ICE SCREAM, YOU SCREAM
Jun
2
Jul 29

ICE SCREAM, YOU SCREAM

  • The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center For The Arts - LHUCA

Opening: June 2, 2017 | 6–9 pm

A group exhibition curated by Maisie Marie Alford, celebrating the sweet days and cool delights of summer featuring artwork all about ice cream. This exhibition highlights 20 artists working in painting, drawing, sculpture, fiber, and photography.

Artists include:
Maisie Marie Alford, Cody Arnell, Victoria Marie Bee, Harrison Brooks, Shannon Cannings, William Cannings, Alberto Careaga, John Chinn, Carol Cunningham, Hannah Dean, Glenn Downing, B.C. Gilbert, Scotty Hensler, James W. Johnson, Chisum Justus, Lindsey Maestri, Erika Pochybova, Victoria Shields, Bruce Lee Webb, & Jeff F. Wheeler

& stars, if stars say anything, say Otherwise. victoria marie bee, pigment print, 2017

& stars, if stars say anything, say Otherwise. victoria marie bee, pigment print, 2017


Sunday Funday Printing at CASP: Patriotic  Humor Posters
Jun
25
1:00 pm13:00

Sunday Funday Printing at CASP: Patriotic Humor Posters

  • Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio - CASP

Just in time for July 4th, come print a poster with your own unique take on 'Patriotism.' Helen DeVitt Jones Print Fellows, Kyle J. Bassett & Zack Smith, will be there to help you print & press your way to freedom. Paper will be provided & participants will be able to print using a mixture of screen-printing & letterpress methods.

Each poster will cost only $8, so make your family & country proud/embarrassed with your fresh take on Americana & all that goes with it.

Fun for all ages! Bring your family, friends, or just yourself, & let’s sling some ink!

[No previous experience needed.]

CASP's Print Sunday events are taking place at the Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio (located in the 5&J Building, part of Charles Adams Studio Project)

Sunday Funday Printing at CASP: Ladies & 80s Summer Totes
Jun
18
1:00 pm13:00

Sunday Funday Printing at CASP: Ladies & 80s Summer Totes

  • Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio - CASP

Print your own summer tote! Helen DeVitt Jones Print Fellow Stephanie Berrie & Artist-In-Residence Victoria Marie Bee, have original designs for you to silkscreen print on totes that can be used for vacations out of town, trips to the coffee shop, green grocery shopping, & more! Let the fathers nap (or wake them up to join) & let's party to 80s tunes plus some funky designs.

$6 per tote bag, make one for yourself or a friend!

Fun for all ages! Bring your family, friends, or just yourself, & let’s sling some ink!

[No previous experience needed.]

Both events are taking place at the Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio (located in the 5&J Building, part of Charles Adams Studio Project)

Sunday Funday Printing at CASP: Dad's Shirts
Jun
11
1:00 pm13:00

Sunday Funday Printing at CASP: Dad's Shirts

  • Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio - CASP

Doesn't a loved one deserve a "World's Most OK Dad" shirt? Would it have a picture of Darth Vader on it? Maybe both?! That's up to you! Come join Print Fellows Zack Smith & Stephanie Berrie, for a Father's Day shirt printing extravaganza! Learn how to screen print on fabric, & make a completely original t-shirt. Make one for dad, yourself, or anyone in your life — lots of different designs will be available!

Bring your own blank shirt to print on for $6, or let us provide the shirt & pay $10.

Fun for all ages! Bring your family, friends, or just yourself, & let’s sling some ink!

[No previous experience needed.]

CASP's Print Sunday events are taking place at the Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio (located in the 5&J Building, part of Charles Adams Studio Project)

Sunday Funday Printing at CASP: Postcard & Notecard Party
Jun
4
1:00 pm13:00

Sunday Funday Printing at CASP: Postcard & Notecard Party

  • Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio - CASP

Come get inky with the CASP Crew! Helen DeVitt Jones Print Fellow Kyle J. Bassett & Artist-In-Residence Victoria Marie Bee will have blank postcards & notecards ready for you to print whatever pithy, yet loving, sentiment you'd like to send to friends & family. Get hands-on experience in letterpress, silkscreen, & general awesomeness to create unique one-of-a-kind cards!

