Texas Tech University

Fall 2020 Speakers & Symposia

Race & Social Justice in the Arts Speakers Series

Danielle East"Why East Lubbock Matters: Art and Activism in a Segregated City"

  • Friday, October 9, 2020, 12:00-1:00 PM

Esther Gabara"Render: Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle and the Violence of Color"

  • Friday, October 16, 2020, 12:00-1:00 PM
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Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr."Random Thoughts"

  • Friday, October 23, 2020, 12:00-1:00 PM
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Patrick Earl Hammie "Counterpoint"

  • Friday, November 13, 2020, 12:00-1:00 PM
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Technology in the Arts Speakers Series

  • Adriane Little, October 6, 2020
  • Scott Meador, October 14, 27 & November 02, 2020
  • Leah Beeferman, November 11, 2020

UPROOTED: An Artist and Educator Panel Discussion

Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 4:00-8:00 PM
Free Webinar: REGISTER HERE to receive Zoom link

UPROOTED serves as the unifying theme for this panel discussion which begins with a consideration of borders and the importance of transforming local communities through creative production. Since the onset of the pandemic and the emergence of national protests against police brutality and systemic racism, the theme has also taken on additional meanings in relation to the teaching and learning in classrooms as well as building respect, equity, and care in communities. The panel will take an interdisciplinary approach to art to develop an understanding of the value of place and provide a resource for teachers.

  • Rina Little, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Art Education at Texas Tech University will present and serve as moderator.
  • Andrés Peralta is Assistant Professor of Art Education at Texas Tech University will present and serve as moderator.
  • Portia Cobb is a filmmaker, interdisciplinary artist, and Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
  • Raoul Deal is an interdisciplinary community artist who will discuss how he works collaboratively in community settings. He is the Coordinator of the Community Art BA Program at the Peck School of the Arts, UW-Milwaukee.
  • Sean Justice is a photographer, art educator, and an Assistant Professor at Texas State University and will focus on Internet learning as creative practice for teaching and learning.
  • Dawn Stienecker is an Assistant Professor of Instruction at the University of Texas at Austin, who researches the city as educator, grassroots arts organizing, and resources for teaching.

2020 Texas Metals (Virtual) Symposium

Saturday, November 7, 2020, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The annual Texas Metals Symposium brings top artists working in the field of jewelry and metals for a day-long presentation to participants from across the State and beyond. This year, to prevent the spread of COVID, the symposium will be held virtually, allowing many more to "attend" the presentations. The all-day symposium is free and open to the public, however, registration is requested.

  • Jessica Calderwood, Associate Professor of Art at Ball State University
  • Andrew Kuebeck, Assistant Professor and Area Head of the Jewelry/Metals/Enameling Department at Kent State University
  • Rebekah Frank, Artist based in the Mission District of San Francisco, CA
  • Keith Lewis, Distinguished Professor at Central Washington University, Ellensburg
  • Cathy McClure, Artist and Art Consultant, Seattle, WA


MFA Lectures will be presented in November.

Landmark Arts Exhibitions and Speaker Programs in the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible in part with a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation of Lubbock.