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RICK DINGUS Photography Retrospective Opens at TTU Museum

Changing Places: The Photographic Artifacts of Rick Dingus opened at the Museum of Texas Tech University on Friday, March 4th. Rick Dingus has been on the Texas Tech faculty since 1982. Scores of Rick’s friends, colleagues and alumni were in attendance for the exhibition reception held in Rick’s honor.

Shreepad Joglekar, 2006 MFA alumnus, with Rick in front of one of Rick's 1980s photographs made in India, just about a mile from Shree's home.

Shreepad Joglekar, 2006 MFA alumnus, with Rick in front of one of Rick’s 1980s photographs made in India, just about a mile from Shree’s home.

The exhibition features 40 years of creative investigations that began with Rick’s 1970s “time-based” studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara and concludes with recent infrared images of the earth from tens of thousands of feet overhead. In the fall of 2016, the University of Oklahoma Press will publish a comprehensive study of Dingus’ photographs: Shifting Views and Changing Places: The Photographs of Rick Dingus (R. Dingus, edited by P.S. Briggs, foreword by T. Jurovics, and with contributions by S. Armitage, P.S. Briggs, and L.R. Lippard). The exhibition will be on display through May.

During the evening’s proceedings, Robin Germany, professor of photography and Rick’s colleague in the Photography area, and Brianna Burnett, President of the Medici Circle support group of the School of Art and 2008 MFA alumna of the photo program, announced an initiative to raise funds for a RICK DINGUS SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT. A goal of $22,500 has been set for the endowment.

Brianna Burnett, speaking on behalf of the Medici Circle, announced that the Medici Circle would match donations to this scholarship initiative “dollar for dollar” up to $11,250, effectively cutting the campaign in half!

Alumni, friends and colleagues are invited to donate on line at:

bit.ly/TTUART-RickDingusScholarship

Or checks made out to the TTU Foundation can be mailed to: Rick Dingus Scholarship, c/o TTU School of Art, Box 42081, Lubbock, TX  79409.

Medici Circle Announces 2016 5×7 Art Scholarship Fundraiser

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The Medici Circle 5×7 Art Scholarship Fundraiser is an annual crowd pleaser with its delightful mix of art, food, drink, and wild fun during the “art grab.”  Support of scholarships for students provides long-term benefit for future generations of artists, art historians and scholars, art educators, and graphic designers.

Join us for the 2016 Medici Circle 5×7 Fundraiser on January 16, 2016 at the Lubbock Country Club as we celebrate during an evening of Victorian Futurism and Steampunk.

Several hundred artworks by local, Texas, and national artists with ties to Texas Tech have been donated for the evening’s exhibition and “art grab.”  Each work is 5×7 inches in size and exhibited anonymously.  Each sells for $75 – you find out who the artist is after you purchase it.  Special artworks and other items will be live auctioned during the evening.

The event will include:

  • Live Music
  • Cocktail Art Preview beginning at 6:30 PM
  • Dinner of Steampunk themed dishes
  • Live Auction of select items
  • Famous Art Grab
  • Dessert and more Live Music to close the evening.

Event pricing schedule is shown below.

MEDICI CIRCLE TABLE ($1,75O)

Includes eight seats at a premium reserved table for the 5×7 dinner and art run. Two tokens for free 5×7 artworks from the “art grab” (excluding live auction items) and two bottles of champagne. Highest prority listing in all printing materials.

SPONSOR TABLE ($1,2OO)

Includes eight seats at a reserved table for the 5×7 dinner and art run. listing in all printed materials.

PATRON ($15O)

Includes one seat for the 5×7 dinner and art run.

5×7 ART DONOR + ONE GUEST ($15O)

Includes two seats for the 5×7 dinner and art run; one art donor artist plus one guest.