The Tyler Museum of Art starts the New Year with a celebration of a legacy that still wields vast influence over the contemporary Texas art scene, in Lone Star Impressions: Prints by Peregrine Press. The exhibition is open to the public Sunday, Jan. 20 through April 20 in the TMA’s Bell Gallery, and admission is free.
Members and special guests are invited for a first look at the exhibition during the Preview Reception from 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Museum, 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College main campus. To RSVP or for information on becoming a TMA member, call (903) 595-1001, visit www.tylermuseum.org or follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Tyler.Museum.Of.Art/
Organized by the TMA and curated by Caleb Bell, Lone Star Impressions surveys more than a decade of prodigious output by Dallas-based Peregrine Press, established in 1981 by Mike and Jo Ann Hart with Gerry Lemke as one of the first fine-art presses in Texas. The more than 30 works featured in Lone Star Impressions include editions held in the TMA’s Permanent Collection by Jack Mims, Al Souza along with the multi-artist “Celebrate Texas Suite” (David Bates, Derek Boshier, Nic Nicosia and Earl Staley), complementing works showcasing other regional talents such as Ed and Linda Blackburn, Otis Dozier, Billy Hassell, Lee N. Smith III and Michael Tracy. Most of the works featured in this exhibition have not been seen by the public in more than a decade.
Support for Lone Star Impressions is provided by Collectors’ Circle-Platinum Sponsor The Byars Foundation.