Tech museum to honor Terry and Jo Harvey Allen

Tech museum to honor Terry and Jo Harvey Allen
Jo Harvey and Terry Allen

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A special ceremony will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday to celebrate the continually create lives of local artists Terry and Jo Harvey Allen, inside the Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court within the Museum of Texas Tech University at 3301 4th St.

Though the ceremony is closed to the public, it will also serve as an induction of both Allens into the Allen Collection at Texas Tech. The Allen Collection is a display of more than 50 years worth of journals, correspondence, workbooks, drafts of scripts and other writings along with audio and visual recordings.

Both Allens have made an impact on Lubbock culture -- Terry Allen most notably for his music, theater and art; and Jo Harvey Allen with her acting, poetry and radio.

The night’s ceremony will include remarks from Lawrence Schovanec, Tech’s president; Gary Morgan, museum diretor; Bella Gerlich, dean of university libraries; and a presentation of excerpts from a documentary focused on the Allens called “Hold It on the Road.” The documentary excerpts will be presented by Paul Hunton, general manager of Tech Public Media, and creator of the film.

Afterward there will be a panel discussion moderated Tech artist-in-residence Andy Wilkinson which will feature the Allens, Hunton and Michael Galyean, Tech’s provost.

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