Scale Model - Talkington Hall - Copyright Michael Stutz 2012
Tech University System officials announced this week an investment of
nearly $2 million in its Public Art Program. The program has plans to install
10 original artwork projects in 2013.
TTU System's Public Art Program was initiated by the Board of Regents in 1998
as an investment in the campus environments at each of its institutions.
Through the program, public artworks are funded using one percent of the
estimated total cost of each new major capital project. Since then, 83 items
created by some of today's leading artists have been added to the TTU System's
we continue to accommodate our institutions' recent growth, it is important
that we complement each new construction project with original public
artworks," said Michael Molina, vice chancellor for Facilities Planning and
Construction. "This year marks the biggest year in our program's history, and
we are thrilled to work with such talented artists to enhance our beautiful and
of this year's projects will accompany construction funded through donor
support during the TTU System's $1 billion campaign, Vision and Tradition: The
Campaign for Texas Tech.
year's first addition to the system-wide art collection is located at the newly
updated Rip Griffin Park baseball facility. Fourteen banners depicting iconic
moments in Red Raider baseball history are being installed along the concourse
under the stadium. The graphics were designed by Old Hat Creative of Norman,
Oklahoma, and Lubbock machinist Mazen Batrice created custom rolling mechanisms
that will help protect and display the banners.
rolling banners are the perfect addition to the game day atmosphere at Rip
Griffin Park and will provide an exciting welcome to those attending the game,"
said Erin Vaden, public art manager for Facilities Planning and Construction.
"We are proud that this art will add to the already impressive multi-million
dollar renovation to the baseball facilities."
planned artwork additions in 2013 total $1.9 million and will be installed at
Angelo State University and Texas Tech campuses. As each project is unveiled,
more details will be provided.
year's projects will increase the total value of the public art collection from
$5.3 million to $7.2 million," Molina said. "With such exciting progress
occurring throughout our campuses, we could see even more projects completed in
2013 than anticipated."
projects include public artwork installations at the following locations:
for Human Performance, Angelo State University
Artist: Joaquin Gasgonia Palencia, from Makati City,
Philippines; working title: "Kinesis"
Henderson Library, Angelo State University
Artist: Julie Richey, from Irving
College of Business Administration, Texas Tech University
Artist: BC Sculpture (Joe Barrington of Throckmorton
and Tara Conley of Houston)
of Business Administration Renovation, Texas Tech University
Artist: David B. Hickman of Dallas; working title:
and Margaret Talkington Hall, Texas Tech University
Artist: Michael Stutz of Fallbrook, Calif.; working
title: "Four Faces"
Center for Autism Education and Research, Texas Tech University
Artist: Corinne Ulmann of Brooklyn, N.Y.
AT&T Stadium North End Zone Colonnade Stone, Texas Tech University
Hall Improvement, Texas Tech University
Artist: Robert Tully of Louisville, Colo.; working
title: "Biomimetic Benches"
Verde, Angelo State University
Artist: Roger White Stoller of Portola Valley, Calif.;
working title: "Solar Helix"