Arts History Update for mid February 2015

2 Feb

Arts History Update for mid February 2015 by David Cummins

Texas Tech Spring football scrimmage game is March 28 in Midland Texas due to an ongoing seat replacement project in Jones AT&T Stadium. The game is at 11:00 am at Grande Communications Stadium broadcast on TV-Fox Sports. The location is 801 North Loop 250 West, Midland Texas at the junction of Loop 250 [around Midland] and Texas State Highway 191 the principal highway between Odessa and Midland [in addition to Business Route Interstate Highway 20]. The stadium seats 15,000 and has synthtic turf suitable for football and soccer. It is the home field for Midland Lee (Rebels) High School and Midland (Bulldogs) High School teams.


Mark Lamster, Unfinished: Robert Bruno’s Steel House, Dallas Morning News, January 30, 2015 is the story of the life and work of Robert Bruno by the Architecture Critic of the Dallas Morning News newspaper. If the link is broken by the newspaper you can access the article from Mark Lamster’s blog


Mildred and Shirley L. Garrison Geriatric Education and Care Center 3710 4th Street was sold by Sears Methodist Retirement System and Life Care Services to Knight Health Holdings LLC of Dallas Texas, a subsidiary of The Ensign Group, on January 5, 2015 due to a debtor in possession bankruptcy position by Sears/Life Care. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal and local television stations have not picked up on this yet, but there is a sign in the grass out front of the Garrison that says “under new ownership” but does not disclose the name of the new owner. Knight’s address is 1999 Bryan Street Suite 900 Dallas TX 75201-3140. The Ensign Group website list of locations does not yet list Lubbock but its address is 27101 Puerta Real Suite 450, Mission Viejo CA 92691 phone 949-487-9500.

More information on this could be obtained from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center office Sharon Bennett, executive director, phone 806-743-2907 extension 236 e-mail

Here is the Spring 2015 Reading Series of the Texas Tech University English Department’s Creative Writing Program It kicks off with a poetry reading by David Yezzi of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore at 3:00 pm Monday February 2, 2015 at English/Philosophy Department Building Room 106 at 3:00 pm. The Texas Tech Institute of Western Civilization has David Yezzi speaking at 5:30 pm at the Student Union Building Escondido Theatre. Both events are free and open to the public. In the vernacular “yuh’ahll come”.

February 19 at 7:30 pm English Lecture Hall Room 001 reading by Rowan Ricardo Phillips
March 5 at 7:30 pm English Lecture Hall Room 001 reading by Jeffrey Harrison
March 6 at 7:30 pm same location reading by George David Clark and Henrietta Goodman , Texas Tech alumni
March 26 same time and location reading by Tiphanie Yanique
April 2 at 4:00 pm same location reading by Sherwin Bitsui a Navajo writer
April 10 at 7:00 pm Student Union Building Allen Theatre Presidential Lecture and Performance Series poet Robert Haas United States Poet Laureate 1995-1997 $18 ticket
April 23 at 7:30 pm English Lecture Hall Room 001 reading by Jacqueline Kolosov
May 5 same time and location reading by John Poch

Here is the Spring 2015 Lecture Series of the Texas Tech University College of Architecture:

Thursday February 5 at 5:30 pm in the First Floor Gallery is Charles Waldheim, the John E. Irving Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Friday April 3 at 5:30 pm in the First Floor Gallery are Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen d/b/a Pezo von Ellrichshausen Architects from Concepcion Chile


Texas Tech University School of Art sculpture students have items on display at LHUCA Warehouse 1010 Mac Davis Lane [former 6th Street] one block east of Charles Adams Gallery at 6th Street and Avenue J. The Warehouse is open at First Friday Art Trail times and other times as noticed at LHUCA


Here is the Black History Month calendar of events at Texas Tech University in February 2015.


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