One hundred sixty artists and artisans will display approximately 270 works in various mediums at the 14th annual Stribling Art Extravaganza March 22-24 at historic Fort Concho in San Angelo. The event benefits West Texas Rehabilitation Center.
Ben and Beverly Stribling are underwriting the show and sale which features the talents of current and former residents of San Angelo and the Concho Valley. Additional funding for Extravaganza activities also is provided by Travis and Kam Stribling.
Hours for the free, public show and sale are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23 and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 24. Displayed works include oils, acrylics, watercolors, bronzes, metal, ceramics, wood and stone, and all may be viewed at the Fort’s Commissary and Quartermaster Buildings.
Additionally, the young artists’ display, sponsored by Jud Gray, may be viewed in Barracks 6, just west of the Commissary. This unique exhibit showcases the works of local and area high school students and affords them an opportunity to experience public recognition of their talents.
Special activities on Saturday, March 23 include hearing local artists discuss their works throughout the day as well as a featured performance at 10:30 a.m. Saturday by singer/guitarist George Ensle who’s appearing in San Angelo as a guest musician for the Cultural Affairs Council. He has five albums to his credit, shared the stage with legends such as Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt and Jerry Jeff Walker and has taught songwriting to numerous young students.
“We are honored to provide this unique opportunity for the public to see the tremendous artistic talent in this area, and at the same time, provide an avenue of support for West Texas Rehab Center,” said WTRC President Woody Gilliland.
For 60 years, West Texas Rehab’s mission has been to improve the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities, regardless of their financial status. A private, non-profit organization, WTRC has outpatient facilities in Abilene, San Angelo and Ozona.
More information is available about the Stribling Art event or WTRC services by calling 325-223-6300 or by visiting the Center’s website at www.WestTexasRehab.org.