July 28, 2017
WHAT: Texas Tech University’s J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts (TCVPA) and the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) host the third annual East Side Arts Camp, a project of East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood (ELPN).
Forty rising first- through fifth-graders from Alderson, Ervin, Harwell and Hodges elementary schools will take classes in art, music, theater and dance under the guidance of top-notch instructors and staff from Texas Tech. LHUCA has generously donated two of its spaces – the Christine DeVitt Icehouse and the Graffiti Education Building – in support of the program.
Curriculum will be inspired by the theme of “fairytales, folktales and fables.” The students will spend Thursday afternoon (Aug. 3) painting an original mural on an exterior wall at the Guadalupe-Parkway Sommerville Center and will conclude the camp with a public showcase of their work at the Ice House Gallery during the First Friday Art Trail.
ELPN is a part of the Promise Neighborhood initiative from the U.S. Department of Education and has been serving the schools and community at large in East Lubbock since 2013. The TCVPA has played an important part in ELPN’s efforts by providing a variety of high-quality, multidisciplinary arts education programs to East Lubbock students, including the East Side Arts Camp.
CONTACT: Jared Strange, ELPN arts coordinator and camp director, (806) 834-6952 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts at Texas Tech offers a diverse array of programs and courses in art, music, theatre and dance.
The college seeks to prepare students who will be leaders in the profession by employing the highest standards in performance, teaching, research, and artistic and creative vision.
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