Lubbock Cultural District Events

Various events focused on the arts, culture and entertainment occur on a daily basis here in the Lubbock Cultural District. Navigate through the calendar below to view the directory.

december, 2018

INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL CENTER

Event Details

INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL CENTER
601 Indiana Avenue           806.742.3667
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/international/

18th Annual High and Dry Photography Exhibit – Opening Reception – “A Photographic Exhibition of Peoples and Places of the World’s Dry Lands”
On Display Through January 31, 2019
International Cultural Center Galleries

Laura Crawford Williams – Juror

The Texas Tech Office of International Affairs is honored to have Laura Crawford Williams as this year’s juror for the 18th Annual High and Dry Photography Competition. Laura is a professional wildlife photographer whose work has been featured in National Geographic, National Wildlife, and The Nature Conservancy magazines.

Featuring work by:

Lane Anderson • Arthur Beesley •Martha Bohn • Emmitt Booher • Jackelyn Bracamontes • Bill Brown • Holly Bundock • Greg Burgess • Abbie Burnett • Justin Burrus • Julie Childs • Robin Clark • James Clinich • Terry Cockerham • Pody Connally • Jason Crites • Dan English • J. Reagan Ferguson • Bailey Flores • Sandy Fortenberry • Guy Giersch • Melinda Green Harvey • Deb Johnson • Atul Joshi • Seema Joshi • Hakam Kayasseh • Rachel Kiwior • Virginia Mahan • Kathleen Mahoney • Liz McCue • Robert Moore • Ron Mouser • Wes Odell • Thelma Pilley • Donna Rose • Glenn Rudd • Cinthia Salazar • Stephen Smith • Zach Smith • Jody Smyers • Christena Stephens • Alan Sucsy • Steve Sucsy • Ashton Thornhill • Pedro Valenzuela • Hershel Womack • Jocelyn Young

For additional information regarding this exhibit please call 806.742.3667.

 

Time

Year Around Event (2017)

Location

International Cultural Center (ICC)

601 Indiana Avenue

Texas Tech University System Public Art

Event Details

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SYSTEM PUBLIC ART 
Art is available to view 24 hours a day/7 days a week on campus
http://www.texastech.edu/fpc/public-art.php

Public Art Walking Tour:   Booklet – http://texastech.edu/fpc/public-art/walking-tour-booklet/FLASH/index.html

Explore our Collection – over 100 artworks to view

The Public Art Program at the Texas Tech University System was initiated by the Board of Regents in 1998 to enrich the campus environments and extend the educational mission at all of its universities. Through the program, public artworks are funded using one percent of the estimated total cost of each new major capital project. Since then, more than 100 items created by some of today’s leading artists have been added to the TTU System’s multiple campuses. Contact Emily Wilkinson, public art manager, to inquire about touring the public art, presentations about the collection, brochures and additional information.

ArTTrek: your official guide to the Texas Tech University System’s public art collection!

 

The Public Art Program at the Texas Tech University System was initiated by the Board of Regents in 1998 to enrich the campus environments and extend the educational mission at all of its universities. Through the program, public artworks are funded using 1% of the estimated total cost of each new major capital project. Since then, more than 100 items created by some of today’s leading artists have been added to the TTU System’s multiple campuses.

 

With this app you can:

  • Discover art nearby, utilizing your location services
  • Create maps that will guide you to different artworks in the collection, whether traveling by foot, bike, or car
  • View art using themed tours created in the app, or create your own tours.
  • Favorite your pieces within the app so you can visit again and share with your friends.
  • Play a “Da Vinci Code” style game to find art and challenge your friends to beat your time
  • Utilize social media to post photos and comment on art that you visit
  • Learn more about the art through videos of the artists themselves speaking about their work.

 

Planning your visit to the collection? You can still utilize the app when you are not on one of the TTUS campuses to look at pieces within the TTU System. Select pieces from the list to view in more detail and find their location to aid in your visit when you are nearby and would like to see them in person.

To download the app, please search “arttrek” (all one word) in either the iTunes Store (iPhones) or Google Play (Android phones). It is free to download.

 

Time

Year Around Event (2018)

Location

Texas Tech University

Various Locations throughout campus

MOODY PLANETARIUM AT THE MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Event Details

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH MOODY PLANETARIUM
3301 Fourth Street                 806.742.2432
TICKETS: General Admission (ages 18-59) $5.00; Children & Teens (ages 6-17) $3.00; (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.
https://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/visit/planetarium.php

December

Tuesdays
1:30 pm – Star of Bethlehem
2:30 pm – Astrobreaks
3:30 pm – Laser Holiday

Fridays
1:00 pm – Seasonal Stargazing: Fall and Winter
2:00 pm – Star of Bethlehem
3:30 pm – Laser Holiday

Saturdays
11:30 am – Astrobreaks
12:30 pm – Seasonal Stargazing: Fall and Winter
1:30 pm – Astrobreaks
2:30 pm – Star of Bethlehem
3:30 pm – Laser Holiday

Sundays
1:30 pm – Star of Bethlehem
2:30 pm – Astrobreaks
3:30 pm – Laser Holiday

Astrobreaks (all ages)
20 minutes

Astrobreaks is a new program of the Museum of Texas Tech University Moody Planetarium that projects the Saturday night sky to show you what constellations and stars will be visible Saturday evening.

Laser Holidays

39 minutes

  1. Sleigh Ride – LeRoy Anderson
  2. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – Tchaikovsky
  3. Rudolph, the Red-nosed Reindeer – Burl Ives
  4. Winter Wonderland – Eurythmics
  5. Deck the Halls – Philharmonic Orchestra
  6. Jingle Bell Rock – Randy Travis
  7. White Christmas – Bing Crosby
  8. Christmastime – Smashing Pumpkins
  9. Oiche Chiun (Silent Night) – Enya
  10. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Ronnie Spector/Darlene Love
  11. Frosty the Snowman – Cocteau Twins
  12. Carol of the Bells – David Foster
  13. The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole
  14. All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey
  15. We Wish you a Merry Christmas – James Galway

Seasonal Stargazing (all ages)

7 to 15 minutes

Each Seasonal Stargazing show highlights the most prominent and easy-to-find stars and constellations of the season. We’ve upgraded the old standby green-arrow show, painting the dome with choreographed circles and colorful constellation lines.

Time

Year Around Event (2018)

Location

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

3301 4th Street

BUDDY HOLLY CENTER

Event Details

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, Children 6 and under are Free, Members Free, Active Military with ID Free.  Free Admission to the Fine Arts & Foyer Galleries.
http://www.buddyhollycenter.org/

HOLIDAY HOURS

Christmas: Closed Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25

New Year’s Day: Closed Tuesday, January 1

FINE ARTS GALLERY

West Texas Watercolor Society Winter Exhibit
December 7, 2018 – January 20, 2019

Artists from across the region will present their creations in a wide range of watercolor styles and methods.

Initially organized in 1962 and formally chartered by the State of Texas in 1973, the Society was instituted for the purpose of promoting the highest aesthetic standards in the art of watercolor painting.

This year’s juror for the exhibition will be Megan Harris. Harris received a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in studio art and history from Radford University and a Master of Fine Arts in studio art with an emphasis in painting and ceramics from West Texas A&M University.

Participating artists in this year’s winter exhibition include: Cecilia Adams, Nancye H. Briggs, Deidra Brooks, Cynthia Coon, James T. Davis, Jo Beth Gilliam, Frank Harmon, Margaret Hodgson, Teresa Hollums, Neal Kleman, Colette Moore, Annalee Schubert Narmour, Reg Narmour, Dyan Newton, Tim Oliver, Carol Peterson, Suzy ‘Pal’ Powell, Iva Salinas, and Kathryn Thomas.

 

FOYER GALLERY
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-ccenter/foyer-gallery

The Buddy Holly Center partnered with The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation headquartered in London, England, and opened a new permanent exhibition in the Center’s Foyer Gallery that began on Friday, February 3, 2017.

The exhibition will feature an acoustic Akin 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.  Buddy’s dining room table is now on display as well.

BUDDY HOLLY GALLERY
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-center/buddy-holly-gallery

The Buddy Holly Gallery features a permanent exhibition on the life and music of Buddy Holly. Artifacts owned by the City of Lubbock, as well as other items that are on loan, are presented in this exciting exhibition. Included in the display are Buddy Holly’s Fender Stratocaster; a song book used by Holly and the Crickets, clothing, photographs, recording contracts, tour itineraries, Holly’s glasses, homework assignments, report cards, and much more

ABOUT THE CENTER

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.

J.I. ALLISON HOUSE
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-center/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

HISTORY
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-center/history

MEMBERSHIPS
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-center/memberships


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.

RENTALS
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-center/rentals


EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-center/classes-workshops

TOURS
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-center/tours

GIFT SHOP
http://colsecure.ci.lubbock.tx.us/bhcshop/Default.aspx

ANNUAL EVENTS
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-center/annual-events

Time

Year Around Event (2018)

Location

BUDDY HOLLY CENTER

1801 Crickets Avenue

TORNADO GALLERY

Event Details

TORNADO GALLERY
Our hours during the holidays will be Monday thru Friday 9 to 3 and Saturday 11 to 6.  We will be closed Christmas Day.

1822 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.687.1644
www.tornadogallerylubbock.com
http://tornadogallery.blogspot.com/

George Gray, metalwork; Nick Billalba, glasswork; Sarah McClarty, glasswork; Janelle Barrington-Spivey, acrylic on canvas; John Self, reclaimed/repurposed art; Aaron Ristau, neon/repurposed art.

Artists:  Baron Batch, Lee Ware, Heidi Simmons, Val Williams, Benna Ellis, Texas Leatherworking, Barbara Beller, Renee Steger Simpson, Tony Greer

Tornado Gallery is the home of Baron Batch artwork.  David Leake prints are available at the Gallery as well.

Baron Batch originals and prints: http://tornadogallerylubbock.com/?page_id=350

Time

Year Around Event (2018)

Location

Tornado Gallery

1822 Buddy Holly Avenue

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SOUTHWEST COLLECTION/SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY

Event Details

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SOUTHWEST COLLECTION/SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY   
2805 15th Street  (15th Street and Detroit)   806.742.3749
General Hours:  Monday-Friday  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
http://www.swco.ttu.edu/

HOLIDAY HOURS

Tentative Christmas Holiday hours:  In December we will have our last Saturday hours on December 1st and our last evening hours for the year on Tuesday, December 11. After that date our hours will be 9-5 and we will be closed for the Winter Holiday Break from December 24th through January 1st. On January 2nd our hours of 9-5 will continue until the semester starts and then we will resume our extended hours.

The Great War and West Texas….A Glimpse
November 2018 – June 2019
Globe Rotunda

The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library (SWC/SCL) is commemorating 100 years since the end of World War I with an exhibit titled: “The Great War and West Texas . . . A Glimpse”

World War I was originally called the “Great War,” declared at the time to be the “war to end all wars.” Beginning in Europe in summer 1914 and ending with armistice on November 11, 1918, the Great War was truly a world war; nations from six continents participated.

The SWC/SCL holds various materials related to World War I, such as the records of the 36th Division, organized from National Guard units from Texas and Oklahoma. Soldiers from this division went to France in the summer of 1918, as did Texans who served in other divisions, such as the 42nd (or Rainbow) Division.

Within the collections are various materials such as letters, booklets, postcards, photographs, and other items such as military documents. Numerous Reference Files are also available to patrons, as are newspapers and posters from the era. These collections and resources offer researchers a unique opportunity to glimpse West Texas during the Great War.

The exhibit will be on display in the SWC/SCL Globe Rotunda from November 2018 through June 2019.

Appeal of the Seal: The History of the Texas Tech University Seal
September 2018 – December 2018

Designed in 1924 by the campus’ master planner, William Ward Watkin, the seal first appeared on Tech diplomas in 1948, but it wasn’t officially approved as “The” Seal of Texas Tech University until 1953. A replica of the seal made of red granite was placed at the Broadway and University entrance to the campus in 1972; it stands 12 feet high and weighs 37,500 pounds. Photos and artifacts featuring the seal such as official china, a TTU stole and a charm bracelet are also included in the exhibit.

President Grover E. Murray:  A Decade of Progress
October 2017 – December 2018

An exhibit showcasing President Grover Murray and his accomplishments such as overseeing the transition of Texas Technological College to Texas Tech University, the creation of the International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies (ICASALS), forming of the medical and law schools, as well as the construction of numerous campus buildings.

Chris Oglesby collection

The Crossroads of Music Archive, located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library (SWC/SCL) at Texas Tech, is proud to announce that the Chris Oglesby collection is now open for research. Oglesby donated his research materials for his book “Fire in the Water, Earth in the Air: Legends of West Texas Music” to the archive in January 2016. His collection contains biographies, correspondence, literary works of the author and others, photographs, song lyrics, audio interviews and more.

An exhibit curated by the archivist for the Crossroads of Music Archive, Curtis Peoples, Ph.D., and fabricated by Lyn Stoll, is located in the Coronelli Globe Rotunda at the SWC/SCL located on the Texas Tech campus at 15th Street and Detroit Avenue. The exhibit is a small collection of snapshots highlighting some of the artists found within the book, including Tommy Hancock, Terry and Jo Harvey Allen, Joe Ely, Kimmie Rhodes and others.

Sept. 1, 2016, marks the 10th anniversary of the book’s publication.

For more information, contact Curtis Peoples 806.834.5777 or Curtis.peoples@ttu.edu.

CENSORED!  WALT WHITMAN’S LEAVES OF GRASS
May 1, 2014 –
A new exhibit at the SWC/SCL explores Walt Whitman’s controversial masterpiece, Leaves of Grass. From its first appearance in 1855 until Whitman’s death in 1892, this collection of poems was often the target of censors due to its frank portrayal of sensual pleasure.

The Marc Reisner Collection is now open for research.

The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Building

A gallery along the north side of the building houses permanent displays on the Southwest Collection as well as the other units of the University Library, which have offices in the facility. Those offices include the University Archives, the Archive of the Vietnam Conflict and the Library’s Rare Books Collection. Additionally, the facility is the home for editorial offices of the West Texas Historical Association and its annual yearbook.

Offices in the building open onto a rotunda beneath the third tower. The Library’s 1688 Coronelli Globe is displayed in the rotunda.

Behind the offices are the non-public areas of the facility where documents and materials are processed. The building includes an accessioning area where materials are received and logged in. From there materials, whether paper records, photographs or films/audiotapes/video tapes, go to their specific areas for processing before they are taken to the stacks or the appropriate vault for storage.

Upstairs the stacks area offers a climate-controlled environment that provides a constant temperature and humidity as well as a positive ventilation outflow which helps prevent the intrusion of bacteria or fungi which could damage valuable books and documents.

Additionally, the facility has a conservation laboratory funded by the Hoblitzelle Foundation. The Hoblitzelle Conservation Lab will provide an appropriate environment for state-of-the-art preservation of valuable and one-of-a-kind materials.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS:  http://swco.ttu.edu/specialcollections.php
DIGITAL COLLECTIONS:  http://swco.ttu.edu/Digital_Collections/digitalphp
ORAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS: http://swco.ttu.edu/ohaccess.php  

The Exhibits Department of the Southwest Collection/ Special Collections Library researches, designs and fabricates exhibits to highlight the vast holdings of the Archive, incorporating photographic imagery, artifacts, documents, sound and assorted other materials as well as textual information.

Exhibits are displayed in the Southwest Collection/ Special Collections Library. You may also view our exhibits, at the United Supermarkets Arena, and at the Lubbock International Airport.

