Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Bean, Pauline
DATE OF INTERVIEW: 14 March, 1989
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Lubbock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: Richard Mason
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 1 hour
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Pauline Bean discusses the history and evolution of the Lubbock Arts Festival as well as local support of the arts in general.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE:
Origin of Lubbock Arts Festival
     Committee goals
     Cultural Affairs Council
          John Logan
          Winifred Vigness
          Membership and Vision
          Leadership
                Ann Williams
                Bill Armstrong
          Winifred Vigness (again)
                Travel on behalf of council
          John Logan (again)
                Oklahoma City Arts Festival
Early leadership of Arts council
     Roy Bass, first year
          Oklahoma City model
               Adapting to Lubbock area
          Alan Henry & Bernice Spears, second year
          Byrnie Bass and Pauline Bean, third year
First Arts Festival
     Preparation
     Success over time
     Basic elements
          Showcase of arts
          Unity of cultural groups
          Showcase of arts (again)
          Diversity of display
               Children's area
               Senior Citizens area
               Gallery
                    education
               Exhibit area
                    Juried art
                    Diversity (again)
                    Jury process
          Artist's market
               Screening process
               Diversity (again)
          Demonstration
     Recent additions
          Culinary booths
               Civic Center Board
          Entertainment
     Basic elements (again)
          Free admission
Growth of Festival
     Support of Chamber of Commerce
Administrative evolution of Festival
     Cultural Affairs Council (again)
     Arts Council
          Potential split from
         Cultural Affairs Council (again)
     Russell Hughes
Festival theme
     Cultural Affairs Council (again)
          Goals (again)
Festival logo
     Contest
          Gray Lewis
     Artist
Growth of Lubbock, 1970s
     Tornado
     First woman on City Council
     Cultural change
          Vision
          Community energy
          Art Galleries
          Lubbock Symphony
          Financial support
Local art collections
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO: Local art collections (continued)
     Popular styles
          Western
           Abstract/Modern
                Discussion of displays
          Western (again)
                Local sensitivity
     John Lott home
     Dr. Robert Arnold
     Dr. Bob Moeller
     Availability of fine art
Art situation in Lubbock, 1989
     Stagnation/reversion
     Museum
          Stealing bricks from 19th Street
          Gary Edson
               Lack of state funding
                    Lack of staff
     Terry Morrow, Texas Tech Art Department
          Exhibits
     Festival Gallery
          Attempts to recover standard
     Lubbock Art Association
          Clickish
          Intellectual discrimination
     Lynwood Kreneck, Texas Tech University
          Recognition
     Local galleries
          Baker Gallery
               Johnny Meigs
               Recent slip in quality
          Bent Tree Gallery
     Lack of collectors
          Financial inability
          Popularity of decorator arts
Family collectors
     Byron Edwards collection
     Daughter's collection
Local artists
     Tony Arnett
     Berneice Fix
     Characteristics of fine artists
          Obsession/drive
     Early artists
          Bess Vickers
     Tony Arnett (again)
     Lynwood Kreneck
Museum
     Art collection
          Acquisition committee
          Funding
          Gifts
               Taos founders
Other Richard Mason interviews
Potential for reviving the arts in Lubbock
     Texas Tech University
          Contribution to community
     Symphony
          Improvement over time
     Importance of Vision
     Need for attracting diversity of interest
     Need for cultural center and central ticket office
Goals for the 1980s
RANGE DATES: 1970s-1989
BULK DATES: 1970s-1989