Restoration work on “The Good Shepherd” a massive 8-foot tall, 580 pounds leather art piece by Dell Motley began this week at Tales ‘N’ Trails Museum in Nocona.
Victoria Book Lupia, objects conservator with Legacy Conservation, has undertaken the massive undertaking for what was Motley’s largest art piece. Motley said she felt this one-of-a-kind art was her true calling to do “The Lord’s work in leather.”
The Good Shepherd was started in August, 1980 and completed 10 years later with a total of 5,014 hours. It weighs 580 pounds and is 7.9-feet X 6.10 feet in size. All the dye was handmade.
The Good Shepherd and The Ten Commandments have been in storage due to their size. The museum board members hope removing the plywood backing will help reduce the weight, as well as preserve the artwork. Each one also had a piece of plexiglass on top of them.
Read the full story in the weekend Bowie News.
Top photo- Gale Cochran-Smith and Victoria Book Lupia look at the Good Shepherd as Lupia the conservator began taking it apart for the restoration work. (TNT photo)
A close-up look at each lily shows the intricacies of each flower and how Motley strived to make them have texture and depth with some flat and others on top of leaves to have some lift. (TNT photo)
Fall heralds the C&B Heritage Festival
The first weekend in October will be full of activities for everyone from Second Monday Trade Days at Pelham Park to Chicken and Bread Days Heritage Festival in downtown in Bowie.
The 28th year of the heritage festival welcomes more fun activities from the Championship Fiddler Competition to the Piston Heads Auto Club Show to the art exhibit downtown will come alive with celebration.
This year Bowie Community Development is adding a Chicken and Bread Days Bass Tournament on Oct. 8.
Sip & Stroll
The festival weekend begins with a Chicken scratch-themed Sip & Stroll with me event which opens the festival from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 6.
Downtown locations are encouraged to decorate with fall décor and add fun, unique white leghorn chickens to win the prestigious people’s choice awards. In addition, the evening will include a preview of talented fiddlers jamming together filling the air with cheer and there will be horse-drawn carriage rides available.
Sip and Stroll will feature 35 downtown participating locations. Guests may purchase an armband for $10 and receive a souvenir glass, which gets you a tasting at the location. You are welcome to use a previous glass, but you must have an armband.
The tradition of Chicken and Bread Days Heritage Festival is the start of our longstanding tradition of selling chicken and biscuit that would eventually evolve into Second Monday Trade Days.
Activities on Oct. 7 include the fiddle contest, fall games, kid’s activities, art show, car show and live music all in downtown, plus a new bass tournament on Oct. 8 at Lake Amon G. Carter.
See the full schedule and map of activities in your Saturday Bowie News.
Region 9 college fair set for Oct. 19
Wichita Falls, Region 9 Education Service Center will host a College Fair on Oct. 19 from 6-7:30 p.m.
All ninth-12 grade students in school districts served by Region 9 ESC are encouraged to attend along with their parents. Region 9 ESC is located at 301 Loop 11, Wichita Falls. This includes all school districts in Montague County.
The college fair provides students the opportunity to visit with representatives from universities and colleges from Texas, Oklahoma and other states.
Representatives from military branches also will attend, along with community organizations such as Texas Workforce Commission, Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation, etc.
Representatives from Midwestern State University will present a session on avenues for financial aid. Region 9 ESC will have a representative to speak on careers in education. Region 9 ESC School Counseling Specialist, Lacy Murphey, will be available to answer questions from students, parents and high school counselors.
High school counselors also can provide registration and additional information. Students may pre-register at, falltacrao.swoogo.com/registration, but preregistration is not required to attend.
Panther kicker named homecoming queen
Kyler Dunn was crowned homecoming queen for Saint Jo High School Friday night and was escorted by her father Charlie Dunn. She is senior class president and kicker on the football team, among other activities. (Photo by Jordan Neal)
(Cover photo) Homecoming Queen Kyler Dunn is surrounded by the other beautifully dressed ladies of the homecoming court. (Photo by Jordan Neal)
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