Arts History Update for mid October 2015

13 Oct

Arts History Update for mid October 2015 by David Cummins

Lubbock Heritage Society sponsors a talk by John T. “Jack” Becker on Sunday November 1 at 2:00 pm in the Formby Room of the Southwest Collection Libraries at Texas Tech University. Free event open to public. 2805 15th Street at Detroit Avenue on campus. The talk is Georgia O’Keeffe’s Canyon Suite: Mistake, Fiasco or Downright Fraud, referring to 28 watercolor paintings found in 1987 in Amarillo a year after O’Keeffe’s death and attributed to her and ultimately sold to a Kemper heir for $5 million and hung in the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City Missouri. Later, when the pieces were more closely vetted, none of them was any longer attributed to O’Keeffe and the seller remitted the $5 million to Kemper. Jack Becker “has the chops” to make this talk because he is co-author with Paul Carlson of Georgia O’Keeffe in Texas: A Guide (Statehouse Press 2012) Texas Tech Library N6537.O39 C37 referring to the period of years when Ms. O’Keeffe was an art teacher in Amarillo and Canyon Texas. Becker is a reference librarian at Texas Tech University Gretchen Reynolds, If It’s Not a Georgia O’Keeffe, What Is It?, The New York Times, March 7, 2000. Here is more on the issue

Here is the Lubbock Heritage Society website where you can learn more about the sponsor of this event


TED Radio Hour on NPR National Public Radio can be heard on KTTZ-FM Radio 89.1 and is a derivative of the TED Ideas Worth Sharing video presentations that are archived on You Tube and watched internationally.


The Daughter of Dawn (1920) is a silent movie depicting the Kiowa and Comanche in their new way of life on the reservation, 80 minutes with all Indian actors filmed in the Wichita Mountains area of western Oklahoma [west of Lawton Oklahoma] Don’t look for it in a theater near you, but make an effort to watch clips on You Tube and download from Netflix and whatever you have to do, to see it.


Another chance for a Food Truck experience, walk up and down the line and make a choice. Friday October 16 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm at Buddy Holly Plaza 19th Street and Crickets Avenue across the street from Buddy Holly Center. Food Truck Fest is music and other fun as well. Here is the lineup of thirteen food trucks and the music is by The Kinky Wizards from 5:30-8:30 pm comprised of Rick Bermea, Marty Manuel, Art Ramos and Noe Hernandez.

If you like eating on the street come back downtown Sunday October 18 for Broadway & Gourmet at 5th Street and Avenue J at the LHUCA Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts Plaza and Charles Adams Studio Projects. Eat free from four kitchens making appetizers in a culinary competition. Then enjoy a glass of wine and musical theater songs by the Hub Theatre Group The time is 3:00 – 6:00 pm. Good clean fun in the Hub City.


Lubbock is no longer a one horse town. We’ve grown to some 240,000 souls and occasionally we have good things to do directly opposite each other, and we wish there were two of us to attend both. On Thursday October 29 at 5:30 pm there is a Public Forum on Pay Day and Auto Title Loans at St John’s United Methodist Church 15th Street and University Avenue. Panelists are Dean Pawloic and Clay Ranck professionals in the area. Also on Thursday October 29 at 5:30 pm a dignitary from Hungary speaks at the International Cultural Center Auditorium on campus 6th Street and Indiana Avenue. If you think dignitary is a bit haughty a word, this time it’s literal. His Royal Highness Prince Georg von Habsburg-Lothringen will speak on Russia and the European Union. The speaker is a grandson of Emperor Karl I last ruler of the Austria-Hungary Empire 1916-1918 that expired after The Great War, what came to be called World War I in Europe. A reception will follow so some folks may get to shake hands “press the flesh” with royalty if that’s significant.



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