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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

  • Ken Davis: The Landscape through a Musician's Eyes
    Dates: 28 Aug – 04 Oct, 2015
    Cerro Gordo by Ken Davis

    Cerro Gordo by Ken Davis

    Ken Davis has spent most of his life as a conductor and teacher of classical music. Over the past several years he has begun to focus on his other passion, landscape painting. This exhibit contains images from his life in the Southwest and scenes from his travels in Europe and South America. Davis creates works that are an interpretation of the landscape in paint, with the hope of communicating his love of the landscape, and evoking the memory of a pleasant experience in nature for the viewer.

    Please join us for a reception and gallery talk by Ken Davis on Friday, September 4th at 4:30 PM, just prior to the start of the First Friday Art Trail.



  • Celebración
    Dates: 16 Oct – 29 Nov, 2015
    Mariposa de Recuerdas by Katie Mills
    Mariposa de Recuerdas by Katie Mills

    Celebración is an annual exhibition of artwork that explores the history and meaning behind the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. This exhibit includes works from local, regional and national artists. Artists are challenged to create an expression of their interpretation of Día de los Muertos, by honoring departed ancestors, friends and family. Artists are not limited by choice of media, but are asked to focus on the unified theme of Mexico’s centuries-old ritual of commemorating the death of a loved one.  Simultaneous with Celebración, The Buddy Holly Center's Foyer Gallery will exhibit photographs taken in cemeteries in northern New Mexico by Amarillo artist Jim Jordan.

    Join us for Lubbock’s citywide observance of this holiday - Procesión - an evening of activities coordinated with the International Cultural Center, Texas Tech University School of Art and the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts. Procesión is a progressive celebration that takes place this year on Friday, October 30, 2015. The Buddy Holly Center will host live music and a make-and-take arts project. These events are free to the public. 

    Artists are welcome to submit work for this exhibition. Please download the information using the link below and RSVP by September 1, 2015.
    Celebracion Call For Entries


     


Past Exhibitions