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The cowboys, the Native Americans, the settlers, the mountain men and others who tamed the West...share their adventure through the rotating exhibits on display at the Museum of Western Art where the legend of the American West lives on. The Museum of Western Art is dedicated to the appreciation, presentation and promotion of Western American heritage as expressed through art and artifacts. It is a showcase for Western art and artists, past and present, and provides art and history education for all ages, focusing on the American West.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 22 August 2017
Contact: Stephanie Turnham
Contact: 830.896.2553

MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART RECEIVES GRANT FROM COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

The Museum of Western Art has received a grant from The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country. The grant will go toward children’s educational programs.

Each year, the Museum hosts numerous educational programs for area youth. These include Second Saturday Craft Days, Western Art Camp in the summer, and field trips throughout the school year.

Stephanie Turnham, executive director for the Museum, added, “We appreciate the support of The Community Foundation to help the museum better serve our area schoolchildren.”

For more information about The Museum of Western Art, please visit the museum’s website at www.museumofwesternart.com, or call 896.2553.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 8 August 2017
Contact: Stephanie Turnham
Contact: 830.896.2553

MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART OPENS TEXAS RANGERS EXHIBIT WITH RECEPTION, REENACTORS

The Museum of Western Art will host an exhibition on Texas Rangers, courtesy of the Former Texas Rangers Foundation, with an opening reception and presentation on Saturday, August 12, from noon-4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Please call 896.2553 to r.s.v.p.



“Lone Stars: The Texas Rangers” will feature objects and information about this legendary law enforcement group that dates back to 1835. Weapons, badges, photographs and memorabilia will be featured in the exhibit, with a focus on Kerr County Rangers.

Joe B. Davis, President of the Former Texas Rangers Foundation, will be the featured speaker for the August 12 event. A former Texas Ranger, Joe began his law enforcement career in 1963 as a recruit patrolman in the Department of Public Safety. In 1969, he was promoted to Texas Ranger and served over 30 years as such. He was also the first Texas Ranger to receive the Directors Citation for his investigation of Nurse Genene Jones and the death of infants in San Antonio and Kerrville. He is a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Alzafar Shrine.

Museum Director Stephanie Turnham said, “Not only will Joe’s talk be of interest to all, we will also have real-life Texas Rangers on hand, and reenactors here that interpret 1880s Rangers and Native Americans. This will be a very special event and we encourage all to come out and visit with these special folks, see the exhibition, and enjoy the day.”

The exhibition will be up through September 9th. For more information, please call 830.896.2553.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 5 August 2017
Contact: Stephanie Turnham
Contact: 830.896.2553

MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART SCHEDULES 34th ANNUAL ART SHOW AND SALE

The Museum of Western Art announces the date for its annual art sale and exhibition. “The Party” will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2017, and will feature an elegant evening and attendees’ opportunity to purchase quality art by over 50 of today’s finest Western artists.

“The Party,” the major fundraiser for the award-winning Museum of Western Art, will begin at 6 p.m. with an elegant cocktail buffet catered by Riverhill Country Club, plenty of libations, visiting with the artists and other guests, and a silent auction of the work on view. Stephanie Turnham, executive director of the Museum, said, “The purchase of the art on view is not only an investment in art and artists, it is also an investment in the Museum, which has been in Kerrville since 1983. Proceeds from this event go to support the Museum’s quality educational programs and also provide operating support for this world-class, non-profit organization. They also help fund preservation and conservation projects.”

Bart Jones, Museum Board member and Chair of the event, said, “We are really looking forward to this fun day. We have been planning “The Party” since last year, and want everyone to take advantage of this unique opportunity to purchase original fine art. Our Museum is a great resource for the city and state; since its inception in 1983, the museum has been visited by people from all over the world who are drawn to the mystique of cowboy culture and the great American West. My wife Karen and I look forward to seeing everyone here at “The Party”.”

The artwork will be on view and available for purchase through October 31, 2017.

The Museum of Western Art is located at 1550 Bandera Highway. For more information about the Museum or “The Party,” please call the museum at 830.896.2553, or visit the website at www.museumofwesternart.com.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 27 July 2017
Contact: Stephanie Turnham
Contact: 830.896.2553

MUSEUM SHOWCASES ROGER PARSONS AS ARTIST OF THE MONTH FOR AUGUST

The Museum of Western Art is pleased to showcase artist Roger Parsons as its Artist of the Month for August. A wine and cheese reception will be held on Thursday, August 17th at 5:30 p.m. Non-museum members are invited to attend with a suggested donation of $10; museum members, of course, can attend the event at no charge. Please call 896.2553 to r.s.v.p.

Born in Indiana in 1957, Parsons graduated from the US Air Force Academy in 1979 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He received his Master’s degree from Purdue in 1983. In 1999, he moved to San Antonio and has taken classes with numerous prominent artists.

“The primary influence on my work is Arturo Chavez, protégé of Wilson Hurley, noted for his large scale western landscapes,” Parsons said. “My goal is to get the ‘non-art’ person to do a double-take – to stop for a longer look. If a viewer has an emotional response, or they feel like they are at the location depicted – that would be success.”

The award-winning Museum of Western Art is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The Museum is located at 1550 Bandera Highway. For more information, please call 830.896.2553 or visit the website at www.museumofwesternart.com.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 14 July 2017
Contact: Stephanie Turnham
Contact: 830.896.2553

MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART TO HOST TEXAS RANGERS EXHIBIT

The Museum of Western Art will host an exhibition on Texas Rangers, courtesy of the Former Texas Rangers Foundation, with an opening reception and presentation on Saturday, August 12, from 2-4 p.m. Museum members can attend at no charge, and non-members are welcome with a suggested donation of $10.00. Please call 896.2553 to r.s.v.p.

“Lone Stars: The Texas Rangers” will feature objects and information about this legendary law enforcement group that dates back to 1835. Weapons, badges, photographs and memorabilia will be featured in the exhibit, with a focus on Kerr County Rangers.

Joe B. Davis, President of the Former Texas Rangers Foundation, will be the featured speaker for the August 12 event. A former Texas Ranger, Joe began his law enforcement career in 1963 as a recruit patrolman in the Department of Public Safety. In 1969, he was promoted to Texas Ranger and served over 30 years as such. He was also the first Texas Ranger to receive the Directors Citation for his investigation of Nurse Genene Jones and the death of infants in San Antonio and Kerrville. He is a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Alzafar Shrine.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 22 June 2017
Contact: Stephanie Turnham
Contact: 830.896.2553

MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART ISSUED CHALLENGE GRANT

The award-winning Museum of Western Art has been issued a Challenge Grant from an anonymous donor. From July 1 until October 31, 2017, the donor will match any monies contributed up to $50,000.

“We want all of our supporters to be aware of this terrific opportunity for the Museum,” said Executive Director Stephanie Turnham. “The Museum provides our community with so much more than fine art and educational programs. It is a resource for curriculum enhancement for our area schools, helps keep our taxes low through the out-of-town visitors from around the world who stay in our hotels and RV parks, and contributes to the unique quality of life in the Texas Hill Country.”

The Museum of Western Art is a non-profit organization that receives no government support. As such it relies on grants, memberships and earned income to operate and to continue serving as the region’s premier cultural attraction. “The Museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of our nation’s rich Western heritage through art and artifacts, which has helped shape who we are as a nation.”

All contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

For more information about the museum, please call 896.2553, or visit the museum’s website at www.mowatx.com.


 
 
       

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