Each card will cost $1.50 (or 4 for $6) to make, so feel free to get extra sassy. 

Fun for all ages! Bring your family, friends, or just yourself, & let’s sling some ink!

[No previous experience needed.]

Both events are taking place at the Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio (located in the 5&J Building, part of Charles Adams Studio Project)

Sunday Funday Printing at CASP: Texas Forever
May
7
1:00 pm13:00

Sunday Funday Printing at CASP: Texas Forever

  • CASP - Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio

Make unique mash-up prints! Helen DeVitt Jones Print Fellow Stephanie Berrie & Artist-In-Residence Victoria Marie Bee, have designs for you to silkscreen print, tailored to reflect Lubbock (made from vintage letterpress advertisement cuts & various odes to Texas, plus some original designs), that can be layered in different ways!

$6 for 4 sheets of paper, print individually or as a team to create one-of-a-kind works of art.


Fun for all ages! Bring your family, friends, or just yourself, & let’s sling some ink!

[No previous experience needed.]

Both events are taking place at the Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio (located in the 5&J Building, part of Charles Adams Studio Project)

Sunday Funday Printing at CASP: Summer Lovin’
Apr
30
1:00 pm13:00

Sunday Funday Printing at CASP: Summer Lovin’

  • Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio - CASP

Print your own summer tote! Helen DeVitt Jones Print Fellows Alberto Careaga & Zack Smith, have original designs for you to silkscreen print on totes that can be used for vacations out of town, trips to the coffee shop, green grocery shopping, & more!

$6 per tote bag, make one for yourself or a friend!


Fun for all ages! Bring your family, friends, or just yourself, & let’s sling some ink!

[No previous experience needed.]

Both events are taking place at the Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio (located in the 5&J Building, part of Charles Adams Studio Project)

High Plains Print + Music Festival
Mar
24
Mar 25

High Plains Print + Music Festival

  • LHUCA Stage

Audio//Visual from across Texas and beyond. 

https://highplainsfest.org/

 

Design by Adam Nicholas Muslow, silkscreen printed.

// MUSIC 6PM - 10PM

FRIDAY MARCH 24

Everything Is Sad (Lubbock, TX)
Junkie (San Antonio, TX)
Baby Bangs (San Antonio, TX)
Dry Heeves (Lubbock, TX)

SATURDAY MARCH 25

Daniel Markham (Denton, TX)
Claire Morales (Denton, TX)
Camel Teeth (Lubbock, TX)
Rosewood Thievz (Houston, TX)
Hidden Indians (Lubbock, TX)

// PRINT

High Plains Print+Music Festival is honored to collaborate with Charles Adams Studio Project, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, and the Texas Tech University School of Art to bring you innovative works from printmakers across Texas and the U.S.

Print Waves
curated by High Plains Print + Music Festival
Graffiti Building @ LHUCA, 511 Avenue K, Lubbock, TX

Print-Curious
curated by Liv Johnson
SOA Satellite Gallery at CASP, 1106 5th Street, Lubbock, TX

Across Texas Exhibition
curated by Sang Mi Yoo
John F. Lott Gallery at LHUCA, 511 Avenue K, Lubbock, TX

Letter and Form Exhibition
New Typographic letterpress experiments by Dirk Fowler
CASP Studio D, 5th Street and Avenue J, Lubbock, TX

Steamroller Printing Workshop
Saturday, March 25th, 9am – 12pm
CASP 5&J Gallery Front Yard, 1106 5th Street, Lubbock, TX

Beyond Printmaking 5 Exhibition
juried and curated by Patricia Villalobos Echeverría
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 25, 5:00PM
Landmark Gallery, TTU School of Art, 3010 18th St, Lubbock, TX

High Plains Print+Music Festival is sponsored in part through generous support from the Texas Commission on the Arts, Flippers Tavern and Backstage Lubbock Depot District.

SWEET TOOTH: Letterpress & Silkscreen Printmaking Workshop
Feb
4
1:00 pm13:00

SWEET TOOTH: Letterpress & Silkscreen Printmaking Workshop

  • Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio - CASP

The Sweet Tooth Valentine's Cards Letterpress & Silkscreen T-shirt Workshop is back by popular demand! Join us at the Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio to learn about letterpress & silkscreen printing techniques while creating your own holiday cards & t-shirts. Families as well as all age groups and levels of artistic skill are welcome. It is a come-and-go event and each visitor is limited to a maximum amount of 20 cards per day (due to popularity and limited supplies).

