Magazine article Southwest Art

Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art: San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, February 16-April 9

Magazine article Southwest Art

Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art: San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, February 16-April 9

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TO TEXANS, rivers are more than just symbols of life; they're tangible sources of sustainability and are vital and beautiful natural resources. So Andrew Sansom, the executive director of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, and Bill Reaves, of William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art in Houston, set out to collaborate on a project designed to draw attention to this powerful-and limited-river system.

Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art is a testament to the juxtaposed fragility and strength of these waterways through a newly published book and traveling art exhibition. The show, sponsored by William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, opens at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts on Thursday, February 16, with a reception at 5:30 p.m. The opening also celebrates the book's debut this month and coincides with a book-signing event at the museum on Friday, February 17, at noon.

Through 50 paintings representing 23 different Texas rivers, six major bayous or creeks, and three bays or estuaries, Sansom and Reaves not only address the historical development of riverine themes in Texas art, but also offer a dialogue surrounding the importance of water conservation and the essential role that rivers play in the state. "We're hoping to bring rivers and river conservation back to the forefront of people's minds through the visual aspect of art," Reaves says. "Each of the artists help drive that idea through creating a beautiful narrative in a diverse range of styles."

Artworks by 20 contemporary Texas regionalists celebrate the diverse beauty of the state's landscape and the preciousness of its waters. …

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