20th Rio Brazos Art Exhibit opens April 9 with reception, awards ceremony

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Friday, March 31, 2017

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Listed among the most prestigious juried art events in North Texas, the 20th annual Rio Brazos Art Exhibition at the Dora Lee Langdon Cultural & Educational Center opens with a reception and awards ceremony from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 9.

The Langdon Center is located at the corner of East Bridge and Brazos streets, one block east of the Hood County courthouse in historic downtown Granbury.

Presented by Tarleton State University, the Granbury Arts Alliance and the city of Granbury, this year’s exhibition runs seven days a week, April 9 to April 30. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is free.

Artwork for this year’s exhibit was selected at the discretion of juror Bill Ryan—artist and owner of Weiler House Fine Arts & Antiques Gallery in Fort Worth—with works grouped according to the type of media used. More than $5,000 in cash and merchandise awards will be presented.

Weiler House Fine Arts & Antiques Gallery is recognized nationally for representing top artists from all over the United States.

The Granbury Arts Alliance (GAA), a non-profit fine arts organization, is a major sponsor of the Rio Brazos Art Exhibition. GAA serves to enrich and enhance the artistic environment of Granbury and make cultural activities accessible to all citizens.

To learn more about the Dora Lee Langdon Cultural & Educational Center, visit www.tarleton.edu/langdoncenter.

Tarleton, a member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. With campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.

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A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.