Texas Tech University

STAR Summer Arts Camp Comes to the Maedgen Theatre

Kelsie Jackson

June 12, 2023

STARS participants participating in an art project

Summer Art Camp Program

The Stroke/Aphasia Recovery (STAR) Program of Lubbock in the School of Health Professions at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has partnered with the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts and the Texas Tech NEA Research Lab to bring STAR's annual Summer Arts Camp into the Maedgen Theatre for the entirety of its two-week offering in 2023. In this second year of the partnership, the event is being led by Speech & Language Pathology faculty member, Melinda Corwin

STAR program students building art

The STAR arts program unites persons with aphasia, students aspiring to serve as speech/language pathologists and occupational therapists, and community artists, together in a series of visual arts and music activities specifically tailored for individuals with aphasia. This year, two faculty associated with the Texas Tech NEA Research Lab—Dr. Jorgelina Orfila and Dr. Francisco Ortega—joined the STAR program for a three-day series in animation-making that led to many participants creating their first stop-motion animation short.

STAR particpants singing in a group

This year's triple partnership culminates in an art exhibit and performance by participants on Thursday, 15 June 2023. The exhibition and concert are free and open to all.

STAR faculty helping with a project