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THURSDAY, JULY 31:   -

BUDDY HOLLY CENTER
SUMMER SHOWCASE SERIES –  OUTLIER
5:30-7:30 PM
Free
The Buddy Holly Center is gearing up for another summer of music and fun with the annual Summer Showcase Concert Series. Performances are every Thursday evening from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Meadows Courtyard from May 29th – August 28th. The Summer Showcase experience is in a modern environment where patrons can enjoy original and unique Texas-made music. Summer Showcase 2014 is free to the public. There will be a cash bar and beverages available for purchase. No outside beverages are allowed.
www.BuddyHollyCenter.org



FRIDAY, AUGUST 1:  -


MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
MOVIES @AT THE MUSEUM – MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN
2:00 PM
1936 – Starring Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur
3301 4th Street  806.742.2490
www.depts.ttu.edu



 

CACTUS THEATER
DOO WOP MEETS THE INSTRUMENTAL HITS OF THE 60’s
7:30 PM
TICKETS:  $20  Please call 806.762.3233 to purchase tickets or visit the Cactus Theater Box Office
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.3233
www.cactustheater.com 

**AUGUST 2014 FIRST FRIDAY ART TRAIL**  (various locations throughout the Lubbock Cultural District)  FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014

BUDDY HOLLY CENTER presents Mavericks, Misfits & Musicians: The Art of Joe Garnett will be displayed in the Fine Arts Gallery. This summer exhibition will feature the diverse work of artist Joe Garnett. Garnett gained popularity designing well-known record album covers and movie posters and then began painting portraits of famous musicians such as Buddy Holly, Willie Nelson and Janis Joplin. Displayed in the Foyer Gallery will be David Leake: Impressions of Musicians. This exhibition will feature the work of local Lubbock artist David Leake, who paints one-of-a-kind oils, including portraits of locally and nationally renowned musicians.
FFAT hours 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
1801 Crickets Avenue  806.775.3560

CHARLES ADAMS STUDIO PROJECT (CASP) STUDIO FLATS
Farm to Market Arts presents  "A River Runs Through It" (A selection of work from Jeff Wheeler's summer Experimental Drawing class from TTU Junction campus)
David Echols will feature new ceramics work by David Echols, live and in person!
Ron Simons Studio will feature Michaela Proper – fiber art and Ron Simmons – hand-made silver and gold jewelry.
Colleen O’Brien Studio 4 hosts the Floating People Project:  a collaborative group show presenting the visionary work of the Indigo Folk, an artist collective featuring Colleen O'Brien, Maura Fowler, Alex Wheeler, Emily Zionts, Trey Tibbit, and Dylan Kennedy.  Work will consist of mind-bending painting, sculpture, photography, video projection, music and more.  
Stay late for an in-gallery rock show by local party animals the Dry Heeves.  
All shows are one night only Friday, August 1. 
FFAT hours 6:00 – 9:00 PM
1010 Mac Davis Lane  806.788.1008



CHARLES ADAMS STUDIO PROJECT (CASP) 
TTU School of Art Satellite Gallery will present Junction: New Works from the Summer MAE Program from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 1 in the Texas Tech University Satellite Gallery as part of the First Friday Art Trail. The Junction exhibit features work created by Master of Art Education students, faculty and visiting artists during their summer semester while in residency at Texas Tech's Junction Campus
5 & J Gallery: presents Coloring Class, a curated group exhibition featuring artists from all corners of America, including Andrew Hendrixson, Daniel McFarlane, Lauren Hill, Nathan Sapio, Logan Marconi, Daniela Ettedgui and Chisum Justus.  The artwork demonstrates similarities in their aesthetic inclination, poetic intention, romantically disciplined practice, and shared master guidance in the development of their individual voices as artists. You can expect to see vibrant color, abstract concepts, and experimental processes that deal heavily with the formal standards of Contemporary Fine Art. This group, known as The Cool Painter Kids, lives by the standard that “Art should be created on the cusp of discovery, or not at all.”  
The Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio: Joe Clifford will be printing woodcuts and exhibiting his work. Come by to witness live art being made.
The CH Foundation Metals Studio: will be showing student work from the Introduction to Blacksmithing class.
THE 5&J COURTYARD (area outside of 5&J Studios): Pizza by "Crusty’s" till 10:00 PM
FFAT hours 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
1106 5TH Street

