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Spring Lake Dive Authorization Course

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
$230 (Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount)
Contact:
Taylor Heard
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

As the steward of Spring Lake, The Meadows Center is responsible for the management of this unique body of water and its natural and cultural resources. Given that this effort is crucial, our Diving Program depends on the help of its AquaCorps, a team of trained volunteer divers that realize the goals of conserving the springs for future generations. By successfully completing the Spring Lake Dive Authorization course (DAC), qualified Open Water SCUBA divers can become members of our AquaCorps and assist us in managing and monitoring the lake, while at the same time enjoying dives in crystal clear water with constant temperature in one of the best freshwater dive sites in the state.

More and more divers are recognizing a desire to give back to the underwater world that has given them so much. Join us by using your skills as a SCUBA diver to help protect and preserve one of the true treasures of Texas: Spring Lake.

Requirements:

  • Show proof of a Full Open Water SCUBA Certification through a major Dive Training Agency (at this time Junior Open Water/Advanced Certifications are not being accepted);
  • Show proof of a minimum of 20 logged dives beyond their training dives;
  • Students must provide all of their own equipment, including tanks and weights.
  • Pay the Course fee of $230 per student*,**
  • Students must complete and turn in all required paperwork.

Course Description:

  • Course Duration: One day beginning at 9 a.m., plus the time necessary to complete take home modules and assessments (approx. four hours).

  • The Spring Lake Dive Authorization Course is divided into four take-home academic modules and assessment quizzes that are to be completed by each student prior to the beginning of the class.

  • Students will meet for one full day at Spring Lake where the assessment quizzes will be reviewed, diving skills will be assessed, a tour of the springs will be given and common volunteer tasks will be demonstrated.

  • This course is PASS/FAIL. Students must score at least 70% on each of the assessment quizzes and demonstrate that they are competent divers (good buoyancy control and situational awareness) in order to pass.

*If fees for the course are to be paid through an organization, the Department, the Lead Supervisor, or the Responsible Organization should make Requests.

**Current Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount on the course fee


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Nature Play Pre-K Day: Musical Sounds of Nature

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
$6 per person; children 2 and under are free
Contact:
Miranda Wait, 512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Join the Meadows Center for our Nature Play Pre-K Day on May 6 from 10 am to 11:15 am. There will be hands-on activities, including a guided glass-bottom boat ride and interactive crafts that let children use all five of their senses to connect with nature.

Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. at The Meadows Center ticket kiosk.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 50 participants per event. Tickets are $6 per person; children 2 and under are free. A minimum of one adult per group. To register and for more information, visit www.MeadowsWater.org/Education/Pre-KDay or call 512.245.7590.


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SOLD OUT! Homeschool Day at Spring Lake

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
$8 per person
Contact:
Meagan Lobban, 512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

THIS EVENT IS FULL. Contact Miranda Wait to join our waitlist at mw1220@txstate.edu.

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment invites homeschool families and groups to register for Homeschool Day on March 21 or June 6 to enjoy a day of exploration and learning about the water cycle at Spring Lake.

Check-in begins at 9:30am at The Meadows Center ticket kiosk. The event will be held from 10am to 12pm with hands-on activities fun for all ages, including:
• A guided glass-bottom boat ride 
• An interpretive tour of the Discovery Hall aquaria and exhibits
• Interactive activities that teach students the interconnections between all living things and water

Pre-registration is required for Homeschool Day. Tickets are being sold for $8 per person; children 2 and under are free. A minimum of one adult, per group. To register and for more information, visit http://www.meadowscenter.txstate.edu/Education/HomeschoolDay or call 512.245.7590. We recommend that you dress appropriately for outdoor weather and wear sturdy shoes.

Visitors' vehicles are required to display a permit in The Meadows Center parking lot. One-day temporary permits are available for $3 at the kiosk located near the ticket booth.