If you would like to propose an exhibit, please contact Lyn Stoll at (806) 742-3749 or write to Lyn.Stoll@ttu.edu

Time

Year Around Event (2018)

Location

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SOUTHWEST COLLECTION/SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY

2805 15th Street

LHUCA – THE LOUISE HOPKINS UNDERWOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Event Details

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
www.lhuca.org

Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall:
Waco Hayride
December 7, 2018 – January 26, 2019

This show is a group exhibition with 5 artists associated with Waco, Texas. These 5 artists make colorful dynamic and very personal work with playful and funky themes. Much of the work is 2-D that is trying to jump off the wall and slap the viewer in the face. This is no holds barred stuff with references to childhood, music, the old west and everything in between.
A group exhibition featuring Mick Burson, John Chatmas, Glenn Downing, Chad Hines, and Jonathan Syltie.

Helen DeVitt Jones Studio Gallery
Contemporary Portrait: A National Juried Exhibition

1st Place: Alan Disparte
2nd Place: Glenn Downing
3rd Place: Emily Browne
Honorable Mention: Phil Harvey
Honorable Mention: Rebecca Finley

Portraits are a long-standing genre of fine art: always evolving and changing in style and media.
LHUCA seeks artworks that broaden the definition of portraiture and its relevance in contemporary art. Portraits can be more than
simply visual recognition and resemblance: they can offer a conceptual interpretation of the theme through a diverse
range of media and creative possibilities.
This will be LHUCA’s 4th annual juried exhibition.

Juror: Barry Whistler has owned and operated Barry Whistler Gallery since 1985. Prior to opening the gallery, he worked with Delahunty Gallery, Dallas, and Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, as well as the Modern Art Museum of Ft Worth and the Dallas Museum of Art.

Selected Artists:  –

Noe Badillo, Chandler, AZ
Brandin Barón, San Francisco, CA
Damon Belanger, Belmont, CA
Oliver Benson, Milwaukee, WI
Jeremy Blair, Cookeville, TN
Emily Browne, Bainbridge Island, WA
Gerry Chapleski, Broomfield, CO
Ann Clarke, Syracuse, NY
Angela DeCarlis, Somerville, MA
Alan Disparte, Austin, TX
Glenn Downing, Waco, TX
Rebecca Finley, The Woodlands, TX
Mack Gingles, Hewitt, TX
Phil Harvey, Fort Worth, TX
Kathryn Jill Johnson, Huntsville, AL
Erin Kendrick, Jacksonville, FL
Tanya Levina, Brooklyn, NY
J. Fredric May, Bermuda Dunes, CA
Idowu Oluwaseun, Houston, TX
Michael Smith, Ogden Dunes, IN

John F. Lott Gallery
Before the Renovation: A collaborative exhibition by Hannah Dean and Chad Plunket.
December 7, 2018 – January 26, 2019

Hannah Dean and Chad Plunket are Texas artists whose very different material choices overlap by offering a direct glimpse into how the work is made. They enjoy working together.
Dean and Plunket employ painting, collage, framing, stretching, welding, installing d-rings, cut-and-paste, and other methods to create works. While serious about craft and intent, both artists approach their work with a sense of humor, often at Western art history’s (and their own) expense.

www.hannahdean.co

Martin McDonald Gallery
Dames of Anatomy by Laura J. Bennett
November 2 – December 22, 2018

An ongoing project addressing the complexities of the female condition and challenging cultural norms.

Laura is one of the 2018 winners of the Texas Photographic Society Award.

Laura Bennett earned BA degrees in journalism and studio art from Humboldt State University and an MFA in photography from the University of Houston. As a college educator she has taught photography, photojournalism, photo history and history of women artists. Dames of Anatomy was awarded first place in the portrait category of the 5th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Award. Bennett was the recipient of the Mylio Grantthrough Luminous Endowmentfor Elsa Johanna,an emerging body of work about the life of her grandmother, a Finnish immigrant. She attended a SÌM Artist Residency in Reykjavik in September of 2017. Her image Memory Best Forgotten won first place in Soho Photo’s 5th Annual Alternative Process Competition. The same image was also on the cover of SHOTS Anniversary issue in the summer of 2011. Her work has been published in View Camera Magazine and The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, by Christopher James. Much of Bennett’s work stems from her experience of being the mother of nine and addresses the complexities of the female condition. She uses an old Gundlach 8×10 camera and an early version Hasselblad. In addition to traditional silver gelatin process and alternative processes, Bennett also scans antique glass negatives, film, objects, old medical illustrations and ephemera for transformation in the computer and for creating digital negatives.
“Dames of Anatomy” is an ongoing project that addresses the complexities of the female condition and challenges cultural norms. Old glass negatives of anonymous women are scanned and combined with antique medical slides, ephemera and my own selected images. They are peppered with satire, but there is an underlying presence of struggle and submission. My life experience as a woman is a far lonesome cry from any fairytale I ever knew as a child. I tell my daughters, “You are your own prince charming, so saddle up and find yourself.”

www.laurajbennett.com

Time

Year Around Event (2018)

Location

LHUCA

511 Avenue K

MAHON PUBLIC LIBRARY

Event Details

MAHON PUBLIC LIBRARY
1306 9th Street           806.775.2834

South Plains Quilters Guild Annual Exhibit
November 2 through late December
Exhibit is free and open to the public
www.lubbock-spqg.org   

Quilts to be on Display at Mahon Public Library

·         Starting November 2 through late December

·         Quilts of many types made by members of the South Plains Quilters’ Guild

·         Special Quilts to be displayed

          Row by Row Quilts made by members and to be donated to local charities

          Quilts made by Kid’s Quilts group to be given to children

          Quilt tops designed and sewn by inmates at Lubbock County Detention Center

This annual tradition creates a colorful backdrop on the main floor of the library, and is a special treat for library patrons as the holiday season approaches. Quilts in the show have been made by South Plains Quilters’ Guild members, many of whom have won ribbons at local and regional quilt shows.

Of particular note this year, are seven quilts made cooperatively by members of the Guild in a Row-by-Row challenge.  Individual members made a row of blocks (or 2 or 3) around one of six theme fabrics.  Volunteers from the Guild assembled the rows into quilt tops, then machine quilted, and finished each of the seven quilts. During the coming year, these seven quilts will be donated to various charitable groups in the area, and some may find their way to fund raising auctions.

Quilts hanging on the north side near the children’s area are from an ongoing service project of the South Plains Quilters’ Guild called Kid’s Quilts.  These quilts are made for area children facing special challenges and the quilts are donated through the Women’s Protective Services and Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Southwest.

Several members from the guild are donating their time to the Lubbock County Detention Center working with the men and women inmates.  Sewing machines are available for them to learn sewing techniques.  These men and women in the detention center volunteer their time for the designing and making of quilt tops for the children.  They also assist the guild to finish quilts by tying the layered quilts sewn by guild members. 

 

This year’s Quilt Display can be seen during the regular operating hours of the Mahon Public Library from November 2 through the end of the year. A guide to the show will be available upon request at the library desk. The guide identifies the name of each quilt and its maker.  The quilts designed and sewn by LCDC inmates will be labeled as well.

Background Information

 

South Plains Quilters’ Guild was formed in 1977 and currently meets monthly on the second Monday at the Municipal Garden and Arts Center.  The monthly meetings start at 10:00 am and consist of a business meeting, show and tell of recent quilt projects by the members and a program. 

SPQG is a group of individuals of varying ages with very diverse backgrounds with one common interest – QUILTING.  There are hand quilters, machine quilters, long arm quilters, art quilters, traditional quilters, modern quilters and any other type of quilter you can imagine. The highlights of the meetings are “Show and Tell” where members can show off those completed items they to a group that can truly appreciate the time and effort involved.

Time

Year Around Event (2018)

Location

Mahon Library

1306 9th Street, Lubbock, TX 79401

THE LEGACY

Event Details

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

Christmas Gifts Abound at the Legacy! A portion of each sale benefits the YWCA of Lubbock. New artist Marika Pineda, textiles in the Main Hall, a rising star as a Lubbock textile artist showcases her imagination in pieced quilts. Recently on The Lubbock Studio Tour, Marika has a special feel for imagining the vibrancy of life through vibrant fiber #sewlovely. Linda Adkins, reimagined heirloom jewelry-Main Showcase; John Bewley, fired ink creations on canvas-Atrium; Billie Briggs, chain mail jewelry-Atrium; Anita’s Felted Menagerie by Anita Condit, textiles-Main Showcase; Painting Through My Journey With Cancer by Tawny Gonzales-Main Hall; Woodsculpture by Greg Goodnight, creations in cedar and mesquite/acoustic guitar; The Ironmonger by George Gray, new reimagined found-steel sculptures-Main Hall; Anna Henry, handmade jewelry-Atrium; Portraits and Landscapes by Tif Holmes, photography-Atrium; Adam Otwell, acrylics and pastels-Main Hall; Images from Death Valley by Donna Rose, photography-Main Hall

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.

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.

Time

Year Around Event (2018)

Location

The Legacy

1500 14th Street

LANDMARK ARTS AT THE TEXAS TECH SCHOOL OF ART

Event Details

LANDMARK ARTS AT THE TEXAS TECH SCHOOL OF ART
3072 18th Street           18th Street and Flint Avenue        806.535.2457
The Landmark Arts SRO Photo Gallery is located in the Sub-basement of the Texas Tech School of Art Building. The Art Building is located at 3072 18th Street (near the corner of 18th Street and Flint Ave). Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed weekends during the summer), and Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. On weekdays, paid parking is available on the fourth floor of the Flint Avenue parking facility. Parking is free on weekends. Admission to the School of Art Galleries is free. The Gallery is closed on University Holidays and closed between semesters.
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ART/SOA/nav/landmark/currentprograms.php

Landmark Arts is closed on all University Holidays. We will be closed  all Christmas Break from Dec 22 through January 1st.

 

 

Time

Year Around Event (2018)

Location

Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech School of Art

3072 18th Street 18th Street and Flint Avenue on the Texas Tech campus

NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER

Event Details

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.  48 historic ranch buildings and exhibits from the late 1700’s to the early 1900’s.  Buildings include a cattle baron’s home, ranch headquarters, dugouts, bunkhouse and a one-room school house that have been moved from their original location and restored at the museum.
Entrance to the historical park will open each day at 10:00am and close each day at 5:00pm.
The outdoor historical park closes at 4:00pm.
The NRHC will be closed for all Texas Tech University holidays as well.
There is no admission fee, although donations are accepted.
The NRHC offers one 30-minute trolley tour of the historical park each Thursday at 10:30am from April through October at a cost of $5.00 per person. Tours will be cancelled during bad weather. Rides on the 21-seat trolley will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Trolley tickets are available for purchase in the NRHC gift shop.
Please visit our website at www.nrhc.ttu.edu for additional information and a complete list of special events and programs.

HOLIDAY HOURS

We will be closed on December 7th in order to prepare for Candlelight at the Ranch.

We will be closed December 24 – January 1 for the Christmas Holidays.

Additional Closing dates:  –

January 21 – Closed for MLK Day

May 27 – Closed for Memorial Day

July 4 – Closed for July 4 Holiday

September 2 – Closed for Labor Day

CURRENT EXHIBITS – NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER:  –

McCombs Gallery

“In the Shadows: Cattle Rusting” chronicles the history of cattle rustling and turns a spotlight on cattle theft in the 21st century and what actions are being taken to curb the crime.

Macy Gallery

“Buckskin and Beads: Native American Clothing and Artifacts” is an exhibit of many pieces of clothing and artifacts that were once owned by Comanche Chief Quanah Parker, given to three generations of the Burnett family (Four Sixes Ranch) and donated to the NRHC.

McKanna Gallery

“A Yard of Turkey Red: The Western Bandanna” is a traveling exhibit on loan from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. It displays flamboyant neckwear that came to identify the colorful cowboys of the West and became as integral to cowboy attire as hats, boots and spurs.

Cash Gallery

“Wagons That Moved History” features six wagons important to the evolution of frontier transportation.

Flores Gallery

“Get a Grip Handgun Exhibit” features handguns from the NRHC and Museum of Texas Tech collections highlighting historically significant firearms that contributed to the evolution of handguns from the early 1800s through the early 1900’s.

Stevens Gallery

“New Additions to the Collection” features an exhibit of diverse items recently donated or added to the NRHC collection.

Burnett Gallery
“Burk Burnett Bedroom” is a permanent NRHC exhibit with items donated by Samuel Burk Burnett’s great-granddaughter, Anne W. Marion. Burnett was one of the most well-known and respected ranchers in Texas. This exhibit space duplicates one of 11 bedrooms in “the big house” at the Four Sixes headquarters.

History of the National Ranching Heritage Center:
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nrhc/about/history/index.php

Proctor Historical Park
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nrhc/Exhibits/proctor.php

Devitt Mallet Museum
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nrhc/Exhibits/devitt.php

J.J. Gibson Memorial Park
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nrhc/Exhibits/gibson.php

Time

Year Around Event (2018)

Location

NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER

3121 4th Street

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Event Details

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY  
Museum Hours:  Tues-Sat 10:00 AM–5:00 PM    Sun: 1-4 PM   Closed Monday Museum Admission and Parking are Free.
3301 4th Street         806.742.2490
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS:  –

Why Frogs Don’t Get Fat:  Predators, Fear and Feeding in the Wild
November 15 – February 4, 2019
Leonardo’s Kitchen

Imagine that it’s the middle of the night and you are surrounded by predators. You think that you can hear them, and maybe you can smell them, but it’s dark and you can’t see them. You think that you can see their eyes, but they keep moving. Are they close or far away?

What would you do? Would you hide? Or run? Or freeze? What if you hadn’t eaten all day, and you needed to search for food? Would you settle for the easiest food that you could find, even if it wasn’t very good? Or would you spend more time searching for food, risking everything?

These are the situations most animals are faced with every day. Surrounded by things that want to catch and eat them. And it affects everything that they do, especially how, where, and when they eat. Because when they are eating, prey animals let their guard down and are more vulnerable to being caught and eaten themselves.

In the exhibit Why Frogs Don’t Get Fat: Predators, Fear and Feeding in the Wild we examine what it’s like to live in the real world of nature. To be faced with finding food when everywhere you turn there is something that might eat you.

Why Frogs Don’t Get Fat: Predators, Fear and Feeding in the Wild is on view in Leonardo’s Kitchen, a gallery dedicated to changing exhibitions based on research, scholarship and creative activity of Texas Tech faculty and students. This exhibition focuses on the work of James Carr, professor, Breanna Harris, research assistant professor, and Peter Keyel, assistant professor all in the Department of Biological Sciences.

American Qur’an
October 20 – February 7, 2019
Gallery 5

The American Qur’an is an exhibition by painter Sandow Birk.  He hand-transcribed and illustrated every verse of the holy book of Islam using the calligraphy of the individual verses to frame scenes of contemporary American life.  We will have selected works from the project.

Polki – Hidden Power
Friday, October 5 – Monday, December 31, 2018

The exhibition Polki – Hidden Power, features the works of Polish women illustrators and ceramic artists that approach the subject of womanhood in their arts.

The exhibition aims to take a closer look at Polish women – Polki, and seek out the traces of their feminine, hidden power in their work and art. For centuries women were in a subordinate position regarding their rights, voice, independence, and their social and familial status. They had limited choices, save to muster up the strength to carry on to fulfill the expectations of society.

Women’s rights are still a relatively new thing in the world. In 1918, Poland regained independence and immediately granted women the right to vote and be elected – the same year as Germany, Austria, Great Britain, and even before the United States, in 1920 or Sweden in 1921. The status of women may be different today yet the hidden power of women remains.

The exhibition presents both the work of Polish illustrators as well as designers, particularly ceramists who either allude to the subject of womanhood or to the art and objects that embody its strength as feminine art.

The exhibition features the work of both recognized and emerging Polish female artists:

  • Basia Grzybowska Flores
    Maria Jeglińska
    • Izabela Kaczmarek-Szurek
    • Malwina Konopacka
    • Kaja Kusztra
    • Aleksandra Morawiak
    • Magdalena Pankiewicz
    • Sabina Samulska
    • Ewelina Skowrońska

Polki – Hidden Power, is curated by Monika Brauntsch and is the result of a collaboration with the artist Ewelina Skowrońska and Carol Flueckiger, associate professor in the Texas Tech University School of Art.

