The Monthly First Friday Art Trail has something for everyone



The August First Friday Art Trail, a free, self-guided public art tour, is scheduled for Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Lubbock.

The trail features a variety of art centers, museums, galleries, and businesses with an ever-changing array of exhibits across all media.

This month’s galleries and exhibitions include:

Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 avenue K

• Christina DeVitt Showroom: Andy Villarreal is from San Antonio. “My origin as North American, Texan and Hispanic shapes my aesthetic. Personal experiences and travels to the east and west coasts, the southwest, Mexico and Yucatan and Europe, enrich the themes of my work.”

• Helen DeVitt Jones Studio Gallery: The Fall of Civilization: a national jury and jury exhibition by Alicia Eggert. Virtually all civilizations suffered the fate of the Fall, regardless of their size or complexity. Some live and transform, while others never recover.

• Martin McDonald Gallery: in “New Paths”, Kaylee Appleton blurs the lines between drawing, sculpture and photography by exploring technology and materiality. This work explores the complicated relationship between society and the land by displaying visual platitudes of idealized representations of the land.

• John V. Lott Gallery: Kasey Ramirez of Fayetteville, Arkansas, “explores the tension between stability and impermanence in placing architectural structures in consumer environments” through drawings and prints.

• Place LHUCA: Sparrow dance company (6 p.m.); Moonlight Musicals presenting Moonlight Arts Academy with excerpts from “Honk JR” (6:45 pm); Karla & the Side Bitches (7:30 p.m.)

Charles Adams Gallery, 602 avenue J

• Maisie Marie Alford, Tony Arnett, Victoria Bee, Shannon Cannings, Will Cannings, Christian Conrad, Hannah Dean, Ken Dixon, Carol Flueckiger, Glenn Garnett, BC 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 works by early regional artists Peter Hurd, Henrietta Wyeth, John Miegs, Bess Hubbard and others.

Charles Adams Studio Project (CASP) 1105 Fifth St.

• Gallery 5 & J: “The Jane Series” by Tricia Earl is a collection of digital collages that provide a sliding scale insight into the representation of women by mass media, through real life experiences such as expectations social, political and cultural issues of women.

• Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio: Vicki Bee will present letterpress prints and Joe Clifford will present woodcuts.

• CASP stage: with the music of Loop918 and Aura Gaze performing Self (improv), an improved set (6 pm-9pm)

CASP Live / Work Studios, 1010 Mac Davis Lane

• Studio 2: Alex Webster, in collaboration with Neon Horizon Art, an independent West Texas art agency, to showcase the work of emerging artists. With Peyton Scott, Brianna Upton, Madeline Windham and Nathalia Orta. Instagram: @calexwebster

• Studio 3: Cassapora Leather, handmade leather goods, recycled clothing art and laser engraved leather goods by Cassandra Trautman.

• Studio 4: Aaliyah Limon, Yung Cry Baby

CASP Work Studios, 408 avenue J

• Studio A: Kristy Kristinek, painting and performance.

• Studio B: David Bondt, Art on site: Healing through belonging.

• Studio C: Presentation of “Launching Pontos” by Adam Mulsow, mixed media, installation. Instagram: @ 806collective

• Studio D: Texas Tech School Art Faculty Research Residency, Dirk Fowler

• Studio E: Flatlands Dance Theater will present Flatland Dance Theater Movement Sketches, working with regional visual artists to create dance-based skits. Watch the artists draw the FDT dancers in action, then join in the fun as you learn from artist Sarah Sabin and create your own sketch.

• Studio F: Emi Rhian Glass Studio: Italian Murano glass and sterling silver jewelry, including earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Bar and kitchen items in Italian Murano glass and stainless steel.

• Studio G: Rachel Gililland, artist

• Studio H: Sean Scully, artist, jeweler and engineer; 3D / 2D artwork, sterling silver jewelry and interactive installations. seanwscully.wordpress.com

Galleries and additional stops on the FFAT:

• Bentley Arrow, 1702 Buddy Holly Ave. : Sip and shop for art. Abstract art by Kai, an artist from Lubbock.

• Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave. : Hosting “A Sense of Place: Texas Landscape Art Quilts” by the Studio Art Quilt Association.

• Caviel Museum of African American History, 1719 Ave. A: evening microphone open from 6.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

• Claraboya Scratch Kitchen and Bar, 505 Ave. Q: Live music by Tom Green and illustrations by Joey Martinez.

• East Lubbock Art House, 405, boul. Martin Luther King, Ste. B: Poetry evening open microphone from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

• Glassy Alley Art Studio and Gallery, 1940 Texas Ave. : Cat Boucher, mosaics; Laura De Leon, celestial paintings; Margret Dobbs, mosaics; Bridget Garza, illustrations and woodburning; Rick Kincheloe, ceramic photo; Pauline Mills, glass and acrylic; Drew Morgan, carpenter; Pat Smith, wire trees; Sydnie White, handmade soap. Participate in Paul’s Project: Please bring a blanket, coffee, coffee filters, sugar, etc. to help stock the newly constructed shelters for the homeless.

• Gray Edges Studio and Art Gallery, 1614 Mac Davis Lane: Presentation of “The Query Movement” by Krys Applegate, acrylic on canvas, focused on the movement of brushstrokes and color. Presentation of the works of Jessie Dodington. The working studios of Kelly J. Reyna, Sophia Villalobos and Sahar Fattihi will be open.

• Municipal Garden and Arts Center, 4215 University Ave. : Presentation of Side X Side by Seth and Nancy Neill; metal, photography and mixed media.

• Primitive, 905 Ave. K: Performance by Texan country musician Tanner Lane; live music, food truck and Two Docs Beer Garden.

• Raiders Ax Gallery and Entertainment, 1408 Ave. F: Presentation of acrylic works by artist Taylor Pletcher on paper and wood panels, and thread on fabric. Live musical show and live comedy from 7 p.m.

• Rooster’s Texas BBQ, 1602 Main Street: Live music from the Texas Mavericks Band. Texas BBQ and drinks available for purchase. Photographic art exhibition by Barry Keith.

• Therese Barrett Fine Art Photography, 1812 Texas Ave. : Presentation of the work of Sara Peso, mixed media, with a performance by Russell Thompson. McPherson wine will be available for purchase with food from the L&M food truck.

• Sugar Brown’s lobby, 1500 Broadway: open 6 pm to 8 pm for FFAT.


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