Western event offering sneak peek Sept. 12
September 03, 2013, 7:00 pm by Lance Reaves
The organizers of the "Western Trappings on the Llano” are hosting a preview event Thursday, Sept. 12 to promote the main event starting in October, which celebrates the artists whose work captures the spirit of the American West.
"The whole goal is to celebrate the artists and their art,” said Charles Wendt, one of numerous organizers, "and to promote the Llano County Museum.”
The preview event starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Llano County Historical Museum. Wendt said this will help introduce the public to their inaugural "Western Trappings.” In particular, they will show a PowerPoint displaying some of the artwork exhibited during the exhibition and sale.
Also, Wendt said the preview event is an opportunity to clear any confusion.
"Most people hear the word ‘trappings’ and they think about animal trapping,” he said. "Actually, ‘trappings’ represents the gear, clothing and the art of the cowboys — or the western culture.”
"Western Trappings” runs from Oct. 18 through Jan. 4, 2014. This 77-day event is the longest ever hosted in Llano. It will feature 71 artists representing 15 states and three countries, and more than 165 pieces of art.
"The total valuation of the show and the art that’s in there is going to be about $450,000,” Wendt said.
All artwork is up for sale and genuine, according to Wendt.
For the full story, see Wednesday's Llano County Journal
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