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Texas Tech University School of Art building banners Fall 2019 with Landmark Arts student assistants Marian Herring and Ricki Castanieto

New Banners at the Art Building!

Ever wonder what you would actually SEE if you went into that brick building that is simply labeled ART? Take a look at our new banners to find out! Designed by Dirk Fowler, associate professor of graphic design, the banners create a new, exciting look for the Art Building and highlight our current events and exhibitions. Scotty Hensler, assistant director of Landmark Arts Exhibition & Speaker Programs, installed the banners with the help of student assistants Ricki Castanieto (standing) and Marian Herring (seated). The banners were printed on 24" by 72" vinyl by the College of Architecture Print Bureau, and mounted on posts produced by Engineering Services in the TTU Operations Division.

APES 2019 Animation and Public Engagement SymposiumSeptember 19th-21st, 2019:APES 2019, the 6th Annual Animation & Public Engagement Symposium, will take place at the TTU Student Union Building. Thirty-eight presenters from eleven different countries will cover topics ranging from documentary animations on Holocaust survivors and veterans, to the use of animation for teaching astronomy, VR in healthcare environments, and experimental animation. Associate professors Jorgelina Orfila (art history) and Francisco Ortega (graphic design) organized this very first occurrence of the symposium in the United States and will be chairing sessions. Participants include presenter Stacy Elko, associate professor of printmaking, and panelist Heather Warren-Crow, associate professor of interdisciplinary arts. Melissa Kimball, M.A. student in art history, will also chair a session.

School of Art 2019 Annual Advisor Luncheon invitationSeptember 24, 2019: The School of Art will host the 2019 Annual Advisor Luncheon from 11:30 AM-2:30 PM in Art Conference Room 102 and the adjacent Landmark Arts Galleries. Interim director Robin Dru Germany and advisor Linda Rumbelow will provide an introduction and overview of the School of Art, and a faculty representative from each art program area will discuss specifics. Advisors from all over campus are invited to attend, in order to inform the advising process with students in their respective departments.

July 15, 2019: Congratulations to Cody Arnall, assistant professor of sculpture, who has received a 2020 Helen Jones Foundation Grant in the amount of $33,000 to support new technology expansion in the 3D Art Annex. Grant funds will apply beginning January 2020.

July 10, 2019: Congratulations to Aaron Hegert, assistant professor of photography, who has received a City of Lubbock 2019 Cultural Arts Grant in the amount of $3,250 to support this October's regional Society of Photographic Educators Conference titled With as Many People as Possible! Funds will support guest artist keynote speakers during the October 11-12 conference.

Tina FuentesMay 31, 2019: School of Art hosted a Retirement Reception in honor of Tina Fuentes who retired from School of Art after 33 years of service.  The reception was held in the home of alumni and supporters Kris & Sarah Kincaid. To recognize and honor Tina's many years of service mentoring students, contributing to their success, and the success of the School of Art and the Lubbock art community, the School of Art and J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts have embarked on an initiative to create a fellowship endowment in her name to support future artists. Make a secure online contribution, or send a check by mail to the School of Art.

College FactualJanuary 21, 2019: The accredited degree program in the School of Art (Fine & Studio Arts) at Texas Tech University has been ranked as a "Best Value for the Money" in the annual nationwide ranking of U.S. colleges and universities by College Factual