The exhibition was presented in June during San Francisco Design Week. The project is financed by the funds of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, within the scope of the Multiannual Program INDEPENDENT 2017-2021, as part of the “Cultural bridges” subsidy program of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

Curated by: Monika Brauntsch
Substantive cooperation: Ewelina Skowrońska, Carol Flueckiger
Exhibition design: Dorota Kabała
Visual identification: Kaja Kusztra

Red, Hot & Quilted
September 25, 2018 – January 17, 2019
Gallery 4

As a second companion exhibit, the Caprock Art Quilters are doing Red, Hot & Quilted, featuring quilts created around the red theme.

Inspired by the upcoming red exhibits, the Caprock Art Quilters decided to challenge themselves to create quilts around the color red. Expect to be astonished and amazed by these colorful creations sparked by the incredible creativity of this group of West Texans.

Red That Colored the World
September 17, 2018 – January 17, 2019
Galleries 2 and 3

The Red That Colored the World is a traveling exhibition from the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  It explores the history and widespread use in art of cochineal, an insect-based dye source for the color red whose origins and use date to the pre-Columbian Americas.

The color red, with its brilliant hue, has inspired artists’ imaginations and seduced viewers for millennia. And we have a small insect to thank for this magical color.

The exhibition, The Red That Colored the World, combines new research and original scholarship to explore the history and widespread use in art of cochineal, an insect-based dye source for the color red whose origins and use date to the pre-Columbian Americas.

The exhibition translates the cochineal story into three dimensions, following the precious bug juice and its use in art from Mexico to Europe to the U.S. and beyond. The exhibition highlights more than 60 objects including textiles, sculpture, paintings, decorative arts and, clothing from the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, private lenders, and museums around the country. The exhibition explores the history of cochineal and the seductive visual nature of red. The objects reflect the unique international uses of color, revealing its role in the creative process, and the motivations of artists in their choice of materials.

Artists and dyers for centuries strived to find the color source to rival the best reds of nature and to express the spirit, symbolism, and sustenance of life. Their quest ended in the Aztec marketplaces of 16th-century Mexico, where Spanish explorers encountered the American cochineal bug. The bug created an unparalleled range of reds with substantial economic value. Its ensuing global spread launched an epic story of empire and desire that pushed art, culture, and trade to the edge of the unknown.

Pre-Columbian weavers used cochineal. So, did El Greco, Tintoretto, Rembrandt, and Van Gogh. Hispano saint makers and Navajo weavers of the 18th- and 19th-century American Southwest followed suit, as did 20th century-Spanish design icon Mariano Fortuny. Synthetic dyes eclipsed natural sources in the late 19th century, but cochineal’s cachet never completely waned. Through such international objects, the exhibition follows the story to today, where cochineal and the color red remain hot commodities in cosmetics and commercial products, contemporary art, fashion and design, and other expressions of popular culture.

Inspired by the exhibition, the Caprock Art Quilters challenged themselves to create quilts around the color red. The results are on view in the Red, Hot & Quilted exhibition.

The Red That Colored the World, organized by the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, NM and circulating through Guest Curator Traveling Exhibitions, has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Ladies in Red
September 11, 2018 – February 2, 2019
Main Gallery

Ladies in Red is a composition exhibition to Red That Colored the World.  It draws from the Clothing and Textiles Division collection and other garments on loan from other sources.

The color red evokes strong emotions. From the red power suits worn by First Lady Nancy Reagan to designer gowns worn by first ladies and celebrities, red clothing signifies confidence and the desire to stand out from the crowd.

In Ladies in Red, the Museum of Texas Tech University draws on its superb clothing and textiles collection to create an exhibit featuring red clothing from former first lady Laura Bush and local fashion leaders Margaret Talkington, Louise Underwood, and Carol Krueger Layne.

Ladies in Red, is a complementary exhibit to the exhibition The Red That Colored the World, that explores the history and widespread use in art and textiles of cochineal, an insect-based dye source for the color red whose origins and use date to the pre-Columbian America.

Featured in Ladies in Red is the red dress worn by Laura Bush for a Dec. 7, 2003 portrait with President George W. Bush in front of the White House Christmas Tree. Photo above courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, White House photo by Eric Draper.

Texas Tech’s use of the bright crimson red as its school color is also represented in Ladies in Red in the red suit Marsha Sharp, former basketball head coach, wore when the Lady Raider’s won the NCAA national basketball championship, shown at right, and in past Texas Tech cheerleader uniforms.

The Red That Colored the World, organized by the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, NM and circulating through Guest Curator Traveling Exhibitions, has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Pre-Modern Bibles:  From the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Complutensian Polyglot Bible
August 18, 2018 – March 3, 2019
Gallery 6

The Museum of Texas Tech University will host the Pre-Modern Bibles: From the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Complutensian Polyglot Bible, the largest collection of original and facsimile biblical manuscripts ever assembled in West Texas.

 

The exhibition illustrates the evolution of the physical Bible, the development of scholarly methods of biblical analysis, and the refinement of multiple ways to convey biblical learning, often to people of limited literacy. The highlight of the exhibition is the creation, in Spain at the end of the Middle Ages, of the Complutensian Polyglot Bible with its elaborate multilingual printing press fonts.

 

And just a fun side note:

 

The Complutensian Polyglot Bible and Texas Tech University’s architecture can both be traced back to the same source, a university in north-central Spain, the Universidad Complutense at Alcalá de Henares which relocated to Madrid during the 19th century.  In 1923, architect William Ward Watkin, seeking a suitable architectural style for a new university on the High Plains of Texas, looked to the High Plains of Spain, the region of the Extremadura, and modeled Texas Tech’s first building, the Administration Building, on the university at Alcalá.

Grasslands of North America and Africa
through January 2019

This exhibit features the underutilized and little-known taxidermy mount collection of the Natural Science Research Laboratory of the Museum. This collection contains rare and charismatic species, including many herbivores and carnivores of the African Savannah and the North American prairies. In addition, the exhibit highlights the ecological parameters of these grasslands, as well as explores the natural history attributes of the animals that live in these regions.

Grasslands are a recognizable feature of the biotic landscape, with most of us being familiar with terms like prairies, savannahs, and maybe even steppes. Grasslands are thought to comprise 40‒70 percent of the world’s landmass and are generally defined based on the percentage of grasses relative to non-grass plants such as sedges, rushes, forbs, and woody plants such as shrubs, vines, and trees.

Typically, the types of grasses present in a grassland are controlled by temperature and rainfall. Most people associate grasslands with grazing animals such as cows, bison, wildebeest, gazelles and zebras, but grasslands are important in a variety of other ways.

In an exhibit at the Museum of Texas Tech University, funded by the Helen Jones Foundation, we explore the various roles of the world’s grasslands. In particular, we compare the number of mammalian species occurring in North American grasslands, including the region around Lubbock, to those found in the famous African grasslands that we see on television and read about in books. Specifically, we focus on different types of grasslands, how they are classified, what are the important characteristics and attributes of grasslands, and what steps we can take to preserve them.

For this exhibit, we arranged for several of the taxidermy specimens housed in the Museum’s Natural Science Research Laboratory (NSRL) to be placed on public display. The NSRL contains one the largest research collections of mammal specimens at a North American university—the collection includes skins, skeletons, and tissue samples from more than 130,000 specimens, as well as taxidermy specimens. These taxidermy specimens, most of which are decades old, were donated to the NSRL by hunters and their families for research and education purposes.

Although many of the specimens displayed here represent species that currently are threatened or endangered and now protected by law, none of the specimens in the NSRL collections were hunted or collected from the wild while the species had protected status.

Throughout the exhibit, we use the taxidermy specimens, photographs, and videos to illustrate the kinds of mammalian biodiversity present in grasslands and to introduce the visitor to the different categories of animals—carnivores, herbivores and granivores. We also provide interesting tidbits surrounding the biology and natural history of these organisms. Further, we use the exhibit to explore topics such as: why does Africa have many more species of bovids than North America, what is resource partitioning, what was the Pleistocene megafauna, what was the impact of ice ages on grasslands, and what are the differences between true horns, antlers, pronghorns, ossicones, and rhino horns? Finally, topics that have the potential to have a major interest to the Lubbock community such as dustbowls, biodiversity in a monoculture agricultural system verses biodiversity in a grassland, the role of hunting, and the official Texas bison herd, are presented in order for our visitors to learn more about our local grasslands and what they can do to help preserve and promote grassland conservation.

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS:

Lunar Embrace:  Korean Ceramics and Paintings by Tae Keun Yoo
Opens March 2019

The exhibition, Lunar Embrace: Korean Ceramics and Paintings by Tae Keun Yoo, features ceramic art and paintings by Tae Keun Yoo that are reinterpretations by one of today’s prominent ceramists in Korea. In this exhibition Yoo explores the bold and startlingly modern ceramic traditions that flourished in Korea during the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910).

Joseon ceramics went through several transformations during its five hundred-year period. Yoo’s works focus on the two major movements: Buncheong and white porcelain. In addition to ceramic and stoneware, his paintings, which are inspired by the Korean ceramic and stoneware traditions, will also be included in the exhibit.

Buncheong ware is a form of traditional Korean stoneware that was popularly produced from the late 14th to the 15th century. It is known for its natural, modest, and practical characteristics. The clay has a bluish-green tone. The surfaces of the works are coated with a white slip and decorative designs that can be produced using various techniques, which include stamping, carving, and cobalt or iron pigment painting.

Buncheong wares were exported to Japan and have influenced the development of Japanese pottery and Japanese tea ceremony traditions. The technology and elements of Buncheong has influenced artists around the work seeking insight into Asian ceramic traditions, and Buncheong continues to inspire artists to this day. The exhibit will show how the tradition is practiced by today’s artists. Yoo’s works will also showcase the different techniques and styles of Buncheong.

The Joseon white porcelains are characterized by the beauty of minimalist forms, restrained use of decoration and color, reflecting the ideals and ethics of the Korean Confucian state. In particular, the Moon jar is a type of traditional Korean white porcelain which was made during the Joseon Dynasty. The full moon shape is made by connecting two hemispherical halves together in the middle. The milky white color and slightly uneven natural shape are considered to be the highlight of the Korean esthetics and spirit. A number of Joseon Moon jars are registered as national treasures by the Korean government. The exhibit will feature the Moon jars and the paintings of Moon jars by Yoo that demonstrate the philosophy and esthetics of Korea. His Moon jars show the faithful representation of the artistic tradition. His Moon jar paintings show the adaptation and creativity inherited from this era.

Through his works Yoo responds to the difficult history of Korea, such as reunification of the two Koreas and post-colonial relationships of Japan and Korea. The ChungMa YooTaeKeun Bodumda exhibition in 2016, Make the Future with Earth exhibition in 2015, and the exhibition Unification, the Beautiful Bowl in 2014, are examples of such efforts. Using clays from Japan and Korea to make one ceramic work to wish for forgiveness of past faults and to create a positive future is another example.

Yoo is a professor of the School of Design in Kyungil University, South Korea, and owns Chung-ma Pottery Lab. He studied at Kyungil University and at Miyagi University, Japan, earning a master’s degree in traditional pottery from Aichi University, Japan.

LONG TERM EXHIBITIONS

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

One of the Diamond M galleries focuses on a large collection of leading western artists. A second gallery focuses on the works of N.C. Wyeth, a leading illustrator of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Wyeth created the illustrations for the classic books Treasure Island, Last of the Mohicans, and dozens of others. Copies of these books are also available in the gallery. He also did illustrations for major magazines of the time.
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/exhibitions/downloads/diamond-m-gallery-guide.pdf
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/exhibitions/downloads/nc-wyeth-gallery-guide.pdf

BEYOND EXPRESSIONS IN CLAY GALLERY OF SOUTHWEST INDIAN ART
The William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art displays an extensive collection of Southwest Native American pottery and textile. The collection is owned by the Davies and represents about 20 different Native American tribes. The rugs represent specific patterns and styles of the individual tribes. Each rug is hand woven.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Among the artists in the exhibition are Georgia O’Keeffe, Fremont Ellis, Beatrice Mandelman, Gene Kloss, Edward Curtis, Mark Klett, John Sloan, Dorothy Brett, and William Lester.
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/exhibitions/downloads/talkington-gallery-guide.pdf

THE ICE AGE ON THE SOUTHERN PLAINS
This gallery features prehistoric megafauna from the Pleistocene Period including mammoths, saber-toothed cats, giant camels, short-faced bears, and dire wolves. This exhibition is from the Museum’s collections and reflects the local area’s distant natural history as revealed by ongoing research activities of the Museum and the Lubbock Lake Landmark.

REMNANT TRUST
A new partnership between Texas Tech University and The Remnant Trust, Inc. brings a collection of original, first edition, and rare early written works to display at the Museum. These works are intended to inspire an elevated public understanding of individual liberty and human dignity through hands-on availability of the world’s great ideas in original form. The Remnant Trust, Inc. will maintain a permanent presence in the Museum.

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

The Museum of Texas Tech University houses a diverse range of collections including: anthropology, fine arts, clothing and textiles, history, natural sciences and paleontology. As an educational and research component of Texas Tech University, the Museum is committed to serving our diverse community, through a range of exhibitions and public programming. The Museum is a non-profit institution with free admission.

The Museum was founded in 1929 as the West Texas Museum, just four years after the creation of what was then known as Texas Technological College.

Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 1990, the Museum is home to more than 7 million objects. Only 3% of the nation’s nearly 35,000 museums hold this accreditation. It also is a teaching and research facility offering a master’s degree in museum science.

The Museum’s Natural Science Research Laboratory maintains major natural history collections of mammals, birds, invertebrates and genetic resources. These collections are available to researchers at academic, scientific, and government institutions around the world for scientific investigation, discovery and problem-solving in the natural sciences.

Lubbock Lake Landmark, a National Historic Landmark, is an internationally known archeological and natural history preserve containing an extensive cultural record of life on the Southern Plains dating back 12,000 years.

The Museum is a participant in Lubbock First Friday Art Trail and a member of Blue Star Museums and the Green Museums Initiative.

Mission Statement

Through its collections and programs, the Museum of Texas Tech University engages campus and community to enhance understanding of self- and community identity, society, and the world; to empower people to be informed citizens of the 21st century; and to enrich lives.

Statement of Purpose

Established in 1929, the Museum is an educational, scientific, cultural, and research element of Texas Tech University. It is a not-for-profit institution by virtue of being a part of Texas Tech University. The Museum’s purpose is to support the academic and intellectual mission of Texas Tech University through the collection, preservation, documentation, and research of scientific and cultural material and to disseminate information about those collections and their scientific and cultural topics through exhibition, interpretation, and publication for primary, secondary, and higher education students, the scholarly community, and the general public. The Museum aspires to provide the highest standard of excellence in museological ethics and practices, while pursuing continuous improvement, stimulating the greatest quantity of quality research, conservation, interpretation, exhibition, and education, and providing support for faculty, staff, and students. The Museum is a multi-faceted institution that includes the main building, the Helen Devitt Jones Auditorium and Sculpture Court, Moody Planetarium, Natural Science Research Laboratory, and Lubbock Lake Landmark, an archaeological and natural history preserve.

Time

Year Around Event (2018)

Location

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

3301 4th Street

BAYER MUSEUM OF AGRICULTURE

Event Details

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.
http://www.agriculturehistory.org

Exhibits

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.

Rentals

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.
http://agriculturehistory.org/events/rentals/

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 your 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!

Membership

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.
http://agriculturehistory.org/about/membership/

Time

Year Around Event (2018)

Location

Bayer Museum of Agriculture

1121 Canyon Lake Drive

AMERICAN WINDMILL MUSEUM

Event Details

AMERICAN WINDMILL 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 $7.50 per person, children 5-12 $5.00, Seniors 60+ and Veterans $6.00 or $20.00 for a family of four (2 adults-2 children).  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/

We will be open 10am to about 3pm on Wednesday November 21st, closed Thursday November 22nd and open 10am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday the 23rd and 24th.
For Christmas we will be closed Sunday 12-23 and remain closed through Christmas day.  We will reopen Wednesday December 26th with normal hours of 10am to 5pm.
The following week for New Year’s will be the same.


