The Life and Art of Grant Wood with Christian Conrad
Dec
9
11:30 AM11:30

The Life and Art of Grant Wood with Christian Conrad

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

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The Life and Art of Edward Hooper with Christian Conrad
Dec
16
11:30 AM11:30

The Life and Art of Edward Hooper with Christian Conrad

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

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The Life and Art of David Hockney with Christian Conrad
Nov
18
11:30 AM11:30

The Life and Art of David Hockney with Christian Conrad

David Hockney born 1937

One of the premier artists of the British Pop Art movement, Hockney’s art continues to reflect modern ideas and technology. Living partially in Southern California, Hockney’s most famous images show the suburban lifestyle of backyard pools and sunny blue skies. David Hockney was one of the first major artists to use an iPad as a method of creating images. With a constantly changing style, David Hockney is also famous for his investigations into the historic use of the Camera Obscura. His most recent investigation involves the ideas of “reverse perspective,” an idea originated by Russian mathematician Pavel Florensky. 

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

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The Life and Art of Odilon Redon with Christian Conrad
Nov
11
11:30 AM11:30

The Life and Art of Odilon Redon with Christian Conrad

Odilon Redon April 20, 1840 – July 6, 1916

In the spirit of the Fall season, we turn our attention to the artist Odilon Redon and his fantastic world of art. From the time period of Post-Impressionism, Redon created works saturated in beautiful colors and set in far-off worlds. He used mythological figures to create compositions that echoed dreams and visions rather than depicting the world around him. Redon’s drawings and prints reflect macabre visions, of spiders with human faces and hot-air balloons that are actually giant eyeballs. Join the discussion at Saturdays at LHUCA as we experience the art of the fantastic and strange.

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

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Alice Leora Briggs: Artist Talk
Nov
4
11:30 AM11:30

Alice Leora Briggs: Artist Talk

Alice Leora Briggs’ new suite of 12 woodcuts is an homage to Mark Strand, 1990 U.S. Poet Laureate and forms the core of her exhibition titled, The Room.

She received her MA and MFA from University of Iowa and has been awarded received fellowships from the Utah Arts Council, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Tulsa Artist Fellowship, and served as a Fulbright Scholar at Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, Slovakia. Her work is included in numerous public collections, including Denver Art Museum, Arkansas Art Center, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Phoenix Art Museum, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, El Paso Museum of Art, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, [De Young], Library of Congress [Rare Books/Special Collections], University of Chicago [Special Collections, Rare Books], Museum of Texas Tech University, University of Oxford, Bodleian Library, Tucson Museum of Art, and Yale University [Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library].

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

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Billy Hassell: Artist Talk
Oct
7
11:30 AM11:30

Billy Hassell: Artist Talk

Billy Hassell is a Texas based artist with a focus on nature, conservation and the environment.

Billy’s journey to becoming an artist began during his childhood in Dallas where he explored the wild areas and creeks of his neighborhood.

Billy, recently referred to as “Mother Nature’s Stylist” by The New York Times, has continued in the natural field he , and his colorful paintings bring the experience of the outdoors into indoor spaces for his collectors.

Today Billy lives in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife Emily and his two dogs in an urban neighborhood. His studio is a few blocks down the street in an old storefront where he paints daily. Together with Emily he has created a backyard oasis. They have backyard with many birds, flowers, and a pond filled with turtles, fish, and toads. He has brought his love of the outdoors to his urban home and he continues to express his love of nature in his work.

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

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A History of Comics with Rob Weiner
Sep
30
11:30 AM11:30

A History of Comics with Rob Weiner

The history of comics is fraught with historical controversy. For nearly a century comics gained little respect both with the general public and in academic circles. Comics were once thought of as the worst literary form of trash that could turn one’s brain into mush (especially young children). In fact, during the 1950s Comics were thought to corrupt the youth of America so much so that the Senate held hearings on the evils and dangers of comics. However, the past thirty years have seen the status of comics also known as sequential art rise. There are now comics for nearly ever topic imaginable from the superhero stories to historical and scientific textbooks done in the format. The rise of Comics Studies in Universities is one of example of comics finally being given their due as cultural artifacts. This presentation will briefly cover some of the important moments in the history of comics and look at the art and artists associated.

