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Cultura Del Vaquero

  • 4 Jan 2019
  • 20 Feb 2019
  • The Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street Fort Worth, TX 76107

Cultura Del Vaquero

January 4 – February 20, 2019

RECEPTION: Friday, January 4, 2019

The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is the oldest continuously running livestock show and rodeo. It has been held annually in Fort Worth, Texas since 1896, traditionally in mid-January through early February. In March 1918, the Fort Worth Stock Show first went indoors at Cowtown Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards. A century later, the Stock Show Rodeo is held at the Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum and has been there since 1944. The Fort Worth Community Arts Center, neighbor to the Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum, will dedicate January and February 2019 to the spirit of the west. 9,000 square feet of gallery space will be dedicated to works that embrace the spirit and theme of western based artwork.

Featured in our galleries:

Cultura Del Vaquero Jurored Exhibition

Artists: Daryoush Ababaf, James Anderson, Lynn Bostick, Pat Brown, Ben Congdon, Terry Crum, Mia DeLode, Margaret Drake, Patti Fox, John L. Guest, Johanna Heilman, Chad Hines, Tom Hollenback, Falk Houben, Cynthia LaBuda, Lynn LaRose, Dustin Lyon, Ken Mayernik, Charla Pavlik, Chris Reecer, Shantel Rich, Mark Scantling, Matt Simon, Cheryl Harley-Volz

I Wanna Be A Cowboy by Marshall Harris

Fort Works Art, in conjunction with the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, presents I Wanna Be A Cowboy, an exhibition showcasing original graphite on mylar drawings and limited edition prints by Fort Worth artist Marshall Harris. Coinciding with the annual Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo this exhibition includes several of Harris’ original Saddle drawings, as well as his renowned ‘The Hand That Feeds’ drawing, on loan from collectors. This will be the first time these incredible original works will be on view to the public in Fort Worth. Keeping in the western theme, Harris will also have new additions to his colorful Psychedelic Saddle series that are available in various sizes.

Dust Till Dawn by Carol L. Acedo

I find such beauty in all of creation by God and by man. I strive to capture the unique character of my subjects, whether they are animals, people, landscapes, or architecture. My compositions have a “stillness” that invites the viewer to see the majestic beauty of an animal and the intelligence in its eyes, or the aesthetic design of a building and the remarkable skill of the builder. My artwork has been described as “peaceful” and my subjects as “glorified”. – Carol L. Acedo

Hechizo Seco by Elizabeth Dryden

Historically cacti are predominant in Native American and Texas cultures for showing strength, protection, endurance, and warmth. The series Hechizo Seco, explores the symbolism of the cactus in various desert settings, showcasing their ability to endure any situation, while maintaining beauty and poise. Translating to “Dryspell” in English, the Dallas based artist Elizabeth Dryden uses this series of mixed media work to explore the tales and folklore of the creatures living in an enchanted desert locale.

Texas by Jon Flaming

Jon Flaming is a multi-disciplined artist who is a designer, illustrator, and painter. He started JonFlaming Design in 1993 and has created award-winning design campaigns and illustrations for a number of clients including Neiman Marcus, Milton Bradley, Forbes, Pizza Hut, FedEx, HP and Pepsi.

Legends of the Old West by Kellie Hudson

Kellie Hudson creates intricate carving work on skulls and horns that honors the spirit of the animals’ story after death

Western Roots by Marsha Wilson

Pyrography, from the Latin fire and writing, is the technique of making art on a surface with heated metal. I use mainly photographs to create my art on wood, paper, and leather. I use the woodburning pen much like a pencil or stick of charcoal to draw with heat. Images with strong lines, dramatic shadows, or intense texture work well with this toasting medium. Variations in color are achieved by keeping the heated tip longer in one place for darker tones and moving it faster for lighter shades.

How My West Was Won by Glenn Downing

How My West Was Won is an exhibition that would be primarily large drawings that I have done over the years that have to do with my ideas about growing up in Texas and the west. These drawings show my love of western movies and television plus my love for country music and all the icons that go along with them. –Glenn Downing

Vaquero Moderno by B.C. Gilbert

The work which I create is a culmination of several factors including, but not limited to, situations past and present, references to nostalgic tendencies, environmental surroundings of popular culture (specifically my own), and an obsession with the depiction of Americana in a nontraditional and unpredictable format. –B.C. Gilbert

Life in the West by Peggy Judy

Western life ranges from the dynamic and exciting to the serene and calm.

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