The Life and Art of Louise Nevelson and Louise Bourgeois with Christian Conrad
Apr
21
11:30 AM11:30

The Life and Art of Louise Nevelson and Louise Bourgeois with Christian Conrad

The Life and Art of Louise Nevelson and Louise Bourgeois with Christian Conrad

This lecture will continue our examination of contemporary artists with a focus on two women who are instrumental to modern art. Louise Nevelson first began showing her work in the 1940s with a focus on figurative abstraction. As her career continued, she began creating large scale non-objective forms constructed from scrap material. Louise Bourgeois began creating surrealist sculptures in her native France before moving to the United States. After moving to America, she worked closely with the Abstract Expressionists in New York,creating forms that varied considerably in style. Join as we examine the work of two of the pioneering women in contemporary 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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Tai Chi in the Gallery
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi in the Gallery

Find your inner balance with Tai Chi in the Gallery! Beginning at 10AM in
the beautiful and serene Studio Gallery, join Meiling Jin as she leads breathing,
mindfulness, and body movement exercises to start your weekend in a healthy
and peaceful frame of mind. This program is offered at no charge as part of
Saturdays at LHUCA.

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The Life and Art of Damien Hirst and Antony Gormley with Christian Conrad
Apr
14
11:30 AM11:30

The Life and Art of Damien Hirst and Antony Gormley with Christian Conrad

The Life and Art of Damien Hirst and Antony Gormley with Christian Conrad

This lecture will focus on two of the more important contemporary artists working today: Damien Hirst and Antony Gormley. Hailing from England, both artists engage in work that often uses found material transformed into sculpture pieces. Antony Gormley’s work focuses on the human form, creating work that ranges from multiple small objects to figures that are monumental in size. Damien Hirst’s work is often controversial as he blends sculpture with conceptual ideas that are essential components of the 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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Independent Lens: Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky
Mar
31
11:30 AM11:30

Independent Lens: Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky

TTZ-TV and LHUCA present a free preview screening of Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky. This film showcases divergent stories of several residents of Henry County, Kentucky who each face difficult choices that will dramatically reshape their relationship with the land and their community. This screening is offered at no charge as part of PBS’s Independent Lens television series.

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Tai Chi in the Gallery
Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi in the Gallery

Find your inner balance with Tai Chi in the Gallery March 31st. Beginning at 10AM in the beautiful and serene Studio Gallery, join Meiling Jin as she leads breathing, mindfulness, and body movement exercises to start your weekend in a healthy and peaceful frame of mind. This program is offered at no charge as part of Saturdays at LHUCA.

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Hub City Contra
Mar
24
6:30 PM18:30

Hub City Contra

Hub City Contra invite all for their monthly contradance on March 24. Beginner’s Crash Course will begin at 6:30PM; open social dance beginning at 7PM. Swing on by for live music by Old News Banjos and dance the figures, taught on the fly! Bring a friend or make new ones on the floor. Beginner and family-friendly.

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Dance Lecture/Demonstration by Parijat Desai
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Dance Lecture/Demonstration by Parijat Desai

LHUCA and the TTU Department of Dance present a lecture-demonstration by nationally-acclaimed choreographer Parijat Desai. Born in India but raised in the United States. Parijat Desai is based in New York City with her company Parijat Desai Dance Company. Desai creates hybrids of contemporary and Indian classical dance, theatre and other movement forms yielding a seamless blending of the new and the old. Join us in getting a glimpse into her creative process and see how she manages to create a fusion of traditional and contemporary Indian dance. This program is offered at no charge as part of Saturdays at LHUCA.

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The Life and Art of Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and David Smith with Christian Conrad
Mar
24
11:30 AM11:30

The Life and Art of Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and David Smith with Christian Conrad

As the diversity of modern art began, sculpture was transformed into an art form that ranged from historical representation to pure abstraction. Three of the innovators of modern sculpture, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, and David Smith, created forms that challenged the viewer to rethink what a sculpture could be. Henry Moore created sculptures that were rich in organic form and were often interpreted by the viewer as figurative. Barbara Hepworth’s art focused on non-objective concepts in sculpture with a strong consideration put to the idea of positive/negative space. An American, David Smith worked at the same time as the early Abstract-Expressionists. Join us as we examine the legacy of some of the innovators of contemporary sculpture.

LHUCA, 511 Ave K

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
Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi In the Gallery

Find your inner balance with Tai Chi in the Gallery March 24. Beginning at 10AM in the beautiful and serene Studio Gallery, join Meiling Jin as she leads breathing, mindfulness, and body movement exercises to start your weekend in a healthy and peaceful frame of mind. This program is offered at no charge as part of Saturdays at LHUCA.

