INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL CENTER 601 Indiana Avenue 806.742.3667 http://www.depts.ttu.edu/international/ Adventures in Study Abroad & My Hometown Exhibit March 25, 2019 – May 31, 2019 Hall of Nations and Galleries The "Adventures in Study Abroad & My
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL CENTER
601 Indiana Avenue 806.742.3667
Adventures in Study Abroad & My Hometown Exhibit
March 25, 2019 – May 31, 2019
Hall of Nations and Galleries
The “Adventures in Study Abroad & My Hometown” Photography Exhibit features the best photographs from Texas Tech students’ study abroad experiences and Texas Tech international students’ hometowns. Please help us celebrate the creativity and artistic vision of this diverse group of photographers.
Juror Robin Germany, interim director and professor of photography for the Texas Tech School of Art, will deliver a gallery talk and announce the award winners at 5:30 PM during the April 18 reception.
For more information, please call 806.742.3667
Year Around Event (2017)
International Cultural Center (ICC)
601 Indiana Avenue
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
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.
May 16 – 31, 2019
1:30 pm – Astrobreak
2:30 pm – Dino Prophecy
3:30 pm – Laser Vinyl
1:00 pm – Cowboy Astronomer
2:00 pm – Dino Prophecy
3:30 pm – Laser Vinyl
11:30 am – Cowboy Astronomer
12:30 am – Astrobreak
1:30 pm – Dino Prophecy
2:30 pm – Astrobreak
3:30 pm – Laser Vinyl
2:00 pm – Dino Prophecy
3:30 pm – Laser Vinyl
Astrobreak (all ages)
Astrobreak 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.
Dinosaur Prophecy (grade 2 & up)
Long before dinosaurs’ massive extinction 65 million years ago, many individual species simply disappeared. Visit dinosaur graveyards, study their bones, and reconstruct how these creatures lived and died to solve four famous cold cases from the age of the dinosaurs.
- Back in Black – AC/DC
- Karn Evil 9 /See the Shaw – ELP
- Jump – Van Halen
- Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
- Carry on my Wayward Son – Kansas
- Rock-n-Roll All Night – Kiss
- Dream On – Aerosmith
- Separate Ways – Journey
- One of these Days – Pink Floyd
Cowboy Astronomer (all ages)
Explore the stars from a cowboy’s point of view! This full-dome planetarium show is a skillfully woven tapestry of star tales and Native American legends, combined with constellation identification, star-hopping, and astronomy tidbits — all told from the unique viewpoint of a cowboy astronomer who has traveled the world plying his trade and learning the sky along the way. Narrated by cowboy humorist and poet Baxter Black.
Year Around Event (2018)
MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
3301 4th Street
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
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SYSTEM PUBLIC ART
Art is available to view 24 hours a day/7 days a week on campus
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.
Year Around Event (2018)
Texas Tech University
Various Locations throughout campus
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 Bryan Wheeler, Slinger April 5 – June 1, 2019 http://lhuca.org/christine-devitt-exhibition-hall An
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
Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall
Bryan Wheeler, Slinger
April 5 – June 1, 2019
An exhibition of large-scale paintings and small digital works based on Ed Dorn’s Gunslinger, an “anti-epic,” comic-Western poem written between 1968-1975.
Helen DeVitt Jones Studio Gallery
Inguna Gremzde, Upcoming Memories
April 5 – June 1, 2019
This exhibit will guide the viewer through juxtaposition of miniature landscape paintings placed in colorful bottle tops and installation of natural elements with modern life images about lonely shoppers in shopping malls painted on transparent plastic lids, thus celebrating sense of wonder at the beauty of the natural world.
Artist’s Statement Inguna Gremzde _
Gremzde’s practice explores the complex relationship between humans and nature referring to landscape as a portrait of nature. Facing the world today the landscape has become not only a portal through which to consider traditional notions of beauty and the sublime, but also a framework to examine society, identity and ecology. The exhibition conveys an ambiguity of space, place and time, whilst questioning the expanding footprint of human activity and reflects on intersection of the natural and industrial worlds.
In Gremzde’s works nature is regarded as a focus for the formation of individual and community’s identity. Growing alienation from nature, habitation in cities and dominating consumer lifestyle results in more time spent in constructed, artificial spaces monitored by surveillance cameras like shopping malls and waiting halls defined as non-places, which being real measure of our time have no identity, relations and history. The scene of nature paid close look at as opposite can open itself to reveal a secret life, a narrativity and history outside the given field of perception.
