SaddleUP: An Evening with Joe Vitone National Ranching Heritage Center Red McCombs Main Gallery 3121 4th Street
SaddleUP: An Evening with Joe Vitone
National Ranching Heritage Center
Red McCombs Main Gallery
3121 4th Street
Friday, March 4th
5:30 – 7:30pm
Free and open to the public but they do accept donations at the door.
Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.
Photographer Joe Vitone will discuss the creation of his exhibit, “SaddleUP: Texas Ranching Tradition”
Joe Vitone, a documentary fine art photographer and educator, focuses his work primarily on capturing life in the countryside and traditional agriculture locally and abroad. Vitone is professor of photocommunication at St. Edwards University in Austin.
“His work is held in several collections,” explained Dr. Scott White, NRHC Helen DeVitt Jones Endowed Director of Collections, Exhibits and Research. “They include the Cleveland Museum of Art, Center for Creative Photography, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Hungarian Museum of Photography and Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History.”
Supported by a grant from The State Affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the SaddleUP exhibit features 21 framed 18” x 22” portraits and 19 framed 11.5” x 17.5” action photographs as well as a film by Lori Najvar offering insights on modern Texas ranchers, their lifestyles and the challenges they face.
The traveling exhibit opened in the Texas State Capitol in 2018 and is made available to museums throughout the state by PolkaWorks, a multi-media non-profit dedicated to unique aspects of cultural traditions.
(Friday) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER
3121 4th Street, Lubbock, TX