Texans like to get outdoors, and we’re fortunate to have 89 state parks, historical websites, and natural locations to check out throughout our fantastic state. Totaling more than 640,000 acres, these public lands are reaching a significant turning point in 2023 and one taking a trip exhibit is honoring the occasion throughout the year.
Kicking off at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, “The Art of Texas State Parks” will honor the Centennial Celebration of Texas State Parks with a sensational visual study of more than 30 parks. Featuring works by a few of the state’s most well known artists, the screen will begin at the Bullock on January 7 and run till April 30 prior to proceeding to other cities later on this year.
Several years in the making, the exhibit is the outcome of a cooperation in between the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University, and theBullock Texas State History Museum H-E-B supplied extra assistance for the task as a providing sponsor of the Texas State Parks Centennial Celebration.
“We are grateful for the collaboration that is bringing ‘The Art of Texas State Parks’ to museums throughout Texas, spreading out the message about these natural treasures that come from all of us,” stated TPWD Executive Director David Yoskowitz,Ph D., in a release.
In overall, 30 Texas artists were commissioned to develop works commemorating parks throughout Texas, all with the objective to increase public awareness of Texas parklands and increase their popular appeal through their sophisticated and inspired works. Participating artists represent several areas throughout the state, consisting of: DavidGriffin (Lubbock/ Dallas); Pat Gabriel, Billy Hassell, and Jim Malone (all of Fort Worth); Mary Baxter (Marfa); Charles Criner (Houston); Ric Dentinger (San Antonio/Santa Fe NM); Fidencio Duran (Austin); Brian Grimm (Fredericksburg); Clemente Guzman (San Antonio); and a lot more.
Along with the taking a trip exhibition, the task likewise consists of a celebratory book released by Texas A&M Press, which is currently readily available online through Texas A&M Press, the Bullock Museum Store, andAmazon Proceeds from book sales and the sale of the art work through Foltz Fine Art in Houston will be contributed to Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation to benefit Texas State Parks.
“It was a genuine enjoyment to see the enthusiasm these artists gave this task, and we’re delighted these works will be on screen at distinguished museums throughout Texas,” stated Andrew Sansom, co-author of the celebratory book and creator of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University, in the release. “It is our impassioned hope that these artworks will motivate present and future generations of Texans to permanently value and safeguard their parks.”
After its spring remain in Austin, the exhibition will take a trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science from May 26 to October 1 prior to heading to the Panhandle Plains Museum in Canyon from October 27 through February 18, 2024. The display will likewise be shown in 2024 in College Station, Albany, andTyler
Those aiming to take part in the Centennial Celebration all year long can check out TexasStateParks.org/100years, that includes details on the continuous collaboration in between Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and TPWD, in addition to information about unique neighborhood occasions happening at state parks throughout 2023.