CHARLES ADAMS GALLERY will be showcasing the following artists: Toni Arnett, Shannon Cannings, John Chinn, Custom Design South/Western Furniture by Ron & Rita Peek, Hannah Dean, Daniela Ettedgui, Carol Flueckiger, Tina Fuentes, B.C. Gilbert, Ericka Pochybova Johnson, James W Johnson, Chisum Justus, Lynwood Kreneck, David Lindsay, Chad Plunket, Catherine Prose, Jeff Schneider, Eric Simpson, Bo Tan, Ashton Thornhill, Sara Waters, James Watkins, Kathy Whiteside and Jonathin Whitfill.  Early regional artists Peter Hurd, Henriette Wyeth, Gene Kloss, Manuel Acosta, John Meigs and Luis Jimenez.  Also featuring original works on paper by Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso. FFAT hours 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
602 Avenue J   788-1008

CULTURE CLOTHING will feature Megan Shirley who intermingles vintage photographs and hand stitching, musician Andy Hedges, also known as the Cowboy Poet and Coy Holley who will be launching his new book “Walking from Lockney to Jerusalem”.
FFAT hours:  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
1717 Broadway  806.368.6178

GIORGIO’S PIZZA will feature the paintings of Robin Samarripas and jewelry by Lion and Owl.
1018 Broadway  806.765.9330


GLASSYALLEY ART STUDIO AND GALLERY will be closed for the August FFAT as they have a new roof installed. Look for them again in September.
 FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM   Regular gallery hours Monday-Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 
1940 Texas Avenue  806.535.2457

J&B COFFEE will host artist Samantha R. Wilson; acrylic and mixed media.
On display throughout the month of August. Friday store hours: 6:30 AM –10:00 PM
2710 26th St. 796-1114
LHUCA 
The Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall will feature Bridget Elpers, “Narrative Rewritten: West Texas View”. Exploring the landscape of Caprock Canyons State Park through the deconstruction of both handmade and mass produced textiles to reveal the connection, comfort, and ephemeral nature of what we leave behind.
The Helen Devitt Jones Studio will feature Ashton Thornhill. “Shadow & Silhouette” not only examine examines the flight and movement of black birds in the darken light of day, but also the awareness of our peripheral vision and images marginally noticed.
The John Lott Gallery will feature Liza Littlefield, “Five Years of Stories”. The work is primarily narrative, and though it may be a bit mysterious or even surreal, there is a narrative implied in nearly every piece.
 Martin McDonald Gallery will feature Wen Fan “Plein Air”, an investigation of how our understanding of world is framed by personal experiences. She offers another way of seeing landscape by expressing it through clay objects.
Graffiti Education Building will host a special “Art Make and Take” event for all of our First Friday visitors of all ages. Come to the Graffiti Building and make your special First Friday memento to take home and treasure.
Helen DeVitt Jones Clay Studio will host the Art League of West Texas, featuring a collaboration of artists in various mediums.
Christine DeVitt Icehouse Gallery will host Foster*A*Life’s Kids Art Journey, drawings collected from children who are in foster care in the Lubbock area.
Also on the LHUCA Campus, look for the National Cowboy Symposium chuck wagon, which will be handing out free chuck wagon samples.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM    Regular Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday  11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
511 Avenue K.  762.8606
 
LUBBOCK GARDEN AND ARTS CENTER will host Abstractive Perspectives, an exhibit sponsored by the Lubbock Art Alliance, highlights the creativity and imagination of local artists
FFAT hours 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
4215 University Avenue  806.767-3724


LUBBOCK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will feature the landscape photography of David Sanderson.
FFAT hours 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
601 Avenue K  806.762.1688

MCPHERSON CELLARS will be hosting a special First Friday Art Trail in remembrance of Dr. Clinton “Doc” McPherson (1918-2014) with works by grandchildren Katelyn and Nick McPherson, and photos from Doc’s life. "Doc" is revered as one of the fathers of the Texas wine industry. We hope you will join us to celebrate his life and raise a glass in his honor! The Alma Trio will provide music and Chimy’s will be providing food.
On display during the August FFAT.
FFAT hours:  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
1615 Texas Ave   806.687.9463.

