Celebrating 20 Years of Art
Feb
3
Mar 25

Celebrating 20 Years of Art

Celebrating 20 Years of Art

In honor of its twentieth anniversary, LHUCA has invited over one hundred artists who have contributed to the history of its campus to contribute a piece of art for this exhibition. The diversity of this collection speaks to the achievement of this space as a catalyst for providing unique visions of art to the Lubbock community. 

Key to the success of this organization were the efforts of Louise Hopkins Underwood and Neal Hanslik, who headed a group that researched locations and art centers in the local surroundings.

The origin of the main building begins with its transformation from the City of Lubbock Fire Administration building and Firehouse #1 into a non-profit, multi-disciplinary art center in 2000.  

The four main galleries of the center host over 5,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space, and functioned as a beginning to LHUCA's expanding campus. 
_ Christian Conrad

 

 

 

 

 


The Life and Art of The Wyeth Family with Christian Conrad
Feb
18
11:30 am11:30

The Life and Art of The Wyeth Family with Christian Conrad

The Wyeth Family:  Often thought of as the American art family, the Wyeths are a multigenerational group of artists.  Our discussion begins with N.C. Wyeth, a famous illustrator who constructed our modern interpretation of pirates, among other images. His children, led by Andrew Wyeth, each pursued a different direction in the arts. In addition, N.C. Wyeth’s daughters Henriette and Carolyn also painted in their own unique styles.  A third generation is found in Jamie Wyeth, who continues his father Andrew’s tradition of realistic painting. 

Saturday Lectures at LHUCA is an informal conversation over the life and work of contemporary artists. It’s a stress-free opportunity to examine the art and ideas that underlie much of the modern art world. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and join the conversation.

This event is free to the public.

Join us for coffee and donuts!

Brought to you by LHUCA and The CH Foundation

Tai Chi in the Gallery
Feb
18
10:00 am10:00

Tai Chi in the Gallery

Instructor: Meiling Jin, TTU D.M.A.

Gently exercise the week’s stress away and strengthen your body while practicing the art of Tai Chi. Growing up in China, Meiling attended Tai Chi classes all throughout public school. She will be teaching those very same moves, while incorporating soothing, live piano music. This class is intended for adults of all experience levels. Water bottles and a snack will be provided. Participants should dress in comfortable workout attire.

This event is free to the public. Donations are appreciated and help us continue to offer this class.

For questions or comments contact Chiemsee Holder:
(806) 762-8606 or chiemsee.Holder@lhuca.org

LHUCA Literary Showcase
Feb
17
7:00 pm19:00

LHUCA Literary Showcase

Please join us for the LHUCA Literary Showcase: 

February 17th
from 7:00pm - 9:00pm

LHUCA, Firehouse Theatre
511 Ave K

Featuring poetry readings by:

Dima Alhesan
Kate Simonian
Allegra Hyde, visiting writer, pictured

Free to the public.

Brought to you by the TTU English Department and LHUCA

 Tai Chi in the Gallery
Feb
11
10:00 am10:00

Tai Chi in the Gallery

Instructor: Meiling Jin, TTU D.M.A.

Gently exercise the week’s stress away and strengthen your body while practicing the art of Tai Chi. Growing up in China, Meiling attended Tai Chi classes all throughout public school. She will be teaching those very same moves, while incorporating soothing, live piano music. This class is intended for adults of all experience levels. Water bottles and a snack will be provided. Participants should dress in comfortable workout attire.

This event is free to the public. Donations are appreciated and help us continue to offer this class.

For questions or comments contact Chiemsee Holder:
(806) 762-8606 or chiemsee.Holder@lhuca.org

EVA Concert
Feb
7
3:00 pm15:00

EVA Concert

EVA, the international supergroup will perform at LHUCA
on Saturday, March 4th at 7:30pm. 
This concert is underwritten by The CH Foundation.
Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for students. 

Featuring breathtaking voices with roots in Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom and U.S., EVA performs a seamless mix of traditional and contemporary original folk music. Kath Buckell, Liz Simmons and Nicole Zuraitis lend their three distinct voices to songs that meld worldly sensibilities with time-honored musical traditions. “Their powerful three-part vocal harmonies are bedded on the textured landscape of guitar, piano, and percussion.”
 

The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell with Christian Conrad
Feb
4
11:30 am11:30

The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell with Christian Conrad

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978): One of the best known American illustrators, Norman Rockwell became famous for his Saturday Evening Post magazine covers. His work has been reevaluated in recent years, placing him within the context of fine art. Painting an image of country that created a sense of idealism, Rockwell constructed his images with personal symbols and biographic information. He is also known for popularizing such images as Rosie the Riveter and our modern image of Santa Claus. Join the discussion as we examine some of Rockwell’s most famous paintings and examine how those images impacted American culture. 

