September 8, 2017
Texas Tech University will host the 2017 Texas Metals Symposium on Oct. 7 in the Matador Room of the Student Union Building. Hosted by the School of Art, the symposium will bring in various artists and exhibition curators to speak about their work and the inspiration behind it.
The speakers at the symposium include:
All the visiting artists contributed to the exhibition accompanying the symposium, “Current Reflections on the Natural and Manmade,” curated by Brown. The opening reception for the exhibition will start at 6 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 7) in the School of Art Landmark Arts Galleries.
Robly Glover, a professor of jewelry design and metalsmithing in the School of Art and the director of the Texas Metals Symposium, said the symposium gives scholars the opportunity to study four of the most distinguished craft artists currently practicing in the U.S.
Glover said students, faculty and staff attending the symposium could foster new understandings about art by observing this style with which they are unfamiliar.
“In order to make art from an informed place, it is essential for a well-informed artist to be aware of the current trends in the field,” Glover said. “The artists who will participate in the Texas Metals Symposium represent four current, different viewpoints about what is going on in the field. Their artwork is highly recognized and exhibited throughout the world. This will expose and inspire the next generation of artists.”
Glover said it is important to have the Texas Metals Symposium hosted at Texas Tech because it serves all students in the region, including college, junior college and high school students. This kind of symposium exposes these students to possibilities in the field.
“Our art students go on to work in all of the significant art fields across the United States and abroad,” Glover said. “This exposure makes the students more informed about the art world at large. This symposium also informs the speakers about what Texas Tech and the South Plains have to offer. Almost every artist leaves the symposium with a greater appreciation of Texas Tech University and the South Plains.”
Registration for the symposium is first-come, first-served. To register for the symposium, click here.
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.Twitter