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY 
Featured exhibition this month…
From Numerous to Non-existent 2—Common, Rare, Threatened, Endangered, and Extinct Species in the Collections of the Natural Science Research Laboratory, Gallery 1. An “Up from the Basement” exhibition. The NSRL, a division of the Museum of TTU, maintains collections of preserved specimens for scientific research and education concerning the natural history of Texas, the United States, and many areas of the world.
Time Exposures: Picturing Isleta Pueblo in the 19th Century, Gallery 2&3. An exhibition telling the story of the Isleta Pueblo, Native American community in New Mexico, and the yearly cycle of traditional events that dominate their lives and the history of their struggle to maintain those traditions in the face of American expansion in the mid 1800s.
 CURRENT SHOWS:
Ancient Bison Hunters on the Llano Estacado, Gallery 101. An “Up from the Basement” exhibition from the Museum’s collections. The exhibit examines the Paleoindian Period: 10,800-8,600 Years Ago.
In Addition Two: Embracing Digital Technology, Gallery 4. An “Up from the Basement” exhibition. During the last year, over 1000 artworks were added to the Museum’s collections. The works on exhibit represent just a small fraction of the prints, drawings, and paintings recently acquired.
Beyond Expressions in Clay –William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art. A new long-term exhibition that focuses on works by Pueblo peoples of the Southwestern United States. It showcases both traditional and innovative pottery from a range of time periods.
Up from the Basement An Introduction to Vampire Bats: The Good, the Bad and the Amazing! Gallery 7. Learn the truth about vampire bats: what they eat, where they live, and more!
AZ<>NM<>TX—20th and 21st Century Art in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, Talkington Gallery of Art. An “Up from the Basement” exhibition. The artworks on display sample many divergent paths that artists from the Southwest have followed.
Gotta Catch ‘Em All—Collecting, Preserving, and Displaying Insects. An “Up from the Basement” exhibit from the Museum’s Invertebrates Collection.
FFAT hours:  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM  
3301 4th Street (SE corner 4th and Indiana Ave)  806.742.2490


PEACHTREE GALLERY featured this month are the oil paintings of Ronda Ivy. Dallas composer David Thompson will provide live music. 
FFAT hours 6:00 PM-9:00 PM 
901 17th St  470.9996

 
TORNADO GALLERY will feature Baron Batch-acrylics, Anthony Castellino-acrylics, Benna Ellis- fused glass, Ken Law-metal sculpture, Melissa Lee-altered gourds and
Heather Raidford Gauthier-acrylics. We're also kicking off a "Feed Seniors Now" event with Meals on Wheels, Comfort Keepers and the Lubbock Cultural District. We'll be giving out bags to be artistically altered and filled with food that can be dropped off in various locations. The altered bags will be shown as a collective show in October. A Baron Batch original painting, created for the event, will be given away at the October closing.
Regular hours Wednesday-Saturday 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
1822 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.441.8564

URBAN TECH/ TTU DOWNTOWN CENTER will be feature High Cotton: Tent City – Jason Fancher, Historical Survey of Architecture in Downtown Lubbock; photos of Myrick Green Building, City of Lubbock and watercolors of Willard B. Robinson, 1935-1991.
FFAT hours:  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
1120 Main St    806-543-7165
 
This will be the 119th consecutive First Friday Art Trail
Venues on the trolley route include:
The Buddy Holly Center
The Charles Adams Gallery
Culture Clothing
Giorgio’s Pizza
The CASP Live/Work Studios
LHUCA
CASP 5 & J Building
Peachtree Gallery
Tornado Gallery
TTU UrbanTech
Venues not on the trolley route include:
J & B Coffee
Lubbock Garden and Arts Center
Lubbock Symphony Orchestra
The Museum at Texas Tech University
The trolleys will start at 6:15pm and run till about 9:30pm from the following locations:
LHUCA
The Buddy Holly Center
Culture Clothing
Tornado Gallery

