A Texas State of Mind art exhibit featuring the art of Larry G Lemons is headed to the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center!
As author John Steinbeck said, “Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word.” That quote is something Lemons proudly displays on his artist’s website, and it’s been his brand for many years.
“The icons of Texas and the great southwest make up my artistic arsenal,” Lemons said. “I have taken colorful and iconic images and wrapped them in a package that I call ‘A Texas State of Mind.’ If you look closely, you will see such universal themes as family values, patriotism, faith, humor, nostalgia and maybe more.”
His paintings are bold, like Texas, and they feature the things most people associate with the big state – armadillos, the Lone Star, rusty pickup trucks, horned toads and livestock skulls. This nationally recognized artist is also known for adding dogs to his paintings. Sometimes one, sometimes an entire pickup bed of them. His art is fun, reflecting his own personality. In 2018, he designed a billboard for the Nocona Chamber of Commerce, “Welcome to Nocona – Classic Car Capital of Texas.”
Please join us for a meet the artist reception Thursday, July 11th from 3:30-6:30 pm at the Heritage Center.