November 4, 2016
The Mattison Building can be found in Lubbock, Texas on Crickets Avenue. Just two blocks off Broadway, on 14th Street, the Mattison sits in between First Friday Art Trail and Depot District. It was reactivated through a collaboration with talented individuals, artists, and innovators. After two months of meeting with city officials, sponsors, and volunteers we were able to resolve a list of safety concerns, and constant cleaning efforts, we began to create. Piece by piece, the top of the Mattison transformed into an exhibition showcasing a series of live/work studios, filled with installations, art and creativity. Meanwhile, the bottom of the Mattison became galleries for paintings, sculptures, and projected visuals.
April 1, 2015
We set our eyes on two intersecting alleys located downtown between Avenues J & K and began researching and documenting the site, throughout the semester. After receiving the city's approval for an event we began seeking out artists, musicians, food trucks, and sponsors to help bring these alleys to life. We thank Sigma Omicron Chi at Texas Tech University, as they were big contributors in the clearing of the alleys. After all the help from friends and supporters, we were finally ready for an event that we called Project Alley.
BLNKA x Ulabs
November 6, 2015
We had the great fortune of collaborating with Ulabs, which is a community workspace designed to grow ideas and visions. Go check them out at ulabstx.org! Together, we renovated the entire West wing of the Ulabs building, transforming an old storage space into a gallery. After gutting out most of the building, patching and painting walls, installing lighting systems and refurbishing or building enough furniture and displays to set the stage for a gallery, the incredible response from Lubbock artists filled up the gallery over night. The art carefully installed, live music began as the doors opened to a community and brought an exhibition to life.