Make 4 cards for $6 / only $1.50 per card, & only $5 to print each t-shirt! (bring your own t-shirt, or buy one of ours for another $5)

spread some love, & make something to send/gift to anyone in your life!

Workshop is led by the Helen DeVitt Jones Print Fellows Alberto Careaga & Stephanie Berrie, & CASP Artist-in-Residence Victoria Marie Bee.


setting type for the workshop! lots of different options will be available, for all ages!

setting type for the workshop! lots of different options will be available, for all ages!


a few snapshots of last year's Sweet Tooth event, with Brandy & Victoria


presenting SHRILL at studio 4
Feb
3
6:00 pm18:00

presenting SHRILL at studio 4

  • Studio 4 - VMBEE

SHRILL

Presented by Victoria Marie BeeSHRILL is an art exhibition featuring work by Katelyn McPhersonKatie Rivera, & Stephanie Berrie; a poetry reading by Jessica SmithKyle J. BassettKatrina ProwChen ChenCurtis Bauer, & Chris Taylor; a fundraiser sponsored by J&B CoffeeLa SirenaFlippers TavernContinental HairlinesDirk FowlerJonathan WhitfillKatie Rivera Photography, & V.M.BEE; &, will include the sale of shirts, prints, buttons, & copies of the book I want a president: Transcript of a Rally. All proceeds from this project will go to support both local & national organizations defending women & the rights of all, donated equally among Voice of Hope's Rape Crisis Center of LubbockWomen's Protective Services of Lubbock, & Planned Parenthood.

SHRILL celebrates solidarity among those who identify as women & anyone in our community who supports basic human rights. These works respond to threats toward individual rights & seek to make our voices heard, through love and respect for all. 



cheers & xo!

LHUCA 20 Year Anniversary Exhibition
Feb
3
Mar 25

LHUCA 20 Year Anniversary Exhibition

  • LHUCA

invited to participate in LHUCA's 20 Year Anniversary Exhibition!

❤️


Celebrating 20 Years of Art

In honor of its twentieth anniversary, LHUCA has invited over one hundred artists who have contributed to the history of its campus to contribute a piece of art for this exhibition. The diversity of this collection speaks to the achievement of this space as a catalyst for providing unique visions of art to the Lubbock community.

Key to the success of this organization were the efforts of Louise Hopkins Underwood and Neal Hanslik, who headed a group that researched locations and art centers in the local surroundings.

The origin of the main building begins with its transformation from the City of Lubbock Fire Administration building and Firehouse #1 into a non-profit, multi-disciplinary art center in 2000. 

The four main galleries of the center host over 5,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space, and functioned as a beginning to LHUCA's expanding campus. 
-Christian Conrad

victoria marie bee, she wouldn't say what we both knew.

victoria marie bee, she wouldn't say what we both knew.


Participating Artists: 

Cecila Adams, Maisie Marie Alford, Toni Arnett, Victoria Marie Bee, Jim Bertram, Betty Blevins, David Bondt, Nancye Hudgins Briggs, Patricia Brown, Harold Browning, Harrison Bucy, Virginia Burrell, Marilee Echols Bybee, Shannon Cannings, William Cannings, Andrew Carrizales, Jean Caslin, John Chinn, Joe Clifford, Christian Conrad, Linda Cullum, Kathy Davies, James T. Davis, Hannah Dean, Ken Dixon, Kara Donatelli, Stacy Elko, Benna Ellis, La Gina Fairbetter, Dennis Fehr, Linda Fisher, Carol Flueckiger, John Franklin, Tina Fuentes, Robin Dru Germany, Hugh Gibbons, B.C. Gilbert, JoBeth Gilliam, George Gray, Jean C. R. Grimes, Jennifer Hernandez, Tom Hicks, Valerie Komkov Hill, Margaret K. Hodgson, Carol Howell, Betty Jenkins, James W. Johnson, Jon Johnson, Kathy Kelly, Nathalie Kelley, Carol Koenig, Ellie Kreneck, Lynwood Kreneck, David Lamb-Vines, Laura Lewis, Ken Little, Anne Longo, Mike Maines, Pat Maines, Yulia Makarova, Andrew Martin, Ann McDonald, Mica McGuire, Mike Meister, Yvonne Garro Mendoza, Kathy Moody, June Musick, Susan Nall, Dyan Newton, Angelyn Nicholson, Irby Pace, Beth Pennington, Chad Plunket, Erika Pochybova, Catherine Prose, Judy Connell Robertson, Donna Rose, Joyce Runyan, Annalee Schubert, Donniece Smith, Edward Spence, Hanne Spence, Ellen Stanley, Lyn Stoll, Bo Tan, Steve Teeters, Kathryn Thomas, Jerry R. Thompson, Ashton Thornhill, Tornado Gallery Larry Simmons and Tony Greer, Janis Hubble Vanderpool, Rick Vanderpool, James Watkins, Gale Webb, Jami White, Jonathan Whitfill, Jeff F. Wheeler, Kathy Whiteside, Leada Woods, Sang-Mi Yoo, & Veronica Young


