| Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
February’s First Friday Art Trail is scheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 5 and will be virtual on Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Art’s social media and Texas Tech Public Media’s YouTube Channel at https://tv.kttz.org/virtual
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. In-person First Friday Art Trails are canceled until further notice due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Anyone can participate virtually by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by posting their work on social media using the hashtag #virtualkfirstfridaylbk
– Open venues include (other’s will be participating virtually):
- Burklee Hill Vineyards Winery & Bistro
- CASP Live/Work Studio 3
- CASP Work Studio C
- Rooster’s Texas BBQ
Virtual participants include:
– LHUCA, www.lhuca.org, @lhucalubbock, (806) 762-8606. LHUCA buildings will be closed for FFAT, but are open during regular gallery hours of Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. LHUCA exhibits include:
- Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall: Exhibiting works from Conduit Gallery in Dallas.
- Helen DeVitt Jones Studio Gallery: Ed Barr, Dallas. “I think the most compelling aspect of an artistic practice is to make a product that combines critical insights of human conditions with a visceral and unconventional beauty.”
- John F. Lott Gallery: Dario Buscheli, Houston. The current body of work by artist Dario S. Bucheli gives material form through the medium of painting by looking at photographic documentation of paintings on the internet.
- Martin McDonald Gallery: Rethinking the Black Square. On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, black squares began drowning out the voices of leaders in the Black community. This exhibit expands the conversation by adding a voice to the black square.
- Virtual presentations from LHUCA: #VirtualFirstFridayLBK Instagram submissions, curated by LHUCA’s curator Linda Cullum.
- Resident organizations: Introducing the West Texas Dancing Raiderettes Dance Company with recorded performances. Also featuring: Flatlands Dance Theatre’s Virtual performance of Between a Canyon and the Mesa, from the 2020 virtual concert, “Hometown.” Choreographer: Ali Duffy; dancers: Courtney Ferguson, Rachel Greim, Sarah Mondle, Sarah Sabin, Rachel Ure and Michelle Watts; poetry: John Poch; musical composition: Jordan Langehennig; videography: Andrew Ina; location: National Ranching Heritage Center. Hub City Contra’s promotional video.
Charles Adams Studio Project (CASP), at 1106 Fifth St., will be closed for FFAT, but is open during regular gallery hours Saturday, 1-6 p.m.
The CASP Live/Work Studios, 1010 Mac Davis Lane will have FFAT hours of 6-9 p.m. For more information, visit www.casp-arts.org
- Studio 2: Alex Webster of Selective Collective sharing: Carly John McMahon interview, Studio 4 Tour & The Artist Interview; Cassandra Trautman interview, Studio 3 Tour & The Process of Costume Design; and C. Alex Webster discussion, New Year, New Goals: The Actor’s Goal Setting Strategies. Visit Selective CASP on Facebook at facebook.com/SelectiveCollectiveCASP
- Studio 3: Cassapora, handmade leather goods and art for sale during FFAT hours and online.
- Studio 4: Carly McMahon, participating virtually
CASP Work Studios, 408 Ave. J will have FFAT hours of 6-9 p.m.
- Studio A: Kristy Kristinek, www.kristykristinek.com.
- Studio C: 806 Collective, open during FFAT hours. Instagram: @806collective.
Burklee Hill Vineyards Winery & Bistro, 1109 Broadway, Ste. A, will have FFAT hours of 6-10 p.m., featuring an art display in the windows.
Rooster’s Texas BBQ, 1602 Main St., will have FFAT hours of 6-9 p.m.
Therese Barrett Fine Art Photography, 1812 Texas Ave., theresebarrettphotography.com, will be participating virtually featuring Mike and Daphne McKaskle of Dirty Gringo Garage.
Others are reading: Progress made on Wildflower Garden at Lubbock Memorial Arboretum
Additional Art Venues, Tours, Musical and Dance Performances
- Joy Harris virtual performance.
- The Eddie Beethoven Band, video for Next House on the Right.
- Robbie Stafford of Loop 918, virtual performance