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Landmark Arts supports School of Art curriculum goals by providing art exhibitions and speaker programs on contemporary topics and practices. Exhibitions present contemporary artwork by regional and national artists each semester in the Landmark Gallery.

Recent exhibitions of note have included Betting on the Sun, curated by Bethany Springer (Spring 2023), which was presented in conjunction with the 2023 Texas Sculpture Symposium,  The Tap: Visioning the Ogallala Aquifer on the Llano Estacado, curated by Studio M12 (Spring 2022), part of which was exhibited at the Tablelands Center for Bioregional Research in Shallowater, and Assembling Animal Communication, curated by Dr. Kevin Chua (Spring 2019), which was presented in collaboration with the international and interdisciplinary Comparative Literature Symposium: Animal/Language.

Landmark Arts also supports presentations by faculty and students of their current creative research in the Studio, South, Folio and Satellite Galleries. Both the Studio Gallery and Satellite Gallery are sites of MFA Thesis exhibitions each spring. Art Faculty creative research is presented in a group exhibition every three years either on campus or an off-campus venue.

Visiting artists, curators and other arts professionals, along with symposia provide a means for students to directly connect with practicing professionals. Each semester Landmark Arts facilitates presentations, in person and via Zoom, by professionals from around the world. Steven Woloshen, a Canadian artist and animator, was in residence in Spring 2023 to provide hands-on workshops in cameraless animation.

Landmark Arts and the School of Art's Exhibits & Speakers Commitee guide usage of the Ryla T. & John F. Lott Endowment for Excellence in the Visual Arts, a fund established to support programs and projects that promote maximum student and community engagement.  Recently the Fund supported artist is residence presentations in the Printmaking and Jewelry Design & Metalsmithing areas as well as the statewide Texas Sculpture Symposium.

Tonja Torgerson's artist in residence with the printmaking area involved her working with students and community members to create an immersive art installation addressing life, love, and loss. Hundreds walked through the installation during one of Lubbock's First Friday Art Trails.

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Tonja Torgerson installation on the Charles Adams Studio Project Campus.Betting on the Sun – installation viewSteven Woloshen with art student Christopher Liu <


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