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Bless Me Ultima and First Friday Art Trail


The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts is offering special activities at the First Friday Art Trail and the following Saturday. Lindsey Maestri and Jordan Canal visit with Clint on this episode of The Front Row to share more.

Lindsey tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am the interim Executive Director here at LHUCA. I am not originally a Lubbock native, but moved here two years ago and have really enjoyed my time in Lubbock.

Jordan, tell us about yourself.

I am also not a native. I am the programs coordinator here at LHUCA. I’m from Florida. I moved here about a year ago and so I was very excited to find LHUCA in Lubbock.

You have a big event that’s part of LHUCA, but also a part of the Friday Art Trail that’s coming up. Tell us about this.

We have the First Friday Art Trail coming up this Friday, December 7. As a part of that art trail, we will be doing a hands-on, make and take that I’ll let Jordan tell you a little more about. But, it’s a part of our One Book LBK, one read, it’s like a one community read program.

What is that?

So that’s when the community picks one book—we picked Bless Me Ultima this year—and we are all reading that same book and we’ve come together several times to discuss that book. There have been smaller book clubs that have been meeting throughout the city and then coming back to LHUCA to have really more extensive conversations on the ideas and themes in the book.

There are a bunch of events surrounding this book taking place at LHUCA. Jordan how does that work?

…We’re very excited for our make and take on Friday…we’re going to make Ultima-inspired scapulars. So, usually they’re religiously worn, but Ultima’s was special because it’s a pouch for herbs, so we’re going to go off that premise.

Listen to the full interview at the top of the article.

Clinton Barrick is the Director of Programming for the network of stations that comprise Texas Tech Public Radio. He has served in this capacity for over twenty-five years, providing Classical Music to the airwaves of the South Plains and expanding Texas Tech Public Radio’s offering of news and cultural programs in response to station and network growth.
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