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BOBBY & JENNIFER COX Resume Control of Pheasant Ridge Winery

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A recent article in Wine & Vines magazine online, reports that Bobby and Jennifer Cox (1975 BFA alumni) have resumed control over the Pheasant Ridge Winery, which they originally started up.

Cox told Wines & Vines, “It’s a bit bittersweet. There’s no inventory, and the winery is not equipped. The vineyard has about 9 to 11 acres of viable grapes, but we do have the brand and the building. The bottom line is that I know this ground can grow world-class wine, but it will take a while to get there.”

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Read the entire news story at: http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=152872
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Lubbock Area Alumni Exhibit Opens Saturday, June 13th

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Reception for the exhibition is Saturday, June 13th from 6:00-8:00 PM.

SUSAN BUDGE Exhibits at Dock Space, San Antonio

Susan Budge at Dock

PHILIP MONAGHAN Exhibits New Paintings at TTU School of Art This October

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For Immediate Release:
June 5, 2015

Texas Tech School of Art Presents
“Why Are You Doing This To Me?”
Philip Monaghan + David Trinidad

LUBBOCK: Texas Tech School of Art proudly presents an exhibition of paintings by alumnus Philip Monaghan in the exhibition entitled “Why Are You Doing This To Me?” Philip Monaghan and David Trinidad. The exhibition will be presented in the Landmark Gallery from October 2 – December 13, 2015.  An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, October 3rd from 5:00-7:00 PM.  Philip Monaghan and David Trinidad will be in attendance.

“Why Are You Doing This To Me?” is a visual statement that lifts the scenes from David Trinidad’s poem “The Late Show” revealing the films referenced by the poem.  The paintings portray the mock pathos and camp qualities the nineteen films embody.  According to Trinidad, the result is sublime.  The scenes unfold as the poem does, each frame delivered like a film spools through a projector, capturing the staccato rhythm of the poem.  An often horrific quality prevails as each actress’s circumstance and character flaws result in them becoming victims, once again.  Holland Carter reviewing Monaghan’s previous exhibition of paintings based on a poem by Tim Dlugos wrote, “Mr. Monaghan is admirably faithful to the poem’s text. His layering of painted and printed images reflects its fractured structure. His light-touch, straight-faced brushwork is perfectly suited to its plain-style language and affectless, though dimly forbidding tone.”

RYDER RICHARDS – San Diego Art Institute 53rd International

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Ryder Richards (2001 BFA in Studio Art; MFA from TCU) had three pieces selected into the San Diego Art Institute’s 53rd International Exhibition.  Obligation [2014], shown above, received an Honorable Mention and cash prize.

See all his works that got into the exhbition (here).

SCHOOL OF ART SPRING NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE

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The Spring 2015 School of Art Newsletter is now available online (click here).

Hard copy versions will be mailed out in a few weeks.  To be sure that you receive a hard copy via (snail) mail, drop us a note with your mailing address at soa.alumni@ttu.edu.

LUBBOCK AREA ART ALUMNI SHOW – CALL FOR ARTWORK

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School of Art announces a call to all Lubbock Area Alumni to submit work for a summer exhibition, June 13 – July 25.

SIZE AND OTHER RESTRICTIONS:
• One (1) artwork per artist that is ready to install.
• Artworks no larger than 48×48 inches or heavier than 60 lbs
• Artworks must be hand-delivered; no shipping will be accommodated.

DELIVERY DATES TO LANDMARK GALLERY AT SCHOOL OF ART
Monday – Friday, May 25th – 29th | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, daily
(Closed 12:00pm – 1:00pm for lunch)
Saturday, May 30th | Noon – 5:00 PM

EXHIBITION DATES:
Monday – Friday, June 13th – JULY 25th | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, daily
or by appointment on weekends

RECEPTION FOR THE EXHIBITION:
SATURDAY, JUNE 13TH | 6:00 – 8:00 PM, School of Art

END OF SHOW ARTWORK PICKUP DATES:
Monday – Friday, July 27th – 31st | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, daily
(Closed 12:00pm – 1:00pm for lunch)
Saturday, August 1st | Noon – 5:00 PM

QUESTIONS: CALL LANDMARK ARTS AT 806-742-1947

ERIC SIMPSON Collaborates on Kickstarter Project With Poet John Poch

SimpsonJ. Eric Simpson, 2013 BFA in Studio Art, in collaboration with John Poch, Ph.D., professor in English at Texas Tech, successfully used Kickstarter to raise funds to support production of an artbook project called Longsuffering. The book will bring together the poetry of John Poch and Eric’s recent photographic work.

Their Kickstarter campaign, which originally sought to raise $8,000 for the project, was successfully funded on April 24th with $13,570 committed by 106 persons from around the country.

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The project will involve letter pressed poetry on fine paper with archival photographs tipped-in onto the folios. The folios will be hand-stitched and cased by Eric, himself, into a limited edition of 30 copies of Longsuffering.

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Both Simpson and Poch were recently interviewed about this project by The Bowerbird.

Eric expects to complete the project before he moves to Buffalo, New York, where he will begin his MFA studies this fall.

COREY ESCOTO – New Polaroids at Dallas Art Fair & NADA New York

"Can't Make Love to the Telephone" (2014) 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm) Impossible silver shade instant film (polaroid)

“Can’t Make Love to the Telephone” (2014) Impossible silver shade instant film (polaroid), 8 x 10 inches.

COREY ESCOTO (2004 BFA in studio art, now living in Pittsburgh, PA) is one of four artists whose work will be exhibited by Boston based Samsøn Gallery during the upcoming Dallas Art Fair this coming weekend – April 9th – 12th.

Escoto’s newest photographic artworks will be on display.  Escoto uses IMPOSSIBLE brand instant film for his most recent project.

UPDATE: May 14, 2015 – Writing for the New York Times about New York’s NADA Art Fair this week (May 14-17), art critic Roberta Smith pointed out Escoto’s Polaroids showing at Regina Rex for the fair.

Preview the work (here).

View a video of Escoto at work below.

RD THOMAS ADVERTISING SPOTLIGHTS MICHAELA YARBOROUGH

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MICHAELA YARBROUGH, a senior Communication Design student currently interning with RD Thomas Advertising, has received a great profile on her work there.

To read the entire interview, click (here).