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                As I write this, we are all still quarantined in our homes and learning a new normal.
                It’s an historic time, and our family, like everyone else’s, is discovering creative new
                ways to be productive and fill the time.                                   the
                As a staff, we debated whether or not to go forward with this issue because of the
                challenges our advertisers are facing, but this particular edition is centered around   publisher
                another historical moment in our community – the opening of the Buddy Holly
                Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences.  It is so exciting to see the finishing touches
                going up, and I can hardly wait to see the

                The theme of this special edition is Art and
                Music, so many of the stories feature area
                artists and musicians – some you know and
                love, and many more you’ll want to know.
                This keepsake issue is also filled with stories
                of the organizations that will be utilizing
                the new facility regularly, like LSO, Ballet
                Lubbock and LISD. Other worthy projects
                are chronicled – like the Friday Night Art
                Trail, the Charles Adams Studio Project,
                the East Lubbock Art House, and Christ in
                the Arts. You’ll enjoy reading about men
                and women who have played huge roles
                in promoting the arts in West Texas, both
                visual and performing, and about others
                who pursue a creative outlet for its own
                reward. We are aware that a single edition
                can’t possibly begin to cover all the talent
                that exists on the South Plains, so we have
                decided that, from here on out, we will be
                including musicians and artists in almost
                every issue.

                This time of “sheltering in place” has provided opportunities for members of every generation to embrace their
                own talents.  We all have a creative streak.  Maybe you are like me – I’ll never perform on the stage of the Buddy
                Holly Hall, but I’d like to offer the following example of how the smallest work of art can make a difference.
                When my neighbor, Mrs. Davis, recently broke her arm, the girls and I baked her a cake. As we visited – six
                feet apart, of course – she mentioned something she had happened upon down the street.  A young girl had
                adorned the sidewalk with a beautiful chalk drawing.  The little girl never even knew how much it had touched
                her elderly neighbor. My girls were inspired. During the next few weeks, they came up with dozens of people to
                bless with chalk calligraphy, mosaics, and other art on sidewalks all over town.

                Picasso said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” If you find
                something you enjoy doing, pursue it. You may never know how many lives your creativity will impact, but you
                can be certain yours will be one of them. And as we struggle together to find our new “normal”, music and art
                of all kinds have the potential to make it better. And it was Albert Einstein who said, “Creativity is contagious,
                pass it on.”
                                                                                                Erin Agee

                  Senior Link is always grateful for our contributors and our advertisers, but
                  we are especially appreciative for the sponsors of this edition because of the
               challenging circumstances most area businesses are facing. If you appreciate this
                     issue, please thank our advertisers by supporting their establishments.

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