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Tech's Inuit art, anniversary at Holly Center kick off Art Trail

September 5, 2014

By William Kerns, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Texas



Sept. 05--Tech's Inuit art, anniversary at Holly Center kick off Art Trail

The 120th First Friday Art Trail will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at more than a dozen participating venues, including the Museum of Texas Tech. There is no admission charge.

The art trail's four trolleys, also free, will make stops at all venues except the Lubbock Garden & Arts Center, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and the Tech Museum.

Trolleys depart at 6:15 p.m. from LHUCA, the Buddy Holly Center, Culture Clothing and the Tornado Gallery.

Still, one of the more exciting exhibits Friday can be found in Gallery 6 at Tech's Museum, 3301 Fourth St. It is called "Expressions of Arctic Tradition: Contemporary Inuit Art."

This exhibition narrates a way of life kept alive only through oral histories passed along by the last generations of the Inuit, a nomadic and deeply spiritual culture, before stepping into the modern world.

The exhibit includes 80 works consisting of stone cut, stencil and lithographic prints, along with sculptures from the late 1950s to the present.

Opened in 1999, the Buddy Holly Center also will make use of the First Friday Art Trail to celebrate its own 15th anniversary.

A craft activity called "Buddy Holly's Glasses" will take place during the Art Trail, and serve as a preview of the center's planned celebration this weekend of what would have been the rock 'n' roll great's 78th birthday, had he not perished in a plane crash.

Holly was born on Sept. 7, 1936, in Lubbock, and was only 22 when he died on Feb. 3, 1959.

Participating Art Trail venues:

-- Buddy Holly Center -- 1801 Crickets Ave.Fine Arts Gallery: "Art in Common," featuring works by Allison Black and Ippy Greer, art professors at South Plains College, and by Allison's children Sean, Patrick and Lauren Scully. The exhibit includes a variety of art, including photography, sculpture, drawings, metal work, jewelry and mixed media installations. Foyer Gallery: Portraits of musicians by David Leake. Live music by Touch of Soul in Meadows Courtyard. 775-3560.

-- Charles Adams Gallery -- 602 Ave. J. Showcasing dozens of artists. 788-1008.

-- Charles Adams Studio Project, Live/Work Studios -- 1010 Mac Davis Lane. New works by Waxahachie artist Bruce Lee, David Echols, Ron Simons and Colleen O'Brien.

-- Culture Clothing -- 1717 Broadway. Drawings by Efren Marufo and more. Live music by Jude Green. 368-6178.

-- Giorgio's Pizza -- 1018 Broadway. Art by Shena Alonzo, Amanda Bolanos and Tiffany Fuller. 765-9330.

-- Glassyalley Art Studio & Gallery -- 1940 Texas Ave.Logan Adair, painting; Cat Boucher, photography; Christina Gonzales, mixed media; Annette Sproulf-Reasoner, painting; Rick Wallace, painting; and several others. Live music by Texas Downunder. 535-2457.

-- Jimenez Bakery -- 1217 Crickets Ave. Art by Samantha Resendez, Melissa Burger and Lynn Scales. Live music by Melyna Campos. 744-2685.

-- LHUCA -- 511 Ave. K. "Narrative Rewritten: West Texas View," explores landscape of Caprock Canyons State Park through deconstruction of both handmade and mass-produced textiles to reveal connection, comfort and ephemeral nature of what we leave behind. Wen Fan's "Plein Air," investigation of how our understanding of the world is framed by personal experiences. She offers another way of seeing landscape by expressing it through clay objects. More galleries; more exhibits. 762-8606.

-- Lubbock Garden and Arts Center -- 4215 University Ave. "Visions of Beauty," an exhibit by special needs students of Henry Salley. 767-3724.

-- Lubbock Symphony Orchestra -- 601 Ave. K. Paintings by Susan Nall. Live music by Tommy Joe Fisher & Friends. 762-1688.

-- McPherson Cellars -- 1615 Texas Ave. Paintings by Lee Madrid; book release and signing by Thomas Nichols. Live music by the TriTones. 687-9463.

-- Museum of Texas Tech -- 3301 Fourth St. 742-2490.

-- Peachtree Gallery -- 901 17th St. Oil paintings by Kathy Hinson. 470-9996.

-- Tornado Gallery -- 1822 Buddy Holly Ave.Joe Clifford, "Tornadoes and Bars;" Melissa Lee, gourd art, more. Also ribbon cutting for South Plains Food Bank, "Feed Seniors Now," artistically altered bag program. 441-8564.

-- Urban Tech/TTU Downtown Center -- 1120 Main St. Art by Jason Fancher, Xavier Encerrado and the late Rick Kincheloe. 543-7165.

william.kerns@lubbockonline.com

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