Forty students from local elementary schools will participate in art, music, theater and dance classes and showcase their work at the First Friday Art Trail.
WHAT: Texas Tech University's J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts (TCVPA) and the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) will host the fourth annual East Side Arts Camp, a project of East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood (ELPN) and the Community Foundation of West Texas.
- Camp: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday (July 30 to Aug. 2), 12:30-6 p.m. Friday (Aug. 3); camp is open to the media by appointment.
- Mural painting: 1-3 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 2). Event is open to the media.
- First Friday Art Trail presentation: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday (Aug. 3). Event is open to the media.
- Camp and First Friday Art Trail presentation: Christine DeVitt Icehouse and Graffiti Education Building, 511 Ave. J.
- Mural painting: Roots Community Revitalization Center, 2301 Ave. A.
EVENT: 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 expert 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. Food will be provided by United Supermarkets.
This year's curriculum is inspired by the theme of “Earth Love.” The students will spend Thursday afternoon (Aug. 2) in collaboration with the Roots Historical Arts Council painting an original mural on an exterior wall at the Roots Community Revitalization 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,J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-6952 or (432) 553-2048 or firstname.lastname@example.org