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THURSDAY, MAY 21:  -

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

The Buddy Holly Center is eager to present Element as part of Summer Showcase, the weekly Thursday night concert series held in the Meadows Courtyard.  On May 21, 2015, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Element will treat the audience to funk music.  A cash bar, beverages and food will be available for purchase.  Please, no outside beverages allowed.
 
Element has been keeping the funk alive in Lubbock since 2004. Composed of Chicago John on lead vocals, Mike Austin on guitar, Rikki Horton on keyboard and saxophone, Freddie Currie on bass and Charles Francis on drums, this band has taken Lubbock by storm with an impeccable groove that gets listeners up and moving. They describe their style as similar to that of the iconic soul and funk group, Kool & the Gang. Element plays a full schedule locally and no matter the venue, there is always a huge turnout. The Center is thrilled to have them perform; this is a show not to miss!

FRIDAY, MAY 22:   -

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
GOOGLE 2015 SEMINAR:  WHAT LOCAL BUSINESSES NEED TO KNOW
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
3301 4th Street  
Tickets:  $25
http://cleverlyengaged.com/google-2015-event

The upcoming Google 2015: What Local Business Owners Need to Know, is a Friday morning seminar on digital marketing designed for local businesses in Lubbock, TX. Speakers, Whit Whitley and Corey Barnett have shared insights on growing website traffic and revenue online at Texas Tech, The Lubbock Business Association and the Lubbock American Advertising Federation. Collaborating on Google 2015, Whitley and Barnett will each present on Search Engine Optimization, Content Marketing, Mobile Websites, and Local Business Reviews. In addition, on site website audits will be conducted, free of charge, combined with Q & A throughout speaking sessions. Marketing managers, directors and business owners are encouraged to attend this first of its kind event, hosted by the Museum of Texas Tech University.



CACTUS THEATER
TRIBUTE TO TOM PETTY, FLEETWOOD MAC and THE EAGLES
7:30 PM
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue 
TICKETS:  $20  Please call 806.762.3233 to purchase tickets or visit the Cactus Theater Box Office
www.cactustheater.com  


SATURDAY, MAY 23:  -

CACTUS THEATER
LUENELL LIVE AT THE CACTUS
7:00 PM and 10:00 PM
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
Tickets:  806.762.3233 or www.cactustheater.com   Platinum VIP (Box Seating) :  $100; VIP (First Four Rows):  $50; First Row Balcony $45; General Admission $30

Luenell of Tollete, Arkansas is an actress and comedian known for movies and appearances in: Think Like A Man, Think Like A Man Too (starring Kevin Hart), The Rock (starring Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery), That's My Boy (starring Adam Sandler), Never Die Alone with DMX, and the hilarious movie Borat. Luenell is widely known for her comedy performances as part of the Katt Williams American Hustle Live Tour and Series. She has also performed her stand-up act on a ShowTime special called Snoop Dogg's Bad Girls of Comedy. Top Shelf Entertainment presents and openly welcomes the actress, and a veteran queen of comedy, LUENELL, live at the Cactus Theater for her first visit to Lubbock, Texas. 
Opening Acts: Comedians JAYMAC & HANNIBAL THOMPSON.

SUNDAY, MAY 24:  -

LIVE MUSIC: -

THURSDAY, MAY 21:  -

BACKSTAGE LUBBOCK
KNOCK ‘EM DEAD COMEDY TOUR with ANDREW OUELLETTE and JAKE DANIELS
8:00 PM
1711 Texas Avenue
Tickets:  $5
http://backstagelubbock.com/


BLUE LIGHT
THE GONERS
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.1185
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/


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

Our favorite, Crusty’s wood fired pizza, will be available for purchase
MEAN WOMAN GRILL
WEST GARZA
11:30 AM
2103 Marsha Sharp Freeway
http://meanwomangrill.com/ 

We love the music of West Garza and we have him on stage every Thursday at 11:30 AM. That’s great news for everyone!
Orestes West Garza is a humble man. He tell us that he is a nobody, having no fame, no fortune and no recordings except for a few home-made ones stashed away. He says he sings and plays because he loves doing so. He neglected to mention talent. Talent he has. You see, he is a professional musician like many of our other artists, but much of his abilities derive from a natural talent rather than formal technical training.
http://meanwomangrill.com/orestes-west-garza/

MEAN WOMAN GRILL
SHADOWS AND LIGHT with CURTIS PEOPLES and HEATHER HEDGE
6:30 PM
2103 Marsha Sharp Freeway
http://meanwomangrill.com/ 

