEE
The NRHC is proud to exhibit selected works of Harold Dow Bugbee on loan from the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum. Bugbee is credited as being The Original Artist of the Texas Plains and his work demonstrates why he deserves this title. The exhibit is underwritten by the CH Foundation and guest curated by Michael Grauer

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.
PEACHTREE GALLERY
Thursday – Saturday 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
901 17th Street  806.470.9996
http://peachtreegallerylubbock.com/

Peachtree Gallery is a small gallery located in the historic downtown of Lubbock, Texas.

Artists
David Bondt, Jordan Brown, Stacy Brunsen, Micah Cash, Jason Cytacki, Jimmy Dyer, Betsy Edwards, John Franklin, Dolan Geiman, Evan Hawley, Kathy Hinson, Ronda Ivy, Dyan Newton, Sarah Otts, Liz Potter, Nick Ryan, Lorelei Skizenta, Alyssa Underwood, Cecelia Weldon.

Peachtree Gallery, established in June 2013, is a small commercial art gallery located in the historic downtown Depot District in Lubbock, Texas.  The mission of our space is a dedication to creating a sense of welcome and invitation in a fine art gallery setting.  It is meant to be an establishment where both artist and collector feels represented, well cared for, and, most importantly to our vision, a place where both parties feel at home and understood.   Our dream is to be space that inspires and encourages understanding and growth in the Lubbock art community.
New Artists and New Work
 Peachtree Gallery is proud to announce is collaboration with two new artists from outside of our local community.  We are welcoming Madeline Lippert, an embroidery artist, from North Carolina and Weatherly Stroh, an oil painter from MIchigan.
YOGA in the Gallery
 As a part of the creative community in Lubbock, we love opening our doors for collaborative events and activities to help bring more beauty to life in our space.  We are now hosting weekly yoga classes in the gallery!
 The details:
Every Wednesday at 11AM
Anyone may attend!  The classes are geared towards all experience levels.
Our teachers are local yogis Lindsay Kerr and Jalie Kimbrough.
Taking inspiration from institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, we are excited to offer a new way for us all to experience art.  We believe that art and yoga live together so beautifully and want to share that experience with each of you. 
 Elements Yoga Series
 In addition to Wednesday mornings, Lindsay Kerr will be hosting a four-week series on Monday evenings.  The series will be themed around the elements:  Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water.  It's going to be a great series!  The dates are:
June 29
Each class will begin at 6PM and last for one hour.  Because we want to share yoga with everyone, all of our classes are donation based.  We suggest $10, but feel free to give more or less as you are able.  Don't have a mat?  That's okay - we have mats here! 
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SOUTHWEST COLLECTION/SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY
2805 15th Street  (15th Street and Detroit)
http://www.swco.ttu.edu/

ODIS “POP” ECHOLS:  MUSICIAN, EDUCATOR, PROMOTER, MENTOR 
April 6 – September 11, 2015
The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library announces a new music history exhibit honoring Odis “Pop” Echols. Echols was an influential musician and music promoter from 1927-1973. The exhibit highlights his music career achievements. His archival collection of papers, photographs and audiovisual materials is available for research at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.
THE WOMEN WHO SHAPED TEXAS TECH 
March 2015 through September 2015

The second annual “Women Who Shaped Texas Tech” exhibit is on display in the Coronelli Rotunda Gallery of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library. The exhibit, as part of Women’s History Month, honors those who have made lasting impressions on the University’s history.
Featured this year are Lucille S. Graves, the first African-American student enrolled at Texas Tech; Ophelia Powell-Malone, the first African-American student to graduate with a bachelor’s degree; Faye Bumpass, a nationally known author of bilingual education textbooks who became one of the first female Horn Professors at Texas Tech; Mary Jeanne van Appledorn, a Horn Professor who taught at Tech for more than 50 years; and Mina Wolf Lamb, who helped established the federally funded Women, Infants and Children (WIC) supplemental food program at the Lubbock Children’s Health Clinic where she had volunteered for 18 years as a teacher of nutrition.
Through hard work and forward thinking, the women featured in this exhibit helped Texas Tech became and remain an institution dedicated to providing an excellent education for women.

DR. SHERMAN VINOGRAD-MEDICAL SCIENCE DIRECTOR AT NASA
May 2014-September  2015
During the eighteen years that Dr. Vinograd served as NASA’s Director of Medical Science he led medical engineering and vehicle development research relating to manned space flight. Among his many accomplishments was the establishment of the in-flight Medial Experiments Program, which evaluated human responses to extended space flight in preparation for the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab manned space flight programs. His greatest achievement was conceptualizing, establishing, and chairing the Space Medicine Advisory Group (SPAMAG), which was charged with defining the earth-based and space-based research and life-support requirements for a manned orbiting research laboratory. This group proposed an orbiting laboratory designed according to the needs of future human flight crews which resulted in the creation of Skylab. Now on display at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library through September 2015, is an exhibit containing books, photographs, artifacts, and medical and scientific reports. More information on this topic can be found in the Sherman P. Vinograd Papers.