RED
Feb
3
Feb 28

RED

  • SE Center for Photography

"suck on my sweet tooth until I'm sore." has been selected by juror Michael Itkoff (co-founder of Daylight Books) for the exhibition RED, at the SE Center for Photography in South Carolina.

selected work:

suck on my sweet tooth until I'm sore.


victoria marie bee, suck on my sweet tooth until I'm sore. 2016

victoria marie bee, suck on my sweet tooth until I'm sore. 2016

5x7 Art Scholarship Fundraiser
Jan
21
8:00 pm20:00

5x7 Art Scholarship Fundraiser

  • Lubbock, tx

three artworks donated! attending as part of CASP, thankful for the invitation from Charles Adams!


The Medici Circle is a Lubbock community volunteer group supporting School of Art through friends-raising and fund-raising for art scholarships. Since 2005, when the group first formed, the Medici Circle has successfully created or augmented nearly $400,000 in art scholarship endowments through membership dues and annual fundraisers.

Medici Circle’s primary annual fundraiser is the much enjoyed 5x7 Art Scholarship Fundraiser. This event provides a delightful mix of art, food, drink, and wild fun during the “art grab.” This year's Coolsville-Rocking the 50s themed party will be held on january 21 2017 at the Lubbock Country Club- save the date. More details coming soon.

This year revenues from Medici Circle endowments provided scholarships to ten graduate and undergraduate scholars in the different areas of study at the School of Art. Because the Medici Circle continues to help create new endowments each year, the numbers and amounts of scholarships have steadily increased since 2008 when the first Medici Circle scholarship made. Medici Circle Endowments include:

Medici Circle Endowments include:

  • Bill Lockhart Art Scholarship Endowment (2007)
  • Ken Little - Medici Circle Studio Art Scholarship Endowment (2007)
  • Mrs. Linda S. & Dr. John M. Filippone, Jr. - Medici Circle Studio Art Scholarship Endowment (2009)
  • Terry Morrow - Medici Circle Art Scholarship Endowment (2010)
  • Rex & Bonnie Aycock - Medici Circle Master’s in Art History Scholarship Endowment (2011)
  • E. Grey Lewis, Jr. Memorial - Medici Circle Art Scholarship Endowment (2011)
  • Real & Muff Musgrave – Medici Circle Art Scholarship Endowment (2012)
  • Donna Howell-Sickles & John Sickles – Medici Circle Art Scholarship Endowment (2014)
  • Deborah Milosevich – Medici Circle Scholarship Endowment (2015)
  • Medici Circle Ceramic Arts Scholarship Endowment (2015)
  • The Paul D. Hanna Memorial – Medici Circle Endowed Scholarship for the Fine Arts
letterpress workshop (march on)
Jan
21
11:00 am11:00

letterpress workshop (march on)

  • TTU Satellite Gallery

so extremely grateful & full of love for tons of people that came out & printed with us on this lovely day! let's keep this positive energy going, because LOVE always overcomes, but only if we stick together.


all posters (hundreds of them) were printed for FREE (#freedomOfThePress), & t-shirts & tote bags were printed for only $15 each, ALL money raised is going to Women's Protective Services and Voice of Hope Lubbock Rape Crisis Center.

if you missed getting inky, or are not located in lubbock, stay tuned for goods to be sold (all proceeds donated) online thru a collective a friend in Austin is putting together!