This event is free to the public.

Join us for coffee and donuts!

Brought to you by LHUCA and The CH Foundation

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Contemporary American Photographers with Christian Conrad
Sep
23
11:30 AM11:30

Contemporary American Photographers with Christian Conrad

Continuing our look at American photographers, we turn our focus to the contemporary era. While previous generations captured the early growth of America, postmodern artists used photography to capture what it meant to be a part of this country, focusing their lenses on the people of this nation. Diane Arbus turned her camera on her native New Yorkers with her mission being to capture the most unique of its residents. Conversely, other artists like Cindy Sherman use photography as an artistic device to create new worlds and to also comment on the past. Join us as we explore photographers of the contemporary, some of whom are still creating new photography today.

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

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Tai Chi in the Gallery
Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi in the Gallery

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. 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.

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Early American Photographers with Christian Conrad
Sep
9
11:30 AM11:30

Early American Photographers with Christian Conrad

With the invention of photography, the concept of art was completely altered and a new form of expression was created. In America, itself a young nation, the camera was pursued by a group of artists interested in uniquely capturing their country. These photos helped document the building of the United States and also represent some of the first artistic uses of a new technology. Photographers such as Alfred Stieglitz took images of the building of New York City. Before that, Mathew Brady took pictures of early US Presidents and the Civil War, while his student Timothy O’Sullivan would take some of the first images of the western states. Later, the photographs of Dorothea Lange would document the Depression and the effects that it would have on ordinary Americans. Join us as we discuss these pioneering photographers of early America.

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

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The Life and Art of Lucian Freud with Christian Conrad
Aug
26
11:30 AM11:30

The Life and Art of Lucian Freud with Christian Conrad

Lucian Freud (1922-2011):
Considered one of the most important individuals in modern figure study, British artist Lucian Freud created realistic paintings that had thick textured surfaces. A deeply private individual, Freud mostly painted his friends and often their pets, but reached a level of notoriety to be considered one of the most influential British artists. Although famous for his realism, Freud’s early work is characterized by abstraction and surrealism. Join us as we journey through Freud’s work as he moves from an avant-garde style to the realistic paintings for which he was made famous.

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

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Contra Dance at the LHUCA Icehouse
Aug
19
7:00 PM19:00

Contra Dance at the LHUCA Icehouse

Contra Dance: "refers to a folk dance, similar to a Square Dance, except instead of the square formation, it is danced in lines of couples, with every other couple facing up or down the hall."

Hub City Contra and LHUCA invite all for our monthly social dance and SECOND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION! Beginning at 7:00 pm. Listen to music, meet new people, and dance the figures. $5 suggested donation
 All ages and dance experience welcome!

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The Life and Art of Chuck Close with Christian Conrad
Aug
19
11:30 AM11:30

The Life and Art of Chuck Close with Christian Conrad

Chuck Close (1940- ) and others:
This August, Saturdays at LHUCA will focus on modern interpretations of the human figure, beginning with a look at the close-up paintings of Chuck Close. An artist typically associated with photo-realism, Close developed a system to translate photos into large scale paintings. At this larger size, the art reveals an overly detailed view of the face as the composition.  Following a tragic accident in 1988, Close began to change his method, creating images that were abstract in nature but continuing to use the face as a departure point. This lecture will also examine other artists, such as Gerhard Richter, who also use realism in association with the figure.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

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Tai Chi in the Gallery
Aug
19
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi in the Gallery

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. 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.

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Julie Speed: Gallery Talk
Aug
5
11:30 AM11:30

Julie Speed: Gallery Talk

Julie Speed is a painter, sculptor, collage artist, and printmaker who has been exhibiting for more than thirty years.

