CASP: Artists of the Flat, Dry and Brown

Most people who have been to the First Friday Art Trail have seen the Charles Adams Studio Project or Gallery and enjoyed the art with no idea what CASP does for local artists. “Our main goal can be boiled down to three words: working artist studios, studios artists working. Any order you want to put those […]

Tapping Into Home Brewing

There are an estimated 1.2 million home beer brewers in the United States, according to the American Home Brewers Association, and several of these beer connoisseurs call Lubbock home. “I never found a beer I didn’t like, or that didn’t like me,” local brewer Bill Hardy said. Bill Hardy and his son, Tim, are both […]

Art and Quotes Inspire on Texas Tech Campus

The Public Art Program at the Texas Tech University System was initiated by the Board of Regents in 1998 to enrich campus environments and extend the educational mission at each university. Through this program, artworks are funded and added to the system’s multiple campuses. Texas Tech’s Lubbock campus has more than 100 pieces created by some of today’s […]

Humans of The Farmers Market

“I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t important.” – The Eleventh Doctor, Doctor Who Humans of New York is a simple concept. Photographer Brandon Stanton takes a picture of someone, usually on the streets of New York City. He then interviews them to get insight into their unique, complex lives. It has attracted a huge following on social […]

Tech Poetry Society: O’ Poet, My Poet

 By MiKenna Williams and Natalie Ortiz Poets enter the room Spoken word, rap and prose Bring life to the artists This verse describes the Tech Poetry Society, founded to bring creative minds together. Anyone with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and enrolled in at least 12 credit hours can join. Paul Feyisetan, the society’s president, […]

Hollywood’s Take on Rape Culture Gets Thumbs Up

Rape culture is finally in the spotlight—not just on college campuses but also throughout popular culture—and victim advocates say this is a welcome change. At the 88th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, Vice President Joe Biden and Lady Gaga took a stand by promoting the It’s On Us campaign, which encourages everyone’s personal commitment to keep […]

Painting Made Easy for Everyone

By Abby Aldrich and Preston Derrick Painting with a Twist allows Lubbock residents to take a break from their daily lives and make some art in the process. Local artists lead customers through painting different works of art — including seasonal, Texas and animal designs. Danielle Counts, an instructor at Painting with a Twist, said even if someone has never lifted […]

Batch’s Homecoming: #ArtIsNotDead

In an overcrowded room filled with Texas Tech faculty and students, the Department of Communication Studies hosted an “Evening with Baron Batch” last week. An alumnus who earned his communication studies degree in 2010, Batch, a former Tech football player, went on to play in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He retired from football in 2013. Since […]

Architecture Students Bring Together Local Artists

By Tanner Hunt The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts will host its monthly First Friday Art Trail tomorrow, Nov. 6, but outside the downtown trolley crawl are pockets of unexplored inspiration. This Friday, a Lubbock startup, ULabs, and a group of architecture students with the cryptic name BLNKA will host a night of artistic expression after the […]

Dancing For The Stars

By Megan Reyna The music luminaries of the Lone Star State are getting a special dance tribute this weekend in Lubbock. Texas Music Icons: A Rockin’ Evening of Dance features contemporary and jazz styles of dance. Presented by the local Flatlands Dance Theatre, the event will be held at 8 p.m. on Oct. 23 and 24 in the Firehouse Theatre at The […]

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