(images taken by those in attendance, all rights reserved! if you have more, please send them my way, & I'll post them! xo!)


Schedule:

11:30am - Gallery Talk with artists
12:15pm - Stand for Equality Ceremony and Speak Out
12:35pm - Tshirt printing begins

NASTY WOMEN (an art exhibition & fundraiser)
Jan
14
5:00 pm17:00
Stuff I Made Today Exhibition
Jan
6
6:00 pm18:00

Stuff I Made Today Exhibition

  • 5&J Gallery

invited by Jon Whitfill & Hannah C. Dean, to participate in a one-night-only exhibition.

participating artists will be given a material, & have 24 hours to make something with it.


material: clothing


victoria marie bee

eating is a small, good thing in a time like this.

pigment print

40 x 60 inches

2017

victoria marie bee

eating is a small, good thing in a time like this.

pigment print

40 x 60 inches

2017


Still Life: The Ordinary Made Extraordinary
Jan
2
Jan 27

Still Life: The Ordinary Made Extraordinary

  • PhotoPlace Gallery

so grateful to announce that I have been selected by Juror Kate Breakey for Still Life: The Ordinary Made Extraordinary, at PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont!

selected work:

& from your lips she drew the Hallelujah.

(also available for purchase from Charles Adams Gallery in Lubbock, Texas)


New Year's Day "Good Luck Lunch" Fundraiser
Jan
1
1:00 pm13:00

New Year's Day "Good Luck Lunch" Fundraiser

  • Charles Adams Studio Project

"Join us on New Year's Day for our annual soirée tuned fundraiser! CASP will be providing food as well as an open bar. Cost of the event is $50.00 per person and children 12 and under are welcome to come for free. Bring in the New Year with CASP! Please call 806.788.1008 for tickets, or mail checks to 602 Ave. J, lubbock TX 79401"

&, the artists-in-residence at CASP will have work on display & be here!

come ring in the new year with us!

❤️

Artist-In-Residence, at Charles Adams Studio Project Studio #4
Jan
1
Jan 6

Artist-In-Residence, at Charles Adams Studio Project Studio #4

  • Charles Adams Studio Project

move-in day & first FFAT!

Live/Work Studios at CASP are located on the block adjacent to the Charles Adams Gallery at 1010 Mac Davis Lane. These unique studios designed by architect Upe Flueckiger  provide a personal residence, 1,100 square foot studio space, covered parking, and yard/courtyard area.  Live/Work Studios give artists the opportunity to create, share, and exhibit work through monthly First Friday Art Trail events, open studio hours, and other community engagement opportunities.

Live/Work Studios at CASP are located on the block adjacent to the Charles Adams Gallery at 1010 Mac Davis Lane. These unique studios designed by architect Upe Flueckiger  provide a personal residence, 1,100 square foot studio space, covered parking, and yard/courtyard area.  Live/Work Studios give artists the opportunity to create, share, and exhibit work through monthly First Friday Art Trail events, open studio hours, and other community engagement opportunities.

Holiday Card Make & Take - Letterpress Workshop
Dec
4
1:00 pm13:00

Holiday Card Make & Take - Letterpress Workshop

  • Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio

The Holiday Card Make and Take Letterpress Workshop is back by popular demand!  Join us at the Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio to learn about letterpress and other simple printing techniques while creating your own holiday cards. Families as well as all age groups and levels of artistic skill are welcome. It is a come-and-go event and each visitor is limited to a maximum amount of 20 cards per day (due to popularity and limited supplies). We kindly thank Prosperity Bank for sponsoring this event.

*Cost of the workshop goes toward supplies, staffing, and donation of cards to Buckner Children & Family Services and Carillon Senior Lifecare Community. Special thanks to Volunteer Center of Lubbock for facilitating the donation of holiday cards.

Workshop is led by the Helen DeVitt Jones Print Fellows: Victoria Marie Bee, Amy Porter, & Alberto Careaga.