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2:  -

TORNADO GALLERY
DOWNTOWN FARMER’S MARKET
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Free Admission
The "Farmer’s Market" features fresh produce and plants. Building on a great farme’rs market season in 2013, there is a special effort to continue to increase the number of local growers and producers at the Downtown Farmers Market for 2014.  The Farmers Market helps support the local economy, encourages local food production, gives the public access to fresh produce, and helps to build a strong sense of community.  This year’s market will be held every Saturday from 9:00-1:00.
For more information, visit the website below or call Laura Anderson at 806.319.2373
www.lubbockdowntownfarmersmarket.com
19th Street and Buddy Holly Avenue

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

WWE
7:30 PM
TICKETS:  www.selectaseatlubbock.com, 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center
The WWE LIVE “SummerSlam Heatwave Tour” will go through Lubbock for the first time in more than two years. This will be your chance to see WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton, Kane, Bad News Barrett, plus many more of your favorite WWE Superstars.
United Supermarkets Arena
1701 Indiana Avenue
 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3:  -

Live Music:

THURSDAY, JULY 31  -

BLUE LIGHT
PROUD CUT PONIES
9:00 PM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.1185
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/


McPHERSON’S CELLARS
PATIO NIGHT with THE FABULOUS TRITONES
7-10 PM
Come enjoy wine by the glass, Crusty's food fired pizza, and live music. Patio nights occur every Thursday May-August.
1615 Texas Avenue 806.687.9463
http://www.mcphersoncellars.com/page?pageid=4a0f3ece-cc9a-c7b8-add0-7e52c1f346d4

MEAN WOMAN GRILL
D.G. FLEWELLYN
6:30 PM
2103 Marsha Sharp Freeway   806.368.9472
http://meanwomangrill.com/

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1:  -

BACKSTAGE LUBBOCK
EARLY MORNING REIGN
1711 Texas Avenue
http://backstagelubbock.com/calendar/

BASH RIPROCK’S
80’S THEME PARTY with DJ SHAWN
2419 Main Street   806.762.2274
http://www.bashriprocks.com/


BLUE LIGHT
GREEN LIGHT PISTOL
9:00 PM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.1185
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/


SATURDAY, AUGUST 2:  -


BLUE LIGHT
CHARLIE SHAFTER, RED SHAHAN, and BRANDON ADAMS
9:00 PM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.1185
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/


SUNDAY, AUGUST 3:  -

BACKSTAGE LUBBOCK

BLACK FLAG
1711 Texas Avenue
http://backstagelubbock.com/calendar/


CACTUS COURTYARD
HUB CITY BEACH PARTY
3:00 PM
1801 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.535.5610



Ongoing events:

AMERICAN WIND POWER CENTER AND MUSEUM
The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM–5:00 PM year round.  (Also open Sundays 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (May through September)-always closed Monday.  Admission is $5.00 per person or $10.00 for a family of four.  Active Duty Military and their household families are admitted free with Military I.D.
1701 Canyon Lake Drive   806.747.8734 
http://www.windmill.com/

BUDDY HOLLY CENTER EXHIBITS
1801 Crickets Avenue     806.775.3560
http://www.buddyhollycenter.org/
BUDDY HOLLY GALLERY
The Buddy Holly Gallery features a permanent exhibition on the life and music of Buddy Holly. Artifacts owned by the City of Lubbock, as well as other items that are on loan, are presented in this exciting exhibition. Included in the display are Buddy Holly's Fender Stratocaster; a songbook used by Holly and the Crickets, clothing, photographs, recording contracts, tour itineraries, Holly's glasses, homework assignments, report cards, and much more

FINE ARTS GALLERY
Mavericks, Misfits, & Musicians: The Art of Joe Garnett  
June 20 – Aug 10, 2014
This summer exhibition will feature the diverse work of artist Joe Garnett. Before he began painting portraits of famous musicians such as Buddy Holly, Willie Nelson and Janis Joplin, Garnett gained popularity designing well-known record album covers and movie posters.