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Texas Water Safari

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
$125/person
Contact:
Miranda Wait, 512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Legend has it that in 1962, Frank Brown and Bill "Big Willie" George decided to take their V-bottom boat, without a motor, from San Marcos to Corpus Christi. They accomplished their mission in about thirty days and decided that other people should have the opportunity to experience the same journey. So, in 1963 they set up the first Texas Water Safari.

Today the Safari is a long, tough, non-stop marathon canoe-racing adventure, traversing 260 miles of challenging rivers and bay. Many participants enter the race with no intention of winning, but with the goal of joining the elite group of finishers and earning the coveted Texas Water Safari finisher's patch.

Entrants must have all provisions, equipment, and items of repair in their possession at the start of the race. Nothing may be purchased by, or delivered to, a team during the race except water and/or ice. Each team must have a team captain (18 years old, or older) whose responsibility it is to follow the team by vehicle (car, truck, or bicycle) to keep track of their location and condition and to give them water and/or ice. During the Safari, teams may not receive any assistance of any kind, except verbal. Teams must be prepared to travel day and night, nonstop, to be competitive but teams who occasionally stop for sleep have been able to reach mandatory checkpoint cutoff times and cross the finish line by the 100 hour deadline.

Are you tough? Are you looking for a race that tests your limits? This is the race that could change your life and your ideas about who you are and what you are capable of achieving!

The Texas Water Safari is held every June. See the TWS Race Calendar for this year’s dates and deadlines for registration.


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Family Fun Day at Spring Lake

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH); Discovery Hall
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Miranda Wait, 512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Bring your dad, father-figure or anyone you consider a male role model and celebrate Father's Day at the Meadows Center's Family Fun Day on June 17! Join us from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a family-friendly event that's fun for all ages, featuring environmental activities and Father's Day crafts. This event is free and open to the public.

Also, dads will receive $1 off their glass-bottom boat ticket.

The Meadows Center's Family Fun Days are funded by the City of San Marcos.

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Spring Lake Dive Authorization Course

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
$230 (Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount)
Contact:
Taylor Heard
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

As the steward of Spring Lake, The Meadows Center is responsible for the management of this unique body of water and its natural and cultural resources. Given that this effort is crucial, our Diving Program depends on the help of its AquaCorps, a team of trained volunteer divers that realize the goals of conserving the springs for future generations. By successfully completing the Spring Lake Dive Authorization course (DAC), qualified Open Water SCUBA divers can become members of our AquaCorps and assist us in managing and monitoring the lake, while at the same time enjoying dives in crystal clear water with constant temperature in one of the best freshwater dive sites in the state.

More and more divers are recognizing a desire to give back to the underwater world that has given them so much. Join us by using your skills as a SCUBA diver to help protect and preserve one of the true treasures of Texas: Spring Lake.

Requirements:

  • Show proof of a Full Open Water SCUBA Certification through a major Dive Training Agency (at this time Junior Open Water/Advanced Certifications are not being accepted);
  • Show proof of a minimum of 20 logged dives beyond their training dives;
  • Students must provide all of their own equipment, including tanks and weights.
  • Pay the Course fee of $230 per student*,**
  • Students must complete and turn in all required paperwork.

Course Description:

  • Course Duration: One day beginning at 9 a.m., plus the time necessary to complete take home modules and assessments (approx. four hours).

  • The Spring Lake Dive Authorization Course is divided into four take-home academic modules and assessment quizzes that are to be completed by each student prior to the beginning of the class.

  • Students will meet for one full day at Spring Lake where the assessment quizzes will be reviewed, diving skills will be assessed, a tour of the springs will be given and common volunteer tasks will be demonstrated.

  • This course is PASS/FAIL. Students must score at least 70% on each of the assessment quizzes and demonstrate that they are competent divers (good buoyancy control and situational awareness) in order to pass.

*If fees for the course are to be paid through an organization, the Department, the Lead Supervisor, or the Responsible Organization should make Requests.

**Current Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount on the course fee


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Family Fun Day at Spring Lake

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH); Discovery Hall
Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Miranda Wait, 512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Celebrate the fourth of July weekend at the Meadows Center's Family Fun Day at Spring Lake on July 1! Join us from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a family-friendly event that's fun for all ages, featuring environmental activities and crafts. This event is free and open to the public.