A Windmill Museum for the American Style Water Pumping Windmill and Related Exhibits on Wind Electricity. The purpose of the American Windmill Museum, as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, is to interpret the relations of humans, the environment and technology through the medium of a museum of wind power history.   More than 100 windmills displayed inside, more than 50 outside and a 6,000 square foot mural depicting the history of windmills.  Years represented by the windmills range from one manufactured in 1867 to two modern wind turbines for generation of electricity.

 

Time

Year Around Event (2018)

Location

American Windmill Museum, Inc.

1701 Canyon Lake Drive

SAM JOHNSON VIETNAM ARCHIVE

Event Details

SAM JOHNSON VIETNAM ARCHIVE (FORMERLY THE 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/
https://www.facebook.com/vietnamTTU/

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 Vietnam Center and Archive collects and preserves the documentary record of the Vietnam War, and supports and encourages research and education regarding all aspects of the American Vietnam Experience.

About the Vietnam Center

In May 1989, a group of Vietnam veterans from West Texas gathered at Texas Tech University to discuss what they might do, in a positive way, about their experiences in Vietnam. That group’s immediate decision was to form a Vietnam Archive and begin collecting and preserving materials relating to the American Vietnam experience.

In November 1989, the Board of Regents of Texas Tech University established the Vietnam Center, with the dual missions of funding and guiding the development of the Vietnam Archive and encouraging continuing study of all aspects of the American Vietnam experience.

The group of veterans who first met in May 1989 were invited to form a board to provide guidance and support for the Vietnam Center. Since then, the Vietnam Center Advisory Board has met regularly to provide advice as the Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech has evolved. Many of the veterans who attended the first meeting in May 1989 continue to advise the Vietnam Center today. In this way, the Vietnam Center remains very closely connected to America’s Vietnam Veteran community.

The mission of the Vietnam Center at Texas Tech University is to support and encourage research and education regarding all aspects of the American Vietnam experience; promoting a greater understanding of this experience and the peoples and cultures of Southeast Asia. Its functions are threefold: support for the Vietnam Archive and the collection and preservation of pertinent historical source material; promotion of education through exhibits, classroom instruction, educational programs, and publications; and encouragement of related scholarship through organizing and hosting conferences and symposia, academic, educational, and cultural exchanges, and the publishing of scholarly research.

Ogden Williams Collection

The Vietnam Center seeks to provide a forum for all points of view and for all topics relating to Indochina, particularly – but not limited to – the American military involvement there. At our conferences and symposia, we encourage the presentation of papers by veterans and others who directly participated in and supported wartime events as well as by individuals who opposed the war. We encourage participation by our former allies in South Vietnam but also offer the same participation to those who supported the government in Hanoi.

Similarly, we place equal importance upon preserving records relating to all aspects of the Vietnam War. It is as important to us to preserve the records of US veterans, military and civilian, who served in Southeast Asia as well as civilians active on the homefront to include the antiwar movement. We want to preserve a complete history of the war. To do otherwise would be a disservice to history.

In addition to the Vietnam Archive and its component projects, the Vietnam Center administers a number of special projects and events, including scholarships, outreach programs, and Conferences and Symposiums, as well as numerous publications, including the Friends of the Vietnam Center newsletter and the Modern Southeast Asia series in association with the Texas Tech University Press.

The Vietnam Center is also raising money for a new state-of-the-art facility that will house The Vietnam Center, Archive, and Museum. If you are interested in supporting this endeavor, please visit The Vietnam Center Building Site. If you are interested in supporting the Vietnam Center and Archive in other ways, you can contribute to our scholarships or you can donate artifacts and materials to The Vietnam Archive.

About the Archive

The Vietnam Archive mission is to collect and preserve the documentary record of the Vietnam War. The first collection received by the Archive – a package of letters from a Navy hospital corpsman to his family while serving in Vietnam – symbolizes our commitment to preserve the record of individuals and provide greater understanding of their experiences. While the Vietnam Archive continues this commitment as its primary objective, it has expanded its collection policy to include records of veterans’ organizations and scholars of the period as well as other individuals and organizations who share experiences from the war in Vietnam.

A hamlet elder uses a wood cane to feel his way along one of the walk ways at Binh Hung. The rainy season floods the hamlet and surrounding land, turning it into a sea of mud. But, life goes on as usual.: Douglas Pike Collection: Other Manuscripts – American Friends of Vietnam

A hamlet elder uses a wood cane to feel his way along one of the walk ways at Binh Hung. The rainy season floods the hamlet and surrounding land, turning it into a sea of mud. But, life goes on as usual.

Douglas Pike Collection: Other Manuscripts – American Friends of Vietnam

The Vietnam Archive has collected millions of pages of material and tens of thousands of photographs, slides, maps, periodicals, audio, moving images, and books related to the Vietnam War, Indochina, and the impact of the war on the United States and Southeast Asia.

The preservation of historical records provides the principal means for future generations to fully understand the past. Monuments call to mind significant events, but only records provide the basis for historical narratives, insight and understanding. In this way, the Vietnam Archive stands as a living memorial to all those who played some part in the nation’s “Vietnam experience.” Using the Archive, all those who are interested can study and better understand the people, places and events of this critical time in history.

DONATING TO THE ARCHIVE

The Archive accepts donations as small as a single item or as large as hundreds of boxes. Donations do not have to be organized and do not have to pertain to a famous person, event or organization. We accept papers, books, films, audio, moving images, and artifacts. If you are interested in donating to the Vietnam Archive, look for more information in our Information for Donors section.

RESEARCHING

There are two ways to conduct research using Vietnam Archive materials: in person and online, using the information provided in the Information for Researchers section and, more importantly, through the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

CONTACT INFO AND HELP

Contact information for all of the elements of the Vietnam Center and Archive is available. If you are having trouble finding what you are looking for on this website, try our help page or site map.

VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS

Over the past few years, the Vietnam Archive has made a concerted effort to record the histories of veteran’s organizations and their members. The Veterans’ Association section of this website provides more information about our efforts in this area.

Information for Veterans

Reunions Attending/Attended

VIETNAMESE AMERICAN HERITAGE PROJECT

Created in 2008, the Vietnamese American Heritage Project (VAHP) supports the Vietnam Archive’s mission to document the war from all perspectives by providing documentation of the post-war social and political history of Vietnamese Americans who immigrated to the United States during and after the Vietnam conflict. A component of the archive, the VAHP is comprised of a full time Vietnamese American Heritage Archivist and one part time student assistant who collect, preserve, and make accessible to the public materials that document the experiences and contributions of Vietnamese Americans in American society. The VAHP aims to enhance the study of the Vietnamese immigration and resettlement experience by providing reference services to researchers and increasing Vietnamese American participation in the archive’s Oral History Project, conducting outreach activities, and developing cooperative relationships with other institutions dedicated to preserving Vietnamese American’s rich heritage.

More Information about the Vietnamese American Heritage Project

Families of Vietnamese Political Prisoners Association Collection

TEACHERS’ RESOURCES WEB

The goal of the Teachers Resource Web is to aid educators and students who teach and take classes on the Vietnam War. The site is intended to assist teachers and students at all levels – from primary school to college. Site materials are designed to accommodate a range of teaching and learning situations from a single 50-minute lecture that is part of a general US history class to a semester or quarter-long dedicated course focusing exclusively on the Vietnam War.

VIETNAM GRAFFITI PROJECT

Richard H. MacKinnon Collection [VA066112]

The Vietnam Graffiti Project is dedicated to preserving and providing access to a remarkable array of historical material from various ships that supported United States military forces in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. The materials you will find here include bunk canvases, ships logs, nautical charts, and other artifacts and documents. The collection provides insight into life onboard these ships, especially troop transports.

CDEC DIGITIZATION PROJECT

The Combined Document Exploitation Center (CDEC) Microfilm Collection consists of 954 reels of documents captured from North Vietnamese and Vietcong forces during the Vietnam War. Materials from this collection are being added to the Virtual Vietnam Archive daily, and plans are underway to make the entire collection available online, including original metadata collected when the materials were filmed.

ORAL HISTORIES AND DIGITAL MATERIALS

In addition to its mission of collecting materials concerning Vietnam, the Vietnam War, and Southeast Asia, the Vietnam Archive currently administers two projects, the Oral History Project and the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

The Oral History Project

In 1999 the Vietnam Center and Archive initiated the Oral History Project (OHP). The history of the wars in Southeast Asia is not complete without the inclusion of the voices of those who were in some way involved. To that end, the mission of the OHP is to create and preserve a more complete record of the wars in Southeast Asia by preserving, through recorded interviews, the recollections and experiences of all who were involved in those wars. There is no political agenda in the development of the Archive or the Oral History Project. Anyone can participate, whether an American veteran, a former ally or enemy of the U.S., an anti-war protester, a government employee, a family member of a veteran, etc. The more breadth and depth the OHP has in its participants, the better and more authentic the collection and preservation of the history of the wars will be.

The Virtual Vietnam Archive

Earl R. Rhine Collection [VAN018343]

The Virtual Vietnam Archive enables scholars, students and all others interested in this remarkable period in our world history to conduct research directly from universities, schools, libraries, and homes. Of equal importance, it will enable Vietnam veterans – those who actually served – to access records that might be of importance to them in their continuing efforts to understand their own experiences. It will facilitate the research and writing of participants’ memoirs, and will give high school and college students an important and authoritative source of information as they seek to understand the complexities of the Vietnam War.

When the Virtual Vietnam Archive project is complete, it will include a record for every item in the Vietnam Archive. All non-copyrighted items are available online, free of charge. The Virtual Archive currently includes finding aids for all Vietnam Archive collections, and over 4 million pages of materials online, including documents, photographs, slides, negatives, audio and moving image recordings, artifacts, and oral histories. New items are being added daily.

The Virtual Vietnam Archive employees a number of full-time employees, and numerous part-time student workers, both graduate students and undergrads. Materials are digitized using a variety of equipment, including HP flatbed scanners, Fujitsu high-speed and flatbed scanners, an EPSON large bed scanner, Nikon slide scanner, HP large format scanner/plotter, Otari reel-to-reel and cassette digitization system, an Elmo 16mm film digitizer, and an 8mm film digitizer. Digitized materials are stored on three Dell servers, with backup copies stored onsite in a cold storage vault. The Virtual Vietnam Archive utilizes a relational database system (Cuadra Star) produced by Cuadra Associates.

Michael Ray Goode Collection

Institute of Museum and Library Services Primary funding for the Virtual Vietnam Archive has been provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information about the people and organizations who have made the Virtual Vietnam Archive possible.

Digital copies of materials in the Virtual Archive are available. See our pricing list and guidelines for more information.

For questions concerning the Virtual Vietnam Archive, contact us at 806-742-9010 or vnca@ttu.edu

Time

Year Around Event (2018)

Location

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY – THE VIETNAM CENTER AND ARCHIVE

2805 15th Street (15th Street and Detroit)

GLASSYALLEY ART STUDIO AND GALLERY

Event Details

GLASSYALLEY ART STUDIO AND GALLERY
6:00 – 9:00 PM on Wednesday, 9:00 AM – Noon on Thursday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM the first and second Saturday every month.
1940 Texas Avenue          806.535.2457
http://www.glassyalley.com/

Pauline Mills opened her art studio and gallery in October 2009 in a quaint building on Texas Avenue in Lubbock, Texas. A dream finally became reality.
Pauline’s goal is to give Lubbock and regional artists a chance to showcase their artistic talents.
Services the gallery offers include:
Gallery space for artist rental on a monthly basis at $50.00 per month.
Gallery can also be rented for events: meetings, photography shoots, birthday parties, and other possible events. Prices are available upon request.
GlassyAlley Classes:
Glass Mosaic Classes range from Introductory, Intermediate, to Advanced classes. Classes are normally held every Wednesday night starting at 6 p.m. and Thursday mornings starting at 9 a.m. till Noon. If enough students are taking classes the first two Saturdays of the month from 9 a.m. – Noon is open. Other class options are open during the week. Please call 806.535.2457 for more information on pricing and scheduling.
All materials are included in the price. No experience is required. No artistic ability is necessary. Classes must have at least four students.
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
http://glassyalley.com/glass-mosaic-art-classes/

Time

Year Around Event (2018)

Location

GLASSYALLEY ART STUDIO AND GALLERY

1940 Texas Avenue

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE

Event Details

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE   

Architecture Library inside TTU College of Architecture Building
18th Street and Flint Avenue
806.742.3136


Time

Year Around Event (2018)

Location

Texas Tech University Department of Agriculture

18th Street and Flint Avenue

CAVIEL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY

Event Details

CAVIEL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
1719 Avenue A

African American Artists, an exhibition by Robbyne Hocker Fuller, on view from December to April. Midland African American Roots Historical/Cultural Arts Council, Inc. and Fulsemaj’s Diaspora Art and Gifts presents art by Monica Stewart, prints; Carole Joyce, signed pieces; Ted Ellis, etc. All art work is on sale and a portion of the proceeds support the museum. Art, music, food and fun!

Museum open by appointment only at this time.  To view this exhibit please contact Shirley Green at 806.535.2475 or Don Holladay at 505.490.9510.

For additional information please contact:  Shirley Green, Executive Director for the Lubbock Roots Historical Arts Council at sagreen3@yahoo.com or via telephone at 806.535.2475.

 

Time

Year Around Event (2018)

Location

Caviel Museum of African American History

1719 Avenue A

CHARLES ADAMS GALLERY

Event Details

CHARLES ADAMS GALLERY  
602 Avenue J          806.788.1008
10:00am – 5:00pm        Monday-Saturday

Showcasing Maisie Marie Alford, Shannon Cannings, John Chinn, Joe Clifford, Hannah Dean, Carol Flueckiger, Tina Fuentes, Glenn Garnett, B.C. Gilbert, Carol C. Howell, Lynwood Kreneck, Artie Limmer, Joey Martinez, Abed Monawar, Chad Plunket, Catherine Prose, Phillip Taylor, Ashton Thornhill, Sara Waters, James Watkins, and Jonathan Whitfill with work by early regional artists Peter Hurd, Henrietta Wyeth, John Miegs, and others.

Charles Adams Gallery opened in November 1985 at 2109 Broadway in Lubbock, TX. In 1997, the gallery moved to the Kingsgate Center on 82nd and Quaker Avenue. In 2010, the gallery moved to 602 Avenue J in the new Arts District.

A Lubbock native, Charles Adams moved to Manhattan in 1969 and opened an art gallery at 363 Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village. The gallery was sold in 1980 when Charles Adams moved back to Lubbock.

In conjunction with moving to the Arts District, Mr. Adams founded the Charles Adams Studio Project. The studio project, CASP, is a non profit 501(c)(3). The mission of CASP is to cluster artists in the Arts District by building and maintaining studio space for working artists. To date, CASP has started an ARTIST-IN-RESEDENCY program by building four live/work studios at 1010 Mac Davis Lane. CASP has remodeled the old city police garage at 5th Street and Avenue J into cooperative working studios containing the HELLEN DEVITT JONES PRINT STUDIO, the CH FOUNDATION METALS STUDIO AND FOUNDRY, and the 5&J GALLERY that hosts monthly art shows. CASP has opened the SATELLITE GALLERY, a downtown art gallery for the Texas Tech School of Art that is housed in the police garage. The CASP Print and Metals Studios are available for public use and offer classes and workshops for both beginners and professional artists. CASP has built four WORK STUDIOS at 402 Ave J and is ready to build a second four Work Studios at that same location. There are future CASP projects that have not been anounced at this time.