GLASSYALLEY ART STUDIO
Monday-Friday  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Pauline Mills opened her art studio and gallery in October 2009 in a quaint building on Texas Avenue in Lubbock, Texas. A dream finally became reality.
Pauline’s goal is to give Lubbock and regional artists a chance to showcase their artistic talents.
Services the gallery offers include:
Gallery space for artist rental on a monthly basis at $50.00 per month.
Gallery can also be rented for events: meetings, photography shoots, birthday parties, and other possible events. Prices are available upon request.
GlassyAlley Classes:
Glass Mosaic Classes range from Introductory, Intermediate, to Advanced classes. Classes are normally held every Wednesday night starting at 6 p.m. and Thursday mornings starting at 9 a.m. till Noon. If enough students are taking classes the first two Saturdays of the month from 9 a.m. - Noon is open. Other class options are open during the week. Please call 806.535.2457 for more information on pricing and scheduling.
All materials are included in the price. No experience is required. No artistic ability is necessary. Classes must have at least four students.
Other classes offered: Concrete Sculpture.
Kids classes and a Kids Summer Art Camp are also offered.
Artists in Residence -  Pauline Mills – Mosaic art & photography, Cat Boucher – Photography, acrylics & mosaic art Christena Stephens – Photography
1940 Texas Avenue
https://www.facebook.com/GlassyAlleyArtStudioGallery


 
 
LANDMARK ARTS AT THE TEXAS TECH SCHOOL OF ART EXHIBITS

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


LHUCA
The Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall will feature Bridget Elpers, “Narrative Rewritten: West Texas View”. Exploring the landscape of Caprock Canyons State Park through the deconstruction of both handmade and mass produced textiles to reveal the connection, comfort, and ephemeral nature of what we leave behind.
The Helen Devitt Jones Studio will feature Ashton Thornhill. “Shadow & Silhouette” not only examine examines the flight and movement of black birds in the darken light of day, but also the awareness of our peripheral vision and images marginally noticed.
July 4 – August 30, 2014
http://www.lhuca.org/AshtonThornhill.html  
The John Lott Gallery will feature Liza Littlefield, “Five Years of Stories”. The work is primarily narrative, and though it may be a bit mysterious or even surreal, there is a narrative implied in nearly every piece.
 Martin McDonald Gallery will feature Wen Fan “Plein Air”, an investigation of how our understanding of world is framed by personal experiences. She offers another way of seeing landscape by expressing it through clay objects
Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
511 Avenue K   806.762.8606
www.lhuca.org

 
MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH PLANETARIUM

LASER SHOWS / ASTRONOMY SHOWS
July 1 –
Dawn of the Space Age
One World, One Sky


Tuesday-Sunday:
11:30 AM  Seasonal Stargazing
2:00 PM   Dawn of the Space Age
3:30 PM   One World, One Sky
TICKETS:  Cash only at this time.  General Admission (ages 19-59) $5.00; Children & Teens (ages 6-18) $3.00; Seniors (ages 60 & up) $3.00; University Students/Faculty/Staff $3.00 with valid ID; Kids (5 and under) Free; Active Military and their families are Free (MoTTU is a Blue Star Museum)
Tickets on sale 30 min before show time; first-come basis   No late seating and you must be present to purchase a ticket.  No re-admittance once shows are in progress
3301 Fourth Street  806.742.2432
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/planetarium.html


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

TIME EXPOSURES:  PICTURING ISLETA PUEBLO IN THE 19TH CENTURY 
Gallery 2 & 3
Now through September 17th
An exhibition telling the story of the Isleta Pueblo, a Native American community in New Mexico, and the yearly cycle of traditional events that dominate their lives and the history of their struggle to maintain those traditions in the face of American expansion in the mid 1800s.
IN ADDITION TWO: EMBRACING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY 
an "Up From the Basement" exhibition focusing on the use of digital technology to create and/or enhance art works.