Miniature landscape paintings placed in standardized plastic bottle caps are a small world on its own without national restrictions depicting sky, fields and woods, surrounded by contemporary frame. Even not showing any trace of human presence the scenes compare contemporary consumer lifestyles with man’s historically romantic relationship with nature. These small landscapes could have been intended for looking at when seized by a vague feeling of necessity to escape from undefined urban environment. Conceptually miniature scale could be regarded as a reference to the shrinking space of unaltered nature. The work in the same time investigates the common trend of landscape being regarded as unclean and unsafe unless neatly packaged, managed, labeled and turned into commodity. Important aspect of the project was to upcycle discarded caps, attempting to reduce the amount of single-use plastic waste in the world in some way.
”13 Hours Older” consisting of 13 landscape paintings on different sized plastic lids depicts subsequent moments in time. The work references selective nature of memory with moments leaving different degrees of impact.
The warm tones captured in landscapes at sunset allow for contemplation, a sense of time passing and deep reflection. The sun setting like any other evening stars in unique theatrical performance staging a background to possibilities that might have happened in viewer’s life over the course of 13 hours and prompting a guess which moment would be picked to be relished as golden memories.
The other part of project features paintings of a figure, seeming the same person, dressed black-and-white wandering in plastic world or non-place, casting no shadow, each movement being monitored by surveillance cameras. Alone, but one of many, user of non-place is in contractual relations with it, a form of reminder being empty trolley he trundles round the supermarket. These round shaped images reminding of spy hole exploring the patterns of collective behavior and carrying a sense of dystopia masked by artificial supermarket environment are both intimate miniatures and mass-produced portraits of single figure on non-narrative shopping trip. A walk-through aisle with choices to make and decisions to take also serves as a metaphor of the life itself, for the thoughts and feelings of the human condition. The image painted on the reverse side of transparent plastic lid locks the inhabitant of the scene behind the plastic screen as opposite the directness of landscapes in brightly-coloured bottle tops.
And finally, ”Wonderful World” aims to give a glimpse of insight in biodiversity. The installation consisting of over 200 miniature abstract square compositions while preserving the examples of different species celebrates nature as an inventor of forms and textures. The work also investigates notions of possession, collection and cataloguing.
In Gremzde’s practice natural elements are often juxtaposed with plastic ready-mades from the viewpoint of materiality, also reflecting on one of a kind nature of handmade painting versus impersonality of manufactured object. The works reference their hybrid status as image, object and installation. They are mostly exhibited as a group of numerous single pieces to reveal their greatest impact through a repetitive structure on the wall. There, to a certain degree, images lose their individual character in order to expose a common formal and conceptual stand. At the same time like in any repetitive strategy the serial method boosts its single image as its formal visuality and intellectual concept get multiplied.
John F. Lott Gallery
Luminous Lookout – Dawn Black, Kathryn Hunter, Kelli Scott Kelley, and Jonathan Mayers
May 3 – June 29, 2019
Luminous Lookout, a group of four Southern Louisiana based artists, including: Dawn Black, Kathryn Hunter, Kelli Scott Kelley, and Jonathan Mayers whose curious images address the current fragility of our time, and provokes critical thought about our place in the world.
Using representational imagery, their work visualizes narratives to inspire social dialogue and critique. Teetering moral ambiguities, existential repetitions, and anthropomorphic allegories are shared threads woven throughout all the artists’ work.
Each artist employs unique materials and processes to create their work. Using a variety of collected source material, Black examines tentative systems of power and identity through watercolor on paper to visualize sociological narratives. Hunter’s laser-cut steel and paper wall installations are populated by stitched and carved anthropomorphic silhouettes, which evoke fables and reflect on our connection to the natural world. Kelley’s enigmatic narratives are painted on antique domestic linens, referencing traditional women’s handicrafts, while engaging in an ecologically conscious art making practice. The delicate feminine cloths also serve to juxtapose the fantastical imagery. Mayers collects sediments from places he visits and imbeds the material into his pieces, creating meaningful tactile and textural surfaces, where mysterious beasts, born of the artist’s familiarity with Louisiana folklore, frolic amid meticulously render Louisiana landscapes.
Luminous Lookout artists’ haunting, curious images address the current fragility of our time and provokes critical thought about our place in the world.
Dawn was born in Louisiana where she received a BFA from Louisiana State University. She earned both MA and MFA, specializing in Painting and Sculpture, from the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History. Her work is internationally and domestically exhibited and is in various collections including in the Museum of Paper and Watermark in Fabriano, Italy and the Columbus Museum of Art. In 2012, she was nominated for a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and received a Career Advancement Grant from the state of Louisiana. Black has attended numerous residencies including Bemis Center for the Arts, the McColl Center for the Arts, VCCA, and Lawndale Art Center. The Washington Post, Art Papers, and artinamerica.com, among others have reviewed her work. Currently, she lives and works in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is represented by Curator’s Office.
Kelli Scott Kelley
Kelli was born in Baton Rouge, LA. She earned an MFA from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her work is primarily comprised of mixed-media narrative paintings, drawings and objects. She has also collaborated with her husband, composer Bill Kelley, on surreal performances and video pieces.