 



Time

Year Around Event (2018)

Location

Charles Adams Gallery

602 Avenue J

18oct(oct 18)10:00 am31dec(dec 31)5:00 pmEMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY IN THE LCD

Event Details

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY IN THE LCD

Executive Director 

The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) seeks applications for the position of Executive Director, a year-round, full-time position.  
 

Our Mission:  

To inspire and enrich the City of Lubbock, Texas, as a catalyst for the arts.  LHUCA supports Lubbock and the South Plains region by:  

·         Serving as the anchor of the Lubbock Cultural District and by promoting arts education regionally  

·         Supporting the creation and appreciation of art by nurturing regional artists, audiences, and organizations

 

Background  

LHUCA, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was founded in 1997.  Each year it welcomes over 45,000 visitors to its campus, reaching individuals of all ages, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds. Serving as a catalyst in the redevelopment of downtown Lubbock, LHUCA anchors the north end of the Lubbock Cultural District. Home to the visual and performing arts, it serves artists and arts organizations throughout the region. Each year over 300 artists and 20 cultural organizations utilize our nine buildings totaling 64,000 square feet, available for the inspiration and incubation of the arts. The buildings provide studio, meeting, exhibit, workshop, rehearsal, and performance space for emerging and established artists and arts organizations.  

 

Scope & Responsibilities of the Position 


The Executive Director (ED) has the responsibility to oversee the planning and operational processes for all components of the organization.  Areas of oversight include strategic/operational planning, staff selection and management, fundraising, financial management, public relations, marketing, programming, membership growth and volunteer recruitment.  The ED reports to the Board of Directors (the Board). The ED collaborates with the Board and its committees to clearly define the support required by the ED and staff to fulfill the mission and goals of LHUCA.  The Board performs an annual review of the ED.

 

LHUCA seeks a leader who will bring to the position a high degree of energy, integrity and creativity as well as strategic, financial and organizational expertise.   

 

Specific responsibilities of the Executive Director 

·         Serve as the chief representative for LHUCA within the community 

·         Ensure the Board receives accurate and timely financial reporting

·         Develop, implement and continuously monitor annual operating, project and long-range budgets

·         Work closely with the Board to create and execute a long-term strategic plan

·         Ensure the budgets align with the organization’s strategic goals

·         Hire and manage the staff and create a results and team-oriented environment

·         Set annual personal and organizational goals

·         Oversee development staff to create and implement a comprehensive fundraising and donor relations strategy to include the organization’s annual gala.  Ensure the gala committee and the Board are informed and coordinated 

·         Serve as the primary representative to foundations

·         Research, write, administer, and report upon grants to private and public foundations 

 

 

Development and Fundraising Oversight Duties

The ED is responsible for overseeing development and fundraising staff to do the following:

·         Oversee Identification of foundation, corporate, governmental and individual donor prospects, and build relationships as needed

·         Oversee the creation and implementation of a donor stewardship plan 

·         Oversee the maintenance of the donor database to aid in donor research, stewardship, and fundraising goals   

·         Oversee fundraising events including the gala  

·         Work closely with the Board Development Chair to ensure solid communication throughout all development efforts

 

Board, Committee, and Volunteer Management Duties 

The ED is responsible for the following:

·         Implement policy recommendations as defined by the Board 

·         Prepare an annual draft budget

·         Identify new Board Members for Board approval

·         Onboard new Board Members

·         Coordinate all materials for monthly board meetings

·         Submit an annual calendar for Board and committee meetings 

·         Convene the LHUCA League (advisory council) and recruit members as needed 

·         Recruit, steward and actively maintain positive volunteer relationships 

 

Required 

·         Passion for LHUCA’s vision of the organization and a commitment to its mission  

·         Experience in a supervisory position in a nonprofit organization which includes budgeting, managing of staff and public speaking

·         A proven understanding of the arts, and art community 

·         Superior writing and communication skills

·         Ability to work effectively with a Board of Directors 

·         Strong internal communication skills

 

Highly Preferred 

·         Experience as an executive director in the nonprofit sector  

·         Experience in grant writing  

·         Experience in fundraising with a track record of success  

·         Experience in capital campaign fundraising 

 

To Apply

Please forward, via email, the following materials in your application packet: (i) a letter of interest, (ii) current position, (iii) a current resume/CV, (iv) references (maximum of four), (v) samples of work (e.g. grants, marketing materials, promotional materials, proposals). References will not be contacted unless and until an applicant is chosen for an initial interview.  

 

All application information must be received via email with “Executive Director LHUCA in the subject line and sent to the LHUCA Board of Directors Secretary: linda.whitebread@gmail.com.  

Time

October 18 (Thursday) 10:00 am - December 31 (Monday) 5:00 pm

Location

LHUCA

511 Avenue K

22nov(nov 22)8:00 am20dec(dec 20)3:00 pmTexas Tech University CALL FOR ARTISTS

Event Details

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Project Summary: The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) to be placed outside the historic Weeks Hall, located at the Texas Tech University main campus entrance (2508 Broadway) in Lubbock, TX. Renovation of the facility will be completed by May 2020. 

Weeks Hall was originally constructed in 1957 as a residence hall but has been vacant since 1991. The building will be renovated into office space for faculty, administration, and staff from various Texas Tech University departments. The three-story L shaped structure is listed on the Texas Historical Register.

 

Safety is imperative; durable, low-maintenance materials are recommended to withstand West Texas’ intense weather conditions. Weeks Hall is located at Texas Tech’s main entrance. The public art at this location has an opportunity to contribute significantly to the overall aesthetic on campus and could become a new icon for the university. See attachments for building and suggested public art location.

 

Ideal submissions can incorporate kinetic elements and/or the written word into the piece. This piece will be outdoors and available to the community. Water features are highly discouraged, but the selected artist will have an opportunity to collaborate with landscape architects for the project.

 

Among relevant concepts to consider are collaboration, inquiry, curiosity, inclusivity, and the history of the university. This facility will be home to many different departments, so public art needs to have a broad appeal. Any concepts that may be considered polemic or political should be avoided. Artists should attempt to create a design that speaks to the diversity of the departments that will utilize this building, as well as the students that attend Texas Tech University.

 

Public art near this location include “Riding into the Sunset” by Electra Waggoner Biggs and “Park Place” by Glenna Goodacre (see photos in attachments).

 

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

 

Location: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

 

Budget: $236,000

 

Application Deadline: December 20, 2018 at 3 p.m. (central)

 

Apply online here: https://www.publicartist.org/call.cfm?id=2094

 

View our current collection on our website: http://texastech.edu/publicart or download our app ArTTrek in the iTunes or Google Play stores.


Time

November 22 (Thursday) 8:00 am - December 20 (Thursday) 3:00 pm

Location

Texas Tech University

Various Locations throughout campus

30nov01decFlatlands Dance Theatre Speakeasy: A 1920’s Cabaret

Event Details

Flatlands Dance Theatre
Speakeasy:  A 1920’s Cabaret
7:30pm
Firehouse Theatre at LHUCA
511 Avenue K
Tickets:  Ticket prices include a $3.75 Select-A-Seat surcharge.  Tickets are $26.00 general admission and $16.00 for seniors, children, and students with ID.  Tickets can be purchased at the door, at
www.selectaseatlubbock.com, 806.770.2000, or any select-a-seat outlet center.
www.flatlandsdancetheatre.org

A cash bar will be available. 

Flatlands Dance Theatre’s production, Speakeasy, invites audiences into the mysterious underground of a 1920’s cabaret. Through comedy, song, dance, and theatre, featuring various dance styles, live music, and cutting-edge, cabaret-style acts, the choreographers of FDT and guest artists take viewers on a wild ride led by our master of ceremonies, Grayson Bradshaw.  Live music composed by David Box and played by a jazz ensemble will be featured with live dance from FDT.  We invited viewers to sit back, have a drink and be entertained.  Welcome to the cabaret! 

Choreographers:  Grayson Bradshaw, Genevieve Durham DeCesaro, Ali Duffy, Sarah Mondle, Tamara Smith, and Rachel Ure, with aerial work by Molly Roberts. 

Composer:  David Box

Dancers:  Allison Beaty, Sulma Benitez, Tyra Bradford, Grayson Bradshaw, Ashlyn Brown, Celeste Delgado, Ali Duffy, Sarah Estrada, Almendra Gonzalez, Sarah Mondle, Kris Olson, Megan Reyna, Saran Sabin, Madison Sandvig, Morgan Smith, Tamara Smith, Rachel Ure, and Breana Young. 

Musicians:  David Box, Bruce Keeling, John Kennedy, Hanna Macgillivray, Jonathon Rice, Alan Shinn, and Charles Whitehead. 

Flatlands Dance Theatre is Lubbock’s professional dance company established in 2010.  FDT produces and promotes innovative and diverse dance and provides community engagement initiatives to the West Texas regional through a collective of working artists.  FDT seeks to enrich the West Texas cultural community by producing innovative and diverse dance works performed by professional artists.  In establishing Flatlands Dance Theatre, we are particularly enthusiastic about the opportunities we have to engage with other individuals in the community who share our commitment to furthering the visibility of professional dance in Lubbock and West Texas. 

Time

November 30 (Friday) 7:30 pm - December 1 (Saturday) 10:00 pm

Location

LHUCA Firehouse Theatre

511 Avenue K

30nov01decBlue Light David Ramirez with Thomas Csorba

Event Details

Blue Light
David Ramirez with Thomas Csorba
9:00pm doors open; opener 10:00pm; headliner 11:00pm – 2:00am  21 only
806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
Tickets: $15.00 at the door
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thebluelightlive/
http://www.davidramirezmusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/davidramirezaustin/
http://www.thomascsorba.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thomascsorbamusic/

Genre Indie-Americana.  Band Members:  David Ramirez  Hometown:  Austin, TX

Genre Americana.  Band Members Kevin Johnson: Keys
Caleb Wehunt: Guitars
Alex Moser: Bass
Logan Wagner: Drums

Hometown:  Houston, TX


Time

November 30 (Friday) 9:00 pm - December 1 (Saturday) 2:00 am

Location

Blue Light

1806 Buddy Holly Avenue

01dec10:00 am11:00 amTTU Public Art System and LHUCA ArtRide Lubbock

Event Details

TTU Public Art System and LHUCA
ArtRide Lubbock
10:00am – 11:00am
Various Locations throughout the Lubbock Cultural District; event begins at LHUCA
511 Avenue K
Free and open to the public

Departing from LHUCA on the first Saturday of every month, cyclists will follow pre-determined routes with multiple stops in Lubbock’s Downtown, Cultural District and Depot district, as well as Texas Tech University.

The Downtown, Cultural District, Depot District ride is a 2.5-mile, family-friendly loop that includes stops at First Friday Art Trail venues. If you are feeling up for a longer, 7 mile ride, continue on to Texas Tech University where the Public Art Program will lead a guided tour of public artworks on campus. Full ride with stops included takes approximately 2 hours.

Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location

Various Locations Throughout The Lubbock Cultural District

01dec11:30 am1:00 pmSaturday’s at LHUCA The Life and Art of Shepard Fairey /Margaret Kilgallen / Barry McGee with Christian Conrad

Event Details

Saturday’s at LHUCA
The Life and Art of Shepard Fairey /Margaret Kilgallen / Barry McGee with Christian Conrad
11:30am – 1:00pm
511 Avenue K
Free and open to the public.
https://www.facebook.com/events/192121294957540/
www.lhuca.org 

Emerging in the early 1990s were three artists who found their roots in the graffiti scene that was developing in the United States. Shepard Fairey, whose most famous piece remains the Barack Obama “Hope” poster, utilizes his understanding of graphics to create poster-like art that conveys a political message. Margret Kilgallen had a tragic short life, but her work continues to endure and influence. Kilgallen, along with her husband Barry McGe,e worked in the San Francisco area and became cornerstones of the Bay Area Mission School of Art, creating work that blends aspects of street art with concepts of installation. McGee continues to work into the present day, creating art that is shown internationally.

Time

(Saturday) 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location

LHUCA

511 Avenue K

01dec2:00 pm4:00 pmMuseum of Texas Tech University Holiday at the Museum

Event Details

Museum of Texas Tech University
Holiday at the Museum
2:00pm – 4:00pm
3301 4th Street
Free and open to the public
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/
https://www.facebook.com/MuseumofTexasTechUniversity/

Join us for our annual holiday celebration! We will have cookies, crafts, music, pictures with Santa, free planetarium shows and much more to help you bring in the holiday cheer, and it is all free!

Music will be provided by Chris Smith and his students from the Texas Tech School of Music. 

Join us for a merry and bright celebration!

For additional information regarding this event please call:  806.742.2432 or email museum.education@ttu.edu


Time

(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

3301 4th Street

01dec2:00 pm3:30 pmTexas Tech University School of Music Trumpet Ensemble Concert

Event Details

Texas Tech University School of Music
Trumpet Ensemble Concert
2:00pm – 3:30pm
Hemmle Recital Hall
2624 18th Street
Free and open to the public
https://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/
https://www.facebook.com/TTUSchoolOfMusic/

Enjoy the shining brass tones of the trumpet ensemble led by Dr. Andrew Stetson.

Time

(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Location

Hemmle Recital Hall

18th Street and Boston Avenue

01dec2:30 pm9:30 pmCactus Theater Riders in the Sky

Event Details

Cactus Theater
Riders in the Sky
Two Shows; One day:  2:30pm – 4:30pm and 7:30pm – 9:30pm
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
Tickets:  Saturday at 2:30pm:  http://cactustheater.com/upcoming-productions/2018/12/1/riders-in-the-sky-christmas-the-cowboy-way-230-afternoon-matinee   
Saturday at 7:30pm; http://cactustheater.com/upcoming-productions/2018/12/1/riders-in-the-sky-christmas-the-cowboy-way-230-afternoon-matinee-7cj72
First 3 rows on floor $35.00; Remaining floor seats $25.00; Standard balcony $15.00; Limited balcony box seats $50.00 (includes concessions, must present ticket stub at concession stand)
Sunday:  First 3 rows $40.00; Remaining floor seats $30.00; Standard balcony $20.00; Limited balcony box seats $60.00 (includes concessions, must present ticket stub at concession stand)
Please note: All sales are final. The Cactus Theater does not permit exchanges, refunds or credit for future shows in exchange for unused tickets.
Box office hours are:  Monday-Thursday:  3:00 – 5:00 PM*, Saturday:  3:00 – 9:30 PM*
* If Monday is a major holiday, box office not open
* If no show scheduled Friday, box office closes at 5:30
* If no show scheduled Saturday, box office not open.
www.cactustheater.com
https://www.ridersinthesky.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Saddlepals/

RIDERS IN THE SKY – 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Forty years ago, Ranger Doug, Too Slim and the late Windy Bill Collins played that first date on the bitter cold evening of November 11th, 1977 at Herr Harry’s Frank N’ Stein Rathskeller in Nashville, and small listening room dates followed.  By August of the following year demand was building, and while Windy Bill left, Woody Paul joined, and the true professional beginnings of the band began.

A first wave followed, including appearances on Austin City Limits; recording contracts with Rounder, then MCA, then Columbia; guest appearances on the Grand Ole Opry leading to membership in 1982; and a three-year run on The Nashville Network with a TV show called “Tumbleweed Theater,” which yet in turn led to a seven-year run on public radio with “Riders Radio Theater.  People Magazine, interested in the Riders phenomenon, ran a story which happy caught the eye of a Hollywood producer.

And so, the second wave broke, sending the boys to Hollywood to star in “Riders in The Sky” on CBS for a year on Saturday mornings, introducing them to yet another generation.  More recordings, endless show dates, and television appearances followed for a decade before the fine folks at Pixar called and asked the quartet – by this time they had been joined by Joey the Cowpolka King – to sing a tune called “Woody’s Roundup” in the movie “Toy Story 2.”  Thus, the third wave began, highlighted by a number of projects for Disney, including two albums, both of which won GRAMMY Awards!

The creation of satellite radio has recently given them a new platform, as they continue to produce episodes of the award winning “Classic Cowboy Corral” on Sirius/XM.

