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Q: Have there been any prior locations? A: Our office was previously located at the Stephenville Parks and Recreation hall, prior to moving to our current location in 2001 at 204 River North Blvd. Q: What types of artists are displayed? A: Our exhibits have featured a wide range of ages from students as young as 5 and older. Q: What varieties of art and styles have been displayed? A: We have exhibits that include photography, sculpture, collage, watercolors, oils and acrylics on a variety of mediums - and more.

A: The beauty of what we do as an arts council is to provide art experiences to everyone. And each person experiences our exhibits differently. Q: What else should we know about CTFAC and the arts in the Cross Timbers region? A: The CTFAC’s River North Gallery is proud to host 12 exhibits a year to feature a wide range of local artistic talent. Last year we featured recycled artwork from Stepheville High School and Tarleton State University students, Opal Black and her students, Pat Shoemake’s hand-hooked rugs, Ethel Lewallen, and the Town and Country Quilt Guild to name a few.

Another example is Robert Summers of Glen Rose who was commissioned to create the bronze of John Wayne at the Orange County Airport in California – among many other prestigious commissions. Q: What is the most interesting work you have had displayed?

Melody Mountain Ranch September 20-22


Central Inn

723 N Patrick Hwy 67 & 377, Dublin 254-445-2138

Deluxe Inn

2865 W. Washington, Stephenville 254-968-5256

Q: Do the small towns of the Cross Timbers have many artists, or is Stephenville the main contributor?

Larry Joe Taylor’s Annual Rhymes & Vines Music Festival

Caravan Interstate Inn

A: We have a committee within our board of directors who reviews the requests for exhibits. They are currently updating our guidelines for 2013.

In August, we are excited to feature artist Martin Grelle who is very well known nationally.

Super C Lake September 1-3

811 East Road, Stephenville 254-965-5043

Q: What requirements, if any, are there to be a part of art events and displays?

A: There are a surprising number of artists in our area with national prominence.

Labor Day at the Lake

6182 FM 2303, Stephenville 254-968-6581

A: In my experience, the events that involve children attract the most members from our community.

Q: Could you name a couple of prominent artists in the area? Are there any of national prominence?

Stephenville June 23

The Almosta

Q: What events bring in the most attractions?

A: I am always surprised at the number of wonderfully talented artists from our smaller towns. For example, our current exhibit features three artists from Lipan.

Meals on Wheels Sporting Class Fun Shoot

Dublin Shamrock Inn

Photographs by Kayla Fritz

Events Larry Joe Taylor’s Music Festival & Chili Cook-off Larry Joe Taylor April 24-28

Traveling Art Exhibit

312 N. Patrick Street, Dublin 254-445-9994

The Hideaway Ranch

1022 Priveate Rd 1250, Stephenville 254-445-4922

Lazy-Days Bed & Breakfast

1912 S State Hwy 108, Stephenville 254-485-1872

Patrick Street Inn

512 Patrick St., Dublin 254-445-4922

Royal Inn

Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council & Stephenville High School April 30-May 25

1190 E. Washington, Stephenville 254-965-3807

Cowboy Capital MS Trail Ride & 5K

September Song Bed & Breakfast

Mary Howard, 254-977-3686 June 8

Annual BBQ and Membership Meeting Cross Timbers Fine Arts Center June 8

615 N. Clinton, Stephenville 254-965-6104

Texan Inn

303 W. Washington, Stephenville 254-965-5003


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Cross Timbers Trails - Spring/Summer 2012  

A magazine for the Cross Timbers region of Texas

Cross Timbers Trails - Spring/Summer 2012  

A magazine for the Cross Timbers region of Texas