GALLERY OF SOUTHWEST INDIAN ARTS
The Museum of Texas Tech University is reopening the well-acclaimed William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art. The exhibition titled “Beyond Expressions in Clay” focuses on works by Pueblo peoples of the Southwestern United States. The William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art’s grand reopening features pieces by some of the most renowned contemporary and historic Southwest Indian potters. “Beyond Expressions in Clay” showcases both traditional and innovative pottery from all the major pottery-making groups of the American Southwest from a range of time periods.
 
IN ADDITION-RECENTLY ACQUIRED ARTWORKS FOR THE MUSEUM’S COLLECTIONS 
Gallery 4
An “Up from the Basement” exhibition from the Art Division. During the last year over 1,000 artworks were added to the Museum's collections. The 14 on exhibit represent just a small fraction of the prints, drawings, and paintings recently acquired.


AZ<>NM<>TX — 20th and 21st CENTURY ART IN TEXAS, NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA
TALKINGTON GALLERY OF ART
The first exhibition, AZ<>NM<>TX — 20th and 21st Century Art in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, is comprised of over 50 pieces by artists who have worked in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, and is drawn entirely from the collections of the Museum of Texas Tech University, including several works donated by Margaret Talkington.
Among the artists in the exhibition are Georgia O’Keeffe, Fremont Ellis, Beatrice Mandelman, Gene Kloss, Edward Curtis, Mark Klett, John Sloan, Dorothy Brett, William Lester.


GOTTA CATCH ‘EM ALL-COLLECTING, PRESERVING, AND DISPLAYING INSECTS
Explorium Gallery
An up from the basement exhibit from the Museum’s Natural Science Research Laboratory Invertebrates collection.


VAMPIRE BATS – THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE AMAZING! 
Gallery 7
Learn the truth about vampire bats:  what they eat, where they live and more!

NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER AT TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
Experience the real West.
The NRHC is a museum and historical park located on the Texas Tech University campus. The 24-acre facility is home to forty-eight structures, ranging from windmills, a train, barn, dugouts and more, that have been moved from their original location and restored at the museum.
The NRHC is open: Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 AM–5:00 PM.  The outdoor portion of the NRHC closes at 4:00 PM each day. The NRHC will be closed for all Texas Tech University holidays as well.
There is no admission fee, although donations are accepted.
Please visit our website at www.nrhc.ttu.edu  for additional information and a complete list of special events and programs.
3121 Fourth Street 806.742.0498


CURRENT EXHIBITS – NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER:  -

ACROSS TIME AND TERRITORY:  THE NRHC STORY

“Across Time and Territory: the National Ranching Heritage Center Story," is a permanent exhibit covering the walls of the Don and Kay Cash Reception Hall. Material in the exhibition is present in a mural form with 3-D enhancements. Also in this area are two touch-screen monitors featuring attractive photographs of the structures in the historical park, presented in a virtual tour format, along with educational information about each building, available in both English and Spanish suitable for adults and children.

COWBOY COUTURE
This exhibit explores the various elements of a cowboy’s garb and exposes visitors to a wide array of hats, chaps, boots and other items. A video presentation uses photographs to show some of the changes in styles of a cowboy’s dress over the decades.

HORSE-DRAWN TO HORSEPOWER
This exhibit is open through the summer of 2014
"Horse-Drawn to Horsepower" is an exhibit that offers a look at America's transition from the horse and buggy to the horseless carriage. The exhibit focuses on rural America with artifacts that include horse-drawn vehicles that were common on ranches, along with their motor vehicle replacements.
One of the featured artifacts is a working 1923 Ford Model T “chuck truck,” or motorized chuck wagon. Other artifacts include a wide array of tools and materials related to the Ford Model T, which became a common sight on many ranches in the early 20th century. Rare photographs showing early automobiles at work in rural America will also be on display. The exhibit opens on August 17 and closes in summer 2014.
The National Ranching Heritage Center is a museum and historical park comprised of 48 authentic dwellings and outbuildings from some of history’s most important ranches. Structures on the 16-acre site have been authentically restored and furnished and date from the late 1780s to the 1950s.