Saturday Lectures at LHUCA is an informal conversation over the life and work of contemporary artists. It’s a stress-free opportunity to examine the art and ideas that underlie much of the modern art world. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and join the conversation.

This event is free to the public.

Join us for coffee and donuts!

Brought to you by LHUCA and The CH Foundation

The Life and Art of Bazille and Sisley: The Other Impressionists
Jan
21
11:30 am11:30

The Life and Art of Bazille and Sisley: The Other Impressionists

The Other Impressionists: Alfred Sisley and Frederic Bazille: Amongst the many well-known names associated with the Impressionist movement, there are also artists that are often overlooked. Two of the more important names in the early years of the movement are Alfred Sisley and Frederic Bazille, who were close friends with both Monet and Renoir. Both artists are beginning to be reexamined in the contemporary for their contributions to the art of their time, including a retrospective on Frederic Bazille at the National Gallery of Art.

 

Saturday Lectures at LHUCA is an informal conversation over the life and work of contemporary artists. It’s a stress-free opportunity to examine the art and ideas that underlie much of the modern art world. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and join the conversation.

This event is free to the public.
Join us for coffee and donuts!

Brought to you by LHUCA and The CH Foundation

Tai Chi in the Gallery
Jan
21
10:00 am10:00

Tai Chi in the Gallery

10:00am – 11:00am
LHUCA
511 Ave K

Instructor: Meiling Jin, TTU D.M.A.

Gently exercise the week’s stress away and strengthen your body while practicing the art of Tai Chi. Growing up in China, Meiling Jin attended Tai Chi classes all through public school. She will be teaching those same traditional moves while incorporating soothing, live music. This class is intended for adults of all experience levels. Water bottles and a snack will be provided.

This event is free to the public. Donations are welcome!

Participants should dress in comfortable workout attire.
For questions or comments contact Chiemsee Holder:
(806) 762-8606 or chiemsee.Holder@lhuca.org

The Life and Art of Renoir with Christian Conrad
Jan
14
11:30 am11:30

The Life and Art of Renoir with Christian Conrad

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919): An artist closely associated with the Impressionists, Pierre-Auguste Renoir was one of the founding members of this movement. Born into poverty Renoir would become a household name due to his beautiful and vibrant depictions of everyday life. Renoir’s work can also be seen as the transition from the accessible works of such artists as Peter Paul Rubens and Eduard Manet into a more contemporary vision. Join us as we examine Renoir’s art in addition to his close relationships with many of the other important artists of his time. 

Saturday Lectures at LHUCA is an informal conversation over the life and work of contemporary artists. It’s a stress-free opportunity to examine the art and ideas that underlie much of the modern art world. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and join the conversation.

This event is free to the public.

Join us for coffee and donuts!

Brought to you by LHUCA and The CH Foundation

David Bondt: Artist Talk
Jan
7
11:30 am11:30

David Bondt: Artist Talk

Into the Mystic

In my current series of works my focus is on exploring themes of what is sacred, giving room for a variety of perspectives. I view this as including a sense of connection to something bigger than myself; this can apply to having simply a deep sense of aliveness and interconnectedness.

"My hope is that as you witness these small glimpses "into the mystic" that you too may embrace the possibility of being intricately connected to the infinite."

 

Join us for coffee and donuts!

Brought to you by LHUCA and The CH Foundation

LHUCA Holiday Break
Dec
23
Jan 3

LHUCA Holiday Break


LHUCA and the Helen DeVitt Jones Clay Studio will be closed next week for the holidays.

Closed: December 23rd at 5:00pm

Reopen: January 2nd at normal business hours

No Taste of Clay December 22nd and 28th

Have a Happy Holidays!
-LHUCA Staff

The Life and Art of Mary Cassatt with Christian Conrad
Dec
17
11:30 am11:30

The Life and Art of Mary Cassatt with Christian Conrad

Mary Cassatt (1844-1926)
n American woman artist who was one of the Impressionists, Mary Cassatt broke boundaries of culture and also gender. Her paintings and pastels focused on subjects of intimacy, particularly including the bond found between mothers and their children. In addition to having close relationships with many of the Impressionist artists, Mary Cassatt was also key in bringing this new form of art to America and helped form important collections at many major museums.

 Saturday Lectures at LHUCA is an informal conversation over the life and work of contemporary artists. It’s a stress-free opportunity to examine the art and ideas that underlie much of the modern art world. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and join the conversation.

