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  • 18 Aug 2016
  • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
  • 500 Main Street, downtown Beaumont

Douglas Chandor Portrait of Frank Reaugh Courtesy of Frank Reaugh Art Club

6:30 - 8:45 p.m., Thursday, August 18

Join the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, The McFaddin-Ward House Historic House Museum, and Marla Fields (film producer and director) for a reception, film screening and Q&A with the director of Frank Reaugh: Pastel Poet of the Texas Plains – a seminal film featuring the life and art of the “Dean of Texas Artists.”

Many consider Frank Reaugh's oils and pastels some of the most poetic depictions of Western landscapes ever produced. Charles Franklin Reaugh (1860-1945), one of the state’s earliest and most distinguished artists, is known to historians, curators, and collectors of early Texas art but not necessarily to the public at large. Realizing this oversight some 100 plus years later, Texas filmmakers have united to bring this true Texan and American tale to the big screen. Featuring his oils, pastels, landscapes, cattle, and nature studies held in public and private collections, interviews with curators, scholars, and those that knew him, period photographs, ephemera, and original music, this documentary will finally bring deserved attention to this artist's fascinating life while acknowledging his many contributions to society and the art community. Frank Reaugh: Pastel Poet of the Texas Plains is narrated by Texas singer and songwriter Michael Martin Murphey, and produced and directed by first-time filmmaker Marla Fields.

 Learn more at http://marlafields.com/frankreaugh/.  

**This program is generously funded by the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA).**

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