THE LEGACY Hours: 9:00 AM
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
1500 14th Street 806.791.2723
4th ANNUAL SPLASH OF RED EXHIBIT
January 27 –March 31, 2017
The YWCA’s Legacy Event Center and The West Texas Watercolor Society is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Splash of Red Exhibit. Featured are over 40 paintings by local artists using the color red in either watercolor, acrylic, or mixed media formats. Patrons are encouraged to come by the Legacy from 9-5pm daily. A People’s Choice Award will be presented following the exhibit.
The Legacy Event Center is a beautiful venue for local artists to display their work and features various exhibits throughout the year. The West Texas Watercolor Society calls the Legacy its home and meets monthly to hone their talents through workshops and collaboration. In return, they host shows throughout the year and exhibit their work in ever-changing exhibits. The artwork and jewelry is also for sale with a portion going to the Legacy and the YWCA programs.
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1500 14th Street
BAYER MUSEUM OF AGRICULTURE The museum
BAYER MUSEUM OF AGRICULTURE
The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM year round.
1121 Canyon Lake Drive 806.744.3786
Guided Tours are $5.00. Reservations accepted at 806.744.3786
Agricultural machinery and artifacts, with exhibits dating to the pioneering years of agriculture on the South Plains. Exhibits include horse-drawn plows, planters, and cultivators, restored tractors and equipment, and household items.
The Bayer Museum of Agriculture takes you from horse drawn implements to the tech-Savvy, computer GPS, driven equipment and farmers of today.
The Alton Brazell Exhibit Hall contains the museum’s large collection of historic farming artifacts. From restored antique tractors to harvesting equipment, highlights include and interactive Blacksmith Shop, a history of cotton ginning exhibit, and the largest display of pedal tractors in the United States.
The Central Exhibit hall features the Crops: Harvesting the Facts exhibit about the major crops grown in the United States, The Cotton Harvesting Experience, and the Bayer Crop Science Exhibit. These exhibits are interactive with a focus on modern agriculture, its science and practices.
In the early 1930’s, to spur the economy from the depression and help American farmers, President Roosevelt and his administration, started “The Ropes Project” and/or “The Colony”. This area was an area of approximately 16,000 acres northwest of Ropesville, Texas. Approximately 77 families received, by a lottery system, a farm ranging from approximately 120-200 acres. It included a framed two-bedroom house of approximately 792 square feet, a windmill, and a barn. This house is one of the last original houses from the project. Future plans include the addition of a windmill, chicken coop and grainary.
House donated by Larry and Rebecca Smith in loving memory of Mildred Knight Server.
Outdoor Exhibits: A real working pivot irrigation system and a historic 1930s farmstead can be found among the tractors and machines showcased in our outdoor exhibits.
The BMA is the perfect place for your next event. The Plains Cotton Growers Conference center is complete with catering kitchen and seating for 300.
Grace’s General Store
The farm theme of GRACE’S GENERAL STORE has unique gifts and home décor. Great for your gift giving and home decorating needs.
Our General Store, named after Grace Hurst, will make you feel nostalgic for old time things you remember at you grandmother’s house. From Colonial Tin Works we offer wax warmers in several styles of yesteryear. With wax melt choices like mulled Cider, Fresh Oranges, Vanilla Bean and all the favorite fragrances, to keep you house or business smelling fragrant. We even carry vintage totes, with pockets, to carry your laptop and essentials.
For the farmers in your life, we have John Deere caps in toddler, youth and adult sizes. Several styles are available for children and adults. We offer John Deere toy tractors, combines, coloring books and children’s CDs.
The store offers a wide variety of books from informational, about several brands of tractors to Tractor Mac storybooks for children. Old Time stories and illustrations by Bob Artley, include memories of a Farm Kitchen and several other favorites. Unique cookbooks including one from the original residents of the Ropesville Resettlement Project, make interesting gifts for friends or loved ones. And museum T-shirts, we have plenty of those in all sizes to pick from as well. Stop by and shop for that special gift!
Joining the BMA helps us preserve our agricultural heritage for future generations. Benefits include free admission and quarterly invitations for special events. While maintaining strong relationships with both the city and county of Lubbock, the Bayer Museum of Agriculture is a private museum funded through donations, grants, and membership dues. Members receive many benefits while helping to preserve our agricultural heritage through their donations. If you are interested in preserving our agricultural history please fill out the form and become a part of this great organization.
BUDDY HOLLY CENTER 1801 Crickets Avenue
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.
General Admission: $8; Senior citizens (60 and older) $6, Children ages 7-17 $5; Students with valid college ID $5, Members Free, Active Military with ID Free. Free Admission to the Fine Arts & Foyer Galleries.
The Buddy Holly Center features 2,500 square feet of gallery space dedicated to the presentation of changing contemporary visual arts programs. These exhibitions are a continuation of a tradition of quality initiatives that were presented by the Lubbock Fine Arts Center from 1984 – 1998. With the relocation of the Fine Arts Center to the Buddy Holly Center in 1999, we continue the commitment to present challenging visual arts exhibitions that serve as a crucial resource for showcasing contemporary arts of the region and the nation.
