STEPHENVILLE (April 12, 2016) — Listed among the most prestigious juried art events in North Texas, the 19th annual Rio Brazos Art Exhibition at the Dora Lee Langdon Cultural & Educational Center opens with a reception and awards ceremony from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 17.
The Langdon Center is located at the corner of East Bridge and Brazos streets, one block east of the Hood County courthouse in historic downtown Granbury.
Presented by Tarleton State University, the Granbury Arts Alliance and the city of Granbury, this year’s exhibition runs Monday through Sunday, April 18 to May 1. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is free.
Artwork for this year’s exhibit was selected at the discretion of the juror, with works grouped according to the type of media used. More than $5,000 in cash and merchandise awards will be presented this year.
Serving as juror is Nancy Palmeri, printmaker and master of fine arts program director at the University of Texas in Arlington. She has had solo exhibitions in New York, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Texas, Illinois, Virginia and Italy. Her prints were included in Color Print USA in Texas, and the Global Matrix International Print Exhibition at the Purdue University Art Gallery in Indiana. Her work will be featured in the upcoming Frans Masereel Graphic Art Center’s Jubilee Exhibition in Belgium.
Palmeri has curated three exhibitions in the gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington, including “Pervasive Impressions: Contemporary Political Prints” and “Foundations: Mechanics and Instinct and Anthropology in Print.” In 2006-2007, she presented lectures at the MidAmerican Print Council Conference and the Southern Graphics Council Conference.
The Granbury Arts Alliance (GAA), a non-profit fine arts organization, is a major sponsor of the Rio Brazos Art Exhibition. GAA serves to enrich and enhance the artistic environment of Granbury and make cultural activities accessible to all citizens.
To learn more about the Dora Lee Langdon Cultural & Educational Center, visit www.tarleton.edu/langdoncenter.
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