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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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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2024 Summer Art Camps!

Get ready for an unforgettable summer of creativity in Wichita Falls! There are tons of camps available for kids and teens to unleash their creativity, from painting and sculpture to dynamic STEAM activities and messy science experiments! Read on to find the perfect fit for your family. Have a camp to add to our list?…

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Backdoor Theatre to Honor World War II Veterans

Backdoor Theatre wants to share your story for its upcoming production of “The Cover of Life”, which is centered around three brides of three brothers deployed during World War II. The nonprofit will be using its lobby space to create its own story – your story, our community’s story. “Part of our job as a community…

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