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Fall 2016 Visiting Artists & Scholars & Symposia

Drs. Jorgelina Orfila and Francisco Ortega
Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 6:00 PM in Art B-01
“The Cat’s Meow: Top Cat’s Dubbed Life as Don Gato
”The paper examines the dubbing into Spanish of Hannah Barbera's Top Cat  (1961-1962), a short running American TV cartoon that went to be a smashing success in Mexico and all Latin America as Don Gato y su Pandilla.

Tim Matney, Digital Matt Painter
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM in MCOM 057
“The Hidden Art: Creating 2D FX for Film, TV, and Games”
TIM MATNEY is a Digital Matte Painter and Visual Effects Artist with almost 20 years of experience.  Matney makes movie magic; his work has appeared in many feature films, TV shows, national commercials and games. His film work includes The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonPercy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening ThiefThe Golden Compass,Hairspray, and others.

Carlos Hernandez and John Hancock, printmakers
Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM in Art B-01

2016 Texas Metals Symposium
October 8, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM SUB Escondido Theatre
Sondra Sherman
Sharon Portelance 
Allison Pak 
Kat Cole

GUN SHOW! Gallery Talks and Opening Reception
Friday, October 14, 2016, 3:30 – 6:00 PM

GUN SHOW! Literature in the Era of Campus Carry
Curated by Jessica Smith, doctoral student, English Creative Writing Program
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM in English 106

Dr. Constance Cortez
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 6:00 PM in Art B-01
“Pains, Trains, and Automobiles:  the Mechanics of Meaning in works by Marta Sánchez and Margarita Cabrera”
Artists Marta Sánchez and Margarita Cabrera focus on modes of transportation in many of their works. Tractors, Hummers, and trains rise above the status of object and, logically enough, carry within them the full semantic loads associated with the term, “vehicle.”  That is to say, while these vehicles convey things and people, they are also vehicles through which personal expression and the embodiment of concepts and events are communicated.  As such, they become active agents directing our attention to the consequences of relationships between Mexico and the United States.  This paper explores the iconological  and metaphoric use of vehicles in the art of both artists.

Ray Hernádez-Durán, University of New Mexico Associate Professor of Early Modern Ibero-American Colonial Arts and Architecture
Thursday, October 27th at 6:00 PM in Art B-01. 

GUN SHOW! Forum with artists Camp Bosworth and Marnika Shelton
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM, Art B-01

Dr. Carolyn Tate
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 6:00 PM in Art B-01
“Are the Pictographs of Rattlesnake Canyon the Earliest Art of the US?”
In 1981, Stanley Stribling deeded a rock art site along the Rio Grande to Texas Tech. Called Rattlesnake Canyon, this site is one of about 1,200 in the Lower Pecos region of Texas. Since then, sophisticated dating methods have revealed that the paintings at Rattlensnake date to around 1800 BC. That’s earlier than any major civilization in Mexico or the US.  Who made the stunning images found in Lower Pecos rock art? What do they depict? Is this really the earliest rock art in the US? This talk explores current research into these questions.


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Exhibitions and speaker programs at the School of Art are supported by a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation of Lubbock. Additional support comes from Cultural Activities Fees administered through the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts.