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School of Art Hosts 5th Annual Community Open House

The afternoon event is free and open to the public from 2-5 p.m., Friday, March 2.

Written by Clay Fuchs

During the open house art students will guide studio tours, student clubs will sell art and faculty will lead hands-on demonstrations.

During the open house art students will guide studio tours, student clubs will sell art and faculty will lead hands-on demonstrations.

The Texas Tech School of Art will open its doors to the public during its fifth annual Community Open House from 2-5 p.m., Friday (March 2). The event is free.

Attendees will have a chance to peek behind the scenes at the school’s teaching facilities. During this afternoon event, art students will guide studio tours, student clubs will sell art and faculty will lead hands-on demonstrations.

Faculty also will review high school student portfolios. The review provides interested students an in-person opportunity to apply for advanced placement credit and a partial scholarship to Texas Tech.

The day will culminate with a reception recognizing graduating student artists in the Senior Studio Art BFA Group Exhibition from 5-7 p.m. in the Studio Gallery.

OPEN HOUSE EVENTS:

High School Portfolio Review – 2-5 p.m., Archeology Building, Room 301.
Faculty will review high school student portfolios. The review provides interested students an in-person opportunity to apply for advanced placement credit and/or a partial scholarship to Texas Tech. Contact Ryan Scheckel, academic advisor, at (806) 742-3825 to register for a portfolio review.

Open Graduate Student Studios – 2-5 p.m., Archeology Building, Room 305.
Tour painting/drawing studios

Watercolor Workshop – 2-5 p.m., Art Building, Room B09.
Painting area will hold a watercolor workshop on painting animals. Basic supplies will be provided.

Tech Art History Society Silent Auction – 2-4 p.m., Art Building foyer near the east doors.
Items donated by Lubbock businesses will be auctioned off.

Print Club Sale & Foundations Exhibition – 2-5 p.m., Art Building South Gallery.
The Print Club Sale will consist of prints made in the print lab by students if various styles and techniques.

Visual Studies Workshop: Rubber Stamps – 2-5 p.m., Art Building, Room B14.
Come and explore the creative world of rubber-stamping. Learn to make your own rubber stamp and experiment with different applications. Supportive and encouraging hands-on instruction with a multitude of examples is provided. All supplies will be furnished.

Art History Meet & Greet – 2-5 p.m., Art Building, Visual Resources Library.
Anyone interested in the meet and greet should make a request at the VRC.

Association of Graphic Artists – 2-5 p.m., Art Building, Room B24.
Students from the AGA will be selling one-of-a-kind designed buttons and greeting cards.

Communication Design – 2-5 p.m., Art Building, Room B19.
Learn to make different types of flip books from students and faculty of the Communication Design program. Can you name that logo? Find out by joining us in a game of Logo Lottery.

Sculpture– 12-5 p.m., 3D Art Annex, Sculpture Foundry.
The Sculpture area will have a foundry and will be pouring aluminum and bronze throughout the afternoon.

Jewelry & Metals Area Exhibition and Tours – 2-5 p.m., 3D Art Annex, Metal’s Studios.
The Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing area will be hosting a hallway exhibition of current BFA and MFA works housed in the five display cases adjacent to the new jewelry design and metalsmithing studio. Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing graduate and undergraduate students will be available to answer questions and demonstrate their ongoing research and technical explorations. Tours will be given to students and teachers through the new multimillion-dollar facility.

Landmark Arts – The Galleries of the Texas Tech School of Art – 5 p.m.
Beyond Printmaking III: 2012 National Juried Exhibition, and Warren Harold: Alternating Weekends will be on view. A reception for the Senior Studio BFA Group Exhibition will follow.

Incoming Freshman Scholarship Application Deadlines
Mail-in scholarship applications are taken just as seriously as walk-in portfolio review applicants. Please mail your materials by the April 15 deadline to be considered for fall 2012 scholarships. Nominations to the College of Visual & Performing Arts for the needs-based H.Y. Price Scholarships, when available, are made from the pool of School of Art applicants. All applicants for needs-based scholarships must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than March 1.

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The School of Art is part of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Texas Tech University which also includes the School of Music and the Department of Theater and Dance.

The School offers undergraduate degree programs in art history, communication design, studio arts and visual studies as well as MEA and MFA graduate degree and Fine Arts Ph.D. opportunities.

The program also supports the Landmark Arts Galleries and the Standing Room Only Gallery (SRO).

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