Galleries and Gear
Trappings of Texas highlights cowboy gear and Western works.
During its opening weekend April 12 through 14, the Museum of the Big Bend’s 32nd annual Trappings of Texas show will exhibit custom cowboy gear alongside artwork from emerging and established Western artists.
This year’s premier artist is Buffalo, Wyoming-based Chessney Sevier. Her featured etching Jack of All Trades is a depiction of her daughter’s horse Freckles. “He’s a tall giraffe of a horse that she has used for 4-H and Junior Rodeo; we can always depend on him to be steady and safe,” she says. “My art is an authentic expression of my life. The culture and landscape are rooted so deep in my soul that it’s automatically what I create.” Sevier will demonstrate her work during the weekend.
Kim Mackey’s Shade of Night is also among the works on view, and depicts a cowboy and horse on a warm summer night. “There’s just something magical about that time of the night on the prairie with the full moon. It’s very brilliant. There’s a special glow to the landscape, and that’s what I tried to portray in the painting,” he says.
Bryan Asher tries to make his artwork realistic and accurate down to the smallest detail. “A lady who was recently looking at the drawing Dust commented that it made her want to cough,” he says. “If it looks that real, I feel I’ve accomplished something.”
Other artists with work in the show include Chase Almond, Herman Walker, Janey Broussard, Tom Paulson, Lindy Cook Severns and Jason Scull.
“Trappings of Texas is more than an art and
The Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine, Texas. Cowboy gear and art on view in the museum galleries.
Herman Walker, Trailing Along, oil, 11 x 14”