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The Life and Art of Richard Hamilton and Peter Blake with Christian Conrad
Mar
10
11:30 AM11:30

The Life and Art of Richard Hamilton and Peter Blake with Christian Conrad

This lecture will feature an examination of British Pop art through the lives of Peter Blake and Richard Hamilton. From the same time period as American Pop art, the British movement had a similar connection to popular music and contemporary culture.  Peter Blake’s most famous work, the cover of the Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, is but one of his famous album covers. Blake’s work beyond the Pop movement expands to include a variety of subjects, including British folk tales. Additionally, Richard Hamilton is considered by many historians to be the first Pop artist, with his imaginative collage work incorporating elements from consumer culture. Join us as we investigate these seminal artists of the British Pop movement.

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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Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Career Talk: I Graduated from Art School. Now What Do I Do?

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Local artists, recent art school graduates, and current students please join us to talk about careers in the arts, maintaining your studio practice, marketing, networking, and more!

Dennis Nance, Galveston Arts Center Curator, and Lindsey Maestri,LHUCA Community Engagement Manager, will be on hand to discuss their paths post art school and answers questions from the audience. Texas Tech School of Art professors Cody Arnall and Sangmi Yoo will moderate the panel discussion. This event is free and open to the public.

Organized by Texas Tech University's School of Art and sponsored byLHUCA. 

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Tai Chi in the Gallery
Feb
17
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.

LHUCA
511 Ave K, Lubbock, TX 79401. 

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The Life and Art of Yayoi Kusama and Jeff Koons
Feb
10
11:30 AM11:30

The Life and Art of Yayoi Kusama and Jeff Koons

Yayoi Kusama and Jeff Koons with Christian Conrad

The two artists we will investigate both create contemporary Pop art, with Koons focusing on sculpture and Kusama primarily producing installation art.  Koons’ art is considered some of the most controversial based on his use of images and objects that are commercial properties whereby the artist has little to do with the creation or alteration of the work. Kusama’s work often incorporates polka dots into room-size spaces, resulting in a surrealistic effect on the viewer. Popular in the United States in the 1960s, Kusama’s work is experiencing a revival in the contemporary art world.

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
Feb
10
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.

LHUCA
511 Ave K, Lubbock, TX 79401. 

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The Life and Art of Gerhard Richter and Anselm Kiefer
Feb
3
11:30 AM11:30

The Life and Art of Gerhard Richter and Anselm Kiefer

Gerhard Richter and Anselm Kiefer with Christian Conrad

This lecture will focus on two contemporary German artists who push the limits of what a painting can be. Richter’s paintings range in practice from pure abstraction to photorealism, with his work often considered controversial due to his nontraditional methods. Kiefer creates massive paintings and sculptures that incorporate materials such as broken glass, straw, and other found items. Both artists have been widely recognized for their art, and their work is held in the majority of contemporary museums worldwide.

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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Free screening of "Tell Them We Are Rising"
Jan
27
11:30 AM11:30

Free screening of "Tell Them We Are Rising"

"Tell Them We Are Rising" explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. Stanley Nelson's film reveals the rich history of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice.

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Tai Chi in the Gallery
Jan
27
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.

LHUCA
511 Ave K
Lubbock, TX 79401

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The Life and Art of John Singer Sargent with Christian Conrad
Jan
20
11:30 AM11:30

The Life and Art of John Singer Sargent with Christian Conrad

John Singer Sargent 1856-1925

Continuing our investigation into early American artists, we look at the life of John Singer Sargent, considered one of the foremost portrait painters of his time.  Like Whistler, Sargent created some of his most memorable paintings abroad while staying in Europe. In addition, Sargent painted in the United States, using his portrait work to travel and record his journeys through his prolific use of watercolor. However it is through his portrait work that Sargent gained the most notoriety, painting individuals such as Theodore Roosevelt and other public figures of his day.

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 James Whistler with Christian Conrad
Jan
13
11:30 AM11:30

The Life and Art of James Whistler with Christian Conrad

James Whistler 1834-1903

One of the more renowned early American artists, James Whistler’s iconic “Mother” is one of the most recognized paintings in contemporary history. An international traveler, Whistler spent part of his youth in Russia and would create some of his best-known paintings while living in Europe. Known as much for his flamboyant personality as his paintings, Whistler cultivated a persona as an artist that helped him separate himself from his fellow artists. He also experimented with connections between music and painting with many of his works being symbolic of the harmonies one finds in music.

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 Grant Wood with Christian Conrad
Dec
9
11:30 AM11:30

The Life and Art of Grant Wood with Christian Conrad

Grant Wood (February 13, 1891 – February 12, 1942)

Prior to World War II, there existed in the United States a type of art known as Regionalism, which explored the rich open world of the Midwest. Grant Wood, one of the most renowned painters from this period, created images inspired by his home in Iowa. His famous painting “American Gothic” featured a farming couple in front of an iconic home; this work has become one of the most recognized American paintings in history. In his other paintings, Wood explores uniquely American topics, including our country’s history and the landscape that he knew all his life.

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!

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