| Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
April’s First Friday Art Trail is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, April 2, and will be the first time in months that some local galleries will be open for the monthly event, while others will still participate virtually.
While masks may still be required in some venues, such as the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, the center’s galleries will be open for the public to browse for the first time in approximately a year since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a social media post from LHUCA, there will be no food trucks, bars, or extra programming, and only the galleries will be open.
First Friday Art Trail is a free, self-guided public art event. Featuring a variety of art centers, museums, galleries and businesses, First Friday Art Trail offers an ever-changing array of art exhibits in all media.
Venues that will be open for April’s event include: LHUCA, galleries only; CASP Galleries and Studios C, 3 and 4; Charles Adams Gallery; Burklee Hill Vineyards Winery & Bistro; and Rooster’s Texas BBQ.
Virtual First Friday Art Trail can be viewed at https://tv.kttz.org/VirtualFirstFridayLBK/. April’s First Friday Art Trail will be Virtual on LHUCA’s social media and Texas Tech Public Media’s YouTube Channel.
• LHUCA: 511 Ave K, www.lhuca.org, @lhucalubbock, (806) 762-8606
FFAT hours are 6-9 p.m. Regular gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
– Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall: Erika Pochybova, also known as Ebova. The current body of work by artist Ebova focuses on spontaneous gestural abstractions, offering symbolic and metaphoric content.
– Helen DeVitt Jones Studio Gallery: Artist Ajean Ryan current body of work focuses on re-shaping landscapes with a mixed media twist.
– John F. Lott Gallery: AliAnn Rushing, Texas Tech University Graduate student, MFA thesis exhibition.
– Martin McDonald Gallery: Christian Conrad, The History of Western Art, Part 1. His current body of work focuses on the global pandemic, units of time, and the time line of art history.
• Charles Adams Gallery: 602 Ave. J; (806) 788-1008
FFAT hours: 6-9 p.m. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Work on exhibit by: Maisie Marie Alford, Tony Arnett, Victoria Bee, Shannon Cannings, Will Cannings, Christian Conrad, Hannah Dean, Ken Dixon, Carol Flueckiger, Glenn Garnett, B.C. Gilbert, Y Armitage Greene, Carol C. Howell, Lynwood Kreneck, Artie Limmer, Chad Plunket, Catherine Prose, Philip Taylor, Ashton Thornhill, Sara Waters, James Watkins, and Jonathan Whitfill with work by early regional artists Peter Hurd, Henrietta Wyeth, John Miegs, Bess Hubbard and others.
• Charles Adams Studio Project (CASP): 1106 Fifth St.; (806) 788-1008; 5&J Gallery; www.casp-arts.org; @casp-lbk
FFAT hours: 6-9 p.m. Regular gallery hours are Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
– Mattie Hernandez, “I make images. I make images of invented figures. Large paintings full of … reconstructed beings, barely engaged, stand above the viewer daring them to come closer. Luscious color, smooth values, and bright red line hug every single veiny fold belonging to each bodily form. Those approximations of bodies represent my exploration in defining my own and relationship with it. As they voyeuristically expose themselves, they encapsulate the very shame and discourse that has scarred my ability to read my bodily relationship.”
• CASP Live/Work Studios: 1010 Mac Davis Lane
FFAT hours are 6-9 p.m.
– Studio 3: Cassapora, handmade leather goods and art for sale. DNR/loop.918 playing live music.
– Studio 4: Carly McMahon, Sculpture, mixed media artist, selling art in person.
• CASP Work Studios: 408 Ave. J
FFAT hours are 6-9 p.m.
– Studio A: Artist Kristy Kristinek, participating virtually.
– Studio C: 806 Collective, open for in-person viewing.
– Studio H: Sean Scully, participating virtually.
• Burklee Hill Vineyards Winery & Bistro: 1109 Broadway, Suite A, www.burkleehillvineyrads.com, @burkleehillvineyards, (806) 993-1195
– FFAT hours are 6-10 p.m. Open on FFAT, featuring Stencil Drawings by Chad Plunket in the windows throughout April.
• Rooster’s Texas BBQ: 1602 Main St., @roosterslubbock, (806) 317-3840Open for FFAT from 6-9 p.m.
Venues participating virtually include:
• Buddy Holly Center: 1801 Crickets Ave.; Facebook, @buddyhollycenter, (806) 775-3560.
Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m.
– Participating virtually with TPS 29: The International Competition.
• Caviel Museum of African-American History: 1719 Ave. A www.lbkrootshistoricalartscouncil.com, @cavielmuseumofafricanamericanhistory, (806) 787-0726
– Participating virtually showcasing a virtual showcase of a collection of artists and performances.
• Primitive: 905 Ave. K, www.leadwithprimitive.com, @lead_with_primitive, (806) 341-5737
– Participating virtually, showcasing a Studio Reel highlighting video production work by Primitive, produced by Zane Ennis.
• Artsy Archers: www.artsyarcher.com, @artsyarcher; participating virtually
• Hub City Contra: www.hubcitycontra.org, @hubcitycontra. Virtual performance of Lego Contra, “Blackbird Pie.”