[CALL FOR ART] Nasty Women
Dec
4
Dec 20

[CALL FOR ART] Nasty Women

Timeline:
RSVP on or before deadline December 20
Artwork completed on or before January 6th
Deliver artwork January 9th (location TBA)
Reception January 14th (location TBA)

Calling All NASTY WOMEN Artists of Lubbock - This is a group exhibition that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a "Nasty Woman" in the face of threats to role back women’s rights, individual rights, and reproductive rights. The base group organizers will consist of members of the all women's art group chiCrits. A call out for artwork will be curated keeping in mind the two main points of the original organizers in New York City.

1.) Reach out to and include a diverse group of female identifying artists.

2.) This exhibition is a fundraiser to raise money to support a local organization(s) that support women's rights, such as Women's Protective Services and the Lubbock Rape Crisis Center

We will also keep the title NASTY WOMEN to collaborate with New York City and be featured on their web site; www.nastywomenexhibition.org 

Objective: The most recent US political climate has offered artist, specifically women identified artist, with an abundance of material to last us a lifetime of creativity. More specifically, the notion that women are "nasty", as spoken by now President-Elect Donald J. Trump to the first woman to achieve the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, Hillary Clinton. This exhibition supports our women centered creative research by showcasing, honoring, and celebrating the work we have already produced or will produce in response to the vile, hateful and demeaning rhetoric directed at our people and our planet. 

Artwork: This is a call for art, 2D and 3D, from regional (South Plains of Texas) women identified artist. 

Timeline:
RSVP on or before deadline December 20
Artwork completed on or before January 6th
Deliver artwork January 9th
Reception January 14th

RSVP to Tricia Earl, patricia.earl@sbcglobal.net

Holiday Card Make & Take - Letterpress Workshop
Dec
3
1:00 pm13:00

Holiday Card Make & Take - Letterpress Workshop

  • Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio

The Holiday Card Make and Take Letterpress Workshop is back by popular demand!  Join us at the Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio to learn about letterpress and other simple printing techniques while creating your own holiday cards. Families as well as all age groups and levels of artistic skill are welcome. It is a come-and-go event and each visitor is limited to a maximum amount of 20 cards per day (due to popularity and limited supplies). We kindly thank Prosperity Bank for sponsoring this event.

*Cost of the workshop goes toward supplies, staffing, and donation of cards to Buckner Children & Family Services and Carillon Senior Lifecare Community. Special thanks to Volunteer Center of Lubbock for facilitating the donation of holiday cards.

Workshop is led by the Helen DeVitt Jones Print Fellows: Victoria Marie Bee, Amy Porter, & Alberto Careaga.

print sale at first friday art trail.
Dec
2
6:00 pm18:00

print sale at first friday art trail.

  • CASP - Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio

buy a print, ink is the best holiday gift ever!

feat. letterpress prints by the Letterpress Studio (TTU English Department), Q Ave Press, f2 Design, Victoria Marie Bee & collaborators, & more. &, printmaking by the TTU Print Club, TTU AGA, TTU Photo Club, & individual artists from the community!

&, ‪#‎spreadLOVE‬

❤️

blues (selfie photo by Victoria Marie Bee, 2016)

blues (selfie photo by Victoria Marie Bee, 2016)

PRESS(v.) - MFA Thesis Exhibition
Nov
4
Nov 25

PRESS(v.) - MFA Thesis Exhibition

  • 5&J Gallery

PRESS(v.), an MFA Thesis Exhibition by Victoria Marie Bee, is on display until November 25th.

(open by appointment only, please contact CASP at (806) 788-1008, or contact the artist.)

Victoria Marie Bee, & from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

pigment print, 40 inches x 60 inches, 2016.

press(v.)

I. Senses related to the physical exertion of pressure.

1. a. To act on (an object) with continuous force directed towards it by means of physical contact; to exert a steady force against (something touched) by weight, a fingertip, etc.; to subject to pressure; (also) to crushTo press the button. b. To exert pressure; to bear with weight or force onupon, or against. c. To torture or execute (a person) by means of peine forte et dureTo press to death. d. To squeeze or hold (a person, a person’s hand, etc.) as a sign of affection; to hold lovingly to or against oneself. e. to press (the) flesh: to shake hands; to greet by physical contact. Now esp. in reference to people campaigning for political office.

