“Western Trappings on The Llano,” a juried art exhibition and sale, will be held October 18, 2013, through January 4, 2014 inside the Llano County Historical Museum in Llano, Texas. The 77-day event will showcase the finest in original western art, alongside custom trappings/gear, created by internationally recognized western artists. The purpose of the exhibition is to promote western culture, heritage and art. It will celebrate the 71 artists, from 3 countries and 15 states, whose work captures the grandeur and heritage of the American West. This unique collection of artists and their finest works, in a wide range of mediums, will be a treasure trove for the distinctive western art buyer and/or collector.
Among the artists featured in the exhibit is Angie Crowe of Blanco, Texas.
For over 18 years, Angie Crowe and her husband Charlie have been homesteading at their beautiful farm in the Blanco River valley. Angie tends a small herd of Karakul sheep. Karakul sheep are adaptive and hardy animals native to Central Asia. They produce two coats of wool each year. The Karakul is considered a rare breed in the U.S., with the current population approximating only 1300 animals. Most Karakul lambs are born coal black with lustrous wavy curls that open as the animal matures. The wool colors tend to lighten with age.
When shearing time arrives, you can find Angie out in the barn, overseeing the entire process. With the wool, Angie creates hand woven rugs and saddle pads.
You can find more information about Angie and her art online at www.angiecrowewoolworks.com.
The grand opening of “Western Trappings on The Llano” will be held on Heritage Weekend, October 18-20, 2013, in connection with the 9th Annual Llano River Chuck Wagon Cook-Off and the 24th Annual Llano County Heritage Festival.
A live auction of western art, contributed by the participating artists, will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at 1:00 p.m., adjacent to the Chuck Wagon Cook-Off in Badu Park in Llano, Texas.
The "Western Trappings on The Llano" exhibition and sale, as well as the live auction, are free events (no ticket is required to attend). These family-friendly events are open to the public. The Llano Historical Museum is located at 310 Bessemer, Llano, Texas, 78643, on the banks of the beautiful Llano River. Additional information about “Western Trappings on The Llano,” can be found online at:http://www.llanomuseum.org