 

This event is free to the public.

Join us for coffee and donuts!

Brought to you by LHUCA and The CH Foundation

Tai Chi in the Gallery
Dec
17
10:00 am10:00

Tai Chi in the Gallery

December 17th

10:00 am – 11:00 am

LHUCA 511 Ave K

Instructor: Meiling Jin, TTU D.M.A.

 Gently exercise the week’s stress away and strengthen your body while practicing the art of Tai Chi. Growing up in China, Meiling Jin attended Tai Chi classes all through public school. She will be teaching those same traditional moves while incorporating soothing, live music. This class is intended for adults of all experience levels. Water bottles and a snack will be provided.

This event is free to the public. Donations are welcome!

Participants should dress in comfortable workout attire.

For questions or comments contact Chiemsee Holder:

(806) 762-8606 or chiemsee.Holder@lhuca.org

The Life and Art of Claude Monet with Christian Conrad
Dec
10
11:30 am11:30

The Life and Art of Claude Monet with Christian Conrad

Claude Monet (1840-1926) 
An artist associated with the Impressionist movement, Monet transformed how we think of color in visual perception. Part of the first generation of artists who explored painting outside of the studio, Claude Monet painted outdoors, capturing landscapes as they appeared depending upon the time of the day. As his career continued, Monet transformed his home into the famous Giverny gardens where he painted his large Water Lilly compositions. Join us for an examination of Monet’s art, home, and ground-breaking Impressionist technique.

Saturday Lectures at LHUCA is an informal conversation over the life and work of contemporary artists. It’s a stress-free opportunity to examine the art and ideas that underlie much of the modern art world. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and join the conversation.

This event is free to the public.

Join us for coffee and donuts!

Brought to you by LHUCA and The CH Foundation

Tai Chi in the Gallery
Dec
10
10:00 am10:00

Tai Chi in the Gallery

December 10th

10:00 am – 11:00 am

LHUCA 511 Ave K

Instructor: Meiling Jin, TTU D.M.A.

 Gently exercise the week’s stress away and strengthen your body while practicing the art of Tai Chi. Growing up in China, Meiling Jin attended Tai Chi classes all through public school. She will be teaching those same traditional moves while incorporating soothing, live music. This class is intended for adults of all experience levels. Water bottles and a snack will be provided.

This event is free to the public. Donations are welcome!

Participants should dress in comfortable workout attire.

For questions or comments contact Chiemsee Holder:

(806) 762-8606 or chiemsee.Holder@lhuca.org

Lydia Thompson: Artist Talk
Dec
3
11:30 am11:30

Lydia Thompson: Artist Talk

"Repositioning Pathways" is a body of work that references multiple cultures through images of landscapes and the human forms

Lydia Thompson is the Director of the College of Visual & Performing Arts Texas Tech University

 

Join us for coffee and donuts!

Brought to you by LHUCA and The CH Foundation

Tai Chi Class: Canceled
Nov
26
10:00 am10:00

Tai Chi Class: Canceled

Our "Tai Chi in the Gallery" class is canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience! The galleries will be open tomorrow! Bring the family by!

LHUCA is closed for Thanksgiving Celebrations with the Family!
Nov
24
Nov 25

LHUCA is closed for Thanksgiving Celebrations with the Family!

LHUCA is closed for Thanksgiving Celebrations! November 24th and 25th

Happy Thanksgiving from the LHUCA Staff!!!


We are Open for business on Saturday, November 26th, 11am-5pm.

Our "Tai Chi in the Gallery" class is canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience! 

The Life and Art of Gustav Klimt with Christian Conrad
Nov
19
11:30 am11:30

The Life and Art of Gustav Klimt with Christian Conrad

Gustav Klimt (1862-1918): The Vienna Secession occurred at the turn of the twentieth century in Austria and culminated in new ways of creating art. Key to this movement is the artist Gustav Klimt, who fused aspects of decoration into his expressive paintings. Considered a key thinker in the Art-Noveau spirit, Klimt’s paintings have become world famous for their inclusion of gold leaf as demonstrated in his most famous work, The Kiss (1907). Join the discussion as we examine Klimt’s works and also the famous legal battles resulting from instances of his paintings being confiscated by the state during World War II.

Saturday Lectures at LHUCA is an informal conversation over the life and work of contemporary artists. It’s a stress-free opportunity to examine the art and ideas that underlie much of the modern art world. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and join the conversation.

This event is free to the public.

Join us for coffee and donuts!