HIDDEN VIEWS
Hidden Views allows visitors a rare chance to see some art in the NRHC collection that is usually tucked away in the Boardroom, Library or other areas the general public does not often see. The art in this exhibit features many nationally and regionally-known artists.
TALES OF THE WILD WEST: THE STORIES OF KARL MAY
This visiting exhibit from the New Mexico History Museum Palace of the Governors provides visitors with a unique opportunity to become immersed in the worlds created by the prolific German author Karl May. Much of May’s writing was set in the American West and continues to have a loyal fan base to this day.

PEACHTREE GALLERY
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
About
Peachtree Gallery is a small gallery located in the historic downtown of Lubbock, Texas.
Description
The mission of Peachtree Gallery is dedication to creating a sense of welcome and invitation in a fine art gallery setting. It is meant to be a place where both artist and collector feels represented and well cared for, and, most importantly to me, a space in which both parties feel at home and understood. Though small in size, Peachtree Gallery is rich in spirit and in representation, housing the works of artists from the Lubbock area as well as artists from all over the United States.
Artists
David Bondt, Jordan Brown, Stacy Brunsen, Micah Cash, Jason Cytacki, Jimmy Dyer, Betsy Edwards, John Franklin, Dolan Geiman, Evan Hawley, Kathy Hinson, Ronda Ivy, Dyan Newton, Sarah Otts, Liz Potter, Nick Ryan, Lorelei Skizenta, Alyssa Underwood, Cecelia Weldon.
901 17th Street  806.470.9996
http://peachtreegallerylubbock.com/
 

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY – SW COLLECTION LIBRARY EXHIBITS:
2805 15th Street  (15th Street and Detroit)
http://www.swco.ttu.edu/

COLLEGE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME MEMORABILIA 
6/24/2014-9/30/2014
College Baseball Memorabilia Exhibit
The Southwest Collection is the repository for the National College Baseball Hall of Fame. This exhibit displays memorabilia and donations such as ball caps, bats, uniforms, cleats and other items of interest from various college baseball players and coaches. Also included are new items such as a baseball card for the National Coach of the Year Award to Texas Tech Coach Tim Tadlock, and a photo of the Tech Baseball Team headed to the College World Series.


TEXAS TECH THEN AND NOW
November 15, 2013 – September 30, 2014
Contrasting campus scenes of the last eighty five years are shown in 68 photographs in the Formby Room of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.


CENSORED!  WALT WHITMAN’S LEAVES OF GRASS 
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.
May 1, 2014 -
The William Kittredge Collection is now open for research. 

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY – THE VIETNAM CENTER AND ARCHIVE
Southwest Collections/Special Collections Library
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Created in 1989, The Vietnam Center and Archive is home to the largest collection of Vietnam related material outside the U.S. National Archives.
2805 15th Street  (15th Street and Detroit)   806.742.9010
http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/


TORNADO GALLERY
Hours:  Wednesday-Friday  2;00 – 6:00 PM
Saturday  10:00 AM–2:00 PM
Artists:  Baron Batch,Tony Greer, Melissa Jones, Rachel Jones, Hilton McLaurin, Lawrence Montgomery, Larry Prcin, Heidi Simmons, Larry Simmons, Steve Snell, Brenda Watts
Tornado Gallery is the home of Baron Batch artwork.
1822 Buddy Holly Avenue  
www.tornadogallerylubbock.com    
http://tornadogallery.blogspot.com/

At the Science Spectrum:

