Wednesday, October 26, 2011

More from the Museum of the Big Bend's "Lost Colony" Exhibition

Untitled,Oil, n.d. 7 X 10, Anna Keener, Collection of the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum
Here's another fine beauty from Alpine's Museum of the Big Bend's exhibition called,"The Lost Colony," about artists working at Sul Ross State University.
Anna Keener taught in the Art Department at Sul Ross from 1925 to 1926. Of her time spent at Sul Ross she wrote that it "ruined me for all later positions" due to support she received from the college.  This piece is called, "Untitled."  Credit line for the image: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas.

More about "The Lost Colony" from the Museum's website:

"Hidden in the mountains of the vast Big Bend, a fledgling teachers college played an important role in the Texas Regionalist Art Movement. In this remote place, a simple Department of Drawing metamorphosed into a vibrant and dynamic art department.

The Art Department at Sul Ross State Teacher’s College created an Art Colony by inviting guest artists and students to the high desert to challenge themselves in an unfamiliar landscape. For over 15 years, the Art Colony was a successful and popular summer course; however, for reasons unknown it simply faded away.
The Lost Colony: Texas Regionalist Paintings rediscovers and celebrates this important chapter in early Texas art."
Catch the exhibition on display through January 29, 2012!

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