Roman Holiday exhibits three aspects of studying and being in Rome: its history of art, its tradition of figurative art, and the landscape of the city. Led by TTU associate professor David Lindsay, the “Figure Drawing from Italian Masters” course in Rome focused on using the wealth of figurative art throughout the city as models for learning to draw the human figure. Students share their lessons in the legacy of figurative art through select drawings on display. Students of the Art History course “The Medieval City in Italy,” led by Dr. Janis Elliott, traveled through Rome, Assisi, Padua, Siena, and Florence, observing 14th century Italian art and architecture. Visit – or revisit – famous Italian monuments and architecture through an interactive timeline created by TTU Art History Students. Also featured is the work of Clint Whitings, a recent MFA graduate of the Art Academy in Rome, whose evocative watercolors focus on the mood, atmosphere, and landscape of the Eternal City.
Roman Holiday features work by TTU BFA students Edwin Carrizo, Sierra Ann Forester, Nicole Miller, Krista Petty, Amy Webster, Michaela Yarborough, Avery Smith, and Neil Sinclair; TTU B.A. Art History students Sydney Hicks, Sarah Hudson, and Madeline Joiner; and artist Clint Whiting. David Lindsay is an associate professor of Art at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States, and he has lectured and participated in artist residencies throughout the U.S. and Europe. Dr. Janis Elliott is an associate professor of Medieval, Gothic, and Renaissance Art History at Texas Tech University. She specializes in 13th and 14th century art of Italy, and has published extensively on the subject.
The TTU Satellite Gallery at CASP/LHUCA is located at 1108 5th Street (5th Street and Avenue J) in downtown Lubbock. Gallery Hours are Saturdays 6th & 15th, 1pm – 5pm and by appointment, (806) 742-1947.
The exhibitions, speakers and related programs at Landmark Arts and the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible in part by generous grants from the Helen Jones Foundation and The CH Foundation. Additional support comes from cultural activities fees administered through the Texas Tech College of Visual & Performing Arts. Support for Satellite Gallery exhibitions comes from the Ryla T. & John F. Lott Endowment for Excellence in the Visual Arts, administered through the School of Art.