In her series “Undertoad,” Julie continues her unique art of storytelling through images that range in culture from archaic copies of Gray’s Anatomy to nineteenth-century Japanese woodblock prints on Mulberry wood paper. She then continues to work the images using gouache, an opaque watercolor paint, to add new elements and also repair the collaged images that might be damaged. Julie’s mastery of the materials makes the pieces of work effortlessly fit together, with the distinction between the two materials used being almost unrecognizable.  

She chooses to use found elements as they are, with little manipulation. 

“The rules to my game are that I’m not allowed to take apart any good books, use any internet-sourced material or my scanner and printer to blow anything up or down, so I buy what I can find at flea markets, eBay, and junk stores. Sometimes I find things while I’m out walking.” 

Julie works out of a studio in Marfa, Texas.

Come meet the artist and join us for coffee and donuts

Brought to you through a generous gift from the CH Foundation

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The Life and Art of Johannes Vermeer with Christian Conrad
Jul
22
11:30 AM11:30

The Life and Art of Johannes Vermeer with Christian Conrad

Johannes Vermeer (October 1632 – December 1675)
Considered one of the great artists of the Golden Age of Dutch painting, Vermeer’s name stands out as one of the most recognizable in Western Art. However, much of Vermeer’s life remains a mystery with very little biographic information uncovered: to this day, only 34 works have been attributed to the artist. Vermeer’s works continues to be highly studied, with newer theories embracing the possible use of scientific-based instruments of the time in the construction of the work. Join us as we examine the life of Vermeer along with the artists who were around him during the middle of the seventeenth century.

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

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Tai Chi in the Gallery
Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi in the Gallery

July 22nd (Date change from the 29th)
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.

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Songwriter Showcase Concert at LHUCA
Jul
15
8:00 PM20:00

Songwriter Showcase Concert at LHUCA

On Saturday, July 15th, LHUCA will host a free Songwriter Showcase held on the beautiful outdoor Reagor Dykes Stage on the LHUCA Plaza. The evening will begin with the grounds open to picnic-ers. Bring your dinner, dessert, and lawn chairs. The music will start at 8:30pm and finish at 10:00pm. This showcase will be fashioned as a song-swap moderated by host Andy Wilkinson

This Songster and Songwriter Showcase will feature songster Andy Hedges and songwriters Chuck Hawthorne and Bob Livingston. Along with the music, there’ll be stories and discussion about songs and songwriting.

Bring the whole Family and enjoy a relaxing evening on the LHUCA Plaza.

Thanks to The CH Foundation for its generous support.

July 15th, 8:30pm-10:00pm (campus open earlier for picnic set up)
511 Ave K.

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The Life and Art of Pieter Bruegel with Christian Conrad
Jul
15
11:30 AM11:30

The Life and Art of Pieter Bruegel with Christian Conrad

Pieter Bruegel (c. 1525-1530 – 9 September 1569)
While the Renaissance was occurring in Italy with such famous artists as Leonardo and Raphael, a different artistic awakening was occurring in Northern Europe led by innovative artists such as Pieter Bruegel the Elder. While the focus in Italy was primarily on religious works, the Netherlands and other northern locations favored secular images that often presented morals or ideas of the time through the art. Bruegel, who was considered the master of this period, used peasants as his primary source of inspiration, chronicling their lives and customs in his work. In addition to his own art, Pieter Bruegel is seen as beginning an age of painting, found not only in other artists but also in his two sons.

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

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Tai Chi in the Gallery
Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi in the Gallery

July 15th
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.

