The principal architect of the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, Matthew Lella, will provide opening remarks.
WHAT: The opening exhibition of the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences will take place during the First Friday Art Trail.
WHEN: 6-9 p.m. Friday (Sept. 7)
WHERE: 5&J Gallery inside the Charles Adams Studio Project, 602 Ave. J
EVENT: Texas Tech University's College of Architecture (CoA) is hosting the opening exhibition of the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences with opening remarks from the project's principal architect, Matthew Lella of Diamond Schmitt Architects.
The exhibition, titled “Intimacy in a Vast Landscape: The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences,” showcases the Buddy Holly Hall within the context of the city, region and world. It examines the design of the new performing arts center within the rich culture and history of Lubbock and the Llano Estacado. The exhibition reveals the strategies of intimate connection and attentive contextualization employed by the architects to utilize a modern form of architecture to create new relationships within downtown Lubbock, and foster current and future growth and benefits to the city of Lubbock.
Terah Maher, CoA faculty and curator of the show, worked with Diamond Schmitt Architects to create the exhibition.
A steel beam in the exhibition space can be autographed by attendees. The beam will later be installed in the actual Buddy Holly Hall. The architects, the exhibition curator and the Lubbock Entertainment/Performing Arts Association (LEPAA) leaders hope to create an interactive and engaging exhibition, as well as indicate the community's mark as essential and everlasting in the building.
The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and Ballet Lubbock also will perform during the exhibition.
This project is made possible in part through a grant from the City of Lubbock, as recommended by Civic Lubbock, Inc., with contribution and support of LEPAA, MWM Architects, Parkhill, Smith & Cooper and Lee Lewis Construction.