TEXAS TECH MUSEUM ASSOCIATION SETS FUNDRAISER
June 2, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: June 2, 2005
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LUBBOCK – The chance to dig for buried jewels, experience a Lubbock Ballet performance
and enjoy Spanish food by Chef Patrick Tarantino highlight the 2005 “Gypsy Nights”
fundraiser for the Museum of Texas Tech University Association, 7 pm, June 17.
The benefit, to be held in the Sculpture Court of the Museum at 4th Street and Indiana
Avenue, enables the association to fund traveling exhibitions, lectures and educational
materials for children.
“The museum at Texas Tech is an incredible resource for our community and the surrounding
area,” said Jennifer Whitmore, chairman of this year’s event. “The association helps
to fund the wonderful traveling exhibits that come to the museum each year. This annual
fundraiser also allows us to continue to support the arts and culture throughout the
The evening will feature wine and tapas -- small plates of various foods, both hot
and cold, traditionally served in Spain -- prepared by Chef Patrick T. Tarantino.
Tarantino is new to Lubbock, having previously served as a chef instructor at the
Culinary Academy of Austin and the Art Institute of Dallas. Tarantino has owned two
award winning restaurants in Dallas and has served as executive chef at a restaurant
in La Jolla, Calif.
The Lubbock Ballet will also perform during the evening and guests will have the opportunity
to purchase a chance to dig for buried treasure. Local jewelers have donated items
that will be buried in a giant sand box.
Local favorites, the Kliffnotes, will provide music for dancing. A silent auction
is also part of the evening’s entertainment. Casual dress will allow attendees to
both dig and dance during the evening.
Tickets are $100 per person and can be reserved by calling the Museum of Texas Tech
Association at 806-742-2443.