Still more road dates and recordings (several on their own Riders Radio Records label) and other film and television projects have filled the days and weeks and years, and since the quartet has slowed up very little, the numbers begin to add up:  an astonishing 7,200 appearances, 35 years on the Grand Ole Opry, 40 records albums (well, now CDs,) and tours of all 50 states and all over the world.  Honors accumulated as well.  In addition to the two Grammy Awards, Riders received numerous awards from the Western Music Association, including the highest: membership in the Western Music Hall of Fame; numerous Wrangler awards from the Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Museum; awards from the Academy of Western Artists; enshrinement in the Walkway of Western Stars, and more.  What began as a celebration of classic Western Music and an evening of hilarity has become a career, and that career has become a legend, one which, 40 years on, shows no signs of stopping or even slowing down much.

Ranger Doug, Too Slim, Woody Paul and Joey the Cowpolka King…40 years on, “The Cowboy Way.

Time

(Saturday) 2:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Cactus Theater

1812 Buddy Holly Avenue

01dec6:00 pm7:30 pmTexas Tech University School of Music John Gilbert Faculty Recital

Event Details

Texas Tech University School of Music
John Gilbert Faculty Recital
6:00pm – 7:30pm
TTU School of Music Choir Room (Room 010)
2624 18th Street on the TTU campus
Free and open to the public
https://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/
https://www.facebook.com/TTUSchoolOfMusic/

Time

(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location

Choir Hall (Room 010)

01dec6:00 pmKappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, Phi Mu Alpha, Mu Phi Epsilon, Sigma Alpha Iota 2nd Annual Night of Swing

Event Details

Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, Phi Mu Alpha, Mu Phi Epsilon, Sigma Alpha Iota
2nd Annual Night of Swing
6:00pm
Red Raider Ballroom
Texas Tech Campus
Tickets:  $7.00 for students and seniors, $10.00 general admission, ages 10 and under admitted free.  Open to the public. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/356173688465240/

Join Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, Phi Mu Alpha, Mu Phi Epsilon, and Sigma Alpha Iota as they put on the Second Annual Night of Swing. 

Starting at 6:00 pm, one hour of Swing Dance Lessons brought to you by the TTU Ballroom Dance Team, Live Music starting at 7:00 brought to you by a big band comprised of members of these organizations. Following them will be the Jazz Ensemble II led by Dr. Benjamin Haugland from the School of Music. 

A Chance to win Exciting Raffle Prizes that will be announced leading up to the Dance. 

-FREE REFRESHMENTS

This event is put on to benefit a musical cause in the community, and all of this year’s proceeds will benefit the Lubbock Youth Symphony Orchestra.   This organization helps “provide a comprehensive, exceptional music education to the members of the orchestra. Along with that, to also offer artistic performances that collaboratively enrich the lives of flowering musicians, our community, and the entire region of West Texas.” 

So come on out, and dance the night away!

Time

(Saturday) 6:00 pm

Location

Red Raider Ballroom TTU Sub

15 Akron Avenue

01dec6:30 pm11:00 pmCovenant Health and The Covenant Health Foundation Centennial Ball

Event Details

Covenant Health and The Covenant Health Foundation
Centennial Ball
6:30pm – 11:00pm
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  For ticket information call: (806) 725-6089
https://www.covenant100.org/
https://www.facebook.com/events/310509006429510/

Join Covenant Health in celebrating 100 years at the Covenant Health Foundation Centennial Ball on Saturday, December 1st at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

Entertainment featuring Mac Davis with Joe Ely, Terry Allen and Ian Moore.

Cocktail Attire

All proceeds will benefit the Covenant Health Neurological Institute for Recovery 

As a preeminent provider for local stroke care, funds will immediately impact this new initiative through the purchase of a Lokomat machine. This revolutionary equipment will improve the health and well-being of countless children and adults in our region.

The Lokomat is a highly intensive, robot-assisted, gait rehabilitation system that helps patients re-learn how to walk. There is not currently a Lokomat machine in all of West Texas or eastern New Mexico.

Covenant Foundation accepts and manages gifts from individuals, corporations, and other foundations to further the mission of Covenant Health by developing programs, purchasing equipment, providing educational opportunities, reaching out to the medically underserved, and modernizing buildings and facilities. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, governed by a board of West Texas community leaders. The ultimate beneficiaries of the Foundation’s efforts are the people of West Texas and eastern New Mexico.

Time

(Saturday) 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Location

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

1501 Mac Davis Lane

01dec7:00 pm10:00 pmOverton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge Alissa Beyers

Event Details

Overton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge
Alissa Beyers
7:00pm – 10:00pm
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
No Cover Charge
http://www.overtonhotel.com/
https://www.facebook.com/alissa.beyer1

http://artistecard.com/alissa


Time

(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

Overton Hotel & Conference Center

2322 Mac Davis Lane

01dec7:30 pm10:00 pmThe Lubbock Chorale Holiday Pops Concert with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops: Handel Messiah Part I

Event Details

The Lubbock Chorale Holiday Pops Concert with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra
Holiday Pops:  Handel Messiah Part I
7:30pm – 10:00pm
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  pricing information:  http://lubbocksymphony.org/index.php/concert-tickets/pricing-information-2
Purchase concert tickets here:  www.lubbocksymphony.org or by calling 806.762.1688 or by visiting the LSO office at 601 Avenue K. 
www.lubbockchorale.org  www.lubbocksymphony.org

One of the most positive and healthy collaborative endeavors of the Lubbock Chorale has been the Holiday Pops concert with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra.  This year the Chorale will once again join forces with the LSO to present the Christmas portion of G.F. Handel’s beloved masterwork Messiah. 

Amy Owens, Soprano.  Quinn Patrick Ankrum, Mezzo-Soprano, Eric Rieger, Tenor and Gerald Dolter, Bass. 

Time

(Saturday) 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

1501 Mac Davis Lane

01dec8:00 pmLouie Louie’s Piano Bar World Famous Piano Show

Event Details

Louie Louie’s Piano Bar
World Famous Piano Show
8:00pm; doors open at 7:00pm
1703 Texas Avenue          806.749.7464
No Cover Charge on Thursday
http://louielouiespianobar.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LouieLouiesLubbock/

Time

(Saturday) 8:00 pm

Location

Louie Louie's Piano Bar

1703 Texas Ave.

01dec9:00 pm02(dec 2)2:00 amBlue Light Read Southall

Event Details

Blue Light
Read Southall
9:00pm doors open; opener 10:00pm; headliner 11:00pm – 2:00am  21 only
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
Tickets:  $12.00 at the door
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thebluelightlive/
https://readsouthall.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ReadSouthallBand/

Oklahoma Rock and Roll, Southern Rock, Crunchy Country.

Band Members

Read Southall
JT Perry
Jeremee Knipp
Reid Barber

Hometown:  Stillwater, Oklahoma


Time

1 (Saturday) 9:00 pm - 2 (Sunday) 2:00 am

Location

Blue Light

1806 Buddy Holly Avenue

02dec3:00 pmTexas Tech University School of Music Percussion Ensembles Christmas Concert

Event Details

Texas Tech University School of Music
Percussion Ensembles Christmas Concert
3:00pm
Hemmle Recital Hall
2624 Boston Avenue (18th Street and Boston Avenue on the TTU campus)
Free and open to the public
https://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/
https://www.facebook.com/TTUSchoolOfMusic/

Feel the beat of the music with the lively drumming of the Percussion Ensemble players, led by Lisa Rogers and Alan Shinn in an energetic holiday performance that is always a crowd-pleaser!

Time

(Sunday) 3:00 pm

Location

Hemmle Recital Hall

18th Street and Boston Avenue

02dec3:00 pm4:45 pmCelebrity Attractions A Charlie Brown Christmas – Live on Stage

Event Details

Celebrity Attractions
A Charlie Brown Christmas – Live on Stage
3:00pm – 4:45pm
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  Floor A-M:  $55.00; Upper AA-EE:  $50.00; Upper FF-LL:  $45.00; Upper MM-OO:  $35.00; Upper PP-QQ:  $25.00.  Handling fees will apply.  Pricing and availability subject to change without notice. 
A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage is for the entire family, but be advised:  every person must have a ticket, regardless of age.  Due to this, Celebrity Attractions recommends this show for ages 4 .  Groups of 10 save by calling 806.770.2000
https://www.facebook.com/BwayLubbock/ .
https://www.facebook.com/events/201845237413518/  

Everyone’s favorite holiday classic comes to life in the all-new touring production A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage!  Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas play and ultimately learn the true meaning of the season.  A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage is a present the whole family can enjoy!

Adapted from Charles M. Schultz’s timeless story of the spirit of Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage features the unforgettable music of Vince Guaraldi, as well as a concert of beloved holiday carols performed by the Peanuts characters.  There’s no better way to discover the magic of the season!

Time

(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Location

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

1501 Mac Davis Lane

02dec6:45 pm9:00 pmWest Texas Endurance Club Carol of Lights Run 2018

Event Details

West Texas Endurance Club
Carol of Lights Run 2018
6:45pm – 9:00pm; Race begins at 6:45pm
Texas Tech University
2500 Broadway Avenue
Registration:  Dasher ages 13 and up 5K or 1 mile $35.00; Elf ages 12 and under $25.00.
Race Day Registration:  race site 5:00pm – 6:15pm NO Packet pick up on race day
Packet PickUp:   Saturday, December 1, Cardinal’s Sports Center, 6524 Slide Road from 11:00am – 2:00pm.

Enjoy the spirit of the season with an evening run on the campus of Texas Tech University. This family-friendly event will have you amazed at the more than 25,000 colored lights that illuminate many buildings on campus.

The longer course (5K) will have runners enjoying a lap through Jones AT&T Stadium! Carolers will entertain the runners along the course. After crossing the finish line, all runners will enjoy hot chocolate that will provide a warm treat on a cold winter’s night.

 

Time

(Sunday) 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Texas Tech University

Various Locations throughout campus

02dec7:30 pm9:00 pmTexas Tech University School of Music Symphonic Band Concert

Event Details

Texas Tech University School of Music
Symphonic Band Concert
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Hemmle Recital Hall
2624 Boston Avenue (18th Street and Boston Avenue on the TTU campus)
Free and open to the public
https://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/
https://www.facebook.com/TTUSchoolOfMusic/

The accomplished Symphonic Band, conducted by Dr. Eric Allen, presents a winter concert performed by the auditioned members of this celebrated ensemble.


Time

(Sunday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Hemmle Recital Hall

18th Street and Boston Avenue

06dec7:00 pm10:00 pmOverton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge Mike Pritchard

Event Details

Overton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge
Mike Pritchard
7:00pm – 10:00pm
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
No Cover Charge
http://www.overtonhotel.com/
https://www.facebook.com/overtonhotel/?ref=br_rs

https://www.facebook.com/thepecangrill/?ref=br_rs
https://www.facebook.com/mikepritchardmusic/

Time

(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

Overton Hotel & Conference Center

2322 Mac Davis Lane

06dec8:00 pmLouie Louie’s Piano Bar World Famous Piano Show

Event Details


Louie Louie’s Piano Bar
World Famous Piano Show
8:00pm; doors open at 7:00pm
1703 Texas Avenue          806.749.7464
No Cover Charge on Thursday
http://louielouiespianobar.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LouieLouiesLubbock/


Time

(Thursday) 8:00 pm

06dec(dec 6)9:00 pm07(dec 7)2:00 amBlue Light Zack McGinn

Event Details

Blue Light
Zack McGinn
9:00pm doors open; opener 10:00pm; headliner 11:00pm – 2:00am  21 only
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
Tickets:  $5.00 at the door
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thebluelightlive/

Country.  Former lead man of DollyShine

Time

6 (Thursday) 9:00 pm - 7 (Friday) 2:00 am

Location

Blue Light

1806 Buddy Holly Avenue

07dec(dec 7)9:00 am08(dec 8)5:00 pmFriends of the Lubbock Public Library Winter Book Sale

Event Details

Friends of the Lubbock Public Library
Winter Book Sale
9:00am – 5:00pm
Mahon Library
1306 9th Street
Free and open to the public
http://www.lubbockfol.org/
https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfTheLibraryLubbock/

Time

7 (Friday) 9:00 am - 8 (Saturday) 5:00 pm

Location

Mahon Library

1306 9th Street, Lubbock, TX 79401

07dec10:30 amMuseum of Texas Tech University Art History Series After the Renaissance: Art at the Beginning of the Enlightenment

Event Details

Museum of Texas Tech University
Art History Series After the Renaissance:  Art at the Beginning of the Enlightenment
10:30am
3301 4th Street
Fees:  Semester dues are $45.00 Friends and Family Level and Non-Members
$7.00 each individual session payable at the door
Students Free with Valid I.D.
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/
Facebook: 
https://tinyurl.com/yb93cqn7


Time

(Friday) 10:30 am

Location

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

3301 4th Street

07dec6:00 pmMuseum of Texas Tech University Real to Reel: The Red Shoes (1948)

Event Details

Museum of Texas Tech University
Real to Reel:  The Red Shoes (1948)
6:00pm
3301 4th Street
Free and open to the public
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/
Facebook: 
https://tinyurl.com/yb93cqn7

In this classic drama, Vicky Page (Moira Shearer) is an aspiring ballerina torn between her dedication to dance and her desire to love. While her imperious instructor, Boris Lermontov (Anton Walbrook), urges to her to forget anything but ballet, Vicky begins to fall for the charming young composer Julian Craster (Marius Goring). Eventually Vicky, under great emotional stress, must choose to pursue either her art or her romance, a decision that carries serious consequences.

Time

(Friday) 6:00 pm

Location

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

3301 4th Street

07dec6:00 pm9:00 pmFirst Friday Art Trail

Event Details

December 2018 First Friday Art Trail  (various locations throughout the Lubbock Cultural District)  Friday, December 7, 2018

LHUCA:
Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall: Hayride: A group exhibition featuring Mick Burson, John Chatmas, Glenn Downing, Chad Hines, and Jonathan Syltie.
Helen DeVitt Jones Studio Gallery: Contemporary Portrait: A National Juried Exhibition, LHUCA’s 4th Annual Juried Exhibition.
John F. Lott Gallery: Before the Renovation: A collaborative exhibition by Hannah Dean and Chad Plunket.
Martin McDonald Gallery: Laura J. Bennett, Dames of Anatomy, an ongoing project that addresses the complexities of the female condition and challenges cultural norms.
Firehouse Theatre: Friends of Ms. Kris Concert children’s music performance 6pm-6:45pm; Music by Jeremy Couture 6:45pm-7:45pm; Music by Phantom Wilds 8pm-9pm. 
Christine DeVitt Icehouse Gallery: Sherie Kirven: Kirven Designs
Minnie Quickenstedt Underwood Graffiti Building: One Book LBK: Join artist Stacy Elko and create your very own Bless Me, Ultima-inspired scapular.
Helen DeVitt Jones Clay Studio: Llano Estacado Clay Guild annual Christmas show and sale. Music and refreshments.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM   
511 Avenue K           806.762.8606

CHARLES ADAMS GALLERY:   Showcasing Maisie Marie Alford, Shannon Cannings, John Chinn, Joe Clifford, Hannah Dean, Carol Flueckiger, Tina Fuentes, Glenn Garnett, B.C. Gilbert, Carol C. Howell, Lynwood Kreneck, Artie Limmer, Joey Martinez, Abed Monawar, Chad Plunket, Catherine Prose, Phillip Taylor, Ashton Thornhill, Sara Waters, James Watkins, and Jonathan Whitfill with work by early regional artists Peter Hurd, Henrietta Wyeth, John Miegs, and others.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM   
Standard gallery hours: Mon-Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
602 Avenue J         806.788.1008

