Gladewater gallery puts Western art on display
Gladewater, TX (Longview News-Journal) — The Art Elite Gallery in Gladewater is showcasing Western art this week as the city readies for the 76th annual Gladewater Round Up Rodeo.
Organizers said the second annaul Western Art Round Up coincides with the rodeo as a way to promote the arts.
“We try to help celebrate the rodeo in having the show,” said Monty Graham, who has 14 pieces in the show.
Art, he said, is a great way to bring interest and revitalization to the community.
“We try to educate, and also by the same token, promote the arts.
Graham, who owns horses and has a passion for painting and drawing them, said the artwork at the gallery featured some of the “best known artists” in Western art, most of them from East Texas.
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