Art is a form of communication independent of language… It is a way of manifesting human uniqueness. It is a way of reminding us that life is infinitely fragile, infinitely precious. – Norman Cousins
The Buddy Holly Center, a historical site, has dual missions; preserving, collecting and promoting the legacy of Buddy Holly and the music of Lubbock and West Texas, as well as providing exhibits on Contemporary Visual Arts and Music, for the purpose of educating and entertaining the public. The vision of the Buddy Holly Center is to discover art through music by celebrating legacy, culture and community.
Exhibitions and programs reflect the diverse cultural characteristics of the region and encourage interaction between artists and the community. The Center collects, preserves and interprets artifacts relevant to Lubbock’s most famous native son, Buddy Holly, as well as to other performing artists and musicians of West Texas. Changing exhibitions in the visual arts provide an arena for celebrating the technical virtuosity and creative talents of fine artists at work in a region distinguished by vast distances and a rich tradition of creative resources.
The West Texas Walk of Fame, featuring the Buddy Holly statue, by sculptor Grant Speed, is located inside the Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza, just west of the Center, on the corner of Crickets Avenue and 19th Street. The Plaza is open to the public dawn to dusk, year round. The West Texas Walk of Fame, and its induction process, are a project of Civic Lubbock, Inc.
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
TRANSFORMED: RECYCLING AND UPCYCLING IN FIBER ARTS
February 21 – March 26, 2017 *ends Sunday*
The Buddy Holly Center announces TRANSFORMED: Recycling and Upcycling in Fiber Arts, an exhibition celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Caprock Art Quilters. The exhibition will open in the Fine Arts Gallery on February 21 and run through March 26, 2017.
Recycling is a well-known tradition in quilting, taking fabric from worn out clothing, blankets, and even feed sacks, and creating something gloriously new, well crafted, and carefully designed, for utilitarian and decorative purposes. Upcycling is a newer concept and often turns the humble, the forgotten, and occasionally the unusual, into a work of aesthetic value in unexpected ways. Nontraditional and sometimes overlooked materials are given a focus that allows them to be perceived with fresh eyes.
In each of the art quilts on display, the artist has reached beyond the traditional piecing and layering of fabric and explored new territory. Something has been preserved, something has been renewed, and something has been re-envisioned.
The Caprock Art Quilters are celebrating ten years as a regional networking group of fiber artists. As a circle of the national group, Studio Art Quilters Association, members from West Texas and Eastern New Mexico exhibit locally, nationally and internationally to inspire awareness of the contemporary quilt as an art form.
The Buddy Holly Center is partnering with The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation headquartered in London, England, to open a new permanent exhibition in the Center’s Foyer Gallery beginning on Friday, February 3, 2017.
The exhibition will feature an exact replica of Buddy’s Model J200 Gibson guitar signed by legendary performer Sir Paul McCartney, and numerous framed certificates signed by the many Foundation musical ambassadors who recognize Buddy Holly’s inspirational musical influence in the early years of Rock and Roll. The mission of The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation is to honor Buddy’s legacy as well as to make Buddy and Maria Elena Holly’s dream of extending musical education, including songwriting, production, arranging, orchestration, and performance, to new generations regardless of income or ethnicity or learning levels. We will empower a new generation to follow in Buddy’s footsteps.
The Foundation will periodically lend additional items for the exhibition from its extensive collection of artifacts. The Center will use this opportunity to display other items from its collection, namely, Buddy’s bedroom furniture, acquired by the Center through the auspices of Civic Lubbock, Inc.
J.I. ALLISON HOUSE
The J.I. Allison House opened on the grounds of the Buddy Holly Center in 2013. It is the home where J.I. Allison, drummer of the band “The Crickets,” lived as a teenager and where he and Buddy Holly wrote many hits including, “That’ll Be the Day.”
J.I. Allison house tour times: Tuesday-Saturday 11 AM and 1:00 and 3:00 PM; Sunday 3:00 PM
Contact the Center for questions regarding tours. 806.775.3562
BUDDY HOLLY STATUE, WEST TEXAS WALK OF FAME, AND BUDDY & MARIA ELENA HOLLY PLAZA
19TH Street and Crickets Avenue (directly across the street from the Buddy Holly Center) 806.775.3560
Through membership support the Buddy Holly Center has accomplished numerous musical and artistic endeavors. The Center’s exhibitions and programs enhance the quality of life for the region and aid economic development and tourism. Financial support for the Center is provided by membership, individual and organizational contributions. Our commitment to creating learning opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds is made possible by public support. Exhibition tours, outreach programs, educational initiatives and family activities will continue to be the focus for future events. We invite you to join us in supporting public interest in contemporary visual arts and in the music and music history of Texas and West Texas.
EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
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BUDDY HOLLY CENTER
1801 Crickets Avenue
LHUCA – THE LOUISE HOPKINS
LHUCA – THE LOUISE HOPKINS UNDERWOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
511 Avenue K 806.762.8606
Christing DeVitt Exhibition Hall and the Helen DeVitt Jones Studio Gallery
Celebrating 20 years of Art
February 3 – March 25, 2017 *ends Saturday*
Celebrating 20 Years of Art, LHUCA’s 20th Anniversary exhibition. This exhibition features 53 artists who have supported LHUCA over the past two decades.
Celebrating 20 Years of Art
The diversity of this collection speaks to the achievement of this space as a catalyst for providing unique visions of art to the Lubbock community.
Key to the success of this organization were the efforts of Louise Hopkins Underwood and Neal Hanslik, who headed a group that researched locations and art centers in the local surroundings.
The origin of the main building begins with its transformation from the City of Lubbock Fire Administration building and Firehouse #1 into a non-profit, multi-disciplinary art center in 2000.
The four main galleries of the center host over 5,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space, and functioned as a beginning to an expanding campus that continues to evolve as more buildings are added to the location.
In 2006 the Firehouse Theater was created, providing a fully functioning multi-media theatre equipped with a 5.1 surround sound and High Definition projection system, in addition to a classical theatre complex.
In 2007 the Helen DeVitt Jones Clay Studios opened, providing an essential public space for the education of and studio space for the ceramic arts. The expansion continued in 2010, when the City of Lubbock donated the Graffiti Educational Building. Recently LHUCA has also expanded in the creation of a warehouse space to promote alternative presentation ideas in art installation.
A major addition to LHUCA came in the renovation of the Borden’s dairy warehouse into the Christine DeVitt Icehouse. This space provides LHUCA with a large open hall that is ideal for events, including performance art as well as banquets and dances. In 2012 LHUCA added a kitchen and artist residence to the space.
Martin McDonald Gallery
Lubbock ISD: Youth Art Month
March 3 – March 29, 2017 *ending soon*
Youth Art Month is celebrated each March in the state of Texas. The Lubbock Independent School District is committed to the visual arts and the young artists in our community. To celebrate Youth Art Month, Lubbock ISD student artists have the opportunity to have artwork on display at three separate venues during the month of March: The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA), The Garden and Arts Center, and Lubbock ISD Central Office. LHUCA is the site of the Youth Art Month Blue Ribbon Exhibit. Students with artwork in this exhibit attend a special Blue Ribbon awards ceremony the evening of March 7 in the Firehouse Theater. The LISD Blue Ribbon Exhibit features artwork from all LISD K-12 campuses and includes paintings, drawings, mixed media pieces, digital artwork, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics, and much more.
The Lubbock ISD Blue Ribbon Exhibit at LHUCA features artwork from all LISD K-12 campuses and includes paintings, drawings, mixed media pieces, digital artwork, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics, and much more.
John F. Lott Gallery
March 3 – April 1, 2017
Across Texas, curated by Sang-Mi Yoo, Associate Professor of Art at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. This exhibit features current print works by faculty and students from three university printmaking programs in Texas.
Across Texas curated by Sang-Mi Yoo, Associate Professor of Art at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, features current print works by faculty and students from three university printmaking programs in Texas.
We are living in a world that social media network is prevalent. It is becoming more and more important for artists to network with other artists and organizations, creating a sense of global connection. By nature, printmakers are fluid with this direction as they are collectors, collaborators and disseminators by nature. This exhibition serves as a survey of university print programs in the state of Texas and introduces current trends and educational goals in printmaking. Further, I hope this exhibition cultivates a mindset of aspiring art students to actively search for their own networks and learn from outside of their comfort zones.
As an inaugural exhibition as part of BP5 Symposium organized by Texas Tech Printmaking program, this exhibition largely covers three geographical locations in Texas: University of North Texas, Texas State University, and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. As we continue the symposium in the future, this exhibition would cover broader university programs in and outside of Texas.
Special thank you to the following individuals who helped me with the exhibition:
Lari Gibbons, Professor, University of North Texas
Jeffrey Dell, Professor, Texas State University
Ryan O’Malley, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Liv Johnson, MFA Candidate, Texas Tech University
Linda Cullum, Curator, LHUCA
Maisie Alford, Assistant Curator, LHUCA
University of North Texas (Denton): Jessie Barnes Andrew DeCaen Nathan Eclavea Sarah Ellis Jessica Gengenbach Lari Gibbons Thomas Menikos Zackary Petot Kayla Seedig David Villegas Syd Webb Maria Razo Zerecero
Texas State University (San Marcos):
Michael Arredondo James Borcherding Adrienne Butler Jeffrey Dell Kyra Devine Emily Eaton Glenn Edinburgh Trey Holt Brian Johnson Elvia Perrin Graham Pooley Chandler Sosebee Elizabeth Ullman
Texas A&M University (Corpus Christi) Silas Breaux Javier Flores Rich Gere Ashely McGee Ryan O’Malley
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511 Avenue K