LEPAA received an original painting by renowned artist Paul Milosevich, “The Crickets, the Road and the Lubbock Skyline.” Patrons of the arts and fans of Buddy Holly and the Crickets alike will first have the opportunity to see the painting at the Lubbock Arts Festival April 22-23 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, located at 1501 Mac Davis Lane.
“The idea for the painting came while driving between Lubbock and Santa Fe, staring down a long straight stretch,” Milosevich said. “The road, which plays such a big part in a musician’s life, leads us into the picture. The Lubbock skyline sets the scene and the legendary musicians are the focal point. The turnrow suggests a plowed cotton field on the lower left and the Crickets logo is on the lower right. Buddy Holly is naturally the dominant figure and the Crickets are supporting actors set against a star-studded sky.
“Knowing J.I. Allison and Joe B. Mauldin personally, I felt them looking over my shoulder as I painted.”
Limited-edition numbered giclees and posters will be available for purchase at the arts festival. Only 100 giclees will be available for purchase for $600 each. Posters are priced at $40 each. Prices include sales tax.
Artist Paul Milosevich will be on location to sign purchased prints at the arts festival during Premier Night on April 21 from 6 to 8 p.m., on April 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and again on April 23 from noon to 2 p.m.
“The Crickets, the Road and the Lubbock Skyline” original painting is a 60”x60” acrylic-on-canvas and will be prominently displayed inside Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences upon its completion. The painting is partially underwritten by the Lubbock Osteopathic Fund.
Posters and giclees will be for sale on the LEPAA website in May.
Artist Paul Milosevich creating the piece in 2017.