Brought to you by LHUCA and The CH Foundation

LHUCA Presents:
Nov
18
7:00 pm19:00

LHUCA Presents:

Junior's Listening Room and Caprock Winery Series from Austin Texas... "The Battlin Nelsons" featuring Tori Vasquez and Shannon Smith. 

Friday, November 18th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

LHUCA, Firehouse Theatre
511 Ave K. 
Lubbock, TX 79401

Doors Open @ 7

$15 dollar admission

Sponsored by the Gathering @ Spirit Ranch 

The Life and Art of Edgar Degas with Christian Conrad
Nov
12
11:30 am11:30

The Life and Art of Edgar Degas with Christian Conrad

Edgar Degas (1834-1917): Considered to be one of the cornerstones of the Impressionist movement, Edgar Degas revolutionized the use of color in modern art. Renowned for his paintings of ballerinas and Parisian café life, the work of Degas also engaged in new techniques exploring new materials in art. In addition Degas was also connected to some of the more famous artists of his time, including Manet, Renoir, and Monet. Join the discussion as we look at the art and times of Degas and enjoy his masterpieces. This lecture will also examine works that will be featured in the upcoming Degas exhibition at the Houston Museum of Fine Art.

Saturday Lectures at LHUCA is an informal conversation over the life and work of contemporary artists. It’s a stress-free opportunity to examine the art and ideas that underlie much of the modern art world. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and join the conversation.

This event is free to the public.

Join us for coffee and donuts!

Brought to you by LHUCA and The CH Foundation

LHUCA Literary Showcase
Nov
11
7:00 pm19:00

LHUCA Literary Showcase

November 11th
from 7-9pm

featuring poetry readings by:

Undergraduate Amber Latta

Graduate Chen Chen

and Visiting Writer Layli Long Soldier (pictured)

 

West Texas Mudslingers
Nov
3
Nov 6

West Texas Mudslingers

Thursday, November 3 - 6:00pm presentation in the LHUCA Firehouse Theatre- Free Open to the Public. Followed by show opening and reception at Landmark Arts Satellite Gallery (5th and J).

LHUCA , Firehouse Theatre
511 Ave K.


Friday, November 4 - 6:00pm  meet the artist , demo , and show/sale- Free Open to the Public

First Friday Art Trail, Texas Tech Satellite Gallery
5th and Ave J


Saturday, James Watkins 9:00am-12noon
Saturday, Von Venhuizen 1:30pm-4:30pm

Sunday, Jillian Cooper 9:00am- 12noon
Sunday, Jim Bob Salazar 1:30pm- 4:30pm
 

$50 per day or $75 for both days

Helen Devitt Jones Clay Studio
511 Ave. K

 


2015 Saggar Fired Bottle.jpg

James C. Watkins is a Paul Whitfield Horn Professor in the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University.  Professor Watkins teaches Architectural Ceramics and Architectural Drawing. He is the co-author of two books, “Alternative Kilns & Firing Techniques” published by Lark Books and “Architectural Delineation, Presentation Techniques and Projects” published by Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.  His work is also the subject of a book entitled “A Meditation of Fire the Art of James C. Watkins” by Kippra D. Hopper published by Texas Tech University Press. He received his B.F.A. from the Kansas City Art Institute, and his M.F.A. from Indiana University

www.jcwclayworks.com


Von is an Associate Professor of Art – Ceramics, at Texas Tech University, in Lubbock, Texas.  Before Texas Tech University, he was the Production Manager and Educational Coordinator for Dahlquist Clayworks, in Des Moines, Iowa. He received his M.F.A. in 1996 from Indiana University – Bloomington , Indiana. After receiving his MFA, he was hired at Herron School of Art for the summer, then promptly employed as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Michigan State University for 3 years. Von has pieces in permanent University collections, museums, and private collections. He is published in numerous books (i.e 500 Ceramic Sculptures), and has been in over 100 juried exhibitions, solo, and two person exhibitions.


Jim Bob was professionally trained in commercial art and advertising and received a degree from Texas State Technological Institute.  After working in the commercial art business for eight years, Jim Bob felt it was time to return to school and continue his education.  Upon returning to school at West Texas A&M University, he was exposed to the fine arts for the first time. He went on to receive a B.F.A. in Studio Art with an emphasis in Ceramics.

Jim Bob felt the desire to learn more about clay, and in turn share his newfound feelings and information of clay with others.  He enrolled in the graduate ceramics program at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas and received an M.F.A. 