CHARLES ADAMS STUDIO PROJECT (CASP):
5&J STUDIOS

Helen Devitt Jones Print Studio: Collective Amalgamation 4325, photographic arts by Sarah Daly, Patricia Jarrett, Morgen Macke, Piper Owen, Prince Owsu-Yeboah, Ivan Santiago Bravo, Hannah Willstrop and Instructor Amy Kim. Guided by Amy Kim, students will showcase a wide range of work from socio-political issues to virtual reality.
5&J Gallery: Another Time Has Other Lives To Live by Arron Foster
TTU Satellite Gallery: Flurry!, a winter art sale by a gathering of TTU School of Art student organizations including Tech Clay Club, Tech Print Club, Dead Painters Society, Metals Club, Sculpture Club, Association of Graphic Artists and Tech Art History Society. Works include ceramics, jewelry, printmaking, sculpture, painting and more. 10% of sales will fund student scholarships through The Medici Circle.
CH Foundation Metals Studio: Student Projects in Progress
5&J Courtyard: Get a taste of local food trucks. Adult beverages available for purchase by those 21 and up.
FFAT hours 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
1106 5th Street        806.788.1006

CHARLES ADAMS STUDIO PROJECT (CASP) LIVE/ WORK STUDIO FLATS:
Studio A: Kristy Kristinek, a combination of the artist’s process and completed works, on fine paper, canvas and fabric installation, discussing the relationship between painting and dance.
Studio B: Fleshmas by Ghislaine Fremaux and Lando Valdez, paintings, drawings, works on paper
Studio C: Alice Leora Briggs will be showing works that will be included in Abecedario de Juarez, an upcoming book that connects readers to people and events in Ciudad Juarez.
Studio D: TTU School of Art Faculty Research Studio
FFAT hours 6:00 – 9:00 PM
1010 Mac Davis Lane           806.788.1008

CASP LIVE/WORK STUDIOS  
Studio 1: Empowerment by Ryder Richards. As a previous Lubbock-ite, Ryder decided it would be fitting to generate “free power” at a high cost and net loss by building a DIY wind turbine.
Studio 2: Christopher Marin, painting.
Studio 3: Rachel Anderson’s Fashion Design Studio, Christmas/Holiday, Holiday/Christmas Fashion Exhibit includes new fashion designs by Anderson and Christmas/Holiday merchandise made from local Lubbock cotton from Homestead Cotton Company/Valerie Hlavaty both of Texas Tech University. Event will host Christmas/Holiday shopping, music and refreshments.
Studio 4: Victoria Marie Bee, Ain’t No Sunshine, letterpress and photography. Live letterpress printing and live photography by VMBEE and friends; special hands-on community sketchbook activities; live music at 7:30pm until close by Hannah Who, Will Felty and Jacob Nalle. Vinyl records for sale by Flatland Records and artwork for sale
F
FAT hours 6:00 – 9:00 PM
408 Avenue J             806.
788.1008

A BEAUTIFUL MESS AND COMPANY:  For This Occasion, by Amanda Cypert Sneed, acrylic on watercolor paper, mounted to cradled wood panel or acrylic and pastel on cradled wood panel; Amanda Cypert Sneed grew up in a small Texas Panhandle town best known for farming and cattle. With a knack for creating and a hope for keeping art as a focus in her life, she moved to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech University, graduating in 2007 from the School of Art with a BFA in Communication Design. Although a graphic designer by trade, Amanda always felt called to pursue other artistic endeavors outside of her day job. Most recently, she found a particular joy and release while haphazardly layering acrylic paint for a class she was taking. It was through this process that her abstract floral paintings evolved. Amanda has always had a lifelong love of all things floral, but her goal in this work is much broader than simply painting just pretty flowers; instead, her aim is to create meaning out of chaos and find beauty in imperfection.
Church House Wine for sale, age 21 and up
FFAT hours 6:00 – 9:00 PM
2202 Ave Q         806.407.5895

ART FOR GOODNESS SAKE:  Krystal Applegate, acrylic on canvas, charcoal; Danny Boyce, photography; David Bransby, acrylic on canvas; Gary Chaffin, hand-built wire sculpture; Barbi Claridge, jewelry, alcohol inks, and painted stained glass; Erin Coats, acrylic on canvas; Rachel Dolezal, paintings, cut paper collage, drawings; Clifton Duncan, cut paper collage; Meyer Goldberg, pencil drawings; Manuel Hernandez, charcoal drawings; Ben Konis, pastels; David Lamb-Vines, acrylic on canvas, wood carvings; Leann Lamb-Vines, glass mosaic; Bobby Lee, photography; John Lee, neon; Harvey Madison, photography; Gloria Minnicks, decorative gourds; Bob Payne, photography, acrylic on canvas; Aaron Price, acrylic on canvas; Annette Sprouls-Reasoner, self-published short stories; Sarah Stoune, gel and ink on paper; Clarence Tittle, pen and ink drawings
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 11:00 PM
1808 19th Street         806.771.2727

BENTLEY ARROW: A display of handmade Christmas items made by children. Live music.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 11:00 PM
702 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.778.4447

BUDDY HOLLY CENTER:  West Texas Watercolor Society Exhibition, on view from December 7, 2018 – January 20, 2019. The Buddy Holly Center will host the annual exhibition of the West Texas Watercolor Society. Initially organized in 1962 and formally chartered by the State of Texas in 1973, the Society was instituted for the purpose of promoting the highest aesthetic standards in the art of watercolor painting. Artists from across the region will present their creations in a wide range of watercolor styles and methods.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
1801 Crickets Avenue        806.775.3560

CAVIEL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY:  African American Artists, an exhibition by Robbyne Hocker Fuller, on view from December to April. Midland African American Roots Historical/Cultural Arts Council, Inc. and Fulsemaj’s Diaspora Art and Gifts presents art by Monica Stewart, prints; Carole Joyce, signed pieces; Ted Ellis, etc. All art work is on sale and a portion of the proceeds support the museum. Art, music, food and fun!
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
1719 Avenue A          806.787.0726

GLASSYALLEY ART STUDIO:   Cat Boucher, mosaic; Jan Dreasher, plant printing; Jeff Driver, photography; Roxane Hardegree, mixed-media; Rick Kincheloe, ceramic picture; Jan Lloyd, line drawings and painting; Pauline Mills, glass and acrylics; Annette Reasoner, gourds and painting; Linda Slatton, gourd art
Participating in Paul’s Project: please bring blanket, coffee, coffee filters, sugar, etc to help stock the newly built shelters for the homeless.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
1940 Texas Ave         806.535.2457

LEGACY EVENT CENTER:  Christmas Gifts Abound at the Legacy! A portion of each sale benefits the YWCA of Lubbock. New artist Marika Pineda, textiles in the Main Hall, a rising star as a Lubbock textile artist showcases her imagination in pieced quilts. Recently on The Lubbock Studio Tour, Marika has a special feel for imagining the vibrancy of life through vibrant fiber #sewlovely. Linda Adkins, reimagined heirloom jewelry-Main Showcase; John Bewley, fired ink creations on canvas-Atrium; Billie Briggs, chain mail jewelry-Atrium; Anita’s Felted Menagerie by Anita Condit, textiles-Main Showcase; Painting Through My Journey With Cancer by Tawny Gonzales-Main Hall; Woodsculpture by Greg Goodnight, creations in cedar and mesquite/acoustic guitar; The Ironmonger by George Gray, new reimagined found-steel sculptures-Main Hall; Anna Henry, handmade jewelry-Atrium; Portraits and Landscapes by Tif Holmes, photography-Atrium; Adam Otwell, acrylics and pastels-Main Hall; Images from Death Valley by Donna Rose, photography-Main Hall
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
1500 14th Street         806.792.2723

PLATFORM RESTAURANT:  Kelly Villalon, digital art. BBQ tapas served from 6pm-10pm with Bingham Vineyards in the house selling by the glass or bottle.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
1212 Avenue K           806.762.1088

SUGAR BROWN’S COFFEE: 
Reflecting on 2018 by Adam Jackson, archival photo print in wooden frame. Adam Jackson is a Houston based photographer from Lubbock. Instagram: @adamkylejackson
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
1947 19th Street         806.701.6013

TORNADO GALLERY  George Gray, metalwork; Nick Billalba, glasswork; Sarah McClarty, glasswork; Janelle Barrington-Spivey, acrylic on canvas; John Self, reclaimed/repurposed art; Aaron Ristau, neon/repurposed art.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
1822 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.687.1644

URBAN TECH/TTU PRESS  Framed Vision by Manual J. Gonzalez, works on paper executed as monoprints and/or relief prints with mixed media approaches including acrylic painting; Downtown Master Plan by AIA Communities by Design; Livability of Texas Cities by TTU CoA Urban Theory; display and sale of TTU Press publishing’s and local authors works; Historical documents and books on display for TTU Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library; Live music by Billy Shank, acoustic guitar, piano and singing.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
1120 Main Street         806.543.7165


This is the 171st FFAT

Trolley:

Bentley Arrow
Buddy Holly Center
CASP Live/work Studios and 5&J Galleries
Caviel Museum of African-American History
GlassyAlley Art Studio and Gallery
Legacy Event Center
LHUCA/Charles Adams Gallery
Platform Restaurant
Tornado Gallery
Urban Tech/TTU Press

Non-Trolley:

A Beautiful Mess
Art for Goodness Sake
Sugar Brown’s Coffee

Citibus trolleys/buses will begin at 6:15 pm and run until approximately 9:30 pm from the following locations:

LHUCA
Buddy Holly Center
GlassyAlley
Tornado Gallery

Time

(Friday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Various Locations

throughout Lubbock

07dec7:00 pm10:00 pmOverton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge Shelton Rohling

Event Details

Overton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge
Shelton Rohling
7:00pm – 10:00pm
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
No Cover Charge
http://www.overtonhotel.com/
https://www.facebook.com/overtonhotel/?ref=br_rs

https://www.facebook.com/thepecangrill/?ref=br_rs
https://www.facebook.com/shelton.rohling


Time

(Friday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

Overton Hotel & Conference Center

2322 Mac Davis Lane

07dec7:00 pmThe Roadshow Christmas Show

Event Details

The Roadshow Christmas Show
7:00pm
United Supermarkets Arena
1701 Indiana Avenue
Tickets: 
Reserved seats are $179 (VIP), $63.25, $39.75 and $26.75, with prices including service charge. VIP tickets include seating in first 10 rows, meet-and-greet, Christmas tour party, tour credentials and lanyard, branded earplugs, discount on tour merchandise and exclusive VIP entrance.  Tickets are available at Select-A-Seat outlets at Amigo’s Supermarket, Dollar Western Wear, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Market Street, Ralph’s Records and United Supermarkets and online at www.selectaseatlubbock.com.  For additional ticket information please call 806.770.2000.
www.facebook.com/TheRoadshowChristmas

Continuing to take both music and message to thousands, Compassion LIVE’s “The Roadshow Christmas Tour” unveiled their list of 29 coast to coast visits. Matthew West, Matt Maher, Building 429, Plumb, Josh Wilson and Leanna Crawford are on the docket for the first-ever “The Roadshow Christmas Tour” visiting arenas in November and December with more cities to be announced.

Time

(Friday) 7:00 pm

Location

United Supermarkets Arena

1701 Indiana Avenue

07dec7:30 pm9:30 pmCactus Theater Cactus Family Christmas

Event Details

Cactus Theater
Cactus Family Christmas
7:30pm – 9:30pm
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
Tickets:  https://cityspin.com/cactustheater/e/cactus-family-christmas-2018/tickets
Floor and balcony $25; limited balcony box seats $50 (includes concessions with ticket); Children 12 and under $12.00. 
Please note: All sales are final. The Cactus Theater does not permit exchanges, refunds or credit for future shows in exchange for unused tickets.
Box office hours are:  Monday-Thursday:  3:00 – 5:00 PM*, Saturday:  3:00 – 9:30 PM*
* If Monday is a major holiday, box office not open
* If no show scheduled Friday, box office closes at 5:30
* If no show scheduled Saturday, box office not open.

www.cactustheater.com

A Lubbock family tradition continues with this year’s slate of Cactus Family Christmas shows at the historic venue that proudly showcases the best in local talent celebrating the songs and traditions that mean so much to us! From fun and whimsical songs that bring smiles to kids of all ages – to heartfelt songs reflecting the traditional sounds of the season – this show has it all.

Featured performers to be announced soon, but don’t wait, these shows traditionally sell out throughout the 5-show run. Friends, family and guests from near and far gather at the Cactus annually to celebrate the holiday spirit through these very special concert events!


Time

(Friday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Cactus Theater

1812 Buddy Holly Avenue

07dec8:00 pmLouie Louie’s Piano Bar World Famous Piano Show

Event Details


Louie Louie’s Piano Bar
World Famous Piano Show
8:00pm; doors open at 7:00pm
1703 Texas Avenue          806.749.7464
No Cover Charge on Thursday
http://louielouiespianobar.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LouieLouiesLubbock/


Time

(Friday) 8:00 pm

07dec(dec 7)9:00 pm08(dec 8)2:00 amBlue Light Kody West

Event Details

Blue Light
Kody West
9:00pm doors open; opener 10:00pm; headliner 11:00pm – 2:00am  21 only
806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
Tickets: $8.00 at the door
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thebluelightlive/
www.kodywest.com

https://www.facebook.com/kodywestmusic/

Country.

Time

7 (Friday) 9:00 pm - 8 (Saturday) 2:00 am

Location

Blue Light

1806 Buddy Holly Avenue

08dec9:00 am5:00 pmThe Texas Emporium Ruffles and Rust Expo Show

Event Details

The Texas Emporium
Ruffles and Rust Expo Show
9:00am – 5:00pm
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  $5.00 admission; 12 and under are free
https://www.rufflesandrustexpo.com/
https://www.rufflesandrustexpo.com/texas


Time

(Saturday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

1501 Mac Davis Lane

08dec7:00 pm10:00 pmOverton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge Raised by Wolves

Event Details

Overton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge
Raised by Wolves
7:00pm – 10:00pm
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
No Cover Charge
http://www.overtonhotel.com/
https://www.facebook.com/overtonhotel/?ref=br_rs

https://www.facebook.com/thepecangrill/?ref=br_rs
https://www.facebook.com/musicbyraisedbywolves/

Time

(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

Overton Hotel & Conference Center

2322 Mac Davis Lane

08dec7:30 pm9:30 pmCactus Theater David Gaschen – A Celebration of Christmas

Event Details

Cactus Theater
David Gaschen – A Celebration of Christmas
7:30pm – 9:30pm
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
Tickets:  https://cityspin.com/cactustheater/e/david-gaschen-christmas-concert/tickets
Floor and standard balcony $25; limited balcony box seats $50 (includes concessions with ticket)
Please note: All sales are final. The Cactus Theater does not permit exchanges, refunds or credit for future shows in exchange for unused tickets.
Box office hours are:  Monday-Thursday:  3:00 – 5:00 PM*, Saturday:  3:00 – 9:30 PM*
* If Monday is a major holiday, box office not open
* If no show scheduled Friday, box office closes at 5:30
* If no show scheduled Saturday, box office not open.

www.cactustheater.com
http://www.davidgaschen.com/
https://www.facebook.com/David-Gaschen-Voice-Studio-132946770083243/

Lubbock’s very own – David Gaschen – world-renown vocalist and Broadway actor – live in concert at the Cactus Theater.