The Meadows Center's Family Fun Days are funded by the City of San Marcos.

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Fourth of July at Spring Lake

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
TBD
Contact:
Miranda Wait, 512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University will host a 4th of July celebration at Spring Lake full of family fun, outdoor learning and hands-on activities fun for all ages.

Sunset Glass-Bottom Boat Cruises will be offered at 8 p.m. and Spring Lake Hall will open Discovery Hall exhibits 8:30-9:15 p.m. on July 4. At 9 p.m. the rooftop will be opened for an exclusive view of the San Marcos fireworks show.


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Spring Lake Dive Authorization Course

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
$230 (Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount)
Contact:
Taylor Heard
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

As the steward of Spring Lake, The Meadows Center is responsible for the management of this unique body of water and its natural and cultural resources. Given that this effort is crucial, our Diving Program depends on the help of its AquaCorps, a team of trained volunteer divers that realize the goals of conserving the springs for future generations. By successfully completing the Spring Lake Dive Authorization course (DAC), qualified Open Water SCUBA divers can become members of our AquaCorps and assist us in managing and monitoring the lake, while at the same time enjoying dives in crystal clear water with constant temperature in one of the best freshwater dive sites in the state.

More and more divers are recognizing a desire to give back to the underwater world that has given them so much. Join us by using your skills as a SCUBA diver to help protect and preserve one of the true treasures of Texas: Spring Lake.

Requirements:

  • Show proof of a Full Open Water SCUBA Certification through a major Dive Training Agency (at this time Junior Open Water/Advanced Certifications are not being accepted);
  • Show proof of a minimum of 20 logged dives beyond their training dives;
  • Students must provide all of their own equipment, including tanks and weights.
  • Pay the Course fee of $230 per student*,**
  • Students must complete and turn in all required paperwork.

Course Description:

  • Course Duration: One day beginning at 9 a.m., plus the time necessary to complete take home modules and assessments (approx. four hours).

  • The Spring Lake Dive Authorization Course is divided into four take-home academic modules and assessment quizzes that are to be completed by each student prior to the beginning of the class.

  • Students will meet for one full day at Spring Lake where the assessment quizzes will be reviewed, diving skills will be assessed, a tour of the springs will be given and common volunteer tasks will be demonstrated.

  • This course is PASS/FAIL. Students must score at least 70% on each of the assessment quizzes and demonstrate that they are competent divers (good buoyancy control and situational awareness) in order to pass.

*If fees for the course are to be paid through an organization, the Department, the Lead Supervisor, or the Responsible Organization should make Requests.

**Current Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount on the course fee


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Scallywompus Don't Tread on my Tri

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
Between $40 - $80
Contact:
Miranda Wait, 512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

A Triathlon with attitude! Who's Tri is it? My Tri! Who's Training is it? My Training! Who's PR-formance is it? My PR! DON'T TREAD ON MY TRI! is the battle cry.

This Classic Texas Hill Country Triathlon Event will be an experience you will not forget! In the beautiful area of San Marcos with rich history in triathlon. Swim in the most beuatiful lake in Texas, Spring Lake. Bike with the epic views of the Texas Hill Country. Run around the Spring Lake area. Massive Scallywompus Style Party at the finish!

Sprint Distance- Swim 500 meters, Bike  12 miles, Run 3 miles

DU3- Your choice of Swim/Bike, Swim/Run, or Run/Bike/Run we don't discriminate if you don't like all three!

5K- Just run short

10K- Just run a bit more


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Spring Lake Dive Authorization Course

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
$230 (Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount)
Contact:
Taylor Heard
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

As the steward of Spring Lake, The Meadows Center is responsible for the management of this unique body of water and its natural and cultural resources. Given that this effort is crucial, our Diving Program depends on the help of its AquaCorps, a team of trained volunteer divers that realize the goals of conserving the springs for future generations. By successfully completing the Spring Lake Dive Authorization course (DAC), qualified Open Water SCUBA divers can become members of our AquaCorps and assist us in managing and monitoring the lake, while at the same time enjoying dives in crystal clear water with constant temperature in one of the best freshwater dive sites in the state.

