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Fort Concho will host two Western art shows over the summer

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark will have two special Western arts shows with artists featured from across the country.
Credit: Fort Concho

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Fort Concho National Historic Landmark is hosting two special Western arts shows over the summer, a press release from the City of San Angelo said.

“The Life and Times of Texas Icon, Charles Goodnight,” covers the story of the famed cattleman in 13 paintings by noted Western artist Lee Cable. A small sketch accompanies each painting that explains how the artist framed and portrayed each historical scene.

The display is sponsored by the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation and is free to the public. The show remains at the fort’s Barracks 1 Visitor Center for the summer at 630 S. Oakes St.

On Thursday, June 25, the American Plains Artists Show opens at the fort’s Quartermaster Galleries, located near Flipper and Burgess streets on the fort’s northeast corner.

The opening reception with light refreshments will run from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Current building capacity and social distancing guidelines will be in effect.

Guests are encouraged to wear masks.

This year’s APA show features 68 artists from 18 states with 96 paintings and a dozen sculptures, covering a wide range of Western themes of the American Great Plains. All works are for sale with proceeds benefiting the respective artist, the American Plains Artists and Fort Concho.

The show will remain free and open to the public with hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and Sundays 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The show ends Sunday, Aug. 2.

For more information, call the fort at 325-657-4444 or go to fortconcho.com.

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