Time

(Saturday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Cactus Theater

1812 Buddy Holly Avenue

08dec8:00 pmLouie Louie’s Piano Bar World Famous Piano Show

Event Details


Louie Louie’s Piano Bar
World Famous Piano Show
8:00pm; doors open at 7:00pm
1703 Texas Avenue          806.749.7464
No Cover Charge on Thursday
http://louielouiespianobar.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LouieLouiesLubbock/


Time

(Saturday) 8:00 pm

08dec8:30 pm11:30 pmDowntown Social Lbk Mele Kalikimaka Christmas Party

Event Details

Downtown Social Lbk
Mele Kalikimaka Christmas Party
8:30pm – 11:30pm
1711 Texas Avenue
No Cover Charge
https://downtownsociallbk.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Bar/Downtown-Social-LBK-493440321106226/

Join us for a Hawaiian Christmas Party!
*Live Luau Dancers
*Free Lais 
*Hawaiian themed Christmas Drinks


Time

(Saturday) 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Location

Downtown Social LBK

1711 Texas Avenue

08dec(dec 8)9:00 pm09(dec 9)2:00 amBlue Light American Aquarium with Jamie Lin Wilson

Event Details

Blue Light
American Aquarium with Jamie Lin Wilson
9:00pm doors open; opener 10:00pm; headliner 11:00pm – 2:00am  21 only
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
Tickets:  $15.00 at the door
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thebluelightlive/
http://www.americanaquarium.com/
https://www.facebook.com/americanaquarium/
https://jamielinwilson.com/
https://www.facebook.com/jamielinwilson/

Americana, Rock and Blues.

Time

8 (Saturday) 9:00 pm - 9 (Sunday) 2:00 am

Location

Blue Light

1806 Buddy Holly Avenue

09dec7:30 pm9:00 pmTexas Tech University School of Music TubaChristmas Performance

Event Details

Texas Tech University School of Music
TubaChristmas Performance
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court at the Museum of Texas Tech University
3301 4th Street
Free and open to the public.
https://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/
https://www.facebook.com/TTUSchoolOfMusic/

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the international musical phenomenon known as TubaChristmas.  Here in Lubbock, students and community members of all ages are invited to bring their tubas or euphoniums and join us in a collaborative performance of festive carols.  Celebrate the holiday season with the beautiful ringing of low brass.

Time

(Sunday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

3301 4th Street

13dec4:30 pm6:30 pmOverton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge Craig Elliott

Event Details

Overton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge
Craig Elliott
4:30pm – 6:30pm
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
No Cover Charge
http://www.overtonhotel.com/
https://www.facebook.com/overtonhotel/?ref=br_rs

https://www.facebook.com/thepecangrill/?ref=br_rs
https://thomascraigelliott.com/home
https://www.facebook.com/events/435288616639834/


Time

(Thursday) 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location

Overton Hotel & Conference Center

2322 Mac Davis Lane

13dec5:30 pm7:30 pmSouth Plains Academy Cocktails that Give Back Event

Event Details

South Plains Academy
Cocktails that Give Back Event
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Texas Tech Club
Jones AT&T Stadium, Main Gate #5, East Side, 5th Floor
550 University Avenue
Tickets:  $10.00 at the door
https://tinyurl.com/y9o4pcd4

Pay $10.00 at the door and receive two cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music and a silent auction.  All proceeds to benefit South Plains Academy students with needs such as shoes, clothing, doctor bills, transportation, etc. 

Time

(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location

Texas Tech Club

2508 6th Street

13dec(dec 13)6:00 pm23(dec 23)10:00 pmLubbock Parks and Recreation Santa Land

Event Details

Lubbock Parks and Recreation
Santa Land
6:00pm – 10:00pm nightly
MacKenzie Park
The entrance to Santa Land is located off of the East Broadway entrance into Mackenzie Park east of Avenue A and the South Plains Fairgrounds.

Bring your children and grandchildren to Mackenzie Park and enjoy a 62-year Lubbock tradition! Children from Lubbock and surrounding communities are invited to Santa Land’s Opening Ceremony on Monday, December 10, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. Lubbock City Council members will welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus from the North Pole, turn on the Christmas lights in this winter village, and officially open Santa Land. 

Lubbock Parks and Recreation has hosted Santa Land for the past 61 years, and admission for all ages is free. Santa Land is open every evening from December 10-23, 2018, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. nightly. Approximately 50,000 people visit Santa Land each year to see the festive holiday village with its huge lighted Christmas tree, animated displays, bonfires, traditional holiday scenes, and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus. Each evening at 6:00 p.m. during this 14-night event, a sleigh with tiny reindeer bring Santa and Mrs. Claus to Santa Land to hear the Christmas wishes of area children. 

Families will enjoy live entertainment most evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Hot chocolate and other refreshments are available for sale at the concession stand. Parents are welcome to bring cameras to take photos of their children with Santa at no charge. For those who forget their cameras, keepsake digital photos may be purchased for $5 each.


Time

13 (Thursday) 6:00 pm - 23 (Sunday) 10:00 pm

Location

Mackenzie Park

301 I-27

13dec(dec 13)7:00 pm16(dec 16)4:00 pmBallet Lubbock The Nutcracker

Event Details

Ballet Lubbock
The Nutcracker
Thursday and Friday at 7:00pm; Saturday at 2:00pm and 7:00pm and Sunday at 2:00pm
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  $20.00 – $75.00; available at www.selectaseatlubbock.com, 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center. 
www.balletlubbock.org

It just isn’t the holidays without Ballet Lubbock’s annual production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. 

This timeless and magical story of Clara, who dreams that her new toy nutcracker solider has come to life, will delight audiences of all ages. From an epic battle with the Rat King to the magical land of sweets presided over by the Sugar Plum Fairy, this is one performance you won’t want to miss!

This year’s performances will feature Lawrence Rines (Boston Ballet) and Katrina Gould (North Atlantic Dance Theater) as well as the rest of the Ballet Lubbock Company. Come find your inner sugar plum fairy and join Ballet Lubbock for Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, a Lubbock Holiday Tradition.


Time

13 (Thursday) 7:00 pm - 16 (Sunday) 4:00 pm

Location

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

1501 Mac Davis Lane

13dec7:00 pm10:00 pmOverton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge Shelton Rohling

Event Details

Overton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge
Shelton Rohling
7:00pm – 10:00pm
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
No Cover Charge
http://www.overtonhotel.com/
https://www.facebook.com/overtonhotel/?ref=br_rs

https://www.facebook.com/thepecangrill/?ref=br_rs
https://www.facebook.com/shelton.rohling

Time

(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

Overton Hotel & Conference Center

2322 Mac Davis Lane

13dec7:30 pm9:30 pmCactus Theater Metalachi – World’s only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band

Event Details

Cactus Theater
Metalachi – World’s only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band
7:30pm – 9:30pm
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
Tickets:  https://cityspin.com/cactustheater/e/metalachi-2/tickets
Floor and balcony $10 in advance; $15.00 on the day of the show; Box seats are not available for this show.
Please note: All sales are final. The Cactus Theater does not permit exchanges, refunds or credit for future shows in exchange for unused tickets.
Box office hours are:  Monday-Thursday:  3:00 – 5:00 PM*, Saturday:  3:00 – 9:30 PM*
* If Monday is a major holiday, box office not open
* If no show scheduled Friday, box office closes at 5:30
* If no show scheduled Saturday, box office not open.

www.cactustheater.com
https://metalachi.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Metalachi/

**Please note that this show is for audiences 21 only**

One of the most unique, fun-loving rock ‘n’ roll bands working today, this 5-piece band has been making a name for themselves as trendsetters of a whole new art form. Combining real rock chops with humor and traditional mariachi instruments, this group was a favorite in a recent season of “America’s Got Talent”.  

Metalachi returns to the Cactus stage for their third appearance – this time with some Christmas tunes added to the mix!


Time

(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Cactus Theater

1812 Buddy Holly Avenue

13dec8:00 pmLouie Louie’s Piano Bar World Famous Piano Show

Event Details

Louie Louie’s Piano Bar
World Famous Piano Show
8:00pm; doors open at 7:00pm
1703 Texas Avenue          806.749.7464
No Cover Charge on Thursday; $5.00 – $7.00 other days
http://louielouiespianobar.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LouieLouiesLubbock/

Time

(Thursday) 8:00 pm

Location

Louie Louie's Piano Bar

1703 Texas Ave.

13dec(dec 13)9:00 pm14(dec 14)2:00 amBlue Light Dirty River Boys

Event Details

Blue Light
Dirty River Boys
9:00pm doors open; opener 10:00pm; headliner 11:00pm – 2:00am  21 only
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
Tickets:  $12.00 at the door
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thebluelightlive/
https://dirtyriverboys.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thedirtyriverboys/

Country, Rock


Time

13 (Thursday) 9:00 pm - 14 (Friday) 2:00 am

Location

Blue Light

1806 Buddy Holly Avenue

14dec5:30 pm7:00 pmThe Office of International Affairs at Texas Tech University Weihnachtsfest-A Celebration of German Christmas Traditions

Event Details

The Office of International Affairs at Texas Tech University
Weihnachtsfest-A Celebration of German Christmas Traditions
5:30pm – 7:00pm
International Cultural Center
601 Indiana Avenue
Free and open to the public.  The first 25 people in attendance will receive a ticket for FREE hot chocolate redeemable during Candlelight at the Ranch at the NRHC.
www.international.ttu.edu
https://www.facebook.com/internationalculturalcenter/

The Office of International Affairs invites you to a pre-Candlelight celebration at the International Cultural Center.  Weihnachtsfest will feature German Christmas traditions, including a band, gingerbread cookies and sausage.  This event is held in conjunction with the National Ranching heritage Centers Candlelight at the Ranch.


Time

(Friday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

International Cultural Center (ICC)

601 Indiana Avenue

14dec6:00 pmI Love 90’s Country Music Concert featuring Tracy Byrd, Rick Trevino and Deryl Dodd

Event Details

I Love 90’s Country Music Concert featuring Tracy Byrd, Rick Trevino and Deryl Dodd
6:00pm
South Plains Fair Park Coliseum
801 Avenue A
Tickets:  www.selectaseatlubbock.com, 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center.
https://www.tracybyrdmusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TracyByrdMusic/
http://www.ricktrevino.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ricktrevinoofficial/
https://www.deryldodd.com/
https://www.facebook.com/DerylDodd/

This concert will be benefiting CASA of the South Plains

CASA of the South Plains empowers community members to serve as volunteer Advocates that speak for the well-being of abused and neglected children in the foster care system. Court Appointed Special Advocates are community members just like you who ensure each foster child’s needs remain a priority in an over-burdened child welfare system while working to find safe, permanent homes for these most vulnerable children. In 2017, 622 foster youth received advocacy services and 235 foster youth found permanency with the help of their CASA volunteer. To learn how to become a volunteer Advocate, or if you are unable to volunteer at this time, and would like to make a donation, visit www.casaofthesouthplains.org or call (806) 763-2272.

Time

(Friday) 6:00 pm

Location

Fair Park Coliseum

Panhandle South Plains Fairground 105 E. Broadway

14dec6:00 pm8:00 pmBuddy Holly Center Caroling in the Courtyard

Event Details

Buddy Holly Center
Caroling in the Courtyard
6:00pm -8:00pm
1801 Crickets Avenue
Free and open to the public
https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/buddy-holly-center
https://www.facebook.com/BuddyHollyCenter/
https://www.crustyslbk.com/

Join the Buddy Holly Center for Caroling in the Courtyard on Friday, Dec. 14, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Meadows Courtyard. The event is free and open to the public. Caroling in the Courtyard will bring the Lubbock community together to celebrate the holiday season with a special performance by Lubbock Moonlight Musicals Youth Ensemble, traditional Christmas songs, hot chocolate, cookies, ornament decorating, and Crusty’s Wood Fired Pizza.

Time

(Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

BUDDY HOLLY CENTER

1801 Crickets Avenue

14dec(dec 14)6:30 pm15(dec 15)9:00 pmNational Ranching Heritage Center 40th Annual Candlelight at the Ranch

Event Details

National Ranching Heritage Center
40th Annual Candlelight at the Ranch
6:30pm – 9:00pm
3121 4th Street
Free and open to the public; donations are accepted.
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nrhc/
https://www.facebook.com/nrhcttu/?ref=br_rs

What began four decades ago with a few hundred visitors now attracts thousands of area residents as the National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC) at Texas Tech University celebrates its 40th Annual Candlelight at the Ranch from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15.

“Because this is the 40th anniversary of what has become our signature event, this year we’re adding a little more sparkle,” explained Helen DeVitt Jones Endowed Director of Education Julie Hodges, coordinator of the event.

Despite providing more lights and sparkle, holiday scenes created in the center’s historic structures will be lit as much as possible with only lanterns, fireplaces and campfires. “Pioneer ranches had no electricity,” Hodges said. “We want our visitors to celebrate Christmas as it might have been on the open prairie in frontier days.”

In addition to more than 4,000 luminarias that will line the paths of the historic park, lights will outline the museum building, the roofline of the 6666 Barn, the stone sign on the Marsha Sharp Freeway and the Fourth Street front gate leading into the NRHC.

Thanks to the help of Holland Gardens in Lubbock, the center has been able to convert all the Christmas lighting to LED bulbs, and the savings in reduced energy will allow this year’s event to include more lights than any previous Candlelight. The lighted pathways will be wheelchair and stroller accessible as visitors pass cowboys camped out with their horses and brewing coffee over a chuck wagon fire. 

With the help of more than 150 volunteers each night—many dressed in period clothing—holiday scenes will be recreated in 14 historic structures such as the 1838 El Capote Log Cabin, the 1886 Las Escarbadas XIT division headquarters, the 1888 Matador Half-Dugout and the 1909 Queen-Anne style Barton House. Santa Claus will be available to visit with children in the Pitchfork Pavilion.

Brazos West will provide live music in the historic 1908 Four Sixes Barn where visitors can purchase hot cocoa, cider and cookies. Street Sweets Food Truck will sell hot drinks and kettle corn near the XIT headquarters, and more kettle corn and drinks will be for sale on the patio while members of the Lubbock High School Madrigal Choir serenade visitors with Christmas carols.

In cooperation with the NRHC, the International Cultural Center (ICC) at Texas Tech will host a celebration of German Christmas traditions from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14. The ICC and NRHC are located within easy walking distance of each other, and both events are free and open to the public. The NRHC is located at 3121 Fourth Street and the ICC is at 601 Indiana Ave. 

Time

14 (Friday) 6:30 pm - 15 (Saturday) 9:00 pm

Location

NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER

3121 4th Street

14dec7:00 pm10:00 pmOverton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge Taylor and Fry

Event Details

Overton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge
Taylor and Fry
7:00pm – 10:00pm
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
No Cover Charge
http://www.overtonhotel.com/
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14dec7:30 pm9:30 pmCactus Theater and Caldwell Entertainment Cactus Country Christmas Party

Event Details

Cactus Theater and Caldwell Entertainment
Cactus Country Christmas Party
7:30pm – 9:30pm
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
Tickets:  https://cityspin.com/cactustheater/e/cactus-family-christmas-2019-2/tickets 
Reserved tickets $25.00.  Children 12 and under $12.00.  Balcony Box Seats:  $50.00
Please note: All sales are final. The Cactus Theater does not permit exchanges, refunds or credit for future shows in exchange for unused tickets.
Box office hours are:  Monday-Thursday:  3:00 – 5:00 PM*, Saturday:  3:00 – 9:30 PM*
* If Monday is a major holiday, box office not open
* If no show scheduled Friday, box office closes at 5:30
* If no show scheduled Saturday, box office not open.

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Over the years Caldwell Entertainment has produced the Cactus Family Christmas Celebrations and is excited to be back at the beautiful newly renovated Cactus Theater after its absence for two Christmas seasons. In addition to the Family Christmas Celebrations, we will produce a one night only Country Christmas Music showcase this year. Along with many of your favorite performers, this show will introduce an array of new talented country artists performing Christmas song arrangements by legendary and current country music stars. From Kenny and Dolly to Lady Antebellum, you’ll hear some of the coolest performances of country hit Christmas music arrangements ever!

The show will feature emcees Kurt Kiser and Jane Prince Jones, along with Cactus stars Jeff Bailey, Kenny Maines, Terri Caldwell, Avery Guyear, Blaire Elbert, Haley Simpson, Holly Ave., Baby Jade with newcomers Brenn Edwards, Emily George, Sonny Flores, Gabriella Flores, Pete Cruz, TexWestus singers Corbin Burgett and Chloé Fowler and the Caldwell Collective band. Ring in the Christmas spirit of love, “Country Style” at the Cactus Theater!!!