On Friday, July 17th, we drove to Kerrville, TX, to attend a production of “Pirates of Penzance” at The Cailloux Theater. They have an excellent facility with a huge auditorium, especially for a community theater. We were disappointed in the performance but have seen better there in the past.
I’m going to give a plug here for a local theater, The Brownwood Lyric Theater. Their productions are top notch with great musically talented performers, costumes, and props. We just saw “Guys and Dolls”, which could equal any show we’ve seen in the metroplex.
While in Kerrville, we visited several sites. The Museum of Western Art was outstanding. In the 1930’s a group of cowboy artists banded together to encourage each other’s artistic pursuits. They sold paintings and sculptures to several families in Kerrville. Eventually, some of the wealthy people decided to build this museum and to donate their art to it. The interior building itself is a piece of art.
A small statue stands in the first entryway that provides a shaded area for the main door. Most of the sculpture was in the style of Frederick Remington. The paintings reminded me of Charles Russell’s works.
The Coming King Foundation built the 23 acre park that is currently valued at 3 million dollars worth of land and art. It is not completed yet.
Aside: Crape Myrtles are in full bloom across central and northern Texas. What a great performing accent tree or bush.
They are each written in Spanish, English, and German. The reason for Spanish and English is self explanatory. Central Texas was settled by Germans. And although some of them still speak German, I’m guessing this is an honorary nod to the settlers.
“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else” Benjamin Franklin