25 Fun Facts about the Science Spectrum
1. Before having a permanent home, the Science Spectrum hosted its first temporary traveling exhibition, Light and Sight, from the Franklin Institute inside the South Plains Mall in April of 1987.
2. The Science Spectrum held its Grand Opening as a permanent museum on February 11th, 1989 at the previous 50th and Slide location. The inaugural exhibitions during its opening were, Dinosaurs and Leonardo da Vinci: The Inventor.
3. The Science Spectrum moved to its current location on the South Loop between Indiana and University Aves. in October of 1993.  
4. The first exhibition hosted at its new permanent location was, Mission to Mars, in October of 1993.
5. Known as the OMNIMAX Theater when first opened, the theater debuted its first film, Ring of Fire, on October 23rd of 1993.
6. In November of 2003, the theater underwent a renovation and installed a new state-of-the-art  15/70mm rolling loop projection system and an all new 18,000 watt Dolby Digital DTS sound system.  Reopened to the public in December of 2003, the theater also received a name change by which it is still currently know, the OMNI Theater.
 
7. In July of 2003, the museum opened its largest permanent gallery installation, Texas Alive; the Brazos River Journey, making it home to Lubbock’s only public aquarium. 
8. July 2011 marked another mile-stone with the opening of the all new Dudley & Dorris Faver
Gallery of Flight.
 
9. The Lubbock Children’s Museum, a permanent exhibition space devoted to early childhood education, opened inside the Science Spectrum in November of 2011. 
10. During its 25 years, the museum has presented 43 traveling exhibitions.  For its 25th year, we are proud to be hosting the much anticipated Penguin Plunge! exhibition.  The public will be able to see a  “waddle” or group of real live African Rock Penguins, a first for Lubbock!   
11. Over its 20 plus years, the OMNI Theater has shown 94 films.  This spring, the all new documentary film Penguins will be shown in the theater to accompany the Penguin Plunge! traveling exhibition. 
12. Over  4,000,000 visitors have either attended the museum, a film in the OMNI, been to an educational camp / workshop or have attended a special event at the facility during the past 25 years.
13. The museum and theater now sees over 25,000 students and teachers on field trips annually.
14. In the past 25 years, over 250,000 students have also seen museum educators come to their school, library, church, after-school care center or community event with traveling science programs called “Outreach”.
15. Traveling Outreach programs from the museum routinely serve a large portion of the West Texas and Eastern New Mexico region. The furthest that Science Spectrum Outreach programs have traveled to date is to Del Rio, Texas, at a distance of over 365 miles and 6 hours away.    
16. CritterFest is the largest annual event the museum hosts each year in late June.  It will also celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2014. In both 2012 and 2013, the event grew to serve over 10,000 people!
17. The Science Spectrum is a member of the international trade organization, the Association of Science and Technology Centers or ASTC.  Founded in 1973, ASTC now numbers nearly 600 members in over 40 countries. Members include not only science centers and museums, but also nature centers, aquariums, planetariums, zoos, botanical gardens, and natural history and children's museums.  
18. The Science Spectrum is a categorized as a “Governoring Member” of ASTC, and has had staff members present at its annual conference.
19. The Science Spectrum is a locally operated 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and has a mission statement to further public understanding of science and technology, provide opportunities for “hands-on” learning, acquaint young people with careers in STEM fields and improve the quality of life for citizens of all ages in Lubbock and on the South Plains!
20. The Science Spectrum chose the prism as its logo because white light can be broken down into the colors of the rainbow, just like the field of science can be broken down into a spectrum of disciplines.
21. Currently there are approximately 40 part-time and full-time staff at the museum and theater, but only two that have been with the organization the entire 25 years.  Kay Dudley, Giftshop Manager and Cassandra Henry, Executive Director. 
22. Each year the organization sees hundreds of community volunteers, both as individuals and as groups from local organizations, volunteer for exhibitions, special events, children’s camps and workshops, and fundraising efforts.
23. The current building that houses the Science Spectrum is also home to three other organizations; the National Weather Service, Texas Tech University Small Business Development Center and Procurement Assistance Center.
24. The airplane hanging in the lobby is a 1929 Alexander Eaglerock A-2 and one of only nine still in existence, since most of the 1000 planes of that type were destroyed for movie stunt plane crashes.
25. A 150 pound visitor who spends an hour standing at exhibits, 45 minutes walking, 5 minutes using the stairs, and 10 minutes playing active virtual volleyball will burn over 300 calories on their museum visit.

 


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