Archive for June, 2015

ZACH TATE: “Death and Taxes” & “Political Discourse”

Zach Tate has two shows coming up this July. Zach Tate received his MFA in Ceramics from Texas Tech University in 2013 and currently resides in Goshen, IN while teaching at the University of Notre Dame. The two shows are:

  • “Death and Taxes”: A show at the University of Notre Dame’s ISIS Gallery (with Tom Bartel). July 3- August 3
  • “Political Discourse”: A solo show at the Appalachian Center for Craft at Tennessee Tech University. July 24- August 23

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Zach Tate also recently became a father this past April. Below he is shown with daughter Margot Eyre Tate and wife, Leah.

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TOM TURNER Series “Sublime Gestures” Featured in Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine

Tom Turner received his MFA in Photography from Texas Tech University in 2014 and currently resides in San Antonio, Texas.

His series “Sublime Gestures” is centered on the ideas of time, memory, and perception while exploring the relationship between people and their environments. His recent feature in the Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine can be found here.

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Alumni CHRIS IRICK & CATHY MCCLURE to Speak at 2015 Texas Metals Symposium

Artists and alumni Chris Irick and Cathy McClure will participate as speakers at the 2015 Texas Metals Symposium taking place on October 17th, 2015 on the Texas Tech campus.

Chris Irick (BFA from TTU; MFA from UMASS Dartmouth) is currently a Professor of Metal Arts and the head of the jewelry program at Pratt MWP while residing in Utica, New York. Having taught jewelry for many years in both college and adult education programs, Irick’s work has been featured in numerous publications including Metalsmith and American Craft magazines. Irick’s work has also been exhibited nationally and is included in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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Cathy McClure (BFA from TTU; MFA from University of Washington) is currently represented by Edelman Arts and Moss in New York, New York and is based in Seattle, Washington. McClure is a multi-media artist with a strong background in metal design and predominantly works with sterling silver, bronze, and steel. With a preoccupation with mechanical toys and engineering, McClure’s artwork often consists of multimedia components as well as humor and charm.

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This event is being organized by Professor Robly Glover and the additional speakers will include Randy Long (Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana) and Charles Lewton-Brain (Alberta College of Art & Design). 

Check for additional information as the date nears.

BOBBY & JENNIFER COX Resume Control of Pheasant Ridge Winery


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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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

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ZACH NADER Curates a Video Screening Event at Brooklyn’s Microscope Gallery Including Video by MARK COLLOP

Zach Nader received his MFA in Photography in 2011 from Texas Tech and now resides in Brooklyn. He has curated the video work of 19 different artists for an event called  “positioning systems.”  The video screenings will take place at Brooklyn’s Microscope Gallery on Saturday, June 13th from 7:30 P.M. to 9 P.M. Learn more about the event here.

Among the videos included is one by New York based Mark Collop, who received his BFA in Studio Art in 2004 from Texas Tech and went on to get his MFA from Texas Woman’s University. Collop’s video is entitled “Dog Fetch” (2007)


JOHN HITCHCOCK Exhibition to be Shown at LHUCA, Lubbock

John Hitchcock’s exhibition entitled “Storms of War” will be shown at the Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall of the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock, located at 511 Avenue K from June 5th-Aug 1st. John Hitchcock is an alumnus of Texas Tech’s School of Art, having graduated with an MFA in printmaking and photography. He is now an artist and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison teaching screen printing, relief cut, and installation art. Read more about the exhibition and John Hitchcock here.

There will also be a gallery talk with John Hitchcock at the Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall of LHUCA on June 6th from 11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. 

Here are a few previews of his exhibition:

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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.”

Spring 2015 MA in Art History Grads–On to Bigger Things

We’re proud to announce that these 3 School of Art students graduated this past Spring with an MA in Art History

jacquelynmdelinJacquelyn Delin has been accepted into a PhD program in Humanities with a major in Aesthetic Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas.


Olga-PosazhennikovaOlga Posazhennikova has been accepted into a PhD program in History at Texas Tech University.



france3scavegaHeadshotFrancesca Vega has been accepted into an MA program in Public Administration at Texas Tech University with a major in Non-Profit Management.