Curtis Peoples is much more than a Lubbock Musician who’s worked in the music industry for some four decades. He’s worked in many recording studios and been a production manager for a host of events.
http://meanwomangrill.com/Curtis-Peoples-Live-Music/
Heather Hedge, like many of our musicians, is formally trained, having graduated from SPC in Commercial Music. She has previously been playing in a Duo with Ashley Howell, called Hedge and Howell. She is also a visual artist and a very good one (https://www.facebook.com/hedgeartdesigns).
Find out more about Heather Hedge at http://meanwomangrill.com/Heather-Hedge-Live%20Music/
Together, they are Shadows and Light, which is described as a musical venture. Though this is a rather new duo, they’ve apparently performed together with the Flatland Dance group at their Collide Concert in the past. What we can assure is that this will be a very talented and creative duo, who will be performing a mix of Jazz, blues, folk and other fusion music. They mostly play original music peppered with a few covers tunes, usually with a twist.




FRIDAY, MAY 22:  -

BLUE LIGHT
CASEY BERRY CD RELEASE
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.1185
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/

MEAN WOMAN GRILL
COREY KILLOUGH
11:30 AM
2103 Marsha Sharp Freeway
http://meanwomangrill.com/ 

As of this post date, Corey is ranked as the #1 Singer/Songwriter by ReverbNation in Lubbock.

Corey Killough was born and raised on the south plains of Lubbock, TX. His earliest music memories came from singing along to AC/DC and Metallica as loud as his lungs could handle with his father. This led him to receiving his first guitar at the age of 13. He would spend the following few years in his room playing along with every punk rock record he owned until he knew every chord by heart.
As his love for music grew and his skills improved he began to branch out and started playing for his church as well as with friends in various bands throughout high school. Though he has been writing songs his whole life he didn’t start finding a passion for the craft until he experienced his first heartbreak. It was then that he saw his guitar and words alike as a release and began to turn to music as his own personal escape.
“Music means something different to everyone and I hope to capture that in my songwriting. I try my best to tell my story through sound in a way that every listener can relate. I think that’s what music and especially songwriting is all about.”
You can find out more about Corey at http://meanwomangrill.com/Corey-Killough-Live%20Music/

MEAN WOMAN GRILL
GARY NIX TRIO
6:30 PM
2103 Marsha Sharp Freeway
http://meanwomangrill.com/ 

According to Reverbnation, Gary Nix is one of the Top 3 musicians in Lubbock and the number 1 in Country music.
Gary Nix is an Arkansas immigrant to the Lubbock area and has an extensive music history; playing with Charlie Rich, Ferlin Husky, and The Wilkinson Bros. in Branson. He has opened for Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, and many others. You can hear some of Gary Nix’s work and find out more about him at http://www.reverbnation.com/garynixwesttexas
For more information about Gary Nix, Visit http://meanwomangrill.com/Gary-Nix-Live-Music/
The other members of the band are also accomplished musicians, consisting of Lonnie Kuss and Brian Ashburn.

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

SATURDAY, MAY 23:  -

BLUE LIGHT
HOGG MAULIES with TROY CARTWRIGHT
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.1185
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/

CRICKET’S
EVADING ARREST
10:00 PM
2412 Broadway
http://events.lubbockonline.com/events/music/evading-arrest-crickets-1

MEAN WOMAN GRILL
ONSTAGE 2015 MUSIC STUDIO SERIES
1:00-5:00 PM
2103 Marsha Sharp Freeway
http://meanwomangrill.com/ 

Mean Woman Grill will be hosting the Musicians of the Music Studio for Onstage 2015.  The 37 musicians are students, aged 5 through 29. Most will be playing piano backed up by guitar and drums. The theme for the show is TV/Movie/Video game music. Songs include “Greased Lightning,” “Star Wars Theme,” “It’s Not Unusual,” and “Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious.”

MEAN WOMAN GRILL
JERRY SERRANO, SARAH JOY, and ZOE CARTER SUPER SHOW
6:30 PM
2103 Marsha Sharp Freeway
http://meanwomangrill.com/

We bring to the stage Jerry Serrano, Sarah Joy and Zoe Carter, and an amazing bundle of extreme talent. Each of them started playing music at a very early age, never losing interest. All are now music pros. These are driven individuals. Each of them are formidable singers as well as accomplished songwriters. In fact Jerry Serrano recently won the songwriting competition at the Blue Light, and Zoe Carter won the Texas Tech songwriters competition before graduating.
Between them, they play the guitar, piano, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, flute, cello, violin, upright base and probably a few I don’t yet know about.
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
WEST TEXAS WATERCOLOR SOCIETY SPRING MEMBERSHIP SHOW
May 1 – June 14, 2015

West Texas Watercolor Society is composed of approximately 100 water media artists from primarily the West Texas area. The Spring Membership Show allows these artists to display and sell their beautiful art works, as well as compete for merit awards as judged by Dr. Candace Keller, Professor of Art and Curator of Art-Museum/Abraham Art Gallery at Wayland Baptist University-Plainview.

