Recommended Reading: Native American Heritage Month

Thank you the Wichita Falls Public Library for providing the following books as recommended reading for Native American Heritage Month! Be sure to stop by your local library to check them out! NONFICTION: Native American Seriesby Katie Lajiness Life on the Reservationsby Tammy Gagne Sioux Code Talkers of Word War II by Andrea M. Page,…

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Native American Heritage Month: History and Resources

November is National Native American Heritage Month. What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., has resulted in a whole month being designated for that purpose. RESOURCES: We can only…

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Call to Artists: Momentum Specialty Surgery Center

 Momentum Specialty Surgery Center Artwork  Call for art to be purchased and permanently exhibited at the new Momentum Specialty Surgery Center in Wichita Falls. Artwork will be installed in distinct spaces within the building – common areas, private rooms and the surgical area. Artwork chosen for the surgical area will need to be printed on…

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Heart of Downtown Model Train Exhibit

Heart of Downtown Model Train Exhibit opening on October 23, 2021 The Museum of North Texas History is excited to announce that the Heart of Downtown Model Train Exhibit is opening on Saturday, October 23, 2021. It will be on display until the end of February 2022. “Ron Mauch spent so much time planning, designing,…

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Arts Council October Events

Schedule of Upcoming Events: Location: Kemp Center for the Arts October 14th – Open Late until 8pm: Wichita Falls Poetry Society will debut their special anniversary book “A Celebration of Poetry: 90 Poems for 90 Years” and read their poetry based on artwork in the gallery. October 21st – Open Late until 8pm: View the…

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2nd Annual Jack o’ Lantern Jubilee at the Kell House

Looking for some fall family fun for Halloween? Join us for the 2nd Annual Jack o’ Lantern Jubilee on the Kell House grounds! Decorate a pumpkin, play games, participate in a scavenger hunt, and snap some fall pictures. Pumpkin and supplies provided with admission ticket. Face painting available for extra charge. Come have some fun with…

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Artist Spotlight: Tom Roberts

Known for his bronze sculpture, metal, and woodwork, artist Tom Roberts of Byers, TX, has recently won statewide recognition for his work in a more unusual medium. Believe it or not… it’s butter.  Roberts, a draftsman at BYSP Architects, finished his first sculpture in 1984. It promptly exploded in the kiln. His 2021 first prize-winning piece in…

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Upcoming Funding Opportunity: Creative Forces

The National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance, is launching a new grant program as part of Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network. The Creative Forces Community Engagement Grants will support arts engagement programming for military and veteran populations and family members, providing opportunities for creative expression and strengthening resilience.…

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WFAAC Project Featured by Texas Historical Commission

The Alliance’s work is getting some statewide attention! The Texas Historical Commission featured the Roy Orbison Mural painted last year in Vernon, TX by Selena Mize. The article appears in Summer 2021 edition of The Medallion. “Main Street’s Back” by Debra Drescher highlights how innovation defined art and commerce across the state in 2020 amid…

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