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Fine Arts Gallery

The Buddy Holly Center features 2,500 square feet of gallery space dedicated to the presentation of changing contemporary visual arts programs. These exhibitions are a continuation of a tradition of quality initiatives that were presented by the Lubbock Fine Arts Center from 1984 - 1998. With the relocation of the Fine Arts program to the Buddy Holly Center in 1999, we continue the commitment to present challenging visual arts exhibitions that serve as a crucial resource for showcasing contemporary arts of the region and the nation.

Art is a form of communication independent of language... It is a way of manifesting human uniqueness. It is a way of reminding us that life is infinitely fragile, infinitely precious. - Norman Cousins


 

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Illuminance Photography Exhibit
    Dates: 26 Jun – 15 Aug, 2015
    Wish Upon A Star by Melany Sarafis
    Wish Upon a Star by Melany Sarafis - Best of Show

    Illuminance 2015 is a national competitive exhibition featuring photographic work from thirty-two artists. This biennial event provides an opportunity for photographers at all levels to share their artwork. This year's juror is Rixon Reed of Santa Fe's photoeye gallery.

    2015 Theme: The Feeling of the Rural Night. From Brassaï’s Paris de Nuit (Paris by Night) to Todd Hido’s recent body of work of homes and streets after dark, photographers have captured the distinctly different feeling that pervades nighttime. The curtain of darkness can enhance mystery and intrigue, elicit fear or wonder, and create a wide variety of responses that are different from a person’s daytime experience. 

    Join us at The Buddy Holly Center at 3 PM on Saturday, August 15th for a closing reception, award presentation, and gallery talk by juror Rixon Reed.


Past Exhibitions