The guest for the VAST January Meeting, on Thursday, January 5th is Marla Fields.
The title of her presentation is “Frank Reaugh – Landscape and Cattle Painter”. Marla will present Film Highlights that feature Frank Reaugh (1860-1945), a key figure in the region’s development of Visual Art and Art Education during the 19th Century.
As a freelance video producer and writer since 1994, Marla Fields has been responsible for and assisted in the creative, preproduction, production, and post-production of various training, promotional, and educational projects, both local and nationwide. With over 20 years of experience in overseeing numerous productions from script-to-screen in the corporate arena, Frank Reaugh: Pastel Poet of the Texas Plains is her ﬁrst full-length documentary.
She began her Reaugh journey in 2010 by establishing non-proﬁt status for her production and raising funds though small grants and private donations. Since then, she has traveled the state thoroughly researching the artist and his students, recording key interviews, and capturing hundreds of images including the landscapes, landmarks and, of course, the longhorns that Mr. Reaugh sketched and treasured. With the documentary complete, she is currently creating community events with organizations and institutions that share the common goal of bringing more awareness to this Texas treasure.
Marla is a native Texan, born in Lake Jackson, and resides in Frisco, Texas, just north of Dallas.
11th ANNUAL 125-MILE
VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION
January 13-February 25, 2017
Opening Reception January 13, 2017
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX, 76201
Artists needing assistance with photographing their artwork for submission to the exhibition may be helped by the article Photographing Art for Submission, written by VAST member Tom Judd.