Texas Tech Celebrates “Texas Rising” Public Art

The stainless steel sculpture uses cutout symbols and colorful LED lights to depict images that relate to Texas Tech traditions and campus life.

WHAT:           Ceremony introducing “Texas Rising”

WHEN:           7 p.m., Friday (Aug. 29)

WHERE:         1700 Texas Tech Parkway (Texas Tech Parkway and Indiana Ave.)

                       North Courtyard, West Village Complex, Texas Tech University

EVENT:          Officials and guests of the Texas Tech University System will officially celebrate the latest addition to the public art program, “Texas Rising.”

The stainless steel sculpture uses cutout symbols and colorful LED lights to depict images that relate to Texas Tech traditions and campus life. It is located outside The West Village housing community, Texas Tech’s newest housing complex, structured for graduate and upper-level students.

Artists Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock of Tucson, Arizona. will be in attendance at the ceremony and will describe the inspiration and process behind the creation of the piece. Public Art Manager Emily Wilkinson will provide remarks and introductions.

Artists will be available for media immediately following the event or by request. Parking will be available in Lot C-17, located east of the TTU Federal Credit Union.

CONTACT: Emily Wilkinson, public art manager, Office of Facilities, Planning and Construction, Texas Tech University System, (806) 742-2116, emily.wilkinson@ttu.edu.