More and more divers are recognizing a desire to give back to the underwater world that has given them so much. Join us by using your skills as a SCUBA diver to help protect and preserve one of the true treasures of Texas: Spring Lake.

Requirements:

  • Show proof of a Full Open Water SCUBA Certification through a major Dive Training Agency (at this time Junior Open Water/Advanced Certifications are not being accepted);
  • Show proof of a minimum of 20 logged dives beyond their training dives;
  • Students must provide all of their own equipment, including tanks and weights.
  • Pay the Course fee of $230 per student*,**
  • Students must complete and turn in all required paperwork.

Course Description:

  • Course Duration: One day beginning at 9 a.m., plus the time necessary to complete take home modules and assessments (approx. four hours).

  • The Spring Lake Dive Authorization Course is divided into four take-home academic modules and assessment quizzes that are to be completed by each student prior to the beginning of the class.

  • Students will meet for one full day at Spring Lake where the assessment quizzes will be reviewed, diving skills will be assessed, a tour of the springs will be given and common volunteer tasks will be demonstrated.

  • This course is PASS/FAIL. Students must score at least 70% on each of the assessment quizzes and demonstrate that they are competent divers (good buoyancy control and situational awareness) in order to pass.

*If fees for the course are to be paid through an organization, the Department, the Lead Supervisor, or the Responsible Organization should make Requests.

**Current Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount on the course fee


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Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art Traveling Exhibition

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512.245.8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

In the upcoming Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art exhibition and publication, Andrew Sansom, executive director of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, and William E. Reaves, an influential Texas art collector and historian, have teamed up to showcase a compilation of some of the finest contemporary river art detailing the gorgeous traits of Texas landscapes. 

Through this work, the co-curators provide not only the backgrounds and historical development of riverine themes in Texas art, they also reiterate the vital importance of water conservation and the role that rivers play as the lifeblood of our land. 

This exhibit, in Cooperation with William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, will premier at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art before traveling to other venues in the state.

Dates and locations for the traveling exhibition are:

The Witte Museum: 
September 2 - November 27
3801 Broadway Street, San Antonio TX
www.wittemuseum.org


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Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art Traveling Exhibition

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512.245.8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

In the upcoming Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art exhibition and publication, Andrew Sansom, executive director of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, and William E. Reaves, an influential Texas art collector and historian, have teamed up to showcase a compilation of some of the finest contemporary river art detailing the gorgeous traits of Texas landscapes. 

Through this work, the co-curators provide not only the backgrounds and historical development of riverine themes in Texas art, they also reiterate the vital importance of water conservation and the role that rivers play as the lifeblood of our land. 

This exhibit, in Cooperation with William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, will premier at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art before traveling to other venues in the state.

Dates and locations for the traveling exhibition are:

The Witte Museum: 
September 2 - November 27
3801 Broadway Street, San Antonio TX
www.wittemuseum.org


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Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art Traveling Exhibition

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512.245.8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

In the upcoming Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art exhibition and publication, Andrew Sansom, executive director of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, and William E. Reaves, an influential Texas art collector and historian, have teamed up to showcase a compilation of some of the finest contemporary river art detailing the gorgeous traits of Texas landscapes. 

Through this work, the co-curators provide not only the backgrounds and historical development of riverine themes in Texas art, they also reiterate the vital importance of water conservation and the role that rivers play as the lifeblood of our land. 

This exhibit, in Cooperation with William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, will premier at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art before traveling to other venues in the state.