2. To apply pressure to (something). a. To subject to pressure so as to reduce a particular shape, consistency, smoothness, thinness, or bulk, or so as to extract juice, etc., from; to compress, squeeze. b. To smooth or flatten (fabric or clothes) with an iron or clothes press; to iron. c. To flatten & dry (leaves, flowers, etc.) in order to preserve them. d. To manufacture (a gramophone record) by moulding under pressure. Hence: to make or issue (a sound recording). Also with up.

3. To extract pressure; to express; to squeeze (liquid, juice, etc.) from or out of something.

4. To cause to move in a particular direction, or into a certain position, by pressure of contact; to push, drive, or thrust down, forward, into, etc.

5. To print.

[oxford english dictionary]


Every time a photograph is taken, there’s an acknowledgement of loss—the scene, the environment, the subject, the file, and even the change that takes place immediately after the photographer presses down the shutter button—everything breaks down. Left are memories and traces, the stories we tell repeatedly to ourselves, only able to let others in on fragments of our experience. Three of the main themes in my current research include: pressure versus the act of pressing; creation from destruction; and, revealing the beautiful within the grotesque. For this ongoing series, PRESS(v.), I use the scanner and letterpress printing to draw the viewer uncomfortably close, and I search for the sublime in personal histories of the body. I flip the power of pressure, and actively engage in the verb press. I am especially interested when the physical process itself embodies part of the concept, such as in the persistent and unrelenting actions involved in the action of pressing. Inspired by Emily Dickinson—for her words, her envelope poems (poetry written on scraps of paper, recipes, or envelopes), and how she pressed and preserved nature in various indexing formats (including her extensive herbarium of pressed botanical specimens), I started pushing objects and images onto fabric or paper with type-high materials in a press bed, to manipulating garments and pressing them with other materials in a camera-less scanner. My visual language is personal and intimate, with materials chosen because they reflect the aftermath of intensity, with references to bodily fluids and the carnal. I search for beauty in devastation, examining the external and the internal, sex and violence, and the sudden and the gradual (in regards to the alchemy that takes places as part of the process). The act of pressing it against the glass or in a press creates an intimate map: the folds make valleys and peaks with thread that has touched intimate places the viewer hasn’t, the liquids mix together and continuously transform in the course of capturing the image, and there’s a violation to the most intimate parts of the body—revealed to the viewer in a voyeuristic manner.


&, special thanks to the following people:

 Robin Germany, Dirk Fowler, Rick Dingus, Terry Morrow

 Charles Adams, Chad Plunket, Jon Whitfill, Nate Collins, Stephanie Berrie, Carolina Arellanos, Alexis McGrigg, Michael Emerson, Autry Freeman, Scotty Hensler, Abed Monawar, Amanda Lea Daw, Carol Ann Smith, Katrina Prow, Charles McLeod, Brandy Gonzalez, Ghislaine Fremaux, Dr. Constance Cortez, Dr. Curtis Bauer, Dr. Jennifer Snead

CLOSED! [Workshop] Visiting Artists: Hancock & Hernandez
Oct
8
1:00 pm13:00

CLOSED! [Workshop] Visiting Artists: Hancock & Hernandez

  • Charles Adams Studio Project

REGRISTRATION IS CLOSED!


Saturday, October 8th‪ from 1pm - 5pm
Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio & 5&J Gallery, CASP
Free Public Workshop with Carlos Hernandez & John Hancock

Charles Adams Studio Project - CASP and Texas Tech University School of Art have joined together to bring two proflific printmaking artists to Lubbock for the weekend of October 6-8, 2016. 
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John Hancock Bio:

"My name is John S. Hancock, I was born in Waxahachie, TX in the last century. I try to make funny pictures about sad things which satisfies my need to create. I am a professor of fine arts at an undisclosed small university in Central Texas. My solo work has been exhibited nationally and internationally along with my brother and Uncle Chuck. I am also one half of the AMAZING HANCOCK BROTHERS, we have put on exhibitions featuring prints, poetry, gun play, thoughtful mayhem, and minstrel buffoonery. We are the enfant terrible of hybrid printmaking." 

Carlos Hernandez Bio:

"My name is Carlos Hernandez - I grew up in Lubbock. I saw KISS at the Lubbock Coliseum when I was 13. I do A LOT of graphic design and illustration. And I make A LOT of prints. I own a printmaking studio in Houston -BURNING BONES PRESS. Also, I make a very good dirty martini (or so i have been told). 

