Texas Tech University

Fall 2017 Speakers Series

08.28 - 09.01.2017

Ian F. Thomas - Artist in Residence


Art alumnus Ian Thomas performed workshops in ceramics and in painting and spoke to several classes about his professional practice and experience. A solo exhibition of his mixed-media work opened at the CASP 5&J Gallery during First Friday, September 1st.

09.06 - 09-24.2017

Ismael de Anda III - Artist in Residence
Born in El Paso, Texas, Ismael de Anda III lives and works in Los Angeles, California. De Anda received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the California Institute of the Arts. Using what he deems “mutant practices,” including drawing, painting, sculpture, video, installation, and site-specific projects involving viewer participation, his work focuses on the re-interpretation of memory, inhabitation, and cultural history inspired by the pluralistic existence of growing up on the U.S./Mexico border and living in Los Angeles.

  • Screenprinting Workshop & Exhibition Reception: Saturday, September 16th from 12:00-4:00 PM at the SOA Satellite Gallery at CASP followed by a reception for the artist from 4:00-6:00 PM.
  • Sculpture Installation Unveiling & Reception: Friday, September 22nd from 3:00-6:00 PM at the Human Sciences Building.


2017 Texas Metals Symposium

9:00 AM - 5:15 PM, Saturday, October 7th in the Student Union Matador Room.

Speakers include Harlan W. Butt, David Freda, Lin Stanionis, and Sharon Massey.


2017 Art History Symposium

Saturday, October 14th, 1:00 - 4:45 PM in the Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium of the Museum of Texas Tech (Indiana Street Entrance). Reception follows presentations.

Janis Elliott, Ph.D.
"The Hungarian Angevin Legendary: A Multicultural Book of the Lives of the Saints"
Brian Steele, Ph.D.
"Angelic Choirs and Musical Practice, Devotional Visions and Celestial Ecstasy in Sixteenth-Century Italy"
Francisco Ortega, Ph.D.
"The Wacky in Wackyland: The Meta-Fictional in American Animated Cartoons"
Jorgelina Orfila, Ph.D.
"When Voice is more than Speech: An Analysis of Charlie Kaufmann's Anomalisa (2015)"


Elvia Perrin - Printmaker


October 19, 2017 at 5:30 PM
TTU Innovation Hub at Research Park
3911 4th Street

Texas Tech University School of Art, in collaboration with the TTU Innovation Hub at Research Park, presents visiting artist Elvia Perrin on October 19th starting at 5:30 PM at the TTU Innovation Hub. This presentation is free and open to the public. There will be a display of Perrin's artwork and a reception following her artist's talk.

Fall 2017 MFA Lectures
All Presentations at 7:00 PM in Art B-01

11.06.2017 - SARAH SPOMER: Silver Linings

11.16.2017 - ZACH MORRIS: Patterns & Systems of Self-Construction

11.20.2017 - PATRICK QUARM: Parallel Identity

11.28.2017 - MATTHEW WRIGHT: Deterioriation of Communication

11.29.1027 - ROBERT WEDEPOHL: Inundation: The Darker Side of Nostalgia

11.30.2017 - LIV JOHNSON: Lacuna: Encountering the Unknown