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The Life and Art of Wassily Kandinsky with Christian Conrad
Jun
24
11:30 AM11:30

The Life and Art of Wassily Kandinsky with Christian Conrad

Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944): One of the most important art theorists of the past century, Wassily Kandinsky sought to develop a scientific system of how colors and forms effect human emotions. Famous for his text “Concerning the Spiritual in Art”, Kandinsky created the first non-objective paintings that rely solely on the composition’s formal aspects, such as lines and shapes. Join us as we examine Kandinsky’s life and art and begin to unravel the complicated world of non-representational 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

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Songwriters Showcase - Picnic at LHUCA
Jun
17
7:00 PM19:00

Songwriters Showcase - Picnic at LHUCA

On Saturday, June 17th, LHUCA will host a free Songwriter Showcase held on the beautiful outdoor Reagor Dykes Stage on the LHUCA Plaza.The evening will begin at 7:00pm with the grounds open to picnic-ers. Bring your dinner, dessert, and lawn chairs. The music will start at 8:00pm and finish at 9:30pm. This showcase will be fashioned as a song-swap moderated by host Andy Wilkinson

This Songwriter Showcase will feature songster Rod Taylor and songwriters Charlie Stout and Zoe Carter. Along with the music, there’ll be stories and discussion about songs and songwriting.

Bring the whole Family and enjoy a relaxing evening on the LHUCA Plaza.

Thanks to The CH Foundation for its generous support.

June 17th, 7:00pm-9:30pm
511 Ave K.

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Tai Chi in the Gallery
Jun
17
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. 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.

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 Lubbock Community Theatre's "Bedtime Stories" by Ed MonkIt
Jun
16
6:30 PM18:30

Lubbock Community Theatre's "Bedtime Stories" by Ed MonkIt

Friday, June 16th, 6:30pm-8:30pm, bring your own lawn chairs and picnic to the Reagor Dykes Stage on the LHUCA Plaza to see
Lubbock Community Theatre's

Bedtime Stories (As Told by Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up) 
by Ed MonkIt


Dad's turn to tell his three rambunctious kids their bedtime stories, but when he gets fuzzy on the details, the classics get creative: a prince with a snoring problem spices up The Princess and The Pea, The Boy Who Cried Wolf cries dinosaur instead, and Rumpelstiltskin helps turn all that pesky gold into straw. You may think you know your fairy tales, but not the way Dad tells them.

This performance is free to the public.

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Clay on the Wall: open call
Jun
16
to Oct 25

Clay on the Wall: open call

Clay on the Wall: National Juried Exhibition

Open call: To all artists living in the United States, 18 years and older. All work must be predominantly made of clay and delivered ready to hang on the wall. Work must be original and completed within the last three years.

Entry deadline: October 25, 2017

Exhibition dates: December 1, 2017 – January 27, 201

 

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Young Dancer Workshop, Flatland Dance Theatre
Jun
12
to Jun 16

Young Dancer Workshop, Flatland Dance Theatre

Check out this awesome workshop: Young Dancers Workshop hosted by the Flatland Dance Theatre June 12-16, 2017 from 10am-12pm in the LHUCA Christine Devitt Icehouse (511 Avenue J). The workshop is geared for children ages 8-14.

The cost of the 5-day workshop is $50, and registration is open until June 5th. Please fill out our registration form and submit your payment by June 5th.

For more information, view our FDT Young Dancers Workshop brochure. Click here for the registration form.

For questions or for registration, please contact Executive Director, Kyla Olson, via email at kyla@flatlandsdance.org.

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The Life and Art of Paul Cézanne with Christian Conrad
Jun
10
11:30 AM11:30

The Life and Art of Paul Cézanne with Christian Conrad

Paul Cézanne (1839-1906): An artist whose work many historians consider as the beginning of modern art, Paul Cézanne redefined how compositions are structured in painting. His work in both still life and landscape radically shifted away from simple representation of a scene into a complex construction. Bridging the gap between Impressionism and Post Impressionism, Cézanne’s painting style would anticipate the Cubist revolution that would occur at the beginning of the twentieth century. Although Cézanne was associated with several art movements, he worked in near isolation, painting scenes close to his home in Provence, France. 

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

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