My work has been exhibited across the USA and around the world. My artwork has also been published in CA Magazine, HOW, Carrier Pigeon NY, and others. I’ve created posters for many bands including Santana, Kings of Leon, The Kills, and even Weird Al Yankovic. I have made corporate grapic work for: Miller Brewing Company, Google, Lincoln Motor Company, Live Nation, New West Records, C3 Presents, Hohner USA, Goode Company, Underbelly, the Houston Chronicle, Saint Arnold Brewing Company, and more. One of my career highlights has been to work with my childhood idol and hot rod legend, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth. 

I'm a graduate of the Texas Tech Design Communication Program."

www.carloshernandezprints.com
www.burningbonespress.com

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Hosted by:

Texas Tech University School of Art
Supported, in part, by Landmark Arts in the TTU School of Art. Exhibits and lecture programs are supported with a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation.
Additional support comes from Cultural Activities Fees administered through the College of Visual & Performing Arts.

Charles Adams Studio Project - CASP
This program is made possible in part through a grant from the City of Lubbock, as recommended by Civic Lubbock, Inc.

Victoria Marie BeeDirk FowlerChad PlunketFuture Akins

(please contact Victoria Marie Bee for more information)
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[FFAT] Visiting Artists: Hancock & Hernandez
Oct
7
6:00 pm18:00

[FFAT] Visiting Artists: Hancock & Hernandez

  • Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio (CASP)

Charles Adams Studio Project - CASP and Texas Tech University School of Art have joined together to bring two prolific printmaking artists John Hancock and Carlos Hernandez to Lubbock for the weekend of October 6-8, 2016. Hancock and Hernandez have plans for an exhibition, live deomonstration, selling of prints, and more at First Friday Art Trail on October 7 in the Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio.

You don't want to miss this! Please join us and meet these high energy artists.

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John Hancock Bio:

"My name is John S. Hancock, I was born in Waxahachie, TX in the last century. I try to make funny pictures about sad things which satisfies my need to create. I am a professor of fine arts at an undisclosed small university in Central Texas. My solo work has been exhibited nationally and internationally along with my brother and Uncle Chuck. I am also one half of the AMAZING HANCOCK BROTHERS, we have put on exhibitions featuring prints, poetry, gun play, thoughtful mayhem, and minstrel buffoonery. We are the enfant terrible of hybrid printmaking." 

Carlos Hernandez Bio:

"My name is Carlos Hernandez - I grew up in Lubbock. I saw KISS at the Lubbock Coliseum when I was 13. I do A LOT of graphic design and illustration. And I make A LOT of prints. I own a printmaking studio in Houston -BURNING BONES PRESS. Also, I make a very good dirty martini (or so i have been told). 

My work has been exhibited across the USA and around the world. My artwork has also been published in CA Magazine, HOW, Carrier Pigeon NY, and others. I’ve created posters for many bands including Santana, Kings of Leon, The Kills, and even Weird Al Yankovic. I have made corporate grapic work for: Miller Brewing Company, Google, Lincoln Motor Company, Live Nation, New West Records, C3 Presents, Hohner USA, Goode Company, Underbelly, the Houston Chronicle, Saint Arnold Brewing Company, and more. One of my career highlights has been to work with my childhood idol and hot rod legend, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth. 

I'm a graduate of the Texas Tech Design Communication Program."

www.carloshernandezprints.com
www.burningbonespress.com

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Hosted by:

Texas Tech University School of Art
Supported, in part, by Landmark Arts in the TTU School of Art. Exhibits and lecture programs are supported with a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation.
Additional support comes from Cultural Activities Fees administered through the College of Visual & Performing Arts.

Charles Adams Studio Project - CASP
This program is made possible in part through a grant from the City of Lubbock, as recommended by Civic Lubbock, Inc.

Victoria Marie BeeDirk FowlerChad PlunketFuture Akins

(please contact Victoria Marie Bee for more information)
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Live music will also take place at October's First Friday Art Trail.

Please enjoy the final musical performance in our summer monthly music series.  Gypsy Jayne and Jerry Serrano will be collaborating together from 8:00pm - 10:00pm in the 5&J Courtyard!