Public Art Project in Quanah to Honor Last Comanche Chief

QUANAH, TX – A mural honoring the Last Comanche Chief, Quanah Parker, will be unveiled this month in downtown Quanah, Texas. The project, administered by the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture, pays tribute to the role of Parker in the city’s founding. A respected Comanche leader, Quanah Parker is often described as having…

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The Alliance Announces Inaugural Awards Ceremony Honoring Arts and Culture

The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture is accepting nominations for the inaugural Arts and Cultural Empowerment (ACE) Awards. The event will recognize and honor artists, art leaders, businesses, organizations, and individuals who have displayed consistent and exemplary support of the arts and culture in Wichita County.   “I am continually impressed at the quality…

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Sculpture by MSU Texas Educator Chosen for Houston Art Project

A playful metal sculpture of a cat by Suguru Hiraide, professor of art at Midwestern State University, was chosen with seven other artists to be featured in True North, a sculpture project in Houston’s Heights neighborhood. Hiraide’s “Maneki Cat Altar” is a towering aluminum sculpture that turns with the wind while the cat’s solar-powered paw…

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NBC News Feature: Legacy of Charlye Farris

In 1953, Charlye Farris became the first female Black lawyer in Texas after graduating law school from Howard University where her class worked on the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education. NBC News’ Priscilla Thompson takes a look at Farris’ lasting legacy that overcame years of challenges and discrimination.  

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Artists: Medical Emergency Grants Program

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), in partnership with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, has announced the newest cycle of its Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program. The program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies, and is open to artists in need who are practicing in the disciplines of…

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Call to Artists: Vernon, TX Mural

The City of Vernon is collaborating with Wright Brand Bacon to commission a professional visual artist or artist team to design and paint a mural on the west exterior wall of 1716 Pease Street, Vernon, Texas. The lot is located between two buildings and is being developed into a multipurpose venue in Downtown Vernon across…

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Registration Open for Summer Art Camps in Wichita Falls

Ditch the Screens! The Alliance is once again encouraging young children and teens to set their inner artists free at a variety of summer art camps happening in Wichita Falls. Summer camps can include everything from animals, nature, flying things, animation, comics, and even the world of dreams and fantasies. Chocolate Camp for Kids: REGISTER…

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Painting of Quanah Parker Showcased at TCU

Texas Christian University (TCU) is now the proud owner of two paintings by the contemporary Comanche/Kiowa artist J. NiCole Hatfield (Nahmi-A-Piah). The two works –  “Based on Quanah Parker” and “Based on Mrs. Jack Treetop-Standing Rock 1908” – are displayed on the first floor of The Harrison. They were recently unveiled at a reception. “One of…

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Your Guide to Earth Day Events in Wichita Falls

River Bend Nature Center Earth Day EventsAll happening Friday 10:30 am – 11:30 am – Storytime and Nature Hike (pre-k)2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Guided Nature Trail Tour with a Master Naturalist (all ages)4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – River Bend Animal Show (all ages)All-day – Activity stations in Conservatory (This program is included…

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