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Saturday Adventure Series: The Nature of Snack Time

Oct 25, 2014

Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center presents the Saturday Adventure Series class The Nature of Snack Time. Stroll along some secret trails of Shangri La to identify edible plants, such as berries, acorns and more. Afterward, snack on pumpkin seeds and decorate a pumpkin. Sign-up to save your space. Call 409.670.9799. Included with general admission; Members free.

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Up Close with Nature – Live animal shows

Oct 25, 2014

Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center presents Up Close with Nature – Live Animal Show. Stop by to ‘meet’ local critters, learn about their adaptations and much more with Wildlife Curator, Robert Morgan. Included with general admission; Members free.

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Go Figure

Oct 25, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014

“Go Figure” will be opening October 23, 7 – 9 PM to celebrate the Scottsdale 40th Anniversary ArtWalk.  This show will examine how artists approach figurative works.   Sherrie Belassen approaches figures, whether human or animal, with a contemporary layered and abstracted approach.  Feet are attenuated, bodies stretched to exaggerated lengths, and...

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Kenny Rogers: Through the Years

Oct 25, 2014 - Jun 14, 2015

With driving artistic instinct, a trademark husky voice made for storytelling, polished showmanship and effortless charisma, Kenny Rogers conquered radio, television and film en route to becoming a beloved American icon. The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will pay tribute to Rogers with the cameo exhibition Kenny Rogers: Through the Years, which opens in the museum’s East...

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Regarding Curtis: Contemporary Indian Artists Respond to the Imagery of Edward S. Curtis

Oct 25, 2014 - Mar 31, 2015

Whether romanticized or contested, the enduring power of the imagery of Edward S. Curtis has informed contemporary notions of Native American identity and perception. By inviting contemporary Indian artists to respond to these issues of identity and perception, we carry this dialogue into the present day, both visually and intellectually.

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Llano County Historical Museum Presents “Western Trappings on The Llano”

Oct 25, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015

Western culture, heritage and art will again be the focus of an exciting series of events presented by the Llano County Historical Museum in Llano, Texas. “Western Trappings on The Llano,” a juried exhibition and sale, will be held October 18, 2014, through January 4, 2015 inside the Llano County Historical Museum. The 79-day event will feature the finest in original custom...

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A Feeling of Humanity: Western Art From the Ken Ratner Collection

Oct 25, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015

Fine art photographer Ken Ratner began collecting contemporary Western art in 2011 and through careful, modest purchases has been able to amass 74 paintings, drawings, and prints. The mostly contemporary pieces are complemented by a few choice historic Western and regionalist works, all of them spotlighting the great American West and a shared humanity. The Rockwell Museum, Corning, New York,...

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The Wooden Menagerie: Made in New Mexico

Oct 25, 2014 - Feb 15, 2015

The tradition of Hispano folk wood­carving in New Mexico dates back centuries. In the 20th century, however, its popularity surged, first as a result of funding support though the Work Progress Administration in the 1930s and then as new interest galvanized in the 1970s. This exhibition tracks that history and features works from notable woodcarvers such as José Dolores...

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2014 Scarecrow Festival

Oct 25, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014

Welcome back the scarecrows! Visit the Gardens and discover the largest scarecrow festival in the state of Texas. Enjoy the fall foliage and the harvest colors. See funny, clever, wacky and weird designs created with repurposed & recycleable materials and made by area organizations, businesses, groups and families. Vote for your favorite design! Included with general admission;...

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Late Harvest

Oct 25, 2014 - Jan 18, 2015

Historically significant wildlife paintings are juxtaposed with contemporary art made with taxidermy. The result is a stunning play of aesthetic contrasts and visual contradictions that explore and undercut preconceptions about the place of animals within the continuum of art history. Works include pieces by Ray Harris Ching, Richard Friese, Damien Hirst, Robert Kuhn, and Polly Morgan.

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