Kelley has exhibited and lectured throughout the United States, and beyond, including: The Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, Galerie Califi at ArtMill Center for Sustainable Creativity in Mirenice, Czech Republic, Bangalore University in Bangalore, India, the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Boulder, CO. Her work is represented by Koelsch Gallery in Houston, Soren Christensen Gallery in New Orleans, and Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art.
Kelley authored a book featuring her narrative artwork entitled Accalia and the Swamp Monster in 2014. A solo exhibit of the work opened in at the LSU Museum of art and then traveled to Bradbury Museum of Art, the Jung Center Gallery in Houston, the Masur Museum of Art and the Michelson Art Museum. Her work is featured in the permanent collections of the LSU Museum of Art, Tyler Museum of Art, East Baton Rouge Parish Library Special Collections and The Eugenia Summer Gallery Mississippi University for Women.
Kelli Scott Kelley is a Professor of Painting in the School of Art at Louisiana State University.
Jonathan “feral opossum” Mayers
Louisiana Creole artist, writer, and independent curator, Jonathan “feral opossum” Mayers, was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mr. Mayers attended Louisiana State University as a computer science major before changing his course of study and earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art with a concentration of painting and drawing in 2007. While living in New Orleans, Louisiana, he received his Master of Fine Arts degree in 2011 with a concentration in painting from the University of New Orleans. Between 2012-18 he was a founding member of the TEN Gallery + Collective. He received scholarships to attend French Immersion at Université Sainte-Anne in Church Point, Nova Scotia from both the Université (2015) and CODOFIL (2016). Mr. Mayers has exhibited works in Prospect.1-4+ Satellites, multiple Surreal Salons, Notes from the Artistic Underground, ART I-10, and Tiercé. His work is included the LSU Student Union Art Gallery Permanent Collection and the art collection of Université Sainte-Anne in Church Point, Nova Scotia. In Fall 2018 he was an artist-in-residence at A Studio in the Woods for Adaptations: Living with Change. Currently Mr. Mayers is represented by Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans, Louisiana, were his most recent curatorial project, Mythologies Louisianaises, accompanied by a trilingual catalogue in International Louisiana French, Kouri-vini (Louisiana Creole), and English was on display in August and September 2018.
Kathryn Hunter is a fine artist in South Louisiana. She works in mixed media: paper cutting, relief printing, wool & silk, embroidery, steel, letterpress, drawing, and wax. She is inspired by the color in Wes Anderson’s films and the animals on the Gulf Coast and in the Western Mountains.
She earned a BFA in printmaking from Montana State University, Bozeman in 1999 and an MFA in printmaking from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge in 2003. In 2003, she started Blackbird Letterpress which specializes in quirky animal stationery, handmade notebooks and cards, and invitations, with a focus on good craftsmanship and good design. Visit www.blackbirdletterpress.com . Her work has been commissioned by Clarkson Potter (a division of Penguin Random House), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, Norton Simon Museum of Art, Los Angeles, and Historic New Orleans Collection.
She is a member of Ladies of Letterpress, an artist member of Baton Rouge Gallery of Contemporary Art, and her fine art is represented by LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans. Her work is part of the permanent collections of Louisiana State University Museum of Art and of the Special Collections of Skillman Library, Lafayette College, Easton Pennsylvania, among others.
Martin McDonald Gallery
Aaron Hegert, Transition
April 5 – June 1, 2019
A series of photographs taken at DIY skateparks.
The Photographs in the Transition series were taken at DIY skateparks in Indiana and Texas over the last 5 years. The DIY skatepark, a skatepark built illegally by local skateboarders, is a phenomenon that has spread across the country and the world in the last 10 years. The title Transition has a double meaning– it is the word skaters use to refer to the part of a ramp that connects the horizontal plane to the vertical plane, and also a reference to the way these disused urban spaces change when a DIY park is built. They go from being an abandoned place to being an inhabited place, from a place with no name to place with one, from being nothing to being something. The central figure in this series is a concrete embankment (a quarter pipe) added by the skaters to a corner of the lot. I consider the material, formal, and conceptual qualities of this object and the gesture it represents emblematic of a sophisticated spatial practice at work: through a few minimal concrete additions an entirely new vision of what a place is for and what can be done there is manifested. The skaters had transitioned a commercial ruin into a space of free expression and autonomy. In these photographs I adopted the same mentality as the skaters, discarding the precepts of photographic representation the way the skaters had discarded the precepts of the urban space. In an attempt to learn from this form of creative consumption, this project is an ongoing experiment that blurs the lines between documentation and participation, where each image is a reflection of one set of circumstances and the initiation of another.
Year Around Event (2018)
511 Avenue K