Dates and locations for the traveling exhibition are:

The Witte Museum: 
September 2 - November 27
3801 Broadway Street, San Antonio TX
www.wittemuseum.org


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San Marcos Rotary Spring Lake Triathlon

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
Individual: $90; Relay: $130
Contact:
Miranda Wait, 512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

The Rotary Club of Greater San Marcos is proud to offer a sprint triathlon at the renowned Spring Lake (located at The Meadows Center in San Marcos). "The prestigious Spring Lake is located in a 250-acre preserve. About half of the property is in the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone, and all of the property is part of the Sink Creek Watershed." (hillcountryoutdoorguide.com)

With it being such a precious protected lake, the lake is closed to public swim 363 days out of the year. Only two times during the course of a year is the crystal clear lake opened for public swim. The Rotary Club of Greater San Marcos Spring Lake Triathlon is on of those. It is indeed a privilege to swim in the lake!

The Spring Lake Triathlon has limited slots available. It's important to open ASAP when registration opens. As a participant, you will receive a registration packet that includes, a t-shirt, custom swim cap and promotional materials from sponsors. Participants are invited to take part in the post-even food and entertainment. This would be a GREAT time for you mingle with fellow participants. Awards will be given to each division during this time.

- See more at: http://www.rotarysanmarcos.com/SitePage/spring-lake-triathlon#sthash.fk2gcXOV.dpuf

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Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art Traveling Exhibition

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512.245.8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

In the upcoming Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art exhibition and publication, Andrew Sansom, executive director of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, and William E. Reaves, an influential Texas art collector and historian, have teamed up to showcase a compilation of some of the finest contemporary river art detailing the gorgeous traits of Texas landscapes. 

Through this work, the co-curators provide not only the backgrounds and historical development of riverine themes in Texas art, they also reiterate the vital importance of water conservation and the role that rivers play as the lifeblood of our land. 

This exhibit, in Cooperation with William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, will premier at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art before traveling to other venues in the state.

Dates and locations for the traveling exhibition are:

The Witte Museum: 
September 2 - November 27
3801 Broadway Street, San Antonio TX
www.wittemuseum.org


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Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art Traveling Exhibition

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512.245.8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

In the upcoming Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art exhibition and publication, Andrew Sansom, executive director of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, and William E. Reaves, an influential Texas art collector and historian, have teamed up to showcase a compilation of some of the finest contemporary river art detailing the gorgeous traits of Texas landscapes. 

Through this work, the co-curators provide not only the backgrounds and historical development of riverine themes in Texas art, they also reiterate the vital importance of water conservation and the role that rivers play as the lifeblood of our land. 

This exhibit, in Cooperation with William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, will premier at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art before traveling to other venues in the state.

Dates and locations for the traveling exhibition are:

The Witte Museum: 
September 2 - November 27
3801 Broadway Street, San Antonio TX
www.wittemuseum.org


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Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art Traveling Exhibition

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512.245.8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

In the upcoming Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art exhibition and publication, Andrew Sansom, executive director of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, and William E. Reaves, an influential Texas art collector and historian, have teamed up to showcase a compilation of some of the finest contemporary river art detailing the gorgeous traits of Texas landscapes. 

Through this work, the co-curators provide not only the backgrounds and historical development of riverine themes in Texas art, they also reiterate the vital importance of water conservation and the role that rivers play as the lifeblood of our land. 

This exhibit, in Cooperation with William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, will premier at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art before traveling to other venues in the state.

Dates and locations for the traveling exhibition are:

The Witte Museum: 
September 2 - November 27
3801 Broadway Street, San Antonio TX
www.wittemuseum.org


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more about event

Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art Traveling Exhibition

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512.245.8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

In the upcoming Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art exhibition and publication, Andrew Sansom, executive director of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, and William E. Reaves, an influential Texas art collector and historian, have teamed up to showcase a compilation of some of the finest contemporary river art detailing the gorgeous traits of Texas landscapes. 

Through this work, the co-curators provide not only the backgrounds and historical development of riverine themes in Texas art, they also reiterate the vital importance of water conservation and the role that rivers play as the lifeblood of our land. 

This exhibit, in Cooperation with William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, will premier at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art before traveling to other venues in the state.

Dates and locations for the traveling exhibition are:

The Witte Museum: 
September 2 - November 27
3801 Broadway Street, San Antonio TX
www.wittemuseum.org


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