FOYER GALLERY
ART LEAGUE OF WEST TEXAS
April 16 - May 24, 2015
The Buddy Holly Center will host the spring exhibition of the Art League of West Texas, a nonprofit organization that supports artists through education, networking and exhibition while sharing the experience of visual arts with the West Texas community. James Watkins, Texas Tech University Horn Professor of Architecture, will be this year’s juror.
Exhibited Members:   
Nancye H. Briggs       Willa Finley     Jo Forbus
Frank Harmon            Liz Inskip-Paulk          Mary Ann McKay
Dyan Newton  Bill Northcut   Tammy Odom
Carol Peterson            Susan Pollard             Joyce Runyan
Iva Salinas      Kathryn Thomas        Tiffany Winters
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


28th ANNUAL JURIED ART STUDENT EXHIBITION
March 6-22, 2015  *ends Friday*
Landmark Gallery

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 Shannon & William Cannings, “Divided by a Common Language”.
April 3 – May 30, 2015
http://www.lhuca.org/ShannonAndWillCannings.html
http://www.shannoncannings.com/

How one couple manages a dual nationality/gender/art medium household and generates productive happiness. 
The best marriage advice we have ever received came from an unlikely source. One morning, the two host brothers of Car Talk on NPR broke from dispensing car advice (as they often do) to help settle an argument a married couple was having about their car. One brother said, “With every fight, you have to decide: Would you rather be right or would you rather be happy?” We try to keep this sentiment in mind when life gets crazy and stressful in our house and studios.
We have found it is best to have some aspects of our lives combined and some separate. We share a house, two kids, and a cat. Our studios remain separate, as much for practical reasons as philosophical ones. We have different physical studio needs because of our materials and scale, but also we need to have our own time and space to think.
We bring opposite perspectives to the subject of art. This is at once refreshing and frustrating. It is sometimes so great to have a sounding board that you know will be supportive and brutally honest. Because our artistic language overlaps, but it not redundant, we are able to speak about each other’s work with fresh thoughts. We can offer each other a perspective different from our own, but still understandable.
Sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, sometimes it works smoothly and sometimes…well, sometimes we are reminded that we chose early on to ride the roller coaster and not the merry go round. And we always sit in the front.
 
The Helen Devitt Jones Studio will feature Brian Brogan, “YOUR INNER VILLAGE”.
April 3 – May 30, 2015
http://www.lhuca.org/BrianBrogan.html
http://thepaintedstory.com/

Brogan's paintings have a bold palpable presence.  Inspired by dreams, visions and indigenous traditions, mystical landscapes are filled with animals, spirits and spirit creatures.

My work is rendered in a energetically charged process. Much of my imagery is dreamlike, and comes to me in dreams, visions, and other liminal states of consciousness where the material world meets the spirit world. I am attracted to dreamlike places where tropes merge, meanings shift, and past, present, and future fuse. At these junctures space can become time, and time can turn into space.
Form, structure, color, and other aspects of visual expression both define and defy meaning simultaneously. Work created from and inspired by these states of consciousness often evokes an embodied and participatory response in the viewer. The viewer finishes the story in their head and heart, becoming a part of the work, just as the work becomes a part of the viewer.
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
http://www.lhuca.org/Dearth.html

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 Katie Maratta, “earth, wind, fire and dairy queens”.
April 3 – May 30, 2015
http://www.lhuca.org/KatieMaratta.html
http://www.mcmurtreygallery.com/Artists/katie-maratta.html

Maratta’s landscapes depict the mythic west Texas country in pieces that are four feet long but, surprisingly, only one inch high.
My work visits the endless horizons of west Texas both in format and experience.
The four foot long, one inch high scale mimics the actual landscape as though seen from a moving car window: the distant, though precise, farm houses, fence lines, silos, and other iconic elements are scattered along the horizon.
Those elements become, in the gallery setting, the narrative of the Great Plains that the viewer must travel to read. The scale makes the work hard to appreciate from six feet away. Only by approaching the piece and walking its length can the viewer appreciate the specific landscape moments that echo the rich visual experience that is the Texas horizon.


MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH MOODY PLANETARIUM

LASER SHOWS / ASTRONOMY SHOWS

DINOSAUR PROPECHY
TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS

Wednesday-Sunday
2:00 PM   DINOSAUR PROPECHY

3:30 PM TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS

Saturday Shows:
11:30 AM  Seasonal Stargazing
 2:00 PM   DINOSAUR PROPECHY
 3:30 PM   TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS

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.

The mission of Peachtree Gallery is dedication to creating a sense of welcome and invitation in a fine art gallery setting. It is meant to be a place where both artist and collector feels represented and well cared for, and, most importantly to me, a space in which both parties feel at home and understood. Though small in size, Peachtree Gallery is rich in spirit and in representation, housing the works of artists from the Lubbock area as well as artists from all over the United States.

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.

This month we are showcasing another MFA candidate at TTU, Jillian Cooper.  Jillian is a jewelry maker and ceramicist finishing up her Master's degree this semester. We are so proud to be hosting her Master's Thesis Show.
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

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:
5/21: Element
5/28: John Sprott
6/4: Colin Gilmore
6/11: Wendy Colonna
6/18: Jenni Dale Lord
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
McPHERSON CELLARS WINE AND VINES CELEBRATION

McPherson Cellars would like to invite you to attend the 4th Annual Lubbock Wines and Vines Festival on May 29 & 30, to benefit Lubbock Meals on Wheels
 
What:   Wine tastings, food trucks, live music, wine and merchandise for sale.
            Friday only: Samples of beer brewed by local breweries and home brewers.
            Saturday only: Master Sommelier, Guy Stout, will conduct a winemaker panel discussion (limited attendance available, additional ticket purchase required). Hub City Master Chef Competition                             
 
Who:    Texas Wineries, Lubbock area chefs, Lubbock area brewers, Local food trucks, and Local musicians, Local Produce and more - all proceeds from entry will go to Lubbock Meals on Wheels.
 
When:  Friday, May 29 from 6:00pm-10:00pm and Saturday, May 30 from 12:00pm – 10:00pm
General Admission:
$20* for one day
(Friday or Saturday)
 
$30** for two days
(Friday and Saturday)
 
$15 for 10 beer tasting tickets (Friday only)
 
$12 per day without wine or beer tasting
 
*One-day rate includes 10 wine tasting tickets
**Two-day rate includes 20 wine tasting tickets
***Both include commemorative wine glass
    
                                                                                            
Where:  McPherson Cellars, 1615 Texas Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79401
 
For more information please call McPherson Cellars at 806-687-9463.

 

 
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCES SEEKS TO COMMISSION PROFESSIONAL ARTIST
College of Human Sciences Public Art RFQ (Texas Tech University) 

The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist(s) to create site-specific sculpture(s) to be placed at the College of Human Sciences building. The artist has the option to present a concept for either an interior or exterior piece. 
The College of Human Sciences provides multidisciplinary education, research, and service focused on individuals, families, and their environments for the purpose of improving and enhancing the human condition. They are particularly interested in an art piece that is reflective of this vision statement and the diverse majors and student populations within the college. Artists should represent these concepts without being too literal. Any concepts that may be considered polemic or political should be avoided. Finalists will develop a design concept that reflects the standards and culture of Texas Tech specific to the College of Human Sciences. They will prepare presentation materials, drawings, a model, and related specifications in sufficient detail and in the format required to convey the design intent. 
Location: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 
Budget: $89,000 
Deadline: June 2, 2015, 3 p.m. (Central) 
Link: http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=117136
 
 
THE LUBBOCK ART FESTIVAL’S FEATURED ARTIST’S EXHIBIT (BERKLEY WHITE) NOW SHOWING AT THE SCIENCE SPECTRUM
 “Underwater Explorer / Adventurer with an Artist’s Eye,” a photography and video exhibition by Lubbock native Berkley White, will be on display at the Science Spectrum, 2579 S. Loop 289, through June 21.
Berkley White is a noted underwater explorer, cinematographer and photo journalist. He has spent more than 20 years traveling the globe on underwater expeditions. His work has been featured in National Geographic, Discovery, BBC and independent film productions. He is the owner and founder of Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo, which has grown to be the largest underwater photographic equipment supplier in the U.S. and a leading training company for underwater photography techniques and dive adventure travel.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults and $6.50 for children age 30-12 and seniors. Admission to the exhibition is included with standard museum admission.

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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


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.
 
 
For the Media:
Animals and trainers from Big Cat Tiger Show, Crocodile Encounters, and with the Elephants will be available for media interviews and photos on Wednesday, June 24th from 4:30 to 6:30pm.  
 

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