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 William Kittredge 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

NEW EXHIBITS JUNE – AUGUST 2015:
MICHAEL SYNATZSKE – paintings, sculptures, clay figures – JUNE 1 THROUGH AUGUST 31
WILLA FINLEY – “Blooms” - color photography of the world’s natural wonders through JUNE 30
WEST TEXAS WATERCOLOR SOCIETY – New watercolors from one of West Texas’ oldest and most prolific water media groups – ONGOING
LINDA ADKINS – Heirloom jewelry creations made from vintage materials - ONGOING
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, Melissa Jones, 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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

BUDDY HOLLY CENTER SUMMER SHOWCASE CONCERT SERIES

The Buddy Holly Center is gearing up for another summer of music and fun with the annual Summer Showcase Concert Series. Performances are every Thursday evening from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Meadows Courtyard, May 21st - August 20th.
The Summer Showcase experience is in a modern environment where patrons can enjoy original and unique Texas made music. Summer Showcase 2015 is free to the public. There will be a cash bar, food and beverages available for purchase. Please no outside beverages allowed.
The schedule is as follows:
6/25: Touch of Soul
7/2: Shane Rogers Band
7/9: Outlier
7/16: The Hat Trick
7/23: The Prairie Scholars
7/30: Mariachi Amistad
8/6: Buggaboo
8/13: Reverend Al & the Pythons
8/20: Patricia Vonne
 
THE MAINES BROTHERS BAND CONCERT & PANHANDLE DANCE

Tickets on Sale Now! 
The Maines Brothers Band Concert & Panhandle Dance
Saturday, August 8, 2015, 7:30 PM
Exhibit Hall
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane
 
All the original members of the The Maines Brothers Band back together for a one-night only event singing their favorite hits including "Break the Fall" and "Amarillo Highway."  The concert will include a dance this year.
 
Ticket prices:  $45 on the floor (including service fee) and $35 in the bleachers-seat back chairs,  (including service fee), 770-2000 or selectaseatlubbock.com

 

 

"WHITE ON WHITE" JURIED COMPETITION AT LHUCA

A winter season juried exhibition is calling for artists to submit monochromatic works, with absence of color, from the many hues and shades of white, and neutrals.
Open call: To all artists working in painting, drawing, prints, video, collage, mixed media and photography and 3-D work fitting on a pedestal no bigger than 24”, wall sculptures and wall installations. There are no size limitations for 2-D work, but we will only accept plexiglass as the glazing on framed pieces.

Deadline:  October 2, 2015
 Contact Information
Linda Cullum linda.cullum@lhuca.org
 Location
LHUCA Lubbock, Texas
 http://lhuca.org/whiteOnWhite.html



HIGH NOON CONCERTS: 2015
 
 
 

JULY        

 

1st
 

 

Westwinds Brass Band
 

8th
 

 

D.G. Flewellyn-Singer/Songwriter

15th
 

 

Kenny Maines

22nd
 

 

Brad Ethridge

29th
 

 

Kody Kothmann & Boys- Fiddle Music

 

AUGUST   

 

5TH
 

 

West Garza
 

12TH
 

 

 John Sprott
 

19TH
 

 

“The TriTones”

26TH
 

X
       

Concert cancelled-school back in session

 
 

Hungry?  Raiders Burrito and Owens Lunch and Go will be our vendors providing a variety of food items.
Concerts held at the Lubbock County Courthouse Gazebo.
 
SOUTH PLAINS WOODTURNERS EXHIBITIONS NOW BEING SHOWN

South Plains Woodturners Exhibition at the Pecan Grill Located in Overton Hotel featuring the wood artistry of Randy Thorne.

The South Plains Woodturners Mahon Library Exhibition

On Exhibit through June 2015
1306 9th Street
Hours:  Monday - Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.. Thursday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m

Other exhibits outside the Cultural District include:  Grace Clinic and City Bank at 5219 City Bank Pkwy.

At the Science Spectrum:
Lubbock’s Largest Annual Animal Event is Back…
 
CRITTERFEST ‘15
It’s a Zoo in Here!
Thurs., Fri., Sat., June 25, 26, & 27  (10:00am to 6:00pm)
&  Sun., June 28 (12:00 noon to 6:00pm)
 
Lubbock’s most popular annual animal event is back again this June.  No where else in town can you see tigers, elephants, alligators, crocodiles, zebras, camels, a kangaroo, giant tortoises, big snakes, and tons of other cool animals as the Science Spectrum literally turns into a Zoo for four days.  Awesome and amazing animal acts, as well as the extremely popular petting zoo, pony rides and cow milking demonstrations, along with many of other animals on display continue to make this event a hit for the whole family!     
 
Two exciting shows will be featured at this year’s CritterFest. The Big Cat Tiger Show and Crocodile Encounters will headline the always popular animal entertainment.  The Big Cat Tiger Show is a returning act from several years ago that features a variety of tigers including a rare white tiger. This show will not only astound you with the cat’s intelligence, but teach important lessons about conserving the World’s endangered species.  Crocodile Encounters is an educational reptile show that will introduce you to live American Alligators and Nile Crocodiles in order to educate the public about conserving these often misunderstood animals.
 
Schedule of Daily Showtimes:
 
Big Cat Tiger Shows: 1:00, 3:00 & 5:00pm daily (Exhibit Hall)
Crocodile Encounters: 2:00 & 4:00 pm daily (Lower Level Café)
 
Your ticket to CritterFest not only includes viewing of all the amazing animals on display and getting up close and personal seating to all of the exciting shows, but even includes regular Museum admission.  The Science Spectrum Museum is home to Lubbock’s only public Aquarium Exhibition, Texas Alive: the Brazos River Journey!, a 6000 square foot permanent exhibit with both fresh and saltwater fish and other native Texas animals. 
 
Tickets for CritterFest ‘15 can only be purchased at the door each day of the event!  Box office opens at 10:00am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 11:30am on Sunday.
 
General Admission Ticket rates for CritterFest ’14:
Adults: $12.50
Children (3-12): $10.00
Seniors (60+): $10.00
 
Member Admission Prices for CritterFest ’14 Shows: 
$4.50 Adults
$3.50 Children
 
*Children 2 and under receive free event admission. 
**Additional fees for animal feeding, rides, or photos will apply.
 
For more event information the public may call 806-745-2525, or visit www.sciencespectrum.org.

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