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Spring 2021 Speakers & Symposia

Spring Speakers will be posted soon. Meanwhile you can view a few of the presentations made during Fall 2020.

Race & Social Justice in the Arts Speakers Series

Danielle East  "Why East Lubbock Matters: Art and Activism in a Segregated City" [October 9, 2020]

Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. "Random Thoughts" [October 23, 2020]

Patrick Earl Hammie "Counterpoint" [November 13, 2020]

Technology in the Arts Speakers Series

Leah Beeferman [November 3, 2020]

UPROOTED: An Artist and Educator Panel

UPROOTED [November 4, 2020] served 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. The panel took an interdisciplinary approach to art to develop an understanding of the value of place and provide a resource for teachers.

Organized and presented by Rina Little, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art Education, and Andrés Peralta, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Art Education, at Texas Tech School of Art, guest speakers include:

  • 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.


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.