After almost fifteen years of teaching at Sul Ross State University Jim Bob and his wife decided to make a huge lifestyle transformation and quit their day jobs to follow their desires of making art full time. They have been full time artists for four years. 

www.greendogstudioart.com


Jillian is a ceramicist living and working in Plano, TX.  Jillian received her MFA in Jewelry/Metalsmithing in 2013 & and her MFA in Ceramics in 2015, both from Texas Tech University.  This year she had been included in in exhibitions in Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Tennessee, and Texas. Currently she is the Ceramics Lab Coordinator for Collin College in Plano, TX.  


   Tai Chi in the Gallery
Oct
29
10:00 am10:00

Tai Chi in the Gallery

Instructor: Meiling Jin, TTU D.M.A.

Gently exercise the week’s stress away and strengthen your body while practicing the art of Tai Chi. Growing up in China, Meiling attended Tai Chi classes all throughout public school. She will be teaching those very same moves, while incorporating soothing, live music. This class is intended for adults of all experience levels. Water bottles and a snack will be provided.

Participants should dress in comfortable workout attire.

This event is free to the public. Donations are welcome!

 For questions or comments contact Chiemsee Holder:

(806) 762-8606 or chiemsee.Holder@lhuca.org

Hieronymus Bosch with Christian Conrad
Oct
22
11:30 am11:30

Hieronymus Bosch with Christian Conrad

As we get closer to Halloween, the season of the weird, Saturdays at LHUCA will explore one of the strangest artists from history. Sixteenth-century Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch, famous for his fantastic scenes of Armageddon and Paradise, continues to be a popular source of imagery even to this day. Each of Bosch’s painting had strange elements such as unusual creatures, but amazingly much of the paintings are rooted directly in the world around the artist. Join us as we look at the art of the uncommon and examine the imagery of the unusual in our first Halloween-themed lecture.

Saturday Lectures at LHUCA is an informal conversation over the life and work of contemporary artists. It’s a stress-free opportunity to examine the art and ideas that underlie much of the modern art world. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and join the conversation.

This event is free to the public.

Join us for coffee and donuts!

Brought to you by LHUCA and The CH Foundation

Nighthawks IV
Oct
21
7:00 pm19:00

Nighthawks IV

Members of Lubbock's Ad Hoc writing group, in celebration of their fourth annual Nighthawks event, will read from current works—published as well as works-in-progress. Readings will range from poetry by Marilyn Westfall, Janice Whittington, and Melissa Brewer to prose pieces by Michelle Kraft, Sheila Delony, Barbara Brannon, and Richard Jespers. Come early to view writers' photography and other graphics that have influenced their work. Light refreshments will be served. Bring your friends and enjoy a new Lubbock literary tradition.

Daubs of Meaning
Members of Lubbock's Ad Hoc writing group—Marilyn Westfall, Janice Whittington, Melissa Brewer, Michelle Kraft, Sheila Delony, Barbara Brannon, and Richard Jespers—are displaying their own photography, as well as graphics that have inspired them, in the Graffiti Educational Building, where their October 21 reading will take place. The title is inspired by the words of Anne Carson, who regards her words like elements of painting: "It's about the way they interact with each other as daubs of meaning . . . and you stand back and see a story emerge from the way that the things are placed next to each other. You can also do that with language."

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Moulin Rouge with Christian Conrad
Oct
15
11:30 am11:30

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Moulin Rouge with Christian Conrad

At the close of the nineteenth century, Paris was witnessing a cultural explosion in art. One of its more famous cultural locations was the Moulin Rouge. Artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was the first to produce posters for the cabaret; he was also a frequenter of the Moulin Rouge, and his art records scenes of the nightlife of Paris. Toulouse-Lautrec met and was friends with some of the most relevant artists in Paris, including Vincent Van Gogh. Join us for Saturdays at LHUCA as we examine the art of Toulouse-Lautrec in addition to nightlife in Paris during this whirlwind era.

This event is free to the public

Join us for coffee and donuts!

Brought to you by LHUCA and The CH Foundation

Tai Chi in the Gallery
Oct
15
10:00 am10:00

Tai Chi in the Gallery

Instructor: Meiling Jin, TTU D.M.A.

Gently exercise the week’s stress away and strengthen your body while practicing the art of Tai Chi. Growing up in China, Meiling attended Tai Chi classes all throughout public school. She will be teaching those very same moves, while incorporating soothing, live music. This class is intended for adults of all experience levels. Water bottles and a snack will be provided.

Participants should dress in comfortable workout attire.This event is free to the public. 

Donations are welcome!

For questions or comments contact Chiemsee Holder:
(806) 762-8606 or chiemsee.Holder@lhuca.org