Saturday, June 11, 2016

Trappings of Texas



There are only a few things I sometimes miss while living in the tiny-house-on-wheels. One of those things is the ability to display (much) artwork. Did I mention an apparently genetic love of Western Art?


We were fortunate to be in Alpine during the annual Trappings of Texas exhibit at the Museum of the Big Bend. The museum is on the campus of Sul Ross University and admission  is FREE. We highly recommend a visit, no matter the time of year.

A sampling of this year's exhibit.

How can anybody do this with just pencil and paper?































In addition to wall art there were saddles, silver work, other leather work, and these boots. Western gear as art.






















I'll Just Call You Mine 
by JaNeil Anderson

See more from this year's collection at

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The museum itself is a piece of artwork.





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 A reproduction of pictograph art found in the region. Doing more research it looks as though a return trip to South Texas could be in order for more of this.




This painting is reminiscent of the Battle of Little Bighorn we saw in Cody, WY.




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Ongoing photography exhibit.







1 comment:

I need orange said...

On the "not room for as much art as you could enjoy" front -- thank goodness for photography. Maybe you need one of those slide-show "frames," rotating however many pics in succession? That could be a lot, in a small space...........

Love the landscape "snow over the rio grande" and love the red cactus fruits.

It is astonishing what some people can do with a pencil and paper, isn't it?